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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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  • James Staten
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Blog:Oracle Embracing the Broader Cloud Landscape

    It's easy to accuse Oracle of trying to lock up its customers, as nearly all its marketing focuses on how Oracle on Oracle (on Oracle) delivers the best everything, but today Ellison's...

    • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

      Blog:How Cloudy Are Your Cloud Service Provider Partners?

      There’s no shortage of companies these days calling themselves cloud service providers (CSPs) but are they really? And if not, what value do they bring to your portfolio and the cloud...

      • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

        Blog:To get national healthcare right requires Adaptive Intelligence

        With the employer mandate delays being the latest setback to U.S. president Obama's push for national healthcare, it's worth looking at how other countries are successfully tackling the same...

        • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

          Blog:Oracle Continues to Make Cloud Progress

          Well if you're going to make a dramatic about face from total dismissal of cloud computing, this is a relatively credible way to do it. Following up on its announcement of a serious cloud future...

          • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

            Blog:Has Amazon Solved Its Private Cloud Dilemma?

            Amazon Web Services (AWS) is great, but many of our enterprise clients want those cloud services and values delivered on premise, behind their firewall, which may feel more comfortable for protecting...

            • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

              Blog:Grading our 2013 Cloud Predictions

              At this time 12 months ago, we released our predictions for what changes in the market would be brought about by the maturing of cloud computing. Looking back on the year, we can now see that, while...

              • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                Blog:Grading Our 2014 Cloud Predictions

                This time last year, we published our predictions of what would be the major events and changes in enterprise cloud adoption in 2014. In this post, we look back on these prognostications to see which...

                • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                  Blog:Citrix Breaks Away From OpenStack

                  Today's move by Citrix to put its CloudStack IaaS solution into the Apache Foundation says more about the state of the cloud market than it does about OpenStack. As our Fall 2011 Forrsights...

                  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                    Blog:VMware Takes the Cover Off Its Public Cloud

                    Sometimes you can only coax a reluctant partner and I&O customer community for so long before you feel you have to take matters into your own hands. That is exactly what VMware has decided to do to...

                    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

                      Blog:CenturyLink May Finally Have Figured Out the Cloud

                      After a couple less-than-home-runs in the cloud game, it looks like CenturyLink might just have a real contender. The US midwestern telecommunications leader pulled the trigger on yet another...

                      • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                        Blog:Not All Cloud Services Are Equally Mature

                        SaaS has been around for 20 years, cloud platforms nearly a decade. That must mean they’ve worked all the kinks out, right. You know better. There are wide variances in the maturity, stability...

                        • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                          Blog:What’s Your Cloud Future?

                          We know that cloud services and cloud platforms are here to stay and should be considered part of your overall IT portfolio but how much of that portfolio will these services occupy in your future?...

                          • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                            Blog:Hyperscale Public Clouds: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

                            With Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure now on greater than $2 billion annual run rates and expanding their application services nearly weekly, it’s starting to look tougher than ever for...

                            • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                              Blog:Dear Help Desk: What's Safe To Do In The Cloud?

                              Wouldn't it be nice if your employees actually asked you this question before they went off and signed up for a cloud service or deployed a new app to a cloud platform? If they did ask, would you...

                              • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

                                Blog:Q: Which Apps Should I Move to the Cloud? A: Wrong Question

                                Out of all the inquiries I get from Forrester enterprise clients, the above question is by far the most common these days. However, the question shows that we have a lot to learn about true public...

                                • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                                  Blog:Are Cloud Developers Really That Different? Yes.

                                  To an IT leader a cloud developer can easily look like the enemy. They don't do what you say, they cause havoc by circumventing your IT rules and building new services and capabilities on public...

                                  • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                                    Blog:Cloud Computing At NAB: The Media And Cloud Businesses Are Evolving To The Same Economic Model

                                    While the bulk of the enterprise IT market grumbles about the maturity and security of cloud computing services, it looks like the media & entertainment segment is just doing it. At the annual...

                                    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                      Blog:When Too Much Control Is a Bad Thing

                                      I know, more control is an axiom! But the above statement is more often true. When we're talking about configuration control in the public cloud it can be especially true, as control over the...

                                      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                        Blog:2012 Cloud Predictions – Winners & Losers

                                        The year 2012 brought a significant amount of growth in enterprise use of cloud services but did it fulfill our expectations? With just five weeks left in the year, it’s time to reflect on our...

                                        • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                          Blog:Cloud computing and highly secure data DO mix

                                          Every client (especially every government client) who says I’ll never use cloud services with highly secure data needs to hear this story. In no more sensitive a place than law enforcement is...

                                          • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                                            Blog:Oracle And OpenStack: A Tale Of Two Completely Opposite Strategies

                                            If you wanted to see the full spectrum of cloud choices that are coming to market today you only have to look at these two efforts as they are starting to evolve. They represent the extremes. And...

                                            • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                              Blog:Forrester Wave: Public Cloud Platforms -- The Winner Is…

                                              …not that simple and therefore not always Amazon Web Services. First off, we didn’t take what might be construed as the typical approach, which would be to look either at...

                                              • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                                Blog:OpenStack Goes Grizzly, Azure IaaS Goes Live. No Big Deal. Good

                                                  The OpenStack Foundation and Microsoft have released major updates to their cloud platforms and frankly there’s nothing really new or exciting here – which is a good thing. Sure,...

                                                • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                                  Blog:To Be Private Cloud, Or Be Public Cloud: Is That Really The Question?

                                                  Shakespeare wrote in his famous play Hamlet,"Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end...

                                                  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

                                                    Blog:Cloud Inefficiency - Bad Habits Are Hard To Break

                                                    We all have habits we would like to (and should) break such as leaving the lights on in rooms we are no longer in and good habits we want to encourage such as recycling...