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Digital Requirements Force Legacy Tech Out Of The Way — But Not As Fast As Businesses Wish

Emily Pfeiffer October 8, 2021
Today’s world, rife with supply chain emergencies, natural disasters, and pandemic responses, requires agility and adaptability that businesses cannot deliver with static, overly-customized tech.
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Participate In A Forrester Research Report On Infrastructure-As-Code

Naveen Chhabra October 5, 2021
Infrastructure-as-code (IaC) isn’t the latest but a prime and pertinent technology topic that gets more eyeballs every passing day. App developers, infrastructure owners, and enterprise architects alike expect IaC to be a liberating technology. I’m excited, as I am kicking off a new research report that’s focused on all IaC vendors — offerings, problems it […]
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Forrester’s 2021 Financial Services Architecture Survey Needs Your Input

Jost Hoppermann September 28, 2021
Banks and other financial services firms always ask: “What are the others doing?” They leverage the answer to this question to assess their overall strategic position, compare their key challenges with those of others, and plan for the transformation of their application landscape to a more powerful customer-centric approach. Source: Financial Services Firms Have Solid […]
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Forecasting In Uncertainty: We Are Raising Our 2020 And 2021 US Tech Market Growth Forecast

Andrew Bartels August 16, 2021
New forecasts predict increased levels of investment in communications equipment and software. Find out what sectors show most promise in the year ahead.
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China Is Leading Global 5G Innovation

Guannan Lu August 12, 2021
Forrester believes that 2021 is the year that China becomes the epicenter of 5G innovations globally. Learn three reasons why in this blog post.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Acquires Zerto, Seeks To Beat IBM At Being IBM, And Dell At Everything

Brent Ellis July 1, 2021
On July 1, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) acquired Zerto for $374 million. Adding Zerto to its product portfolio increases the capabilities of HPE’s GreenLake IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) platform by adding best-of-breed, low-latency copy data management and continuous data protection functionality. Many existing managed service providers (MSPs) already bundle Zerto as their data mover for disaster recovery […]
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Windows 11 Aims To Delight Users But Needs To Establish Its Purpose

J.P. Gownder June 24, 2021
After years of speculation, Microsoft Windows 11 is finally here. But the new OS has something to prove beyond its features: Why it exists at all.
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Mind The Gap — Making Sure Your SaaS Application Data Is Protected

Brent Ellis May 17, 2021
My colleague Naveen Chhabra wrote an excellent report in 2017, “Back Up Your SaaS Data — Because Most SaaS Providers Don’t,” that talked about how many companies have a gap in their backup strategy related to SaaS-hosted application data. As software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption has become more pervasive, that gap is only widening. While the application […]
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APEX Overcasts Dell Technologies World 2021

Naveen Chhabra May 11, 2021
Since its inception, Dell Technologies has had many achievements, of which it should be proud. Dell revolutionized the PC market, made its way into the enterprise data center business, and created the largest tech company of its time. However, the shifting technology industry is forcing Dell to adapt faster than ever, more than ever, and […]
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Digital Businesses, Prioritize Your Needs In 2021 And Hold Your Commerce Vendors To A Higher Standard

Emily Pfeiffer May 11, 2021
Merchants: It’s time to reevaluate the standards you’ve set for your vendors and push them to innovate as quickly as consumers’ needs evolve. Don’t just stay because you’re comfortable: It’s time to choose your “best for me” solutions. This year, be your tech and business users’ hero and look for vendor partners that: Reduce the drain on your resources during upgrades and provide the flexible delivery models to support your […]
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Reflecting On KubeCon 2021

Brent Ellis May 7, 2021
Kubernetes has made a huge impact on how businesses deploy applications and how they adopt cloud. This year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 virtual agenda was very broad, touching almost every aspect of both developer and operations journeys. As Lee Sustar noted in his blog earlier this week, Kubernetes is being used in a variety […]
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Reflecting On Dell Technologies World And The Shift Toward IT As A Service

Brent Ellis May 6, 2021
Dell is in the midst of announcing and defining its IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) platform, named APEX, at Dell Technologies World this week. This shift is a major shake-up to Dell’s business, with the company making organizationwide changes to move from a product-focused vendor to a client-outcomes-based partner. HPE has been on this journey since 2017 and […]
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Reducing Software Costs In 2020

Learn negotiation tactics to find short term software cost savings for both existing contracts and upcoming renewals.

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Forecasting In Uncertainty: Q1 2021 Data Confirms The Strength Of The US Tech Market

Andrew Bartels May 5, 2021
New data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis mostly confirmed the key elements of our 2021 US tech market forecast. Yet there were some surprises. 
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Kasten By Veeam Announces Kubernetes-Native Ransomware Protection

Brent Ellis April 28, 2021
Disaster recovery and data resilience support for Kubernetes workloads has been a hot topic lately, with all the major backup and data resilience vendors scrambling to build more features into their Kubernetes-focused products. My colleague Lee Sustar has been tracking the maturation of Kubernetes and is currently developing advice for enterprises building a full disaster […]
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IBM Bets On Open Source To Hyperaccelerate HCI And Hybrid Cloud Adoption

Brent Ellis April 27, 2021
Today, IBM announced its new IBM Spectrum Fusion product, first as a scale-out hardware product, but with a roadmap for a software defined storage (SDS) solution. This new product is billed as a storage solution, but it is much more. It is really a “glue-all” product poised to change the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market. Many […]
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The Global Chip Shortage Won’t Ease Soon

Glenn O'Donnell April 21, 2021
The world is suffering from a systemic shortage of chips. Worry not, your supply of Cool Ranch Doritos is just fine. The chips I’m talking about here are based on silicon, not potatoes or corn. Semiconductors power just about everything now. Your car is a small data center on wheels. When you do a Zoom […]
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Microsoft’s Acquisition Of Nuance Signals A Trend Of Industry-Specific Acquisition

Christopher Gilchrist April 14, 2021
Interest rates are low. The Fed is dovish. Strong balance sheets exist across the titans of tech. What does it all mean? Well, you are seeing the open salvos in an arms race in industry-focused tech as this combination of financial factors make the technology market prime for consolidation. A shining example is Microsoft’s announcement of its intention to acquire Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion in an all-cash transaction. Microsoft will complement its recently developed healthcare cloud […]
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Forrester’s Automation Framework

Discover how to manage the automation portfolio to out-think your competition.

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Future Fit Technology Strategy — Learning From Amazon

Phil Brunkard April 14, 2021
The Future Fit Challenge Applies Today, Not Just Tomorrow CIOs and technology leaders have a core objective to develop and improve the technology foundations and innovation their firms need to win, serve, and retain customers. They must also enable their employees with the capabilities to achieve this customer obsession in an efficient and effective way. […]
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The Path To Automation In Europe And Its Impact On The Future Of Work

Dan Bieler March 26, 2021
This report provides tech and business leaders in Europe with a checklist to avoid making the biggest mistakes and develop a solid framework for automation projects.
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Tech Giants Will Make Texas Power Reliable

Brent Ellis February 25, 2021
We’ve been seeing lots of stories about the effect of the power outages in Texas, and more will come over the next few weeks. When it comes down to it, the “R” in ERCOT was overlooked. One of the lesser-covered issues in the media is the impact of that lack of reliability on the migration […]
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