Michele Pelino

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Responding To Today’s Global Uncertainty With Sustainability

Paul Miller March 14, 2023
Last year, a number of Forrester analysts discussed how manufacturers are responding to the challenges their industry faces right now. As I wrote at the time: “Energy prices are scary. Supply chain disruptions are scary. Workforce modernization and empowerment are hard. Budgets are tightening. Hardware upgrades are expensive, slow, and painful. Aligning the competing (or, […]

Introducing The Forrester Asset Taxonomy

Carlos Casanova March 3, 2023
The definition of “asset” has broadened well beyond traditional financial boundaries in the earliest days of IT asset management. Technology stakeholders are often confused over what constitutes an asset, and the technologies to enable enterprise asset management frequently add to this confusion.

Responding To Today’s Global Uncertainty With Smart Manufacturing

Paul Miller November 11, 2022
“If you want to get there, I wouldn’t start from here.” It’s easy to present beautiful visions of a digitally augmented future, full of shiny new machines (all from the same manufacturer, of course), empowered workers, and AI magic. It’s easy, but it’s often a long way from the reality facing most manufacturers today. Energy […]

Predictions 2023: Economic Uncertainty And Climate Shifts Will Shape Edge, IoT, And Networking

Michele Pelino November 7, 2022
From the city to the farm, market forces will have a dramatic impact on edge, IoT, and networking. Learn more in our 2023 predictions.

The US Is Spending Nearly Half Of A Trillion Dollars On Climate And Infrastructure, Seeding The Green Market Revolution

Amy DeMartine August 15, 2022
Forrester’s research team reviews the major business implications of the Inflation Reduction Act.

The Future Of Edge Computing: New Opportunities Evolve Along Three Timelines

Michele Pelino May 18, 2022
Learn what new opportunities and risks are brought about by edge computing.

Sneak Peek: The State Of Industrial Sustainability In 2022

Michele Pelino April 18, 2022
On April 22, countries across the world will celebrate the 52nd annual Earth Day. To highlight the important role of sustainability to industrial firms, I’m providing a preview of key findings from an upcoming state of industrial sustainability report. Industrial firms in key sectors (e.g., primary production, product manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, chemicals, oil, gas) […]

Operational Excellence Applies To All Firms Embracing Sustainability But Especially Industrial Firms

Michele Pelino October 27, 2021
All firms are evolving their sustainability initiatives to address Forrester’s five-level sustainability maturity model. However, many manufacturing firms spanning various industrial markets, including primary production, product manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, chemicals, and oil and gas, are proactively addressing sustainability initiatives to address operational priorities. These sustainability initiatives often include critical operational processes (e.g., supply […]

Workload Affinity Expands Edge Computing Opportunities In 2022

Michele Pelino October 7, 2021
In 2022, CIOs and technology executives should prepare for evolving edge computing environments, which run software wherever that software best fits the need — a concept Forrester calls workload affinity. We have identified four edge environments to support a range of workload affinity requirements: the enterprise edge, the operations edge, the engagement edge, and the […]

IoT Solutions Power Safe, Speedy, And Cold COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery

Nigel Fenwick December 15, 2020
By enabling temperature monitoring of vaccine shipments, advances in internet-of-things technology could play a major role in the vaccine's deployment.

Predictions 2021: Technology Diversity Drives IoT Growth

Michele Pelino October 28, 2020
In 2021, demand for IoT devices and services will be driven by a variety of technology applications. Find out what Forrester predicts for IoT in the coming year.

NVIDIA Arms Itself To Terminate Intel’s Processor Dominance

Glenn O'Donnell September 16, 2020
NVIDIA just announced that it plans to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank for $40 billion. The combination aims to conquer the enormous compute market that has long been dominated by the x86 architecture (and, thus, Intel and AMD). The x86 platform remains the leader in PCs and data centers, but the future growth prospects lie […]

2019 Saw Industrial IoT Software Platforms Get Richer

Paul Miller December 20, 2019
My colleague Michele Pelino and I published “The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2019” recently, and we’ll be discussing the findings in more detail in a webinar on January 30. It’s a complex space, where traditional industrial conglomerates, established enterprise software giants, networking and telecom providers, hyperscale cloud providers, global systems integrators, professional […]

A Timeline Guide For Your 5G Strategy

Dan Bieler November 12, 2019
The rollout of 5G is much more evolutionary than the rollout scenarios of previous cellular standards.

Seeking New Opportunities To Deploy Internet Of Things (IoT) Use Cases? Check Out Our Report Highlighting Hot IoT Use Cases In 2019

Michele Pelino September 13, 2019
Is your organization currently deploying or planning to deploy internet of things (IoT) solutions as part of your digital transformation strategy? Check out the video to hear what types of IoT use cases enterprises are deploying to transform operations. IoT use cases such as facility management, security, and surveillance enhance operational processes, while other use […]

Unlock The Mysteries Of IoT Pricing

Paul Miller February 8, 2019
Koninklijke Philips has come a long way since the Philips family began making light bulbs in the Dutch city of Eindhoven in 1891. Today the company focuses on healthcare, but it wants to do more than just build and sell medical products. The Financial Times recently quoted Philips CEO Frans van Houten: “In the future, […]

GE Announces New Industrial IoT Software Business

Nigel Fenwick December 13, 2018
With GE establishing a new standalone software business, we examine what it means for existing and potential customers of GE Digital and for GE. What we know: On December 13, 2018, GE announced the formation of a new industrial IoT (or IIoT) software business, with $1.2 billion in revenue (based on GE Digital sales combined with sales […]

Predictions 2019: The Internet Of Things

Michele Pelino November 6, 2018
Business stakeholders and CIOs in both B2B and B2C environments are planning and deploying IoT solutions to power digital transformation initiatives to revolutionize customer relationships, enhance operations, and differentiate products. IoT deployment momentum brings challenges. Firms must identify strategies and methods to secure, manage, and support the rapidly growing number of smart, connected IoT devices […]

IoT Software Platform Wave Evaluation Helps Firms Navigate The Complex Solution Landscape

Michele Pelino November 17, 2016
As businesses pursue digital initiatives, I&O execs must assist their line-of-business colleagues with addressing software, security, data, and business analytics integration complexity associated with deploying these IoT solutions. Digital opportunities to use IoT include: Building connected products. Product manufacturers are creating smart, connected products to differentiate their offerings and generate new revenue streams as well […]

Telefónica Leadership Event 2014 Highlights Plans To Lead The Digital Telco Parade

Michele Pelino April 7, 2014
With Brownlee Thomas, Ph.D., Forrester Research Forrester recently attended the Telefónica Leadership Conference 2014, its annual global customer event that brought together more than 600 customers, partners and its Global Solutions leadership team. This year’s event was an exemplary mix of Telefónica and external content, including a keynote live video interview with former US President […]
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