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Long-Form Natural Language Generation Is In Play This Week

Boris Evelson November 16, 2021
A Forrester recommendation in a recent report is coming to fruition. In our Augmented BI Holds New Promises, But It’s Still Early Days report, we recommended to “find the right balance between customization and automation in NLG.” We also described two forms of natural language generation (NLG) for analytics: short-form NLG — automated but limited […]
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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 […]
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Predictions 2022 Live

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

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The Future Of BI: Augmented And Personalized

Boris Evelson October 28, 2021
Will AI change how users gain insights from their BI platforms? The answer is ... complicated. Join us at Data Strategy & Insights to find out more.
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Connected Insurance: Reality Or Hype?

Jeffery Williams August 16, 2021
I speak often with clients about the role of technology in insurance. Of the many innovations we discuss, connected insurance may be the most polarizing. Connected insurance (CI) is nascent across most insurance lines. But evolving consumer preferences and increasing competition from digital-first startups require forward-thinking insurers to harness emerging technology and invest in CI […]
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The BI Fabric Baby Is Slowly But Surely Growing Up

Boris Evelson August 4, 2021
BI fabric has been growing, but slowly. Learn the five architectures and technologies where it's expanding most.
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Four Themes Will Shape The Future Of Insurance

Jeffery Williams March 24, 2021
Technology alone won't drive sustainable competitive advantages. Partnerships, people, products, and processes will factor heavily into four themes that will shape the future of insurance.
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Push-Down Query Capabilities: Five Questions To Ask Your Cloud BI Provider

Boris Evelson March 8, 2021
Learn how to balance your need for a hybrid environment with the benefits of an elastic cloud-based BI platform.
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European Predictions 2022

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

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Le CDO Prend Sa Place Autour de la Table

Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. January 21, 2021
De plus en plus, les CDOs rejoignent la table des comités exécutifs d’entreprise. Maintenant, il faut qu’ils comprennent ce qu’on attend d’eux. Le monde a changé, et les décideurs dans les sociétés l’ont bien compris. Ils cherchent des indices qui peuvent les aider à mieux comprendre le nouveau contexte dans lequel ils opèrent. Ils ont […]
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TIBCO’s Acquisition Of Information Builders Signals More BI Market Consolidation

Boris Evelson October 22, 2020
The business intelligence (BI) vendor consolidation trend that started earlier in 2019 continues. Today, TIBCO announced its intent to acquire Information Builders, Inc. (IBI) — one of the oldest players in the market. Want to get the real sense of how far back IBI goes? It was one of the first vendors to offer reporting and analytics on mainframes! It still does, and it’s quite a unique capability today, only […]
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Amplify Intelligence With AI And Analytics — Forrester’s Virtual Data & Insights Forum, October 13–15

Boris Evelson October 5, 2020
They say data is the new oil. They say data is the new currency. They say data is the key competitive differentiator. All true. But reality is sobering: Only 7% of firms report advanced, insights-driven practices. Respondents to the same survey claimed that less than half (49%) of all business decisions in their enterprise are […]
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BI Is Dead; Long Live BI

Boris Evelson September 21, 2020
Enterprise BI is not dead, It's alive and thriving. But there are changes ahead. Learn about five of them here.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Insights

Brandon Purcell September 21, 2020
What exactly is an "insight"? Analyst Brandon Purcell previews Forrester's new Periodic Table of Insights which will be unveiled at the upcoming Data Strategy & Insights live virtual event.
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Move From Insight To Impact: Data Strategy & Insights 2020

Srividya Sridharan September 3, 2020
The digital future is here. And data, analytics, and AI are going to drive this future. These capabilities are becoming more crucial to stay ahead of uncertainty and change and get smarter about every aspect of your business: your customers, your suppliers and partners, your competitors, your employees, your processes, your operations, and your markets. It Pays […]
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How Shell Is Bridging The Technical Skills Gap

Tracy Woo July 14, 2020
There’s been a ton of buzz and activity around my first report, “Mind The Cloud Skills Gap.” As such, when Shell presented at the IBM Think Digital event earlier this year about reskilling its staff, I was very keen to attend. The key takeaways from this session were: Shell Chief Data and Analytics Officer Frans […]
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Google Helps Users Reduce Google Cloud Costs

Tracy Woo April 20, 2020
Over the past two years, the major native cloud players have launched cloud management product teams focused on improving the visibility, billing, and optimization capabilities available natively. Google has also joined this effort. The company provides customers with cost and billing support via onboarding checklists, how-to guides, billing support specialists, and providing billing account, catalog, […]
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Data Strategy & Insights 2019: Solving The Human Skills Problem

Gene Leganza October 10, 2019
Data and analytics expertise of all kinds is getting tougher to find and retain. Get advice for recruiting and retaining data and analytics professionals.
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The $5 Billion Funding Frenzy: There’s Never Been A Better Time To Rethink Your HCM Investments

Mark Brandau September 9, 2019
Estimates of venture capital funding for HR technology point to record levels of more than $5 billion in 2019. Some of the recent activity in talent acquisition includes: Entelo acquired ConveyIQ along with new funding and management changes; HireVue received another round of funding via new majority investor The Carlyle Group; Jobvite received a $200M […]
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Forrester Has Expanded Its Coverage Of eCommerce In Latin America!

Lily Varon August 29, 2019
With a population of over half a billion and two countries that rank among the world’s 15 largest economies, Latin America is firmly on the radar of digital business executives looking to expand their digital offerings. In a recent report, Forrester covers regional and country-level eCommerce trends in the six largest economies in Latin America: […]
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The Insights Beat: The Times They Are A-Changin’

Srividya Sridharan August 16, 2019
Come gather ’round, people, wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’. — Bob Dylan The […]
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Forrester 2019 Enterprise BI Platform Wave™ Evaluations — Research Update

Boris Evelson July 29, 2019
Forrester has just published 2019 refreshes of our enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform Wave™ evaluations. As the BI market and the technology continue to evolve, so does our research. This year, we emphasized: New market segmentation by both vendor-managed and client-managed platforms, which roughly equate to on-premises and cloud-based platforms, respectively, but not quite. Since […]
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