technical debt

Technical debt is a concept that originated in software development, where it refers to the cost incurred by putting off upgrades or modernization (i.e., technical obsolescence). Today is is also be applied to other technology areas such as hardware, security and compliance, infrastructure, skills, measurement, and suppliers. Technical debt can lead to poor customer experience, loss of business opportunities, unsustainable cost structures, and less resilient and secure systems.

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Forrester’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies For 2024: As AI Dominates, Security Becomes Paramount

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Forrester’s list of the top 10 emerging technologies for 2024 reflects the continued dominance of AI but also emphasizes the growing importance of security in our increasingly connected world. Get a deep dive on the top 10 list in this blog post.
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The broad changes Broadcom made in the wake of the deal have technology executives reviewing their technology roadmaps closely. In this episode Principal Analyst Naveen Chhabra walks through the changes and discusses the choices available to VMWare customers.

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Learn how to deploy new tech without accruing technical debt by leveraging the models included in our technical debt toolkit.

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Technology and data leaders are at a pivotal moment, being pressed to chart a path that capitalizes on new and emerging technology to drive meaningful business results. Learn how Forrester’s annual Technology & Innovation Summit North America can help you get there.
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Mainframe Myth Busting

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If you think mainframes are dying or dead, this is the podcast episode for you. Senior Analyst Brent Ellis shares new data and insights on the current state and future of mainframes.
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Tech Stack Optimization Is Now A Strategic Priority

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Learn how Forrester’s outcome-based technology optimization model creates an approach that offers advantages to delivering business aligned value and enabling growth.

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Call For Entries: Forrester Technology Awards, 2024

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New Tools And Strategies For Managing Technical Debt

Watch this on-demand 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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The Low-Code Market Could Approach $50 Billion By 2028

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Restricted Source Licensing Is Here

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Forrester’s Impressions: VMware Explore 2023

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In recent years, VMware has faced major headwinds: It migrated its clients from on-premises to public cloud, changed to a cloud-native application development paradigm, shifted to subscription licensing, had frequent cycles of M&A activities, and experienced unfavorable macroeconomic environments. Despite these, VMware registered modest revenue growth. Even though it grew, it knows it is vulnerable. […]
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Learn how our EMEA Enterprise Architecture Award winner and finalist use outcome-driven enterprise architecture for business success.
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How Ineffective Sourcing Strategies Affect Your Tech Debt Index

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Struggling to manage tech debt? Learn three key considerations in this preview of our upcoming Technology & Innovation North America event.
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Unique Solutions To Reduce Technical Debt

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In this preview of the upcoming Technology & Innovation North America event, five analysts provide their perspectives on how to reduce or avoid technical debt.
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