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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.

Seize On 2023 Tech Opportunity

Get our Predictions 2023 guide to see how tech leaders are shifting their focus to outpace disruption.

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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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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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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: […]

Prepare Your Infrastructure For 2023 Change

Get our Predictions 2023 guide to explore the infrastructure shifts driving transformation and resiliency.

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DevOps 2030: People, Practices, And Platforms

Charles Betz June 30, 2022
When we imagine the future of DevOps, we see three primary vectors of evolution: people, practices, and platforms.
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Meet The New Principal Analyst For Cloud-Native Development, Devin Dickerson

Devin Dickerson June 15, 2022
Tell Us About Yourself I’m a native New Orleanian passionate about old-world architecture, gaming, and weight lifting. I love to travel with family, and I keep in touch with the same friends I’ve had since middle school and college. I was always interested in computers and fascinated by the magic of software and games. Still, […]
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Aiming For Innovation: Cloud In The US Today

Lee Sustar June 13, 2022
Cloud is no longer simply a path to greater efficiency. Today, it's a strategy for IT modernization. Get a preview of Forrester's new report, The State Of The Cloud In The US, in this blog post.
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Energize Your Agile Transformation

Diego Lo Giudice June 13, 2022
Learn five key points to guide your journey toward development and delivery modernization.
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Why Headless Commerce Is A Pain In The Neck

Joe Cicman April 29, 2022
It’s not your fault you don’t understand “headless commerce.” Great products have great names that express what they are and why they’re good. Like “doghouse” or “sugar-free gum.” But headless commerce … that’s confusing, and it’s poorly messaged. Let’s run two tests to illustrate this. (Full disclosure: This is a roast of headless commerce.) Round […]

Is Your Data Ready For AI?

Learn the 8 phases of shifting to an AI-first data strategy.  

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The Top Three Solutions In B2C Commerce In 2022 — Each Holds A Unique Position In The Market

Emily Pfeiffer April 28, 2022
The Forrester Wave™ for B2C Commerce Solutions surfaced a significant shift in the market, which we predicted but did not expect to see so quickly or so clearly.
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The Top Three Solutions For B2B Commerce In 2022

Joe Cicman April 28, 2022
The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022 surfaced a significant shift in the market, which we predicted but did not expect to see so quickly or so clearly. So What Did The Results Reveal About The Market? Three solutions scored higher than more broadly adopted solutions. In all three cases, these solutions take a […]
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The Three Myths Of IT Change Management Are Holding You Back

Julie Mohr April 13, 2022
IT change management has been a significant source of debate over the years. I can say that change management is the number one source of the most uncomfortable, stressful, and irritating moments throughout my career. On one side, we have the IT service management (ITSM) thinking, which primarily focuses on a well-defined manual process, with […]
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What “Cobra Kai” Can Teach Us About DevSecOps

Janet Worthington February 17, 2022
Learn what valuable lessons the popular TV series can provide about striking the right balance between speed and data protection.
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Our List Of Kubernetes Best Practices — From The Real World

Lee Sustar February 8, 2022
Kubernetes is conquering IT infrastructure. But despite its notorious complexity, some people are doing it right. Get examples of some best practices here.
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Presenting The First Forrester Wave™ Evaluation On Public Cloud Container Platforms

Lee Sustar January 24, 2022
The Forrester Public Cloud Container Platform Wave results are in -- the standouts offer the broadest automation and ecosystems while embracing open source software.
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Avoid An Open Source Security Nightmare

Andrew Cornwall January 20, 2022
We’ve had a few high-profile security problems with open source software. A disgruntled developer recently delivered intentionally modified releases of his faker.js and colors.js packages, which broke “thousands of projects” that relied on them. Some are wondering if it’s safe to use open source software at all. The White House certainly is — they’ve asked […]
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Presenting The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Service Management, Q4 2021

Charles Betz December 16, 2021
In 2017, Forrester expanded upon the IT service management market (ITSM) to establish enterprise service management (ESM) as a chosen area of coverage, continuing this research with a 2019 Forrester Wave™ evaluation. Now, we are pleased to announce The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Service Management, Q4 2021. In 2018, ITSM vendors were still completing the transition […]
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