Europe

Comprising 47 countries, islands, and other territories, Europe is the world's sixth-largest continent and — with more than 700 million inhabitants — home to approximately 12% of the total global population. Europe is bordered by numerous bodies of water, including the Mediterranean Sea, and is separated from Asia by the Caspian and Black Seas and Russia's Ural Mountains. Beginning in 1993, a series of treaties led to the expansion of the European Union as a geopolitical organization comprising more than 25 countries.

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Analytics: Online Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, 2018 (Western Europe)

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    October 15, 2018 Michael O'Grady, Michelle Beeson

    Black Friday has become a fixture of the European holiday shopping season, extending the length and changing the pattern of retail holiday sales. Holiday sales, particularly Black Friday sales, are increasingly dominated by digital touchpoints. This report forecasts online retail spend across Europe from November 1 to December 31, 2018, and considers the implications for shoppers and retailers.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Banking Wave™: Global Mobile Apps Summary, 2018

    Mobile Banking Leaders Keep Raising The Bar On Functionality And User Experience

    September 27, 2018 Benjamin Ensor, Arnav Gupta, Aurelie L'Hostis, Gina Bhawalkar, Peter Wannemacher

    Mobile apps have become the touchpoint of choice for millions of people to manage their finances. Digital banking teams need to build mobile banking experiences around customer needs, empowering customers to manage their finances while reassuring them with helpful support. To see how helpful and easy to use mobile apps are to customers, we evaluated the apps of 42 leading banks worldwide. This report lays out where these banks excel, where they lag, and what digital business strategy and customer experience executives can learn from them.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Become A Unicorn With Infrastructure-As-Code

    Strategic Plan: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    September 19, 2018 Chris Gardner

    For digital business models to evolve and succeed, infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams must disrupt their traditional infrastructure architecture strategies with infrastructure-as-code (IaC). This includes investing in not only hybrid cloud but also containers, composable infrastructure, and the automation to support these workloads, no matter where they live. "Unicorns" such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google have long relied on IaC for production. As we hurtle toward ubiquitous internet-of-things (IoT) and edge computing, a holistic strategy for IaC becomes more important to enterprises than ever. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: UK Multichannel Retailers Must Adjust Their Store Portfolios To Remain Profitable

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    September 17, 2018 Michael O'Grady

    As many famous UK retailers like Debenhams and Marks & Spencer announce store closures, multichannel retailers increasingly need to adjust their store portfolio to stay profitable. This report introduces Forrester's UK Store Scenario Planner, a tool that gives multichannel retailers insight into how they might need to change their store portfolios in the future. We used this tool to generate insight for the UK retail market as a whole. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Case Study: Geoffrey Insurance Boosts Customer Engagement With Personalized Interactive Video

    Personalized Video Increases The Value Of New Customer Communications

    September 17, 2018 Nick Barber, Ellen Carney

    Insurers struggle to communicate effectively with customers. In an industry rife with dense language and even denser business processes, how can digital business leaders engage customers and sustain their attention to ensure that communications have the intended impact? The UK's Geoffrey Insurance turned to personalized videos to onboard new customers, increase customer engagement, and improve operating performance.

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