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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  • Cloud Computing
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CDN And Digital Performance Vendor Landscape, Q3 2015

    This report is a companion to Forrester's "Market Overview: CDN Platforms And Digital Performance Services" report. This report helps application development and delivery (AD&D) pros pick the best...

    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:The Forrester Private Cloud Maturity Assessment: Q3 2015

      Forrester's private cloud maturity assessment evaluates your current and desired state maturity across 42 key private cloud elements within four top-level domains: technical, governance, people, and...

      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Recast Your Digital Ecosystem With Cloud

        Every Company Is Becoming A Cloud Company

        Leading digital businesses are building dynamic ecosystems of value — made up of digitally connected products and services that combine to meet customer needs and deliver more value than the...

        • Downloads: 14
      • For CIO Professionals

        Report:Brief: BI And Analytics In The Cloud — What The CIO Needs To Know

        Making the right data available to the right people at the right time has long been more than an aspiration — it's a business necessity. Whether it's an interactive dashboard for executives or...

        • Downloads: 12
      • For Customer Experience Professionals

        Report:Four Things Smart Cloud Companies Know About Customer Experience

        Key Lessons For Customer Experience Professionals From The Firms Disrupting Their Businesses

        Upstart companies creating new, exciting digital offerings are disrupting your industry. The successful newcomers draw millions of customers in a short period of time, catching their incumbent...

        • Downloads: 151
      • For CIO Professionals

        Report:Market Overview: Public Cloud Services In China In 2015

        CIOs Must Embrace Public Cloud Services To Support Business Transformation And Evaluate Options Against Local Requirements

        Chinese firms face a triple threat in their highly competitive market: the mobile mind shift of customers, the explosion of eCommerce, and market disruption by fast-moving Internet companies. To...

        • Downloads: 41
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Brief: A Focus On Cloud And The Age Of The Customer Power A Revived Aspect Software

        Aspect Software, long thought of as a moribund player in the contact center technology market, brought in a new management team a little over two years ago to right the ship. Now that the new team...

        • Downloads: 36
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Software-As-A-Service In Banking

        The Time Has Come For Public Clouds In The Financial Services Industry

        Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has become a common deployment option for many horizontal enterprise applications, such as CRM, HR, collaboration, and sourcing applications. But to date, the use of SaaS...

        • Downloads: 124
      • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

        Report:Brief: Oracle Commerce Gets The Cloud Treatment

        Part New, Part Old — Oracle's Commerce Cloud Represents A Credible New Platform Option For SaaS-Oriented eBusiness Teams

        For the past two years, Oracle has committed substantial R&D resources to developing a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of its popular on-premises commerce product. As of March 2015, the new...

        • Downloads: 99
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:Brief: Four Trends Transforming Enterprise Storage To Support The BT Agenda

        Declining Revenues Force Strategy Changes

        Despite the constant and rapid growth of data in enterprises, the revenue and profits of the major storage players have been flat to declining for the last few years. Cloud storage services and...

        • Downloads: 113
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:Assess Your Cloud Maturity

        Assessment: The Cloud Computing Playbook

        As infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders refine cloud strategies to deliver the experiences and the agility that their firms' customers demand, they'll need to assess their level of cloud...

        • Downloads: 1690
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:The Forrester Cloud Computing Maturity Assessment: Q2 2015

        This tool accompanies the assessment report in the cloud computing playbook. It offers clients the ability to measure their own cloud maturity.

        • Downloads: 59
      • For Security & Risk Professionals

        Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2E Cloud IAM, Q2 2015

        The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

        In Forrester's 17-criteria evaluation of B2E cloud identity and access management (IAM) vendors, we identified the nine most significant SaaS providers in the category — Bitium, Centrify, IBM,...

        • Downloads: 167
      • For Security & Risk Professionals

        Report:Top 11 Trends S&R Pros Should Watch: 2015

        Each year, analysts from across Forrester's security and risk research team draw insight from our hundreds of enterprise questions, vendor briefings, and consultations; research projects that we...

        • Downloads: 226
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:Vendor Landscape: Converged Infrastructure-Based Private Cloud Solutions

        Pick The Perfect Private Cloud For Your Needs

        This report is the third in a series of market overview reports on private cloud solutions. Part one was an overview and part two concentrated on software-based solutions. This report — part...

        • Downloads: 224
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:SAP Hana Promises To Revolutionize CX — But Clients Struggle To Find The Right Partner

        Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals are in a race to transform their business models in the age of the customer and to revolutionize customer experience (CX). They struggle to...

        • Downloads: 136
      • For Security & Risk Professionals

        Report:Market Overview: Cloud Workload Security Management Solutions — Automate Or Die

        Security Must Scale To Large Numbers Of IaaS Workloads

        Cloud has become a viable, if not preferred, option for a variety of technology workloads, but securing cloud workloads is no easy business. Security and risk (S&R) professionals must implement and...

        • Downloads: 187
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q2 2015

        The Main Focus Of The Kilo Release Is Community App Catalog And DefCore Improvements

        Every six months, the OpenStack Foundation hosts a release summit. These summits always provide a mix of end user stories, release updates, and OpenStack deep dive sessions, aimed at OpenStack users...

        • Downloads: 73
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:OpenStack Is Ready — Are You?

        Learn From The Lessons Of The OpenStack Masters To Help You Succeed With The Popular Private Cloud Platform

        OpenStack is an open source cloud platform that has become a compatibility standard for the private cloud market. Despite its headway into the Fortune 100 and long list of notable vendor supporters,...

        • Downloads: 327
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:The State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q2 2015

        Standards Bodies And Open Source Foundations Learn To Play Nice

        Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in. Applications, products, and...

        • Downloads: 285
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Market Overview: CDN Platforms And Digital Performance Services

        CDNs Have Evolved To Close Experience Gaps With Web, Video, And Security Digital Performance Services

        Content delivery networks (CDNs) have been around for 15 years using localized caching to improve web performance. But the relentless growth in mobile engagement and the demands of digital experience...

        • Downloads: 351
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:Select Your Optimal Hosted Private Cloud Strategy

        We Identified The Best Practices For The Five Common Hosted Private Cloud Adopter Profiles

        There is no single strategy or journey to the cloud that describes the experience of all or even most organizations' adoption path, and trying to glean a single approach from all of the adoption...

        • Downloads: 183
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:Quick Take: Cisco Makes Its Long-Expected Change In Leadership

        Customers Are Safe As John Chambers Passes The Baton To Chuck Robbins

        John Chambers has been the face of Cisco for 20 years. Although an icon of the technology industry, his succession was inevitable. On May 4, 2015, Cisco made the formal announcement that Cisco...

        • Downloads: 45
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:Brief: Did HP Bail Out Of Public Cloud?

        We Expect HP To Reduce Its Commitment To Public Cloud But Continue To Focus On Private And Hybrid Cloud Solutions

        HP's cloud executive team generated some media speculation on April 8, 2015, when it indicated that it can't compete directly with the hyperscale public cloud platforms. Does this mean HP is exiting...

        • Downloads: 110
      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Report:Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2014

        A common business technology (BT) agenda request that we receive from our infrastructure and operations (I&O) clients is baseline adoption data for hosted private cloud to inform their cloud...

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