IT Spending Forecasts

IT spending forecasts project the money spent on technology infrastructure and support systems.

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Commerce Technology Investment Trends: 2017 To 2018

    October 5, 2017 Bruce Eppinger, Claudia Tajima

    Digital businesses from retailers to branded manufacturers are increasing their investment in tools and technologies across commerce platforms, omnichannel, and the digital store. The simple impetus is to better serve and meet the rising expectations of their digitally savvy customers. Which technologies are retail and digital businesses investing in? Are these investments new or do they optimize or augment existing tools? To answer these questions, we used Forrester's Technographics® and panel survey data.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Cloud Powers The New Connected Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    October 4, 2017 Liz Herbert, Dave Bartoletti

    Cloud is no longer a tactical solution but rather a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems that connect employees, customers, partners, vendors, and devices to serve rising customer expectations. Firms will shift from being mere cloud adopters to becoming cloud companies themselves — stewards of their own ecosystems. This report highlights the transformation taking place as we move to a world of connected cloud ecosystems and describes how this evolution should change infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals' thinking about cloud. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're now updating it to reflect new research on cloud economies.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Agile PMOs Focus On Portfolios, Not Projects

    Organization: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

    October 2, 2017 Margo Visitacion

    Responding to demand for high-quality customer experience, firms are pervasively adopting Agile and taking on more initiatives. When these digital initiatives scale, the lack of enterprise program management maturity is evident. Consistent disciplines are essential, but past portfolio management office (PMO) failures make enterprise architecture (EA) pros leery. Modern PMOs take a center-of-excellence approach to strike the right balance: building competencies; delivering them in a lightweight, service-oriented approach; and stripping bureaucracy. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Digital Forensics And Incident Response Service Providers, Q3 2017

    Tools And Technology: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

    September 28, 2017 Josh Zelonis

    In our 18-criteria evaluation of digital forensics and incident response service providers, we identified the 14 most significant ones — CrowdStrike, Cylance, Deloitte, KPMG, Mandiant, Optiv, Protiviti, PwC, Raytheon, RSA, SecureWorks, Stroz Friedberg, Trustwave, and Verizon — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals make the right choice.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

    Global Tech Purchases Will Exceed $3 Trillion For The First Time

    September 25, 2017 Andrew Bartels

    If 2016 was a year of political and economic disruption, with the Brexit vote in the UK and the election of Donald Trump in the US, 2017 has been a return to normality. As fears have abated and the prospects of major shifts in US fiscal and tax policies diminished, economic growth has strengthened in many countries. In response, tech spending will also improve, driven by a focus on business technologies to win, serve, and retain customers, expanded cloud options, and more investment in analytics. This report helps CIOs set their priorities in this improving environment.

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