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A Vet, Doctor, And Biomechanical Engineer Walk Into A Bar: Monitoring, Observability, And AIOps In 2022

Carlos Casanova 8 hours ago
AIOps builds upon observability and monitoring to develop deep AI driven insights that enhance human judgements. As we move from monitoring to AIOps, we also move from a reactive to active, then proactive footing before establishing the predictive capabilities AIOps promises. Biomedical devices function the same way. They use the body's telemetry and then act on it before harm is done.
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Avoid Random Acts Of Automation

Craig Le Clair 3 days ago
The pandemic forced organizations into survival mode, and many turned toward automation. Investment in all sorts of technologies exploded. Automation was applied out of necessity to support immediate pandemic needs for remote work and contactless business. The floodgates opened, and it was off to the races. Companies quickly leveraged automation as a competitive differentiator. But […]

Predictions 2022: Emerging Technology Trends

Our analysts provide their bold predictions for AI, cloud, automation, and edge computing in this live webinar.

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Jekyll And Hyde: The Dual Role Of Emerging Technologies In Sustainability

Abhijit Sunil April 20, 2022
The dual roles of eight popular emerging technologies and explains how to use them to advance environmental sustainability goals.
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SaaS Outages: When Lightning Strikes, Thunder Rolls

Brent Ellis April 12, 2022
Just like with self-managed infrastructure, the key to surviving a SaaS outage is knowing the risks, implementing strategies to mitigate and control those risks, and then testing your strategy to make sure it works and that everyone knows how to execute in the case of crisis.
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Tech Operations Can’t Stand Without Holistic Automation

Naveen Chhabra March 20, 2022
Thank you to all who generously shared experiences and views on my “Weave An Automation Fabric For All Technology — Compute And Beyond” blog. In that blog, I emphasized application developers’ need for holistic and integrated automation capabilities. Here, I’m stressing why today’s tech operations can’t stand without automation. Consider that you operate a live […]
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AIOps Needs A Superstructure Of Interoperability

Carlos Casanova March 9, 2022
AIOps solutions are composed of various technology components that work together to address organizational needs. This requires an underpinning superstructure that enables interoperability. The superstructure provides connectivity horizontally across point solutions and vertically through the tiers of capability. 
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Weave An Automation Fabric For All Technology — Compute And Beyond

Naveen Chhabra March 1, 2022
Learn five things application developers need to expand infrastructure automation efforts beyond the compute services realm.

Predictions 2022 Live

Set off on a confident path to business success in 2022. Discover the top trends for CIOs, CMOs, CX Leaders, and CEOs in 2022.

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Seeking Adaptivity? Lose The Jobs

What It Means February 24, 2022
How can your organization become more adaptive? Stop hiring for jobs. Principal Analyst Katy Tynan and VP, Principal Analyst J. P. Gownder break down Forrester’s new “no more jobs” talent model.
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400 Million Reasons To Pay Attention To Contact Center AI

Christina McAllister February 17, 2022
Trends in the conversation intelligence market are getting very interesting. Learn more this blog post.
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Why, What, And How? The AIOps Questions You Should Be Asking!

Carlos Casanova February 15, 2022
In AIOps: The Riddle Wrapped In The Mystery Inside The Enigma, I sort of left you hanging without a clear answer to “What is AIOps?” That was because there really isn’t a simple answer based on how it’s been previously defined. Discussions of AIOps have mainly centered around installable software when they should have been […]
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AIOps: The Riddle Wrapped In The Mystery Inside The Enigma

Carlos Casanova January 27, 2022
It didn’t take long into my tenure with Forrester to realize that there was confusion in the industry regarding AIOps. I touched on this in my “meet your new analyst” blog. Both technology vendors and industry companies openly asked me what the term meant, because they are hearing many variations. They gave me examples of […]
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Tech Trends To Watch In 2022

What It Means January 27, 2022
Forrester analysts provide their 2022 predictions for AI, automation, cloud, and internet of things (IoT) in this special edition of What It Means.

Predictions 2022 Live

Chart a bold path to success in 2022. Hear our predictions for the year ahead.

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The Mystery Of AIOps Expeditions: What’s In A Name?

Carlos Casanova January 13, 2022
The 2019 publication, Take The Mystery Out Of AI For IT Operations (AIOps) was a widely read Forrester report. It addressed lots of the core questions our industry had about this new thing called AIOps. It also went on to provide an approach for achieving the 2019 goal of AIOps. Like all new concepts, we […]
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Déjà Vu: Don’t Let AIOps Be CMDB All Over Again!

Carlos Casanova January 5, 2022
There's a big risk in setting unrealistic expectations for AI for IT operations. Learn how to avoid it.
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Meet Your New Technology, Architecture, And Delivery Analyst

Carlos Casanova December 22, 2021
When Did You Join Forrester? I began my latest career adventure with Forrester in November 2021. The Forrester “Bold At Work” values will be core drivers for my research, with the intent of enabling clients and technology vendors to also be “bold at work.” Together, we’ll accomplish great things. I have always focused on delivering […]
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Cure The Automation Hangover In Customer Service

Christina McAllister December 22, 2021
Close your eyes and I’ll set the scene: It’s 2016. Chatbots are all the rage. News articles are predicting the death of the contact center as we know it. AI, the prophesied hero, powering the agent who doesn’t need breaks and can engage with 100 — no, 1000 — customers at once. Infinitely scalable human-like […]
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Lemonade’s Acquisition Of Metromile: Start Your Engines! The Race For Digital Insurance Supremacy Just Took A New Turn

Jeffery Williams November 10, 2021
Talk about timing. Last week, Lemonade revealed Lemonade Car, its entry into auto insurance. This week, it announced the acquisition of Metromile, one of the largest usage-based auto insurers in the world. Insurance technology (insurtech) M&A has been strong, but admittedly, I didn’t expect to see a transaction like this so soon. But I suppose […]

European Predictions 2022

Visit our resource hub to discover the key trends impacting European businesses in 2022.

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Why Automation May Not Mean Workforce Reductions

Andrew Bartels November 8, 2021
Tech leaders and business executives invest in process automation technologies because they expect that productivity gains will translate into cost savings through reduction in employees. But lessons drawn from Forrester’s 2015 forecast, Death Of A (B2B) Salesman, raise doubts on that theory. In that report, we projected that 1 million US B2B salespeople would lose […]
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Predictions 2022: The Pandemic’s Wake Drives Automation Trends

Craig Le Clair October 28, 2021

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A Unified String Theory For Automation: Part 1, Transformation

Leslie Joseph October 18, 2021
In June this year, I coined the term “automation fabric” to describe emerging trends in the automation world. I wrote a report about it (see Automation Is The New Fabric For Digital Business). Since then, the trends that I pointed out have only been accelerating. In this two-part blog post, I wanted to outline my […]
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