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ERP Forrester Wave™ Evaluations For Product-Centric And Service-Centric Industries Now Live

Liz Herbert June 27, 2024
Forrester recently completed two separate ERP wave reports, one focused on product-centric industries and the other on service-centric industries. Get a preview of some of our findings in this blog.
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How Cloud-Native Development Benefits SaaS

Devin Dickerson June 27, 2024
For many organizations, SaaS and commercial off-the-shelf software are at best an 80% solution to the business need. Find out how cloud-native development can help close the gap in this preview of our upcoming Technology & Innovation Summit North America.
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Key Takeaways From SAP Sapphire Orlando 2024

Akshara Naik Lopez June 12, 2024
From generative AI to cloud to pricing announcements, the recent SAP Sapphire in Orlando was a busy event. Read this blog to get our key takeaways and perspectives on the big announcements from SAP.
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With Selipsky Out, What’s Next For AWS?

Lee Sustar May 15, 2024
AWS announced this week that Adam Selipsky will depart as CEO and Matt Garman, AWS senior VP of sales and marketing, would replace him in June. Find out what the implications of this move could be at a critical time for AWS and the broader cloud market overall.
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Thanks To Public Clouds, Vendors Can Better Serve The Long Tail Of B2B Commerce

Joe Cicman May 6, 2024
The Forrester Wave™: Commerce Solutions For B2B, Q2 2024, reveals that public clouds help vendors refocus on their markets by narrowing what used to be a chasm between being feature-rich or being architected for today. Now, B2B businesses can find a commerce solution provider that gives them the best of both: Architecture alliances let commerce […]
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Modernize Your Cloud Governance To Match Today’s Cloud Strategy

Tracy Woo April 17, 2024
As the cloud landscape adapts to new changes, there is a renewed interest in cloud governance programs. But implementation of cloud governance may prove to be more difficult than expected. Find out why.
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Presenting The First Forrester Multicloud Container Platform Landscape For Asia Pacific

Charlie Dai February 20, 2024
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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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Kubernetes: Innovation Enabler Or Implementation Detail?

Devin Dickerson July 20, 2023
The only thing more complex than running on Kubernetes is figuring out how to run containerized apps consistently across different environments without it. Find out more in this preview of our Technology & Innovation North America event.
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The Rise Of DIY In FinOps

Tracy Woo July 18, 2023
One of the trends that emerged from FinOps X in San Diego is that DIY tooling is on the rise. Find out why Forrester typically tries to dissuade FinOps teams from taking this route.
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IBM Reups On FinOps With Its Apptio Acquisition

Tracy Woo June 26, 2023
Late Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that IBM is in potential late-stage talks to acquire cloud cost management and optimization (CCMO) and IT financial management (ITFM)/technology business management (TBM) company Apptio for roughly $5 billion. If the deal closes, the value would be at more than twice Apptio’s previous purchase price of $1.94 billion […]
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Make The Case For FinOps

Tracy Woo May 17, 2023
While the prevailing macroeconomic conditions reinforce the need to control cloud spend, CFOs still require a solid business case for any net-new spend. Building a business case for FinOps is relatively straightforward with a fairly quick ROI. First, most companies just purchase a relatively inexpensive cloud cost management and optimization (CCMO) solution that adds efficiency, […]
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Hybrid Cloud Is Hard To Manage

Tracy Woo April 20, 2023
Get actionable tips and guidance on how to manage the messy hybrid cloud environment.
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