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  • Consumer Electronics
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, UK 2014

    How good is the experience at leading UK companies — as rated by their consumers? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of experience for 28 UK brands...

    • Downloads: 395
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Ascending

    In First 100 Days, Nadella's Team Shifts To A More Open And Aggressive Posture

    When Microsoft named Satya Nadella the third CEO in its history this past February, we posited 10 questions he needed to answer to ensure Microsoft's future relevance to enterprises. As Nadella's...

    • Downloads: 307
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Key Emerging Technologies Bring Opportunity To Chinese Businesses

    Chinese Enterprise Architects Must Lead Tech Research And Guide Usage To Realize Business Benefits

    Emerging technologies such as big data, mobility, and cloud are powering the age of the customer and creating a market where innovators disrupt traditional leaders and startups have greater...

    • Downloads: 197
  • Report:The Increasing Sophistication Of The European Digital Home

    European Consumer Technographics®

    The European digital home is evolving — the average consumer with a home network has three devices connected to it, and we expect that number to increase. The profile of technology early...

    • Downloads: 28
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Google's Nest Buys Dropcam To Disrupt Digital Lifestyle

    CMOs' Strategies Must Tackle Environmental Scanning

    As June 2014 drew to a close, the tech press assembled in San Francisco to cover announcements from the annual Google I/O developer's conference. But the media mostly missed a significant...

    • Downloads: 157
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Smart Products Will Require A Hybrid CTO/CIO Skill Set

    The Burgeoning Set Of Connected Offerings Will Require New Skills

    The era of the standalone product is over. More and more offerings are becoming intelligent, connected, and thus able to provide more engaging experiences for customers in business or consumer...

    • Downloads: 463
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: What Salesforce Wear Means For Marketers Supports The Enterprise But Underplays Marketing Potential

    While interest in wearables is high among consumers, the adoption rate is still too low for most marketers to take notice. But wearables are now a "when," not an "if" — a mass-market product...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:US Young Professionals: A Demographic Overview

    North American Technographics®

    In this demographic overview, we take a look at US young professionals — an ambitious group that seems to embody the "work hard, play hard" lifestyle. Forrester defines young professionals as...

    • Downloads: 90
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Microsoft HoloLens Changes Everything With The Next Natural Computing Interface

    CMOs Will Have To Support The Digital Experiences That Holographic Computing Enables

    With the launch of its Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft revealed an unexpected aspect of the new Windows 10 platform: a holographic interface that will launch with a dedicated headset called...

    • Downloads: 185
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:There Is No Internet Of Things — Yet

    Sensor-embedded objects — the endpoints that compose the so-called "Internet of Things" — present marketers with the opportunity to learn more about their customers and the way they use...

    • Downloads: 858
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, France 2014

    How good is the experience at leading French companies — as rated by their consumers? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of experience for 38 French...

    • Downloads: 278
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2015 And 2016: The BT Agenda Powers Steady Expansion

    Software Expansion Offsets Weak Hardware And Outsourcing Demand

    Three trends dominate our updated US tech market forecast for 2015 and 2016. First, spending by CIOs and their business partners on the business technology (BT) agenda to win, serve, and retain...

    • Downloads: 314
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Personal Identity And Data Management Success Starts With Customer Understanding

    Processes: The Personal Identity And Data Management Playbook

    With the increase in high-profile data breaches and the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlements that hold Facebook, Google, and Twitter accountable to strict privacy audit guidelines,...

    • Downloads: 541
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Search Engine Marketing Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Spending on paid search and search engine optimization (SEO) for each of the 17 Western European countries. Segments paid search spending by 11 different verticals. Includes historical...

    • Downloads: 8
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2014

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and customer loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact that...

    • Downloads: 1553
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Meet The Changing Needs Of Connected Customers

    Your customers are more connected, more empowered, and more distracted than ever. To compete in this volatile world, companies need a new approach to delivering customer experiences. This report...

    • Downloads: 947
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online retail spending by 30 retail categories such as PCs, apparel, housewares, consumer electronics, and baby products. Includes metrics, by category, such as online buyers, average spending per...

    • Downloads: 21
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2015

    Benchmarking The Canadian Brands That Create The Most Loyalty With Their Customer Experience

    Six in 10 Canadian companies want to improve their customer experience (CX) in 2015. Forrester's Canada Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) benchmarks 194 companies that do business in Canada...

    • Downloads: 233
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, 2014

    How good is the customer experience at your company — as rated by your own customers? This report helps answer that question by providing benchmarks of the quality of customer experience for...

    • Downloads: 2557
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:One Task, Many Devices

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Behavioral Data

    We live in a screen-saturated world. From mobile phones and tablets at our fingertips to laptops and desktops at the heart of our offices and homes, we live our lives by moving from one device to...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Prepare Now For Apple's Giant Leap Into Wearables

    Apple Will Regain The Innovator's Crown And Boost The Wearables Market With The iWatch

    The wearables market offers marketers a growing opportunity to build relationships with customers. From Disney's successful MagicBand to the Pebble smartwatch's Yelp app, marketers are already...

    • Downloads: 288
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: HP Splits But Changes Little

    What The Two Companies Will Do Next Matters Most To CIOs

    On October 6, 2014, HP announced that it will split its $115 billion business into two public companies by the end of its fiscal year 2015. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will focus on the enterprise...

    • Downloads: 142
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Observations From IFA 2014

    CIOs Need To Recognize The Value Of Consumer Electronics For Their Business Technology Strategies

    Forrester recently visited the oldest and largest global consumer electronics trade fair, Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), which took place in Berlin. IFA 2014 demonstrated that smart consumer...

    • Downloads: 82
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Getting Mobile Right With Mobility POST

    A Methodical Approach To Building Your Mobile Phone, Tablet, And Wearables Strategies

    Back in 2009, Forrester created the first version of mobile POST — a methodology to help our clients create mobile strategies that align well with the mobile sophistication of their customer...

    • Downloads: 566
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:US Tech Market Outlook For 2013 And 2014: Better Times Ahead

    We Forecast 6% ICT Spending Growth For Both Years

    US CIOs remain torn between their need to invest in new mobile, cloud, and smart technologies and their fear of encountering economic doldrums (or worse). Over the past two and a half years, these...

    • Downloads: 991