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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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Develop Cloud Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

    Performance Management: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Crafting and measuring the right metrics for your cloud strategy objectives is essential for success. You must measure cloud computing in business terms, which likely isn't the natural leaning of...

    • Downloads: 1462
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Millennials Will Revolutionize Technology Management

    As Younger Generations Enter Your Workforce, They Will Bring Their Attitudes And Preferences With Them

    As the workforce ages, organizations should be prepared to adjust recruitment strategies and established technology practices. As the portion of younger employees in your organization becomes more...

    • Downloads: 54
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Huawei Is Progressing Toward BT With Cloud Moves

    Huawei Technologies Has An Established, China-Focused Cloud Strategy

    Huawei's Cloud Congress event provided a glimpse into the firm's progress toward becoming an enterprise cloud vendor. Since entering the enterprise space in 2011, Huawei Technologies has bolstered...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Improve Quality And Speed With Application Testing In The Cloud

    The Scale, Speed, And Standardization Of Cloud Usually Benefits Testing In Many Ways

    Fast and easy accessibility, elastic scalability, and pay-per-use pricing models make cloud computing attractive for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals looking to create a...

    • Downloads: 70
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Infrastructure As Code, The Missing Element In The I&O Agenda

    Strategic Plan: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals have been dedicated to delivering services at lower costs and ever greater efficiency, but the business technology (BT) agenda requires innovation...

    • Downloads: 100
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Groundbreaking Vendors: Cloud Computing In China

    These Chinese Startups Will Fuel And Optimize Your Cloud Strategy

    As companies in China increasingly adopt cloud and reap its business benefits, they will need more innovative cloud services to help them develop their business technology agenda and drive digital...

    • Downloads: 37
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Sizing The Public Cloud Services Market In Asia Pacific

    CIOs Are Increasingly Leveraging Public Cloud Services To Drive Their BT Agenda

    Public cloud services continue to gain traction in Asia Pacific (AP) markets as organizations seek to execute their business technology agenda. While business teams initially drove the adoption of...

    • Downloads: 54
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q1 2016

    European Adopters Focus On Private Clouds For Test/Dev Purposes

    Private cloud is certainly not dead in Europe: A near majority of business and tech decision-makers have adopted private cloud or are planning to within the next year. While most efforts in Europe...

    • Downloads: 232
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Software Suites, Q1 2016

    How The Top Nine Private Cloud Software Suites Stack Up

    In Forrester's 40-criteria evaluation of private cloud solution vendors, we identified the nine most significant software providers — BMC Software, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise,...

    • Downloads: 202
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016

    Tools And Technology: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    In Forrester's 32-criteria evaluation of hybrid cloud management solution vendors, we identified 11 significant software providers — BMC Software, Citrix, CliQr Technologies, Dell, Hewlett...

    • Downloads: 438
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research World Cloud Security Solutions Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (Global)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    This forecast, made exclusively available for Business Technology ForecastView clients, sizes and forecasts spending in cloud security solutions by global companies. We include key metrics such as...

    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Brief: The Industrial Internet May Not Need Its Own Cloud

      Industrial Giants Offer Cloud Solutions For Their Internet Of Important Things, Driving Better Customer Engagement

      The Internet of Things (IoT) combines data, connectivity, smart devices, and software. In manufacturing, leaders like General Electric (GE) describe new platforms optimized to the special...

      • Downloads: 126
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Brief: Top 10 Facts Every I&O Pro Should Know About Cloud Economics

      All Business Runs On Money, But This Money Is Different

      Cloud's economic model is truly unique. It extends beyond basic variability and dictates how your cloud provider frames its services. Whether a cloud skeptic following a cloud-first mandate or one...

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    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Brief: Cloud File Services Fill An Enterprise Storage Gap

      Cloud Cannot Live On Blocks And Objects Alone

      Hyperscale public cloud services providers' primary design choice is object storage. While sensible for them, this choice harms enterprise applications built on standardized file services such as NFS...

      • Downloads: 61
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Brief: Leverage OpenStack To Fuel Your Cloud Strategy

      The Dynamics Of The OpenStack Market In China

      OpenStack is a rapidly evolving open source cloud platform that has become a popular choice for private cloud in China. Local firms have successfully adopted the platform and an ecosystem of...

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    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:The Truth Behind Enterprise-Class Cloud

      The Public Cloud Is Ready For The Enterprise; Determine If You Are Too

      The hyperscale public cloud platform providers have steadily improved service reliability, performance, and security to the point where their service levels exceed those of most enterprise data...

      • Downloads: 257
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:DevOps 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: 487
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Vendor Landscape: Cloud Strategies Of Leading Global Infrastructure Outsourcing Providers

      If You Can't Beat The Hyperscale Public Clouds, Manage Them

      Most large firms have already adopted cloud computing in some form, with many aggressively expanding their use. Cloud strategies of the global infrastructure outsourcing service providers have...

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    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Align Your Business Applications To Cloud And BT Imperatives

      Executive Overview: The Business Applications Playbook

      Rapid business change, fueled by technology advances such as mobility and analytics, is transforming how application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals buy, deploy, and manage business...

      • Downloads: 861
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2015

      Fifteen Solutions Demonstrate The Diversity Of Choices Available To Enterprises

      In Forrester's 16-criteria evaluation of cloud business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 15 most significant vendors — 1010data, Adaptive Insights, Bime Analytics, Birst,...

      • Downloads: 234
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Vendor Landscape: Cloud Access Security Intelligence (CASI) Solutions

      S&R Pros Can Use CASI To Discover Cloud Apps, Monitor Employee Behavior, And Prevent Data Leaks

      To support their firms' cloud strategy without compromising security or compliance, security and risk (S&R) pros need to develop a number of important capabilities. They need the capability to: 1)...

      • Downloads: 207
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:The State Of The Cloud: Migration, Portability, And Interoperability, Q4 2015

      Building an app that spends its entire life in the same public cloud is the ideal cloud application model. Stepping outside of this model is more realistic, but it presents challenges for I&O...

      • Downloads: 188
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Cloud Service Provider Categories Are Shifting: Here's Your Guide

      Forrester's External Computing Service Model Definitions And Assessment

      If you're confused about the proliferation of externally hosted computing services labeled cloud, read this report. We introduce a new set of definitions to describe cloud-based services —...

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    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:TechRadar™: Cloud Computing, Q4 2015

      Road Map: The Cloud Computing Playbook

      Cloud service providers are quickly rolling out innovative cloud services, and, for a growing number of enterprises, cloud-first is a preferred strategy. Enterprises are facing more competition than...

      • Downloads: 458
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Predictions 2016: Automation Drives Growth

      How I&O Pros Will Accelerate BT Agenda Execution With Software-Defined And Agile Everything

      In 2015, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders and their teams laid foundations for and shifted some investment to the business technology (BT) agenda — the to-do list for applying...

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