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The Future Of Edge Computing: New Opportunities Evolve Along Three Timelines

Michele Pelino 5 days ago
Edge computing is a family of technologies that distribute application data and services where they can best optimize outcomes in various locations. Today, most systems run software in a single place; however, the growing diversity of connected systems requires distributed applications to deploy software automatically to where it runs best. We call this concept workload […]
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A Path To Growth: Key Insights And 2022 Trends For B2B CMOs

Christina Schmitt May 11, 2022
Forrester’s Marketing Survey, 2022, revealed insights that can help B2B marketing leaders strengthen their marketing strategy. CMOs are currently confronted with a challenging environment, rapidly evolving requirements, and the need for change, which impacts organizations’ growth strategy and operating business. Most companies are already in the midst of or have planned an entire transformation process […]

The ROI Of Sustainability

Sustainability initiatives are no longer just a ‘nice to have’. Learn how to build a use case for sustainability in APAC.

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A Comparison Of Agile And ITSM Change Management Mindsets

Julie Mohr May 3, 2022
Let’s Compare Agile And ITSM Thinking We all know that pushing every change — no matter how big or how small — through a change management process is not only bureaucratic but also introduces delays that most development teams can neither afford nor tolerate. As you begin pursuing improving change management, it is important to […]
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Address Technical Debt To Mobilize Innovation

Linda Ivy-Rosser April 28, 2022
Technology executives face ongoing pressures to mitigate technical debt across legacy applications, devices, and computing infrastructure. Get practical tips for reducing technical debt for efficiency, productivity, and innovation gains.
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From Ad Hoc And Invisible To Predictable Business Outcomes With ESM

Julie Mohr April 26, 2022
Are you facing the dilemma of improving service work? Service outcomes depend upon knowledge workers getting things done. Whether you’re servicing a laptop or a train, it’s all just operations. Service improvements require insight into what work needs to be done, who is doing the work, and where the work in progress is. But often, […]
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SaaS Outages: When Lightning Strikes, Thunder Rolls

Brent Ellis April 12, 2022
Just like with self-managed infrastructure, the key to surviving a SaaS outage is knowing the risks, implementing strategies to mitigate and control those risks, and then testing your strategy to make sure it works and that everyone knows how to execute in the case of crisis.
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Forr The Planet: Intervju om hållbarhet – Ericsson

Abhijit Sunil March 23, 2022
(Foto: Abhinav Sunil) Eftersom telekombranschen tillhandahåller stamnät för uppkoppling och nätverksinfrastruktur har denna bransch hamnat i rampljuset när det gäller hållbarhet. Nu när 5G är här, vad kan vi göra för att se till att de nya nätverken är så energieffektiva som möjligt? Jag pratade med Heather Johnson, VP för sustainability and corporate responsibility på Ericsson, […]

Predictions 2022: Emerging Technology Trends

Our analysts provide their bold predictions for AI, cloud, automation, and edge computing in this live webinar.

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Tech Operations Can’t Stand Without Holistic Automation

Naveen Chhabra March 20, 2022
Thank you to all who generously shared experiences and views on my “Weave An Automation Fabric For All Technology — Compute And Beyond” blog. In that blog, I emphasized application developers’ need for holistic and integrated automation capabilities. Here, I’m stressing why today’s tech operations can’t stand without automation. Consider that you operate a live […]
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AIOps Needs A Superstructure Of Interoperability

Carlos Casanova March 9, 2022
AIOps solutions are composed of various technology components that work together to address organizational needs. This requires an underpinning superstructure that enables interoperability. The superstructure provides connectivity horizontally across point solutions and vertically through the tiers of capability. 
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Impressions From Mobile World Congress 2022

Dan Bieler March 9, 2022
Between February 28 and March 3, the leading global telecoms and networking event, Mobile World Congress (MWC), took place in Barcelona. The event was hosted as a hybrid event. It attracted about half the attendees that it saw before the pandemic struck, namely 60,000 attendees. The event organizers reduced the floor space accordingly. Nevertheless, there […]
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Why, What, And How? The AIOps Questions You Should Be Asking!

Carlos Casanova February 15, 2022
In AIOps: The Riddle Wrapped In The Mystery Inside The Enigma, I sort of left you hanging without a clear answer to “What is AIOps?” That was because there really isn’t a simple answer based on how it’s been previously defined. Discussions of AIOps have mainly centered around installable software when they should have been […]
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Voorspellingen voor 2022: banken gaan flink in innovatie investeren

Aurelie L'Hostis February 11, 2022
To compete and survive in an increasingly unpredictable, post-pandemic world, banks will invest heavily in technology, talent, and sustainability in the coming year.

Predictions 2022 Live

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

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The Observability Dance — Enabling Observability By Design

Carlos Casanova February 10, 2022
You can't manage what you can't observe. Learn the value of practicing a common understanding of observability.
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Keep Your People At The Forefront Of Innovation

Julie Mohr February 8, 2022
To truly support the need for innovation, I&O leadership must invest in people, their skills, and their capabilities. Learn more about a people-first innovation strategy in this post.
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Observability — Is It IT Voyeurism?

Carlos Casanova February 7, 2022
As I worked to develop guidance around AIOps, I soon found that other commonly used terms were equally confusing to people in our industry. How is it that an industry with so many highly educated professionals can have so many problems with words? The latest IT linguistics conundrum is “observability.” While developing my AIOps reference […]
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AIOps: The Riddle Wrapped In The Mystery Inside The Enigma

Carlos Casanova January 27, 2022
It didn’t take long into my tenure with Forrester to realize that there was confusion in the industry regarding AIOps. I touched on this in my “meet your new analyst” blog. Both technology vendors and industry companies openly asked me what the term meant, because they are hearing many variations. They gave me examples of […]
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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.

European Predictions 2022

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

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Talent Woes: Sometimes Your Best Defense Is A Really Good Offense

Julie Mohr January 19, 2022
Use Agile Knowledge Management Practices To Combat Knowledge Loss In The Great Resignation It’s the fourth quarter, your team is down three points, and there’s less than two minutes to go. A victory is in the hands of the quarterback and coach, who have to execute a hurry-up offense to go the length of the […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Ericsson

Abhijit Sunil January 19, 2022
(Photo by Abhinav Sunil) As the key backbone provider for connectivity and network infrastructure, the telecommunications industry has been in a spotlight for sustainability. With the advent of 5G, what can we do to build our new networks to be as energy-efficient as possible? I talked to Ericsson’s Heather Johnson, VP for sustainability and corporate […]
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The Mystery Of AIOps Expeditions: What’s In A Name?

Carlos Casanova January 13, 2022
The 2019 publication, Take The Mystery Out Of AI For IT Operations (AIOps) was a widely read Forrester report. It addressed lots of the core questions our industry had about this new thing called AIOps. It also went on to provide an approach for achieving the 2019 goal of AIOps. Like all new concepts, we […]
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