Best Practice Report

Emerging Technology Innovation Needs New Tools

January 1st, 2018
With contributors:
Leslie Owens , Tim DeGennaro , Kaitlin McDevitt , Christopher Detzel , Julian Keenan


Business leaders want to use technology to innovate and thus think technology selection is important. Meanwhile, our research suggests that many IT departments still rely on the same old methods to track and introduce emerging technology. Enterprise architects need new ways to develop and communicate a broad outlook on important emerging technology. This report introduces Forrester’s tech horizon chart and provides examples of other tools to help enterprise architects partner with their business peers to identify hot investment opportunities.

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