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Your Cloud Is A Platform For … Platforms

Lee Sustar November 1, 2021
As a cloud analyst, I follow the latest cloud-native tech that’s transforming IT infrastructure everywhere. Today, core cloud infrastructure is more or less equivalent across the cloud service providers (CSPs). That’s why the big players now compete to see who can provide their customers with the widest array of tools with which to create their […]
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A Seven-Step Guide To A Successful Technology Sustainability Strategy

Abhijit Sunil October 28, 2021
With COP26 coming up, here are seven actionable steps to build a successful sustainability strategy from scratch.
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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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Supply Chains Evolve To Become Collaborative Supply Networks

George Lawrie October 28, 2021
Align Finance, Sales, And Marketing For Supply Chain Success Thanks to all of you who helped with the research for The Forrester Tech Tide™: Smart Supply Chain, Q4 2021, our latest report about the maturity and business value of supply chain applications. Our survey told us that integrated business planning (IBP) is eclipsing sales and […]
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Introducing The Forrester Corporate Climate Change Disclosure Template

Abhijit Sunil October 26, 2021
  (Photo copyright Abhinav Sunil) “How do we get started in measuring sustainability metrics?” “What metrics do we measure?” “How should we report our sustainability current state and actions into CDP and other templates?” These are among the most frequent questions we hear from clients who are at the beginning stage of sustainability maturity. The […]
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Blue Prism Angling To Merge With TIBCO

Craig Le Clair September 30, 2021
Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners  announced it’s intention to acquire robotic process automation (RPA) software company Blue Prism. Subject to shareholder approval, it plans to merge Blue Prism into TIBCO Software, which it already owns. Forrester’s automation team took a look at this potential merger and had the following thoughts. Our consensus is “thumbs-up.” A […]
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The 2021 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Winners Focus On Agility And Enabling Innovation

Gene Leganza September 29, 2021
In the Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards competition, we look for the most dramatic stories of EA’s strategic leadership and concrete business impact. The winners of the 2021 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards show a close focus on business results with a particular eye to enabling innovation across the enterprise plus an agile approach to technology implementation. […]
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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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European Predictions 2022

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

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Three Trends Transforming The Video Game Market

William McKeon-White September 20, 2021
Over the past year and a half, we’ve been building out our coverage of the video game market, specifically on how enterprises can model their strategies to take advantage of innovation (see Level Up Your Cloud Strategy With Video Game Innovation and Lessons From Gaming: Lead With Cloud, Continuous Improvement, And Innovation). From this research, […]
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Sustainability In Tech: What Do Clients Want To Know?

Abhijit Sunil August 28, 2021
Technology firms will continue to play a major role in climate change. Learn how new sustainability goals are affecting RFPs and RFIs in the tech sector.
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Dr. CB Bhattacharya, University Of Pittsburgh

Abhijit Sunil August 27, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil At the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, the H.J. Zoffer Chair in Sustainability and Ethics is CB Bhattacharya. He is a world-renowned expert in business strategy innovation aimed at increasing both business and social value. He recently published his third book, “Small Actions Big Difference,” in which he […]
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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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June 2021 Research Recap — Cloud And Tech Operations

Lauren Nelson July 14, 2021
Greetings everyone! Each month, the infrastructure and operations (I&O) team writes incredible research. As a research director, I get to not only see the final outcome but also all of the work and client insights that went into its creation. For those who know me, I am quick to call these out via inquiry calls […]
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Discover 12 trends our research reveals will matter most next year. Download our Predictions 2022 Guide.

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You Need A Martech Reference Model — Here’s Why

Rusty Warner July 14, 2021
Learn about Forrester's martech reference model to help marketers and their technology cohorts define their unique martech reference architecture.
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Cisco

Abhijit Sunil June 30, 2021
The telecommunications sector is at a crucial juncture in its sustainability story. Many organizations are finding their ground in setting the right targets, penetrating the supply chain, and addressing their customers’ questions on sustainability. We spoke with R. Scott Herren, Cisco’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Francine (Fran) Katsoudas, executive vice president […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Akamai

Abhijit Sunil April 30, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil In my research pursuit of technology sustainability, I speak with many technology and business leaders around the world about their sustainability initiatives. Occasionally, I encounter someone doing something special in this important business quest. I hope to interview as many of them as I can and share their insights with you. […]
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The ROI of Sustainability: How Green Leads to Green

Abhijit Sunil April 22, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil Why is measuring the impact of your efforts important? Because if you can measure it, you can improve it. Especially if what you measure has profound consequences equally for your business, your professional life, and your personal life. You need a clear strategy not only to measure it, but also to […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Oracle

Abhijit Sunil March 24, 2021
Read an interview with Rich Kroes, Vice President, Global Sustainability at Oracle about the circular cloud and sustainable technology.
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Hyland Doubles Down On Its Open Source, Cloud-Native Bet On The Future Of ECM

Cheryl McKinnon March 4, 2021
Hyland announced on March 4 that it intends to acquire content platform provider Nuxeo. The deal is expected to close in April or May. Coming on the heels of its acquisition of Alfresco, which we blogged about here, just months ago, Hyland will soon be the home for the two most widely deployed open source […]
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Call For Entries: The 2021 Enterprise Architecture Awards

Gene Leganza March 1, 2021
Most organizations started 2020 planning to tackle digital transformation, innovation, and customer obsession. But then the global pandemic exploded everyone’s agendas, requiring lightning-fast reprioritization and rapid implementation of technology solutions to address a drastically changing work environment. The best enterprise architecture (EA) teams were directly involved in responding to the crisis while continuing to enable […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series – Atos

Abhijit Sunil February 24, 2021
Photo by Abhijit Sunil In my research pursuit of technology sustainability, I speak with many technology and business leaders around the world about their sustainability initiatives. Occasionally, I encounter someone doing something special in this important business quest. I hope to interview as many of them as I can and share their insights with you. […]
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