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    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery And Release Automation, Q3 2017

    Tools And Technology: The Continuous Deployment Playbook

    August 30, 2017 Robert Stroud, Chris Gardner

    In our 26-criteria evaluation of continuous delivery and release automation (CDRA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Atlassian, CA Technologies, Chef Software, Clarive, CloudBees, Electric Cloud, Flexagon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Puppet, Red Hat, VMware, and XebiaLabs — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. We focused on core features, including modeling, deploying, managing, governing, and visualizing pipelines, and on each vendor's ability to match a strategy to these features. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice when looking for CDRA solutions for their development and operations (DevOps) automation.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Rumors Of VMware's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

    VMware Faces Great Challenges But Keeps Delivering Growth, Defying Its Critics

    July 12, 2017 Chris Gardner, Dave Bartoletti, Andre Kindness, Richard Fichera

    VMware, for years one of Silicon Valley's darlings, has struggled to find its place in the new world of cloud computing. Skepticism over its long-term viability continues because of unprecedented challenges, and some execution and strategic missteps. However, it keeps delivering growth and sound financial performance, contradicting critics. Part of this is due to the growing maturation of the software-defined data center (SDDC) and the increasing popularity of infrastructure-as-code (IaC). This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand the issues affecting VMware and its pundit-defying staying power.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud In China, 2017

    Pick The Appropriate Private Cloud Solutions To Build The Foundation For Your Digital Transformation

    April 19, 2017Travis Wu, Frank Liu

    Private cloud is becoming a driving force behind enterprise digital transformation. But infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals seeking to adopt private cloud face challenges in navigating a complex landscape of solutions. This report analyzes how new requirements and technologies will drive the development of private cloud in China and reviews more than 25 vendors to help I&O pros understand the offerings, positioning, and local capabilities of these vendors in order to better engage with them.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Collaboration, Q4 2016

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    December 7, 2016 Craig Le Clair

    AD&D pros looking to update their technology to meet new business demands often ask us about enterprise collaboration. Innovative capabilities for group messaging, document collaboration, and analytics for recommendations and productivity continue to emerge. To assist clients making enterprise collaboration decisions, Forrester evaluated nine leading vendors. Enterprise collaboration platforms will continue to bring better customer experiences, evolve toward broader communication needs, and integrate more tightly with other business applications.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Technology Business Management Solutions

    Customer-Obsessed Firms Must Manage Tech-Based Customer Value

    October 31, 2016 Eveline Oehrlich, Sophia I. Vargas

    CIOs and their leadership teams can no longer leave the analysis, management, and optimization of technology management costs to spreadsheets and uncoordinated processes. Those who want a seat at the table must enable their firms to be customer-obsessed — customer-led, insights-driven, fast, and connected. To understand and manage technology to enable customer obsession, CIOs must free funds through effective and efficient operations and shift them to innovations, managing technology from a business perspective. This report explains technology business management (TBM), its benefits, and the solutions that support it.

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