Outsourcing

While there are many types of outsourcing, in general it refers to contracting a business process or function previously performed in-house to an outside entity. Research coverage includes application outsourcing, data center outsourcing, and hosting and managed services.

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16 results in Reports

  • Outsourcing
  • Stefan Ried, Ph.D.
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Multiple PaaS Flavors Hit The Enterprise

    Understanding The Fragmented Platform-As-A-Service Market

    Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is a confusing category, as the term "PaaS" is applied to cloud services with very different capabilities — and new options are appearing every month. Many...

    • Downloads: 872
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Brokers Become Change Agents

    Understanding The Cloud Broker Opportunity

    The rapid innovation of technology and business models spurred by cloud computing provides CIOs, as well as external providers, with a unique opportunity to redefine their relationships with the...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Broker — A New Business Model Paradigm

    Deriving More Business And Economic Models From Cloud Computing

    One of the key principles of cloud computing is the sharing of resources across various infrastructure domains and locations. As more clients get to use the different resource pools available and...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Sizing The Cloud

    Understanding And Quantifying The Future Of Cloud Computing

    Building a solid cloud computing strategy and business plan requires insights into the future market size and growth dynamics of this still complex market. In this report, Forrester provides a global...

    • Downloads: 5383
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Evolution Of Cloud Computing Markets

    Looking past the current industry hype surrounding all things cloud, Forrester believes that cloud computing is a sustainable, long-term IT paradigm, and the successor to previous mainframe,...

    • Downloads: 4743
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Enterprise Software And Emerging Trends: 2010

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document gives highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European enterprises via our Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2009. Hot...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The State Of SMB Software And Emerging Trends: 2010

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document provides highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) via our Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North...

    • Downloads: 1634
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: The Middleware Software Market, 2009

    Software AG And TIBCO Challenge IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP

    The middleware software market went through a sequence of paradigm changes in the past three decades. Most vendors offer middleware portfolios with various software components from basic application...

    • Downloads: 1293
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Momentum: Middleware Software Market, H2 2008 And H1 2009

    Middleware Vendors Must Fight For Awareness In A Consolidating Market While Offering Cloud Innovations

    Forrester's market momentum data includes mergers and acquisitions (M&A), product, partnership, and strategy/go-to-market announcements. A trend analysis provides vendors with important background...

    • Downloads: 359
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Yet Another Cloud

    Forrester's First Proposal Of A Cloud Taxonomy

    Despite the current crisis, the demand for cloud computing is growing at enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Some customers consider virtual infrastructure in the Internet as...

    • Downloads: 1420
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Platform-As-A-Service Market Sizing

    A New $15-Billion-Plus Market Awaits Vendors

    The increasing adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) across the world requires software vendors to look for a more efficient way of deploying business applications on multitenant platforms....

    • Downloads: 1765
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Clouds Appearing In The Sky Of Outsourcing

    How Outsourcing Providers Can Turn Cloud Computing And SaaS From Threats Into Opportunities

    While cloudy vendor marketing is creating customer confusion, cloud computing represents a powerful force that will change the IT services landscape. Public and private clouds in particular represent...

    • Downloads: 1304
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Platform-As-A-Service Reference Architecture

    A Tool To Guide ISVs, Hosting Providers, And Middleware Vendors To A SaaS Future

    Increasing customer demand for software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications has already convinced 50% of software vendors to deploy some of their business applications via SaaS. The approach is turning...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Strategic Turnaround: Cordys Repositions To Verticals With An Indirect Sales Model

    SWOT Analysis: Cordys, Q4 2008

    Cordys is one of the few promising new entrants into the integration and process improvement middleware market; it was recently named a leader in the Forrester Wave™ of integration-centric...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Health Check For The Software Industry: Software Market Momentum, H1 2008

    Is The Financial Crisis The Dawn Of A Technology Depression?

    The financial crisis is hitting industries across the globe. As a result, the financial industry and other affected industries will clearly spend less on software licenses in 2009 in most regions....

    • Downloads: 509
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's SaaS Maturity Model

    Transforming Vendor Strategy While Managing Customer Expectations

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is the hottest trend in both CRM and the small and midsize business (SMB) market in general. While SaaS appears to be a threat to software vendors with traditional...

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