Pascal Matzke

Vice President, Research Director

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CIOs Will Lead The Digital Change – Or Be Usurped – In 2015

Pascal Matzke November 10, 2014

Rapidly evolving customer expectations continue to drive changes across all facets of business. Consumers and business customers increasingly expect real-time access to status, service, and product information. Rapidly changing consumer expectations ripple throughout the supply chain, shortening product cycles and requiring more agile manufacturing capabilities.   Forrester believes that 2015 will serve as an inflection […]

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Remembering Julie Giera

Pascal Matzke February 23, 2011

Yesterday we received the very sad news that our great friend and wonderful colleague Julie Giera passed away earlier this week. Although we were well aware of the fact that Julie had been battling breast cancer for several years, I still find it difficult to comprehend the news – in particular since we had lost […]

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Forthcoming Report On The Future Of The IT Services Market

Pascal Matzke May 3, 2010

A combination of factors is combining to reshape and recast the IT services sector. These factors include the continued weak economic environment, the further development of a global delivery model (GDM), new uses of technology across clients’ go-to-market and supply chain ecosystems, the adoption of cloud and SaaS utility-based pricing and delivery models as well […]

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HP Completes EDS Integration, But Major Challenges Remain

Pascal Matzke December 30, 2009

When HP acquired EDS in May 2008 it was clear that in the short term the company would have to manage significant integration challenges before the medium and long term benefits of the acquisition would come to bear. Now, 18 months later, HP claims that the acquisition has been completed and so it is time […]

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The Acquisition Of ACS Will Change Xerox' Business Model

Pascal Matzke September 30, 2009

On Monday morning Xerox announced the planned acquisition of ACS for approximately $6.4 billion. The acquisition will be a big move for Xerox’s Ursula Burns, who just recently took over as CEO, and it is indeed a “game-changer” for Xerox. Long known as a manufacturer of office products such as copiers, Xerox has exhibited strong […]

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Dell's acquisition of Perot Systems is a good move but won't be enough

Pascal Matzke September 21, 2009

Together with some of my Forrester analyst colleagues earlier today I listened into the conference call hosted by executives of both –  Dell and Perot Systems – to explain the rationale behind Dell's announcement to buy Perot for US$ 3.9 billion cash. There has been some speculation lately about Dell possibly making such a move, […]

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