Cloud Computing

A standardized IT capability (services, software, or infrastructure) delivered in a pay-per-use, self-service way. Research coverage includes cloud security.

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    October 22, 2018 Dave Bartoletti

    Enterprise cloud computing adoption accelerated in 2017 and will continue to grow through 2020. Are you ahead of your competitors — or lagging behind the average enterprise? Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must answer this question to chart their companies' cloud futures. This report gathers important adoption metrics for public, private, and hybrid cloud and explores enterprise cloud priorities and policies to help you benchmark your progress against the broader market. Use these benchmarks to inform your cloud strategic plan. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're updating it now to include the latest data from Forrester Analytics Business Technographics® surveys.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Public Cloud Evolution, 2018

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    October 17, 2018 Jennifer Adams

    The public cloud services market is one of the biggest disruptions in the tech market in the last 15 years. In November 2016, we published our Forrester Data: Public Cloud Services Forecast, 2016 To 2020 (Global), estimating a 22% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the public cloud market through 2020. In this data-driven report, we look at how the public cloud services market has evolved in 2017 and 2018 and what new information has emerged since we published our forecast.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Future Of Identity And Access Management

    Vision: The Identity And Access Management Playbook

    October 17, 2018 Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    Identity and access management (IAM) capabilities have become critical in the fight to protect customers from account takeover, identity theft, and privacy abuses. Business leaders, CIOs, and CISOs use IAM technologies to both engage with customers and protect them throughout the customer life cycle and journey. In this report, we help security and risk (S&R) professionals understand how they can leverage IAM technologies to enable customer-centric digital transformation initiatives and new business models in the next two years. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Embrace Cloud Economics For On-Premises Enterprise Storage

    Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    October 16, 2018 Naveen Chhabra

    Public cloud storage isn't a panacea, considering enterprise concerns about privacy, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, but the basic opex cost model is attractive. Enterprises are increasingly demanding on-premises consumption-based pricing from both legacy and new vendors as part of new procurements. To help infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros get the most benefit from consumption-based storage, this report reviews the basic concepts and variations of this economic model, which intentionally mimics cloud pricing. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Cloud Powers The New Platform Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    October 12, 2018 Dave Bartoletti, Liz Herbert

    Cloud is no longer a tactical solution but rather a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems that connect employees, customers, partners, vendors, and devices to serve rising customer expectations. Firms will shift from being mere cloud adopters to becoming cloud platform companies themselves — stewards of their own cloud ecosystems. This report highlights the transformation taking place as we move to a world of connected cloud ecosystems and describes how this evolution should change infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals' thinking about cloud. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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