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  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: B2B Digital Sales Transformation: Three Global Leaders Share Best Practices

    Fuel Your Evolution With An Innovation Mindset

    August 14, 2018 Mary Shea, Meredith Cain

    B2B marketing and sales leaders must transform their sales forces to keep pace with digitally oriented buyers. We gleaned best practices from three global digital sales leaders at Cisco Systems, General Electric, and IBM to reveal three unifying elements of success. We also provide recommendations for how B2B firms of various shapes and sizes should move their sales forces forward. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates reports periodically for continued relevance and accuracy; we revised this edition to factor in new ideas and data.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    August 9, 2018 Paul Miller, Michele Pelino

    In our 24-criteria evaluation of industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) software platform providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Atos, Bosch, C3 IoT, Cisco, GE Digital, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC, SAP, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Software AG — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Hadoop/Spark Platforms, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 18 Hadoop/Spark Platform Providers

    July 20, 2018 Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    You can use Hadoop/Spark (HARK) platforms to access open source innovation, become significantly more productive, and foster collaboration. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from a HARK platform provider and select vendors based on a tool-set approach.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Detection And Response, Q3 2018

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    July 5, 2018 Josh Zelonis

    In our 20-criteria evaluation of endpoint detection and response (EDR) providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Carbon Black, Cisco Systems, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, Cylance, Digital Guardian, Endgame, ESET, FireEye, RSA, SentinelOne, and Symantec — 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 Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Unified Endpoint Management, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 19 UEM Providers

    June 28, 2018 Andrew Hewitt

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams can use unified endpoint management (UEM) to more simply manage a diverse set of employee technologies, resulting in improved employee experiences, security, and business agility. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. I&O professionals should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from a UEM provider and to select vendors based on size and functionality.

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