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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Quantifying The Business Value Of SaaS

    Business Case: The SaaS Transformation Playbook

    February 15, 2019 Liz Herbert, Adam Schlegel

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) continues to grow in popularity across every type of enterprise application. And SaaS purchases can be both expensive and mission-critical — putting more pressure on potential buyers to create a formal business case. This report for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals looks at the longer-term impact of replacing an on-premises application with SaaS and includes models for CRM and ERP. This is an update of a previously published report.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Drive Greater Speed, Innovation, And Adoption With SaaS Transformation

    Executive Overview: The SaaS Transformation Playbook

    February 13, 2019 Liz Herbert

    Companies looking to maintain their competitive edge and execute on digital transformation strategies need modern, flexible business applications. Forrester's software-as-a-service (SaaS) transformation playbook outlines four major phases to help application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals refresh their enterprise applications portfolios to leverage the benefits of SaaS. The playbook helps you discover your vision and strategy, plan your path forward, act on selecting and implementing the best SaaS solutions, and optimize for success. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Hadoop/Spark Platforms, Q1 2019

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    February 13, 2019 Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    Cloud Hadoop/Spark (HARK) platforms accelerate insights by automating the storage, processing, and accessing of big data. In our 25-criterion evaluation of HARK providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudera, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, MapR, Microsoft, Oracle, Qubole, Rackspace, and SAP — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right one for their needs. Note: Cloudera and Hortonworks completed their planned merger on January 3, 2019, and will continue as Cloudera. This Forrester Wave reflects our evaluation of each company's independent HARK platforms prior to the completion of the merger.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Tougher Times Are Ahead As We Move Away From 2018's Peak Growth Rates

    February 11, 2019 Andrew Bartels

    When CIOs look back in five years, they will probably mark 2018 as the best year for tech budgets over that period. To help CIOs navigate these shifting tech waters and prepare for tougher times, this report provides Forrester's projections for baseline growth in the global tech market by region and country, by product, and by other dimensions like spending on new projects or on business technology.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Weighing The Options To Oracle's New Java SE Subscription

    Oracle's Licensing Changes Spur Clients To Consider Alternatives

    February 6, 2019 Jeffrey S. Hammond, John R. Rymer

    In June 2018, Oracle announced a new support model for its commercial Java runtime, Oracle Java SE. Java SE Subscription is a jarring disruption to long-term Java shops, including hikes in support costs from new fees. Read this report to understand the new program and the four alternative approaches to Java licensing that application development and delivery (AD&D) pros must pick from.

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