If IBM is thinking about exiting the server business, why should you in enterprise IT stay in it? If BYOD accelerates browser diversity, how will you develop and support corporate apps differently? And how will the globalization of eCommerce impact your business?

These are just a few of the questions you might be asking yourself based on the headlines from this week. If you're looking for answers, hopefully this third installment of "Forrester In Your News" for IT Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) professionals will help.

If you missed my post from two weeks ago, here's why I'm doing this: While we like to believe that www.Forrester.com and this blog are your only two sources of information (wink, wink), we recognize that there are other valuable publications to help you stay on top of business and technology happenings. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Reuters, CIO, InformationWeek, ZDNet, and Computerworld to name a few. LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook are also great resources.

To help I&O leaders stay current, I've handpicked news from this week that features quotes and data from Forrester’s I&O analysts and a few others. Some articles are very relevant to I&O leaders (ex. Browsers, BYOD, x86 Servers, Disaster Recovery), while others offer important marketing and strategy insights for I&O leaders to be aware of (ex. Digital Disruption, Mobile Connected Customers, Data Scientists, Online Sales Tax, eCommerce).

Is this useful? If so, I'm happy to do this weekly or every other week. Let me know in the comment field below.

Thanks and enjoy your weekend,


Very Relevant Business Technology News For I&O Leaders:

Feature Forrester Analyst: J.P. Gownder 
Forrester says workplace browser diversity is robust: IE at 40%, Chrome at 28%, Firefox at 25% 
April 24, 2013

Feature Forrester Analyst: J.P. Gownder 
Internet Explorer, Windows XP rank highly at work, but BYOD threatens mutiny
April 25, 2013

The Wall Street Journal
Feature Forrester Analyst: Bryan Wang 
Next big push for Lenovo: Servers 
April 19, 2013

Feature Forrester Analyst: JP Gownder
Windows Blue Won't Solve all Microsoft's Problems, Analysts Say
April 25, 2013

Feature Forrester Analyst: Christian Kane 
As BYOD explodes, IT managers learn to cope 
April 23, 2013

The Straits Times (Singapore)
Feature Forrester Analyst: Michael Barnes 
PC demand dips as sales of mobile devices soar 
April 19, 2013

Networks Asia
Richard Fichera 
What IBM’s x86 exit may mean for rivals
April 22, 2013

John Rakowski
CA Sets Sights on Moving Customers to Latest Application Releases 
April 22, 2013

Networks Asia
Feature Forrester Analyst: Seepij Gupta 
Security and disaster recovery drive growth of data centers in Asia Pacific 
April 22, 2013

Spend Matters
Feature Forrester Analyst: Liz Herbert 
Digital Disruption and What It Means to Sourcing 
April 19, 2013

Networks Asia
Feature Forrester Analyst: Fred Giron 
Reconsider outsourcing to accelerate IT maturity 
April 23, 2013

IT News (Australia)
Feature Forrester Analyst: Tim Sheedy 
Bank IT no place for visionaries? 
April 22, 2013

Richard Fichera 
8 Trends In The Server And Data Center Market 
April 23, 2013


Important Marketing And Strategy News For I&O Leaders To Be Aware Of:


Forbes CMO Network
Feature Forrester Analyst: Josh Bernoff, Sarah Rotman Epps, Sheryl Pattek, Nate Elliott 
Top Takeaways From Forrester's Forum For Marketing Leaders 
April 23, 2013

1to1 Media
Feature Forrester Analyst: Josh Bernoff
Connecting to the Mobile Connected Customer 
April 22, 2013

ComputerWeekly (UK)
Feature Forrester Analyst: James McQuivey 
The Secrets of Digital Disruption 
April 25, 2013

Feature Forrester Analyst: Sarah Rotman Epps 
Apple’s Plan Takes Heat Off Of Cook; Buys Him Time 
April 24, 2013

Feature Forrester Analyst: Sucharita Mulpuru 
The Consequences of an Online Sales Tax 
April 22, 2013

Challenges (FRA)
What Makes A Successful App For iPhone Or Samsung Galaxy 
April 23, 2013

The Times (UK)
Feature Forrester Analyst: Anthony Mullen 
10 Things We’ve Learned From iTunes 
April 23, 2013

Advertising Age
Feature Forrester Analyst: Rob Brosnan
New Generation of Startups Arrive to Replace the Data Scientist
April 25, 2013

E-Commercefacts (NL)
E-Commerce Evolution: Process Of Globalisation Has Changed In Five Years – Forrester

April 23, 2013
Note: If English is your preferred reading language, a few of these articles originate from foreign press. Click here for info on webpage translation capabilities for ChromeInternet ExplorerFirefoxand Safari.
Doug Washburn is a Research Director on Forrester's IT Infrastructure & Operations research team. Follow him on Twitter here @dougwashburn.