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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: TechRadar™: Data Security And Privacy, Q4 2017

    Road Map: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    October 4, 2017 Heidi Shey, Enza Iannopollo, Stephanie Balaouras, Alexander Spiliotes

    As data volumes explode, it's becoming a Herculean task to protect sensitive data from cybercriminals and malicious actors while preventing privacy infringements and abuses — intentional and unintentional. Every day, vendors introduce a new product or service that claims to be the silver bullet for data security and privacy challenges. This TechRadar assesses 20 of the key traditional and emerging data security and privacy technologies that security and privacy leaders and their staffs can use to underpin a holistic strategy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Data Resiliency Solutions, Q3 2017

    Vendors Have Immense Technology Innovation Potential To Help Optimize Operations For Enterprise Clients

    September 21, 2017 Naveen Chhabra

    In our 39-criteria evaluation of data resiliency solution providers, we identified the seven most significant vendors — Actifio, Commvault, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE, now Micro Focus), IBM, Veeam Software, and Veritas Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

    Canadian Tech Buyers Focus On The BT Agenda In Cautious Times

    July 24, 2017 Andrew Bartels, Cheryl McKinnon, Nate Meneer

    Canadian CIOs are grappling with a mixed bag of economic news. While better than expected GDP growth continues to provide reasons for optimism, a struggling energy sector, an overheated housing market, and potential Trump administration trade policies remain causes for concern. In this climate, it is crucial for CIOs to make smart investments that position their organizations to capitalize on Canada's economic growth, while preserving their capacity to respond to volatility. Read this report to understand how Forrester expects Canadian CIOs to shape their budgets in the face of uncertain times.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Embrace Cloud Economics For On-Premises Enterprise Storage

    Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    May 18, 2017 Richard Fichera

    Cloud storage isn't a panacea, considering enterprises' concerns about privacy, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, but the basic opex cost model is extremely attractive. Enterprises are increasingly demanding on-premises consumption-based pricing from both legacy and new vendors as part of new procurements. To help infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams and professionals get the maximum benefits from consumption-based storage, this report reviews the basic concepts and variations of this economic model, which intentionally mimics cloud pricing.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: US Tech Market Outlook For 2017 And 2018: Mostly Sunny, With Clouds And Chance Of Rain

    Expect 4.8% To 5.2% Growth, With Cloud And The BT Agenda Driving Accelerated Rates In Software And Consulting Services

    May 8, 2017 Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and other tech decision makers face a positive economic environment, but an uncertain political environment in 2017 and 2018. Growing consumer spending and business investment will keep CIOs focused on the business technology (BT) agenda for winning, serving, and retaining customers. BT adoption, in turn, is pushing cloud-enabled changes in back-office systems and infrastructure. Meanwhile, a new administration in Washington raises the possibility of major changes in tax, trade, and regulatory policies. This report lays out Forrester's analysis of how these conflicting forces will affect US tech markets in 2017 and 2018 and how CIOs should position their firms' tech spending plans.

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