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Also referred to as Web 2.0, this term describes the convergence between human interaction and Internet-based groundswell technologies such as mobile and video (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, etc.). Research coverage includes user-generated content and rich Internet applications.

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46 results in Reports

  • Peter Sheldon
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Canadian Online Retail — 2013

    Forrester has partnered with Canada Post and Shop.ca to evaluate the changing trends in online retail in Canada. On paper, the Canadian online retail market has been going through a renaissance,...

    • Downloads: 485
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Understand Business Needs For Responsive Web Design

    This report, originally written for eBusiness professionals, is also relevant for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals who will play a significant role in planning, building, and...

    • Downloads: 317
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Rejuvenate Online Transactional Experiences With Responsive Web Design

    eBusiness teams are doubling down on rebuilding their legacy desktop site experiences to be responsive across all web-enabled touchpoints, but it's a huge undertaking and few organizations have the...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Optimize Performance For Global eCommerce

    Performance Management: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Global is all the rage: eBusiness teams are feverishly building new international initiatives in the search for lucrative foreign customers and their wallets. Unfortunately, the Internet was not...

    • Downloads: 853
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Polishing Up Your Products — Why PIM Really Matters

    Telling A Consistent And Engaging Product Story Is Imperative

    For decades, product data has been the lifeblood of many large enterprises. Now, in the age of the customer, eBusiness leaders and marketers are critically reliant not only on their product data, but...

    • Downloads: 224
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Commerce And Content: The Perfect Couple Or A Tumultuous Affair?

    Choosing Between eCommerce And Web Content Management Solutions

    Companies need cohesive digital customer experiences, but marketing and eCommerce groups often operate in silos with differing objectives, which leads them to buy and operate independent solutions...

    • Downloads: 531
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mobile App Or Mobile Web? For IT, It's A Choice, Not A Battle

    Neither Is Perfect, But Either Could Be Perfect For Your Customer

    Companies struggle to choose between building a mobile app and implementing a mobile website. The decision becomes a battle shrouded in competing points of view and often a lack of customer...

    • Downloads: 447
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Language Service Providers 2013

    Selecting A Vendor For Your Translation And Localization Needs

    Increasingly, eBusinesses are looking to internationalization as a way to find new revenue opportunities. However, global businesses face a variety of challenges in building and operating successful...

    • Downloads: 320
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Commerce Solution Providers, Q4 2013

    These Vendors Represent The Cutting Edge Of Mobile Commerce Innovation

    The goal posts for mobile commerce keep moving. Existing mobile commerce solutions have served their purpose well, but scalability, performance, and flexibility concerns are intensifying. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 771
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Adobe Wades Waist Deep Into The Commerce Market

    Adobe Broadens Its Commerce Partnerships To Deepen The Appeal Of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) In Commerce Deals

    Over the past six months, Adobe has been making efforts to become a pivotal and potentially disruptive player in the already mature commerce platform market. At the heart of this strategy lies the...

    • Downloads: 290
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Subscription And Recurring Billing Solutions 2012

    Few industries are immune from the digitization of experiences, content, services, and products. In this era of cloud computing and consumer mobile devices, today's digital products have evolved from...

    • Downloads: 788
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Streamline Localization With Language Service Provider Offerings

    Market Overview: Language Service Providers 2013

    This report, originally written for eBusiness professionals, is relevant to application development and delivery (AD&D) teams charged with website globalization and localization. AD&D teams need to...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Commerce Technology Investment And Platform Trends — 2014

    Digital commerce remains the shining star in a retail environment that is only now fully recovering from the 2008 financial crisis. For the majority of online retailers and other eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 445
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brick And Mortar Retail Fights Back

    Use Store Inventory To Win, Serve, And Retain Retail Customers

    Consumers have fallen out of love with stores. They can (and do) buy anything they like online, but miss the immediacy of an in-store purchase. Amazon's formidable supply chain investments continue...

    • Downloads: 380
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2C Commerce Suites, Q1 2015

    In A Maturing Solution Category, Discerning The Differences Between The Leading Vendors Is Becoming Increasingly Difficult

    In Forrester's 69-criteria evaluation of global business-to-consumer (B2C) enterprise-class commerce suite vendors, we identified the eleven most significant software providers — Demandware,...

    • Downloads: 778
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How Ready Is Your Commerce Platform For Responsive Web?

    An Analysis Of The Leading Commerce Suite Vendors' Responsive Web Maturity

    Delivering optimized commerce experiences across an increasingly diverse landscape of mobile, tablet, and desktop browsers is now an imperative for eBusiness teams. Responsive web design (RWD) has...

    • Downloads: 170
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Adobe Tops The Technology Partner Podium

    Digital Experience Service Providers Turn Most Often To Adobe Ahead Of IBM, Google, Sitecore, and 58 Other Technology Products

    Forrester recently surveyed 46 service providers, ranging from giants like Deloitte Digital, Infosys, and SapientNitro to specialists like Siteworx, Rockfish, and Manifest Digital. We asked for their...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Going, Going, Gone — eBay Auctions Off eBay Enterprise

    What The Sale Of eBay's Enterprise Unit Means For eBusiness Leaders

    Since January 2015, when eBay announced it would divest its eBay Enterprise division, the firm has been on a roadshow with potential buyers. Yesterday, eBay announced that it had entered into an...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Should "Ship-From-Store"

    Revenue, Customer Experience, And Margin Gains Await Retailers That Have The Vision To Seize This Strategic Opportunity

    Amazon is intensifying the online battle across many fronts, including the construction of new distribution centers designed to get orders to the customer as quickly and cheaply as possible....

    • Downloads: 595
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile App Or Mobile Web? It's A Choice, Not A Battle

    Neither Is Perfect, But Either Could Be Perfect For Your Customer

    Companies struggle to choose between building a mobile app and implementing a mobile website. The decision becomes a battle shrouded in competing points of view and often a lack of customer...

    • Downloads: 591
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Solving The Quandary Of Responsive Design

    Seven Key Questions That Will Guide eBusiness Leaders To Make The Right RWD Decisions

    Web traffic on mobile phones and tablets is increasing to the point where firms must optimize for these touchpoints. Native mobile apps aren't always necessary because organizations can support a...

    • Downloads: 565
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Commerce Platform Technology And Services Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    US Commerce Technology Spending Will Nearly Double To $2.1 Billion By 2019

    We forecast that the market for commerce technology will almost double from $1.2 billion in 2014 to $2.1 billion by the end of the decade in the US alone. Spend by eBusiness groups on associated...

    • Downloads: 325
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Consumers And Retailers Alike Are Embracing Reserve-And-Collect

    Store pickup is a tried-and-true form of fulfillment for omnichannel retailers but not all store pickup programs were created equal. In fact, today there are fundamental differences in programs...

    • Downloads: 159
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Global Payment Service Providers 2013

    Globalizing your eCommerce business isn't just an option anymore — in many cases, it's an imperative. However, winning global customers' online spend often means adapting to local preferred...

    • Downloads: 1079
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:More Than Hype: Determining When To Use Responsive Web Design

    Web traffic on mobile phones and tablets is increasing to the point where firms must optimize for these touchpoints. Native mobile apps aren't always necessary because organizations can support a...

    • Downloads: 536