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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester New Wave™: Conversational Computing Platforms, Q2 2018

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 12, 2018 Rob Koplowitz, Michael Facemire

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for conversational computing platforms, we identified the seven most significant providers — Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Nuance Communications, Oracle, and Rulai — in the category and evaluated them. This report details our findings about how each vendor scored against nine criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Application developers should use this review to select the right partners for their conversational computing platform needs.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Development-Only Public Cloud Platforms, North America, Q2 2018

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 9, 2018 John R. Rymer, Dave Bartoletti

    In our 27-criteria evaluation of development-only public cloud platform providers, we identified the 11 most important vendors — Alibaba, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal Software, Red Hat, Salesforce, and SAP — and researched, assessed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choices.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Full-Stack Public Cloud Development Platforms, North America, Q2 2018

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 9, 2018 Dave Bartoletti, John R. Rymer

    In our 31-criteria evaluation of full-stack public cloud development platform providers, we identified the seven most important vendors — Alibaba, AWS, CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle — and researched, assessed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choices.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Omnichannel Functional Test Automation Tools, Q1 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 21 Omnichannel Functional Test Automation Providers For Continuous Testing

    March 22, 2018 Diego Lo Giudice

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) teams use omnichannel functional test automation (OFTA) tools to improve quality, reduce testing cycle time, and deliver business value faster. But to access these benefits as part of a testing transformation, they must select from a diverse set of suppliers that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Software development leaders should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from an OFTA tool and to select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Microsoft Active Directory 2018

    For Today's Digital Businesses, AD Is The Identity Backbone Of The Entire Ecosystem

    March 20, 2018 Merritt Maxim

    Microsoft's Active Directory (AD) has become the most widely used enterprise repository for digital identities. Its centralized collection of user account information also makes it a tempting target for hackers in search of credentials they can use to elevate privileges and pilfer data. As enterprises adopt more cloud services, the momentum for shifting to AD in the cloud rises in tandem. This report uses Forrester survey data, client inquiries, advisory, and ongoing research to review the most important AD trends and provide insights that security pros can use to shape their AD strategy.

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