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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151 results in Reports

  • Cloud Computing
  • Business Technographics
  • 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: 132
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 88
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Embrace The Hybrid Technology Ecosystem For Service Design

    Processes: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    Motivated by the explosion of third-party infrastructure, technology platform alternatives, and the growing popularity of cloud services, many organizations want to get out of the data center...

    • Downloads: 72
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Cloud Broker Solutions Emerge But Remain Fragmented

    You Know You Need To Be One, But What Does It Mean?

    With infrastructure and operations' reinvigorated cloud governance approach comes the promise of cloud brokering. But cloud brokering functions range from governance, chargeback/showback, service...

    • Downloads: 84
  • For CIO Professionals

    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: 92
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Asia Pacific, Q2 2015

    Private Cloud Is Suffering Growing Pains — But It's Still Growth

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams across Asia Pacific (AP) and around the world consult with Forrester to get advice about private cloud adoption so they can better plan...

    • Downloads: 52
  • For CIO Professionals

    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: 40
  • For CIO Professionals

    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: 81
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Cloud Data Management Is Still Risky For Trusted Business Data

    Immature Data Governance Capabilities Strangle Business Value

    Organizations are adopting cloud for big data, self-service business intelligence, and omnichannel personalized customer engagement. The ability to scale and shrink quickly in a cost-effective manner...

    • Downloads: 202
  • For CIO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 63
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Justify Your Hybrid Cloud Future With A Solid Business Case

    Business Case: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Seldom have tech managers had it so easy in building a compelling value proposition as they do with cloud technologies. If anything, expectations for cloud's impact on costs have expanded beyond...

    • Downloads: 2687
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In North America, Q3 2014

    North American infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for private cloud adoption data to inform their cloud strategy and compare their progress with their...

    • Downloads: 469
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q3 2014

    European Adopters Focus On Private Clouds For Test/Dev Purposes

    European infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for private cloud adoption data to inform the cloud strategy of their business technology (BT) agenda and...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For CIO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 285
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Onboard The Business To Your Cloud Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    It's all too easy for CIOs and technology management to build a strategy around any new technology area that is focused on delivering lower technology costs and greater operational efficiency....

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:To Get Applications To The Cloud, Blend Strategic Rightsourcing With Multisourcing

    Processes: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Cloud services are rapidly growing in the enterprise. While these services offer flexible new options to CIOs and other business and technology leaders, they also pose new challenges to sourcing and...

    • Downloads: 194
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:What Makes Modern Service Delivery Modern?

    Vision: The Modern Service Delivery Playbook

    "DevOps" and "continuous delivery" are the buzzwords of the day. But what do they really mean? In the age of the customer, customers are demanding business technology solutions that are easy to use,...

    • Downloads: 212
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: EMEA Infrastructure Services Outsourcing In 2015

    Infrastructure Services Are Adapting To The BT Agenda In EMEA

    As organizations look to innovate their business technology, technology managers seek partners that can help them provide better, faster, and more cost-effective infrastructure services. This is...

    • Downloads: 214
  • For CIO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 716
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Workforce Optimization Solutions

    10 Solutions For Managing And Optimizing Contact Center Resources

    Despite the rise of self-service and peer-to-peer channels, consumers still choose to interact with contact center agents. Those interactions then have a significant impact on overall customer...

    • Downloads: 243
  • For CIO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 103
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2014

    Virtustream And Datapipe Lead The Way, With CSC, HP, Dell, And Blue Box Close Behind

    This emerging market Forrester Wave™ report focuses on hosted private cloud solutions. In our 25-criteria evaluation, we identified the 16 most significant providers — AT&T, Blue Box, Canopy,...

    • Downloads: 471
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Choose Video-As-A-Service For Customer Collaboration, Mobile Connectivity, And Agility

    Enterprises Start To Replace Video Infrastructure With Cloud Services

    Although skepticism still abounds over the scalability and total cost of ownership (TCO) of video-as-a-service (VaaS) offerings, more than a third of videoconferencing managers would prefer a cloud...

    • Downloads: 140
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Most enterprise organizations have adopted cloud computing in some form; the key question is where your organization falls. Are you ahead of your competitors or lagging behind the average enterprise?...

    • Downloads: 482
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Overview

    In September 2013, Forrester published a two-part market overview on converged infrastructure that included preintegrated software-defined converged solutions. Two months later, Forrester produced...

    • Downloads: 555