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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobility Management, Q4 2017

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 30, 2017 David K. Johnson, Andrew Hewitt

    In our 26-criteria evaluation of enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — BlackBerry, Centrify, Cisco, Citrix, IBM, Ivanti, Jamf, ManageEngine, Matrix42, Microsoft, MobileIron, Sophos, and VMware — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals choose the right partner for their workforce mobility initiatives.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Software-Defined Data Center Comes Of Age

    Landscape: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    October 30, 2017 Richard Fichera, Chris Gardner

    Traditional data center thinking has ended. Better automation tools, container abstractions, software-defined networks (SDNs), and composable infrastructure have ushered in unprecedented abstraction, yielding the software-defined data center (SDDC). The impact of the SDDC is immense, offering an opportunity to integrate legacy architectures, cloud, and workload-centric architectures into a single automation domain. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand this vision and defines the current state, opportunity, and emerging vendor landscape of the SDDC. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • 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.

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