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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Unified Communications And Collaboration, Q3 2017

    Evaluating The Leading UC&C Vendors That Can Provide A Diversity Of Deployment Options, Including UCaaS, Hosted, Hybrid, And On-Premises

    September 27, 2017 Art Schoeller

    In our 29-criteria evaluation of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) providers, we identified eight of the most significant ones — Alcatel-Lucent (ALE), Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Mitel, NEC, ShoreTel, and Unify — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Case Study: Cisco Redefines Its Approach To Process To Drive Digital Transformation

    August 15, 2017 Rob Koplowitz

    Companies' primary goal for process automation used to be cost reduction. That goal has shifted to driving digital transformation, creating two challenges for application development and delivery (AD&D) pros: building applications faster than ever before, and funding such a development process. In this case study, you will learn how Cisco Systems created a program with the support of Infosys to address these challenges.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Programmable Data Center Hardware Switches, Q3 2017

    August 10, 2017 Andre Kindness

    Traditional networks can't keep up with the pace of change within the data center. Many infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals have investigated various technologies to deploy the five tenets of Forrester's virtual network infrastructure (VNI) and found some immature elements. As data center switching hardware ages out, organizations want to avoid locking themselves into one specific software-defined solution. In this report, we highlight the multiple vendors that offer data center switches and methods of programmability without other dependencies.

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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

    Fuel Your Evolution With An Innovation Mindset

    July 26, 2017 Mary Shea, Jacob Milender

    B2B marketing and sales leaders must transform their sales forces to keep pace with digitally oriented buyers. By gleaning best practices from three global digital sales leaders at Cisco Systems, General Electric (GE), and IBM, we highlight key themes of their endeavors in this report. We also provide recommendations for how B2B firms of various shapes and sizes should move their sales forces forward.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Global Managed Security Services, 2017

    Converged Services Thrive While Isolated Offerings Go Extinct

    April 24, 2017 Jeff Pollard

    For security pros looking to augment their programs with services partners, this is an age of abundance — abundant budget and abundant choice. But sometimes too many choices is just as bad as no choice at all. To help you avoid "analysis paralysis," this report lists relevant managed security services providers by their service catalog, operating region, and areas of expertise. It will help you navigate a crowded, and growing, mass of telecoms, pure-play providers, boutiques, outsourcers, and consultancies that all offer managed security services.

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