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Forrester's Emerging Technology Evaluation Methodology

April 27, 2010

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Sourcing professionals need to bring more focus, clarity, and transparency to their emerging technology evaluations. To help, Forrester has created a framework consisting of six factors to consider as you organize and prioritize new technologies for your business. While some categories may overlap or be difficult to quantify, keep in mind that the primary purpose of this list is to confirm that you have considered the full range of business implications of the new technology and can identify the areas that need more scrutiny. Included are example questions and ranking scales across business impact, scalability, pricing scenarios, internal risk considerations, supplier viability, and market stability -- as well as a graphical output of the results.

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