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Presenting The First Forrester Multicloud Container Platform Landscape For Asia Pacific

Charlie Dai 4 days ago
The cloud-native ecosystem, powered by the distributed Kubernetes backbone, is transforming everything in the cloud. Get a preview of Forrester's First Multicloud Container Platform Landscape For Asia Pacific here.
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Were Our 2023 Cloud Predictions Correct?

Tracy Woo February 6, 2024
It's time to take a look back and score our 2023 cloud predictions. Find out where we accurately predicted cloud trends and where we missed the mark for cloud in 2023.

Tackle 2024 Tech Barriers With Our Predictions

Unleash more tech potential by conquering growth, talent, and AI challenges. Watch our webinar featuring VP and Senior Research Director Matthew Guarini to turn our 2024 predictions into a tech plan of action.

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Digital Sovereignty Is Changing The Cloud Market

Dario Maisto February 5, 2024
Digital sovereignty offerings from cloud providers are getting more complicated. Get an overview of what's happening in the market and learn the benefits of defining digital sovereignty requirements early.
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New Tools And Strategies For Managing Technical Debt

Join us on March 5 for a live webinar to explore new tools and strategies for keeping technical debt under control, including a demonstration of Forrester’s Technical Debt Modernization And Migration Scenario Tool.
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Tech Trends To Watch In 2024

What It Means February 1, 2024
How will generative AI impact infrastructure plans? What regulatory issues will tech leaders have to grapple with? Hear Forrester’s technology analysts discuss their predictions for the latest tech trends in 2024.
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SAP Shares Reach Record High, As Company Restructures 8,000 Jobs And Lures Customers With Cloud ERP Migration Discounts

Akshara Naik Lopez January 31, 2024
Existing SAP ECC customer or recent on-prem SAP S/4HANA customer? Take advantage of the new RISE migration discounts in 2024.
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The Top 10 Infrastructure Trends That Matter In 2023

Naveen Chhabra December 20, 2023
Get a preview of our new report on the top 10 technology infrastructure trends of 2023 in this blog which lists out four of the trends.
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AWS’s Silent Nod To FinOps

Tracy Woo December 12, 2023
Last week, Amazon.com VP and CTO Werner Vogels closed out re:Invent 2023 with his keynote address on the “frugal architect.” This isn’t the first time that Vogels has introduced this topic. In fact, it was a theme he originally introduced in 2012 that revolves around architecting with cost in mind. To me, and likely to […]
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re:Invent 2023 — Is AWS In Unfamiliar Territory As A Follower?

Lee Sustar December 5, 2023
At AWS re:Invent 2023 the AI announcements were underwhelming despite high expectations. Find out more in this extended review of the event.
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VMware Customers: Brace For Impact

Tracy Woo November 22, 2023
With the VMware-Broadcom deal set for closing, what should you know? Learn five key things VMware customers can expect in the coming years.
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Welcome To The Chip Wars, Microsoft

Glenn O'Donnell November 17, 2023
The move erodes lucrative business for the current main players. We break down what it means for tech buyers.
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Predictions 2024: Technology Infrastructure Addresses A Tumultuous Environment

Michele Pelino October 30, 2023
Dynamic changes are occurring in the technology infrastructure landscape, impacting the data center, remote work, edge environments, and connectivity. Learn more in our 2024 technology infrastructure predictions.

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Don’t Miss Our Live 2024 Predictions Deep Dive

Join us on January 18 to hear from the tech, CX, and B2B analysts behind our 2024 global predictions and get an important generative AI update from Forrester’s CEO, George Colony.

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Predictions 2024: A Lethargic Enterprise Software Market Goes Cutting-Edge

Linda Ivy-Rosser October 30, 2023
In 2024, we’ll see SaaS sales hit 75%, genAI drive modernization efforts, and at least one vendor megadeal. Learn more in Forrester’s 2024 enterprise software predictions.
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Predictions 2024: AI Will Boost Big Cloud Players — But Threaten Them, Too

Lee Sustar October 30, 2023
The disruptive forces of AI will shake up the cloud market in 2024. Learn more in our 2024 cloud computing predictions.
Podcast

The Future Of Cloud

What It Means October 5, 2023
Recent, major shifts in the cloud space are prompting some technology leaders to review their cloud strategies. In this episode, Principal Analyst Lee Sustar provides his perspective on the future of cloud and how it may impact your technology roadmap.
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Think AI Has Reshaped Cloud? Wait Until You See What’s Next.

Lee Sustar August 16, 2023
Recently, I published The Future Of Cloud report and a corresponding blog post to talk about its future as abstracted, intelligent, and composable. Let’s take a closer look at the “intelligent” component and what it means amid the intense interest in generative AI today and long-term trends in cloud. Cloud is nearly always mentioned in […]
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Heat Reuse In Data Centers May Be Required And Regulated

Abhijit Sunil August 16, 2023
Debates surrounding the Energy Efficiency Act, which aims to reduce energy use in public authorities, corporations, and data centers, will potentially influence future laws globally. Why is this important and what does it mean? Here’s the context: Data centers use a lot of energy. The International Energy Agency estimated that global data center electricity consumption […]

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Subscription Hardware Puts The Channel At Risk

Naveen Chhabra August 14, 2023
Subscription-based hardware is the emerging model that every hardware vendor is promising to customers, partners, and investors. It’s a significant shift from the classic capex model in which firms spend money for outright hardware purchases. There are several scenarios such as new technology, short-term projects, test-before-you-buy, and infrastructure bundled with managed services, etc., where subscription-based […]
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Hyperscalers, It’s Time To FOCUS

Tracy Woo August 10, 2023
In late June, at FinOps X, the annual event hosted by FinOps Foundation, a big topic was the open source project FinOps Open Cost & Usage Specification (FOCUS), which aims to standardize the billing construct and presentation of cloud cost data. This is a BIG DEAL. In doing so, FOCUS will remove the complexity and […]
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SAP To Raise On-Premise Annual Support Fees An Average Of 5% Effective January 2024

Akshara Naik Lopez August 9, 2023
Continuing the latest trend in price increases by major enterprise software vendors, SAP announced on July 26, 2023, that it will increase the annual support fees for SAP support agreements by roughly 5.0% (by local CPI rates, capped to 5%). This is on top of the previous increase announced in 2022 for an average support […]
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