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149 results in Reports

  • Media & Entertainment
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Create Social Marketing Videos That Connect With Customers

    Video in social media can be valuable for marketers, despite its current sluggish engagement. This report showcases video examples and best practices to inspire and direct your own efforts.

    • Downloads: 140
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Enhancing Publishers' Revenues With Pay Walls

    How To Use Pay Walls To Drive Digital Subscription Revenues With Valuable Content

    Publishers have two main streams of revenue: advertising and subscriptions. Until recently, constrained by the expectation that content on the Internet should be free, digital publishers, whether...

    • Downloads: 151
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Decoding Your IT Org Chart

    An org chart is just one element that will enable an IT organization to operate effectively. It must be combined with other elements including leadership, culture, and processes. However, who your...

    • Downloads: 491
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Four Examples Of Decoding An IT Org Chart

    This presentation illustrates four examples of IT organization redesigns. Use this presentation to help envision your own redesign and understand the goals, barriers, and target groups...

    • Downloads: 54
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:See Me, Serve Me: Video Chat For Customer Service Starts To Take Hold

    The Technology Arrives, But Does It Improve The Customer Experience?

    Despite a history of false starts, live video chat for eCommerce and customer support is now at the beginning of a viable adoption cycle. Early adopters — most notably Amazon — are...

    • Downloads: 454
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2015, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is our annual overview of US consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes by generation, based on Forrester's North American Consumer Technographics surveys and our ForecastView data. US...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Put Distribution At The Heart Of Content Marketing

    Marketers Need A Solid Distribution Strategy To Drive A Return On Content Investments

    Investment in branded content is rising sharply, but too many brand marketers fail to plan for the distribution and discovery of their content. The result? Significant content investments don't reach...

    • Downloads: 793
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Can Help CIOs Defend And Improve Tech Budgets

    2014 To 2015 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    CIOs often request tech budget benchmarks, and Forrester is once again providing these benchmarks using data from our Business Technographics® Global Budgets Survey. This report provides 2015...

    • Downloads: 401
  • Report:The State Of Online Video Advertising In Europe, 2013

    Best-Practices Adoption Is Still Slow In A Rapidly Growing In-Stream Video Advertising Ecosystem

    Online video advertising spend is growing rapidly in Europe as marketers try to tap into consumers' appetite for online video. While we see different stages of maturity across Europe overall, too...

    • Downloads: 242
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market 2013 To 2014

    Sluggish Canadian Tech Market Will Accelerate In 2014

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers continue to be more conservative in their tech buying than those in the US, with business and government purchases of tech goods and services growing by 2.2% in 2013,...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Internet Of Things Comes Home, Bit By Bit

    Digital Homes Will Get Smart In Small Steps

    The connected world's tendrils are expanding far and wide to gear like farm equipment and parking meters, yet most consumers' homes remain a simple endpoint of connectivity whose intelligence is...

    • Downloads: 1493
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Profiling Brand-Loyal And Price-Conscious US Consumers

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    Brand loyalty and price sensitivity guide consumers' purchasing decisions, but these qualities also create unique audiences that embody distinct social attitudes, technology engagement, and...

    • Downloads: 117
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, Canada

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report provides an overview of Canadian online consumers' media consumption and consumer technology behaviors, broken out by age group. Our analysis shows that the youngest Canadian consumers...

    • Downloads: 124
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The European eCommerce Landscape

    A European Consumer Technographics® Report

    The Internet plays an important role in European consumers' retail habits, and its influence will only grow. Our data shows that just over two-thirds of European online consumers shop online,...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: News UK Transformed Its Data Center To Become More Agile

    In the past decade, news media companies have witnessed substantial disruptive changes in their marketplace, spurring them to significantly accelerate their IT transformation initiatives. As we have...

    • Downloads: 219
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Delivering Brand Engagement With Short-Form Social Videos

    Video-Sharing Platforms Such As Vine Can Deliver For Marketers — As Long As They Focus On Utility, Discovery, And Sharing

    Emerging short-form social video platforms, such as Instagram and Vine, have a combined global reach closing in on 200 million users and growing quickly. For marketers, the short-form videos shared...

    • Downloads: 470
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Develop A Digital Business Road Map That Drives Innovation

    Road Map: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Digital business transformation is a multiyear, multidimensional challenge. Traditional wisdom encourages firms to approach such a wholesale change as a big-bang transformation program, but the...

    • Downloads: 921
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Using Technology To Drive In-Store Customer Engagement

    How To Start Employing Emerging Technologies To Join Physical And Virtual Shopping Experiences

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals at retail firms have an opportunity to help their companies employ in-store technologies to craft superior engagement strategies. As I&O becomes a...

    • Downloads: 410
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: HBO Won't Go As Direct As You Think

    Why HBO Will Succeed, Others Will Follow, And TV Will Thrive

    HBO stunned the market and raised the ire of its cable and satellite partners by announcing that it will offer some version of the HBO experience directly to consumers in 2015. When the details are...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Drive Publishers' Revenue With High-Performance Yield Management

    How Smart Publishers Grow Audiences While Maximizing Revenue And User Experience

    In its simplest form, yield management is the process by which a publisher allocates digital inventory to its various selling strategies, partners, and channels to earn the greatest revenue for each...

    • Downloads: 80
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Boosting First-Party Data Effectiveness With DMPs

    How Smart Publishers Are Partnering With Data Management Platforms For Greatest Effectiveness And Efficiency

    Publishers are simultaneously marketers of their own products and vehicles for the marketing efforts of advertisers. Their most important asset, on both counts, is the data they have about their...

    • Downloads: 479
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Pioneer Vendors: Personal Cloud

    Unified Interfaces For Personal Cloud Services

    Individuals rely on personal cloud services like Dropbox and Evernote to manage an expanding array of digital content online. As such services proliferate, their users will seek ways to better unify...

    • Downloads: 270
  • 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: 2627
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Sony Breach — A Sad Tale Of Epic Failure That Could Have Been Avoided

    Businesses Must Prepare For Politically And Socially Motivated Cyberattacks And Cyberespionage

    Although we are in the early stages of Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE's) catastrophically embarrassing intrusion, there are still many lessons that security and risk (S&R) professionals can take...

    • Downloads: 358
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mapping The Connected World

    Software Control Of The Physical World Will Change Your Business

    A technology revolution is brewing that uses sensors, networks, and analytics software to connect physical objects and infrastructure to computing systems, providing an unprecedented view into the...

    • Downloads: 1367