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 CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Taking The Pulse Of Europe's Cloud

    What CIOs Need To Know About Cloud In Europe As We Enter 2018

    January 22, 2018 Paul Miller

    Cloud computing is established as a tool in the European CIO's technology toolbox, but the rationale for using cloud continues to evolve. This brief examines both recent moves by major cloud vendors and changes in customer expectations. It highlights cloud priorities for Europe's CIOs as they enter 2018.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Public Cloud Can Be Your Enabler Of Business Innovation

    January 19, 2018 Tim Sheedy

    CIOs are increasingly using public cloud services to enable business innovation. Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) accelerates and simplifies tech deployments, while the continuous improvement of software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) help companies do new things — or old things in new ways — and drive continuous business improvement and innovation. But to exploit the benefits of public cloud services, firms must transform their operations and rethink how they create customer value.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: China Tech Market Outlook, 2018 To 2019

    Technology Investment In Digital Innovation And Ecosystem Expansion Remains Strong As China Reforms

    January 16, 2018 Charlie Dai

    Technology spending in China will reach $234 billion in 2018 as the Chinese government and enterprises further drive necessary reforms by investing in technologies for digital innovation and ecosystem expansion. This report analyzes the key trends and factors that will affect tech purchases in China in 2018. CIOs can use this data to see where their peers are increasing spending and to accelerate their digital transformation to become customer-obsessed and stay competitive in the market.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Refine Your Cloud Maturity Through Continual Assessment

    Continuous Improvement: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    January 12, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson, Bill Martorelli

    As infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders consider the next stage in their cloud evolution, Forrester recommends three key measurement and comparison practices: 1) Benchmark cloud adoption against peers; 2) develop a Balanced Scorecard to track project success; and 3) complete a maturity assessment to understand an optimized cloud strategy. This report focuses on this third category of comparison. A relentless program of reassessment identifies targets for specific improvement to continuously improve your cloud value to customers. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're now updating it with the latest version of our cloud maturity assessment.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2018 To 2019

    Continued Tech Growth Will Peak In 2018 At 5.1% In Constant Currencies

    January 5, 2018 Andrew Bartels

    2017 turned out to be a more positive year for global economies and tech markets than we had expected at the start of the year. 2018 will continue that trend, but concerns about the outlook will resurface in 2019. To help CIOs navigate these shifting tech waters and deliver the technologies that win, serve, and retain customers, this report provides Forrester's projections for baseline growth in the global tech market — by region and country, product, and other dimensions like new project spending or business technology (BT).

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