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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Tech Stack Optimization Is Now A Strategic Priority

Linda Ivy-Rosser 6 days ago
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

Frederic Giron February 5, 2024
We’re now accepting nominations for our Technology Strategy Impact and Enterprise Architecture Awards across the NA, EMEA, and APAC regions. Learn more about the awards and how to apply in this post.

Stop Runaway Tech Debt With Our Essential Toolkit

Unmanaged tech debt piles up fast. Tackle it head on with our tech debt toolkit, featuring seven management strategies, a red-flag checklist, and a framework for success.

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New Tools And Strategies For Managing Technical Debt

Join us on March 5 for a live 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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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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Predictions 2024: How Tech Leaders Will Tackle Growth, Talent, And AI

What It Means November 16, 2023
What’s in store for tech leaders in the year ahead? Find out as Vice Presidents and Senior Research Directors Matthew Guarini and Fred Giron discuss Forrester’s 2024 predictions for technology leaders.
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Embarking On New Research: From Technical Architects To MTO, Platforms, EAM, And Technical Debt

Alvin Nguyen October 26, 2023
I am happy to announce that I have completed my series of reports about the technical architect, including the expectations for this role, how to help technical architects succeed, and the trends that impact them: Evolve Your Technical Architects For Modern IT First 90 Days: Technical Architect Role Profile: Technical Architect Although the initial research […]
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Forrester’s 2023 Enterprise Architecture Awards Winner And Finalists For APAC

Sam Higgins September 20, 2023
Learn how our APAC Enterprise Architecture Award winner and finalists use outcome-driven enterprise architecture for business success.
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Counting Down To Forrester’s Technology & Innovation APAC Event For 2023

Sam Higgins September 11, 2023
Technology Alignment: The Key To Powering Customer-Obsessed Growth You’ve likely suspected it and maybe have even said it out loud: Aligning technology with customer objectives can ignite significant growth. The data backs this up decisively. Forrester’s most recent study of business and technology leaders shows that companies with high alignment between technology and customer-facing roles […]
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Restricted Source Licensing Is Here

Naveen Chhabra September 7, 2023
Open source has taken the enterprise by storm. What was once seen as risky code, developed in suburban basements, has taken on new life. Major software companies employ teams of full-time workers to write and contribute code to open source projects. Even end user companies such as Netflix, Lyft, Capital One, etc., are contributing back […]
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Forrester’s Impressions: VMware Explore 2023

Naveen Chhabra September 6, 2023
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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Forrester’s 2023 Enterprise Architecture Awards Winner And Finalist For EMEA

Laura Koetzle August 22, 2023
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

Akshara Naik Lopez August 11, 2023
Struggling to manage tech debt? Learn three key considerations in this preview of our upcoming Technology & Innovation North America event.

Revolutionize How You Tame & Tackle Tech Debt

Want to stop runaway tech debt? Join us for a webinar on March 5 to see a LIVE demo of Forrester’s game-changing Technical Debt Modernization And Migration Scenario Tool. Discover how to shape modernization to fit your organizational needs.

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Unique Solutions To Reduce Technical Debt

What It Means August 10, 2023
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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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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Get Creative About Resilience: Join Me For My Keynote At T&I NA 2023

Lauren Nelson July 27, 2023
Get definitions and examples of creative business resilience in this preview of the upcoming Technology & Innovation North America event.
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One Destination, Many Paths: The Content Engagement Solutions Landscape

Phyllis Davidson July 24, 2023
B2B marketers spend ample time seeking better ways to engage their audiences, convert them to buyers, and retain them as customers. While content is central to engagement, audience expectations for contextually relevant, personalized content know no limits. To get content right, technology is key, but there are many paths to the ideal content destination. In […]
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How Embracing “Resilience By Design” Enables Innovation

Naveen Chhabra July 12, 2023
What does badminton have to do with resilient technology strategies? Find out in this sneak preview of our upcoming Technology & Innovation North America event.

2024 Tech Budget Missteps You’ll Want To Avoid

Explore benchmark data from Forrester’s 2024 Planning Guide reports for tech leaders to see where you’re over- or underinvesting.

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Dear Technical Architects, It’s Time To Sink Or Swim

Alvin Nguyen July 11, 2023
Technical architects are being called on to keep up with the demands of a fast-paced, ever-changing modern IT industry. Here’s what they need to do.
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Deadline Extended: More Time To Showcase Your Future Fit Technology Strategies!

Frederic Giron June 13, 2023
Last chance! We are extending the nomination deadline for our Technology Strategy Impact and Enterprise Architecture (EA) Awards to June 26, 2023.
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Are You Managing Your Technical Debt? If Not, It Might Be Killing You. Here’s What You Can Do.

Alvin Nguyen May 22, 2023
Enterprises accrue technical debt by hurriedly writing new code and deploying more software to keep up. If not properly managed, that technical debt will lead to poor business outcomes. Learn how technology lifecycle management can help.
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