Defined broadly, innovation is any transformation of a process, offering, or business model that has business impact.

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  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: Embrace Next-Generation Digital Organization Structures

    Advanced Level: Structure Practices For Digital Business

    February 7, 2019 Martin Gill, Jacob Morgan

    Digital innovators embrace new organizational structures. Cross-functional working is a given, but innovators go further, democratizing trust in the outside world in return for speed, inspiration, and access to capabilities they can't, or don't want to, develop internally. They shift capital, intellectual property, and human resource risk to a dynamic ecosystem of partners, and they embrace technology to drive unprecedented efficiency and scale. Sound scary? It is. This report outlines how digital business leaders structure their teams and business units. This report was originally published in December 2017; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy, most recently in February 2019.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The CIO's Guide To CES 2019: Leading Indicators For New Tech Challenges And Collaboration

    CES Was A Showcase Of Connected Experiences And Products

    February 6, 2019 Frank E. Gillett

    CES provides a wealth of information and technological possibilities. Digital leaders should monitor the tech trends showcased each new year to help anticipate an array of diverse innovations across the company. CIOs: Read this report to understand the tech highlights from CES 2019 that will soon infiltrate your business, gain examples of how new tech is playing out across functions, and understand how your teams should help support these new trends.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: New Tech: Virtual Care, Q1 2019

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 36 Providers

    February 5, 2019 Arielle Trzcinski

    Virtual care promises to transform the way we receive and deliver healthcare. This report presents an overview of the emerging vendors in the healthcare virtual care market. These vendors deliver offerings that provide a mix of capabilities including: videoconferencing, text- and voice-based conversational interfaces, and the ability to share patient data across providers and systems. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals should use it to understand the capabilities within major market segments and to inform their technology strategies.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: What To Consider When Exploring Passive Optical LAN

    Make Accurate Comparisons With Traditional LANs When Building Your Next Network Design

    January 31, 2019 Andre Kindness

    The impact of digitalization and smart offices has raised businesses' concerns about energy consumption around the globe. Some vendors are pitching passive optical LAN (POL) as a way to save up to 80% on networking construction and energy costs over traditional local-area networking (TLAN). But when making comparisons, beware of inconsistencies and omissions that may skew the results. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand critical information to make sound networking decisions based on real-world conditions.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: A Pragmatic Road Map For Blockchain

    Build Distributed Trust To Enhance Digital Ecosystems With Blockchain

    January 30, 2019 Charlie Dai

    While blockchain (distributed ledger) technology is still in its early stages, vendor solutions are maturing and leading firms are already using it to build distributed trust and establish digital business ecosystems. This report helps enterprise architecture (EA) pros understand blockchain by defining a technical architecture of enterprise blockchain platforms and analyzing business patterns of blockchain adoption. It also presents key trends in the development of critical technical components including consensus mechanisms, anchoring approaches, and deployment options.

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