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Predictions 2023: Citizen Development And The Metaverse Stir Up Software Development

Chris Gardner November 17, 2022
The year ahead will be a tumultuous one for software developers. Read Forrester’s top three predictions for software development in 2023.
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Can You See Me Now? New Observability Reports!

Carlos Casanova November 7, 2022
Secure systems deliberately hide details and access points to fly under the radar. Poorly designed systems and poor tooling and instrumentation unknowingly expose sensitive details or hide vital operating telemetry. Be deliberate in your observability design and tooling.

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Banking Functionality Doesn’t Differentiate Banking Software Anymore, But Technology And Ecosystems Do

Jost Hoppermann November 7, 2022
Functionality in retail and corporate banking is not highly differentiating anymore. In the future, only those that can support partner solutions in their ecosystem seamlessly can fully cope with banking industry’s expanding requirements.
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Low-Code Is Helping Technology Firms Build A Bridge To Get Over Developer Hiring Challenges

Jessica D'Oliveira October 27, 2022
Developer Demand Continues To Outgrow Available Talent The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22.2% growth in application development and quality assurance testing demand in the next 10 years. Unfortunately, we are struggling to meet current demand to fill development needs. As tech companies continue to modernize through digitization, they are using unorthodox […]
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WebAssembly (Wasm) Will Be Big — Early News From KubeCon 2022

Brent Ellis October 26, 2022
Wasm Day Highlights Docker commits to helping cloud-native developers learn and adopt Wasm as the future of cloud computing and as a complementary technology to containers. Read Docker’s press release here. Fermyon announces open beta of Fermyon Cloud. Growth of the WASI component model to make Wasm more consumable: POSIX support in development via parametric […]
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Platform Product Management Versus Platform Engineering

Charles Betz October 21, 2022
Note: I have heard some concerns I’m “throwing I&O under the bus” here. That’s not the intent. I&O’s struggles stem from deliberate operating model choices by senior leaders. The individual contributors have always worked hard in difficult circumstances. I truly believe that proper product management will benefit them.  I just got back from the DevOps […]
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Enel Excels With A Future Fit Tech Strategy

Phil Brunkard October 21, 2022
Congratulations to Enel for being named the EMEA region winner of Forrester’s inaugural Technology Strategy Impact award. In a keynote session at our recent Technology & Innovation EMEA event, Laura Koetzle, VP and group research director with Forrester, sat down with Alberto Cossu, head of digital strategy with Enel Group, to discuss the company’s transformation […]

Seize On 2023 Tech Opportunity

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Where Tech Leaders Should Focus Spend In 2023

What It Means October 6, 2022
Where should technology leaders focus their 2023 investments? In this episode, VP, Research Director Chris Gardner and Principal Analyst Chris Gilchrist review the recommendations in Forrester’s new planning guides for technology leaders.
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Meet The New Analyst Covering AI And Insurance: Indranil Bandyopadhyay

Indranil Bandyopadhyay October 5, 2022
New Principal Analyst joins Forrester in the areas of financial service, focusing on insurance and data, AI, and ML.
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Poor Change Management Kills CRM Success — Here Is How To Get It Right

Kate Leggett October 3, 2022
Ready to give up on your CRM deployment? Before you do, you should know: CRM is a huge market. It is valued at $63.91 billion today and projected to grow to $145.79 billion by 2029, at a CAGR of 12.5%. Eighty-two percent of enterprises use CRM. Yet when I surveyed hundreds of business and IT […]
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ERP: Switching To Cloud-Based DOPs At Your Own Pace

Dario Maisto October 3, 2022
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors are pushing client organizations to replace their on-premises ERP solutions with cloud-based digital operations platforms (DOPs). As a result, ERP discussions are filling up the agendas of CTOs and procurement officers. The increasing number of inquiries that we at Forrester receive is a clear signal that the market is moving, […]
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Is USD The HTML Of The Metaverse?

Andrew Cornwall September 22, 2022
I was able to attend the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) and focused on the extended reality (XR) track. If nothing else, it was clear that the attendees were enthusiastic about the use of Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD) format as an interchange format for the metaverse and XR in general. There’s A Huge Need […]

Prepare Your Infrastructure For 2023 Change

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Agile And Low-Code: Rocket Fuel For Digital Transformations

Diego Lo Giudice September 7, 2022
A truly digital business quickly implements and continuously improves all its policies, processes, and procedures in software. There are many new practices and technologies that can help organizations innovate and deal with constant change.
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The State Of VSM: Five Things We Like

Christopher Condo August 25, 2022
In 2020, Forrester’s Now Tech: Value Stream Management Tools, Q2 2020, report featured 12 vendors with a stand-alone or integrated VSM solution. Two years later, this market has nearly doubled: The Value Stream Management Landscape, Q3 2022, covers 22 fully featured VSM vendors. More vendors means more competition and more innovation, which is good for […]
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Budget Pressure Forces Tech Leaders To Face The Legacy Of Technical Debt

Chris Gardner August 23, 2022
Increase, decrease, or experiment? Get tips on assessing your 2023 technology spending plans.
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Find Your Rhythm In The Nashville Labor Market

Christopher Gilchrist August 11, 2022
Tech talent has dispersed into regional pockets calling for new recruiting strategies. Learn about one region that might not be on your radar.
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MAD Services — The Best Of The Best

Diego Lo Giudice August 10, 2022
ALM Is Dead — Long Live MAD In the last 10–15 years, a lot has happened in the application development market; in my opinion, the advent of agile has been a bigger disruptor than what many might think, and still is. Many struggle to succeed with agile, especially in trying to adopt more agile, not […]

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The Value Stream Management Landscape: The Top Five Use Cases

Christopher Condo August 8, 2022
Forrester’s Value Stream Management Landscape, Q3 2022 gathered data from 22 value stream management (VSM) vendors. Together, we estimate that these vendors account for over 95% of the VSM market. As part of our research, we asked vendors to identify their top five go-to-market use cases. We have divided these use cases into two categories: […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Thoughtworks

Abhijit Sunil August 3, 2022
Cloud carbon footprint calculation and optimization is a critical part of an organization’s overall sustainability strategy. Forrester’s technology sustainability framework highlights the importance of addressing cloud and technology architecture for reducing the overall scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in any industry. I recently talked with the core leadership team at Thoughtworks that led the […]
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Cloud-Native Development Leaders Must Embrace Serverless Approaches

Devin Dickerson August 3, 2022
Serverless approaches are an emerging but rapidly maturing paradigm for organizations looking to deliver modernized applications while minimizing operational friction and overhead. With markets tightening across the globe and an increasingly competitive environment for tech talent, serverless is an excellent fit for organizations that want to focus on writing code for the business and to […]
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