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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  • Outsourcing
  • Past 6 months
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part One

    Best Practices For Successful Partnerships

    Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, Forrester survey data shows that only a small percent of firms are outsourcing Agile application...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Four Reasons For Sluggish Tech Market Growth And The Rationale For Future Optimism

    Weak Economies, A Changing Hardware Market, Cloud, And CEO Aversion To Investment Have Kept A Lid On Tech Buying

    Forrester's projected 5.5% growth in the global tech market in 2014 in local currency terms (6.2% in US dollars) is certainly an improvement over the more feeble growth of 2012 and 2013. Still, these...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Debunking Two Myths About Tech Budgets

    CIOs Will Still Control Most Tech Spending, Which Will Still Be Two-Thirds MOOSE

    The CIO's job is hard enough delivering reliable, secure, and user-friendly technologies while meeting and anticipating business needs for new technologies to support strategic initiatives. But that...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Oracle Application Services Providers, Q1 2014

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 35-criteria evaluation of Oracle application services (hereafter referred to simply as "Oracle services") providers, we identified the nine largest global partners in terms of...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q1 2014

    OpenStack Steps Forward To Become The New De Facto Model

    Enterprises look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in, which would mitigate these benefits. Without standardization,...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Rimini Street Challenges Big Software Maintenance Fees

    The Company Proposes To Reduce Your Oracle And SAP Maintenance Costs By Half, But Is It Right For Your Organization?

    The popularity of Oracle and SAP software is clear. All you need to see is their long client list and substantial revenues to know they are giants in the technology marketplace. But their high...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Five Lessons For Achieving Successful Digital Customer Experience Technology Results

    The Age Of The Customer Gives AD&D Professionals A Chance To Lead The Transformation To A Winning, Customer-First Strategy

    In the age of the customer, application development and delivery (AD&D) pros must deliver digital customer experience technology that helps put a smile on the customer's face and drives business...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Beware Of The "SaaS" Trap

    SaaS In Name Only Won't Deliver The Same Benefits And May Cost You Much More

    There's a disturbing trend reemerging in our client inquiries of late: rising demand for software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and purchases of solutions that are not really SaaS. When we inform...

    • Downloads: 253
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Strategic Benchmarks 2014: Storage

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their engineering teams often ask Forrester for technology adoption data to understand which new innovations their peers have adopted to manage fast...

    • Downloads: 133
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2013

    In 2013, Forrester saw a spike in interest in hosted private cloud — adoption nearly doubled within a single year. Hosted private cloud remains one of the least understood core cloud deployment...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Measuring Satisfaction For Technology Services

    The Importance Of Customer Satisfaction Increases For Service Provisioning

    As technology becomes a critical part of delivering value to customers, the measurement of customer satisfaction (CSAT) in outsourcing relationships rises in importance. The reputation and value of...

    • Downloads: 120
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Mixed Bag For The Latin American Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    Brazil Rejoins The Strong Markets Of Chile, Colombia, And Mexico After A Weak 2013 But Will Slow In 2015 As Others Expand

    The Latin American tech market is rising in importance, and more and more Latin American businesses are becoming globally competitive, adapting as they do so the technologies and technology...

    • Downloads: 101
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Which Public Cloud Platforms Offer The Right Configuration Controls?

    Depth Of Control Matters Most To DevOps But Can Hinder Others

    Developers of modern applications value the agility and abstraction that public cloud platforms provide, but there are vast differences in the degree of control and configurability each platform...

    • Downloads: 178
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking Australia And New Zealand Technology Budgets And Priorities In 2014

    CIOs Begin Supporting The Shift To The Age Of The Customer

    Setting, adjusting, and managing technology budgets is a challenge even in good years — and few CIOs would argue that there are many good years anymore! Even in growth times, CIOs face pressure...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Breaking Down IBM Pulse 2014

    IBM's Overarching Cloud Strategy Is One Based On Open Standards

    Last week's annual IBM Pulse 2014 drew 11,000 tech management professionals, partners, and IBM folks to Las Vegas, where the company informed all participants about bold moves it's making around...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: The Rimini Street Ruling Has Serious Implications For Oracle Customers

    Partial Summary Judgment Means That Outsourced Hosting And Customization May Breach Many Software License Agreements

    This report explains why the Nevada District Court's recent decision on some of the issues in the four-year-old Oracle versus Rimini Street case has significant implications for sourcing...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:What The Evolution Of Cloud Storage Means For I&O

    Over the last few years, the capabilities and reach of cloud storage services have evolved rapidly, with many organizations expressing interest in storage-as-a-service. With or without the support of...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: IBM Plans To Build 15 Data Centers To Expand Its Global Cloud Footprint

    Cloud Will Continue To Be A Major Growth Engine For IBM

    On January 17, 2014, IBM announced plans to open 15 new data centers to expand its cloud footprint. Unlike Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google, which built cloud offerings for consumers before...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Three Trends That Will Influence Your 2014 Outsourcing Plans

    Outsourcers Are Aiming To Be Partners Rather Than Suppliers, And SVM Professionals Need To Adjust

    As enterprises enter the second half of this decade, we will witness a shift in the role external vendors will play in helping clients meet their business objectives. Technology initiatives focused...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Prioritize Retail Technology Management Investments To Stay Competitive

    Retailers expect more industry change in the next five years than they experienced in the last 50. They plan investments in infrastructure and expect to spend more on people, contractors, and...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:AWS Cloud Security

    AWS Takes Important Steps For Securing Cloud Workloads

    Security to and from the cloud is a hot topic. The notion that cloud technologies should not be used by large enterprises due to security concerns is rapidly fading. Security still ranks as the No. 1...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Applications Outsourcing Services, Q1 2014

    IBM Leads A Mature And Capable Supplier Set

    Amidst a panoply of potential threats, including insourcing pressures, rising costs, the growing threat of domestic US-based alternatives, and the potential impact of immigration reform, India-based...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Key Leverage Points In Applications Outsourcing Negotiations

    Use These Tactics To Improve Your Understanding Of Important Suppliers

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals face a challenge when dealing with their applications outsourcing suppliers. On one hand, they are under pressure from CIOs and other executives to...

    • Downloads: 107
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Managed Mobile Workplace Services In Europe

    IT And Network Players Go Head To Head

    Mobile workplace services will be a cornerstone for mobile productivity and employee satisfaction for years to come. European CIO organizations are aware of the need for a strategic approach to this...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Private Cloud Management And Infrastructure

    In 2013, over half of enterprises stated that in 2014, they will be prioritizing building a private cloud, when it was only introduced less than five years ago. Although enterprises have quickly...

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