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
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    Report:Brief: A Clear Multicloud Strategy Delivers Business Value

    CIOs Should Embrace The Fact That Their Companies Use And Need More Than One Cloud Provider

    The systems of engagement driving today's business growth often exploit cloud computing to leverage its agility, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. In isolation, each of these systems may depend on...

    • Downloads: 78
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    Report:Quick Take: Trust Us, We Are European

    T-Systems And Microsoft Offer European CIOs New Cloud Choices, Meeting Data Localization Needs And Driving Business Transformation

    Microsoft and Germany's T-Systems have announced a novel solution for European customers who want the features offered by US-based public cloud providers while being concerned about entrusting their...

    • Downloads: 58
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    Report:The Role Of Telcos In Digital Ecosystems: Gaps Between Ambition And Reality

    CIOs Will Rely On Telcos For Connectivity In Digital Ecosystems — But Very Little Else

    Rising customer sophistication forces businesses to become more customer-obsessed and work with vendors and ecosystem partners to boost customer experiences and operational excellence to enhance...

    • Downloads: 117
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    Report:Quick Take: All Grown Up, AWS Drives Home Its Enterprise-Friendly Advantage

    With Announcements Of New Capabilities Like SPICE, QuickSight, And AWS IoT, Amazon Makes A Play For Even More Enterprise Workloads

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not just for applications anymore. Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and business intelligence (BI) services dominated the announcements at AWS re:Invent 2015 as the...

    • Downloads: 124
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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms In China, Q3 2015

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Public cloud application platforms unlock the agility and economic advantages of cloud computing for digital business globally, but the enterprise public cloud vendor landscape in China is very...

    • Downloads: 111
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    Report:Brief: IBM's Future Is Digital in Asia Pacific, But Its Delivery Capabilities Must Match Its Vision

    Recent Moves Have Enhanced Big Blue's Ability To Support Your Digital Engagement Requirements

    IBM's annual Asia Pacific analyst summit, held in Bangalore, India in June 2015, focused on digital transformation, its enablers — cloud, mobility, analytics, and security — and how these...

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    Report:Brief: OpenStack Is Now Ready For Business

    Robust Technology And A Strong Community Make This Open Source Cloud A Good Choice For Powering New Enterprise Applications

    The open source cloud computing project OpenStack has come a long way since NASA and Rackspace launched it in 2010. Backed by leading technology infrastructure providers including Cisco, Dell, EMC,...

    • Downloads: 205
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    Report:The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    Moderate Growth In Local Currencies Led By The BT Agenda, But A Decline In US Dollars

    At the midyear point in 2015, CIOs in most countries are operating in tech markets with moderate growth of around 4% in local currencies, a bit weaker than what we projected in January 2015. However,...

    • Downloads: 324
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    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: 246
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    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: 88
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    Report:Brief: A New International Standard Helps CIOs Protect Personal Data In The Cloud At Last

    As cloud computing adoption grows, an increasing number of organizations are experiencing its benefits while struggling to mitigate its risks. Compliance with data protection rules remains a...

    • Downloads: 147
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    Report:Government Spying Will Cost US Vendors Fewer Billions Than Initial Estimates

    Forrester Survey Suggests NSA Spying Could Take $47 Billion Over Three Years From US-Based Cloud Providers And Outsourcers

    Is Edward Snowden's unveiling of the US National Security Agency's PRISM spying program ruining the fates of US cloud, hosting, and outsourcing businesses as international customers walk away from...

    • Downloads: 58
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    Report:Did PRISM Cause An Exodus From US Clouds?

    Forrester Survey Suggests NSA Spying Has Driven More Use Of Encryption Than Migration

    Since Edward Snowden revealed the US National Security Agency's PRISM spying program, there has been widespread speculation that the announcement would ruin the fates of US cloud, hosting, and...

    • Downloads: 125
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    Report:PRISM's Impact On The US Cloud Industry

    A Business Technographics Document: Forrester Survey Suggests NSA Spying Has Driven More Use Of Encryption Than Migration

    Since Edward Snowden revealed the US National Security Agency's PRISM spying program, there has been widespread speculation that the announcement would ruin the fates of US cloud, hosting, and...

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    Report:Four Reasons CIOs Should Still Hedge Their SaaS Bets

    SaaS Risks From Monocultures, Monomaniacs, Monopolies, And Multiplexities Will Grow Over Time

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has tremendous momentum; Forrester recently projected that the market would exceed $130 billion by 2020. The benefits of SaaS are well-known and are especially important...

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    Report:On-Premises Infrastructure Costs Analysis Tool

    Economic considerations are the true decision criteria for your technology management. Cloud changes the economics, but it's not just about saving money. It's about optimizing the value derived from...

    • Downloads: 36
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    Report:Your BT Agenda Demands A Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy

    How You Handle Storage Will Heavily Influence Your Cloud Success

    Hybrid clouds are the future state of compute and storage for enterprises in the age of the customer. In recent years, hybrid cloud storage has evolved and become a deployment methodology that can...

    • Downloads: 236
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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, Q4 2014

    How The 16 Providers That Matter Most Stack Up

    Public cloud application platforms unlock the flexibility, developer-productivity, and economic advantages of cloud computing. Business technology and technology management professionals use a wide...

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    Report:TechRadar™: Cloud Computing, Q4 2014

    Customers no longer question cloud computing as a viable technology choice; in a growing number of enterprises, cloud is now the first choice. Since our 2011 TechRadar™ on cloud computing,...

    • Downloads: 631
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    Report:The Chinese CIO's Agenda For 2015: 10 Initiatives That Can Build Your Digital Business

    Digital Disruption Will Drive The BT Agenda At Chinese Enterprises

    The Chinese market is undergoing significant change. Cloud-enabled digital technologies such as big data, enterprise mobility, and social platforms are spurring the creation of new business models...

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    Report:Setting The Technology Foundation For Your Social Business And Collaboration Strategy

    Build/Buy Capabilities: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Many organizations are making a fundamental bet on social business and collaboration to drive knowledge worker effectiveness as a competitive differentiator. The goal of providing an integrated...

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    Report:CIOs: Boost Confidence In The Cloud With New European Standardization Guidelines

    In the fast-moving world of "connected everything," businesses are under pressure to provide real-time answers to their customer, partners, and employees. To address the challenge, European CIOs are...

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    Report:Predictions 2015: The BT Agenda Underpins Healthcare Transformation

    The Healthcare Tech Revolution Takes Hold

    Over the next 18 months, healthcare CIOs will have too many requests for their attention. They must implement and maintain systems that enhance access, improve the quality of the care, and control...

    • Downloads: 474
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    Report:Quick Take: CIOs Must Respond To Amazon's Disruptive Cloud

    Amazon's Relentless Pace Continues At re:Invent With Nine New Services

    The Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2014 conference is something of an understatement as far as names go. This year's AWS conference was bigger than ever, with more than 13,500 attendees from 63...

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    Report:Predictions 2015: The Days Of Fighting The Cloud Are Over

    Cloud computing is arguably one of the most disruptive fields ever in technology management. CIOs are a primary force driving the enterprise business technology (BT) agenda, so you need to understand...

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