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: Build A Pragmatic Cloud Strategy That Delivers Real Value To Your Organization

    December 11, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson

    There's no shortage of sensational stories about groundbreaking cloud strategies — but that's not the task at hand for most infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals. Their job is to develop a cloud strategy that delivers real value to their organizations. Too many strategies are plagued with stagnation, overspending, or poor alignment to larger business imperatives. This report helps I&O pros understand the context, make the tough calls, uncover key issues, develop the right documentation, solve for people-related and organizational struggles, and develop a marketing campaign around their strategy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Be Aware Of These Sourcing Trends For Managed Services And Cloud

    Road Map: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    December 11, 2018 Bill Martorelli

    As the nature of sourcing demand and delivery continues to evolve, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals will witness the impact of service delivery automation, which has been percolating for several years. Governance strategies will also evolve to succeed in increasingly diverse scenarios encompassing hybrid cloud. Innovation and continuous improvement are essential topics in the changing market of managed technical services. 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 reflect our latest research on sourcing strategy in the era of development, DevOps, and the cloud.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Information Archiving, Q4 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 24 Information Archiving Providers

    December 7, 2018 Cheryl McKinnon

    You can use information archiving platforms to meet information governance and compliance requirements, speed responses to investigations, and build a foundation for analytics on structured and unstructured data. But to achieve these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of 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 an archiving provider and select vendors that best fit their requirements.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: 2019 US Tech Budget Outlook: What CIOs Should Expect

    Look For Continued Strong Tech Growth, But With Some Weakening And More Risks

    December 7, 2018 Andrew Bartels

    With US firms finalizing their 2019 tech budget plans, we provide our current forecast for the 2019 US tech market across multiple dimensions, including by tech category, by business technology (BT) versus back-office technology (BOT), and by new project spending versus tech MOOSE. CIOs should use these forecasts to gauge how their 2019 spending plans and mix of tech budgets compare with the overall US tech market, to identify areas where they might be over or underspending, where to expect tech bargains, and where demand will be so strong that vendors won't cut prices.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Move BI To The Cloud To Achieve Greater Agility, Part 3

    The Three-Part Guide To BI Modernization

    December 4, 2018 Boris Evelson

    An on-premises, single-tenant business intelligence (BI) platform is inflexible and outdated. This report makes recommendations to application development and delivery (AD&D) pros working on BI initiatives to modernize their BI environment by migrating it to the modern elastic cloud architecture for greater agility and faster application delivery.

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