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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Public Cloud Platform Native Security, Q2 2018

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    May 22, 2018 Andras Cser

    In our 37-criteria evaluation of public cloud platform native security (PCPNS), we identified the seven most significant ones — Alibaba, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Rackspace — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals make the right choice.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Data: Digital-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2017 To 2022 (EU-7), Q1 2018 Update

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    May 14, 2018 Satish Meena

    Digital touchpoints are increasingly important for customers. In the EU-7, digital-influenced sales will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% from 2017 to 2022 to reach €768 billion, accounting for 45% of offline retail sales. This report breaks down digital-influenced sales by retail category. For the first time, the forecast includes the influence of mobile and tablets, reflecting consumers' increasing use of these devices for research both inside and outside the store. We also break down digital's influence by source.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: 2018 Retail Best Practices Extended: Mobile Web

    Apply Lessons Learned From The Forrester Retail Wave™: European Mobile Web, Q4 2017

    April 27, 2018 Michelle Beeson

    Mobile is asserting itself as the dominant digital touchpoint: We forecast that European retail sales via mobile will more than double by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 22%. And mobile will influence nearly 20% of offline European retail sales at some point in the customer journey in 2018. This report provides digital business professionals with examples of how leading retailers' mobile web browser functionality and usability face critical challenges. This report follows up on the "Recommendations" section of The Forrester Retail Wave™: European Mobile Web, Q4 2017.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: CISOs, Get Ready To Pay More As Tech Titans Enter The Security Market

    Alphabet, Amazon, And Microsoft Seek To Remake The Cybersecurity Landscape

    April 24, 2018 Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship

    Three tech giants are rushing in to disrupt the cybersecurity market the same way they disrupted retail, computing, and advertising. When computing was on-premises or in client-owned data centers, a point-product approach to security made sense (even if it didn't work all the time). However, Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft are now looking to circumvent existing security product vendors by delivering security capabilities to where client workloads are moving: the cloud. This report helps S&R pros prepare to work with these new security giants.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester New Wave™: Conversational Computing Platforms, Q2 2018

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 12, 2018 Rob Koplowitz, Michael Facemire

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for conversational computing platforms, we identified the seven most significant providers — Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Nuance Communications, Oracle, and Rulai — in the category and evaluated them. This report details our findings about how each vendor scored against nine criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Application developers should use this review to select the right partners for their conversational computing platform needs.

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