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  • Report US Tech Market Outlook By Category For 2021 And 2022

    Software Powers The US Tech Market Recovery
    June 25, 2021 | Andrew Bartels, Michael O'Grady

    The US tech market outlook has turned positive since December 2020, with overall growth in US tech budgets now projected at 7.4% in 2021 and 6.7% in 2022. All categories of tech budgets will see...

  • Report Now Tech: Services Procurement Software, Q1 2021

    Forrester's Overview Of 14 Services Procurement Software Providers
    March 30, 2021 | Andrew Bartels

    You can use services procurement software to manage the acquiring of contingent workers and services providers; track their performance; and make sure they are paid correctly for the value they...

  • Report European Tech Market Outlook By Country For 2020 To 2021

    Modest Recoveries In 2021 After 2020 Pandemic Recessions

    The COVID-19 pandemic has damaged European economies and tech markets, as it has elsewhere in the world. European countries did bring infection and death rates down during the summer, and their...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Contract Lifecycle Management For All Contracts, Q1 2021

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    February 24, 2021 | Andrew Bartels

    In our 32-criterion evaluation of contract lifecycle management (CLM) software providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Agiloft, CobbleStone Software, Conga, ContractPodAi, DocuSign,...

  • Report The AI Software Market Will Grow To $37 Billion Globally By 2025

    That's Big, But It's Smaller Than Investors Think As AI Gets Absorbed Into All Software Products
    December 10, 2020 | Andrew Bartels, Mike Gualtieri

    The velocity of demand for artificial intelligence (AI) technology, tools, platforms, and applications draws parallels to the demand for cloud. And, indeed, the market for AI maker platforms, AI...

  • Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2021: After The Election

    How Politics, The Pandemic, And The Economy Will Shape Industry Tech Budgets
    December 3, 2020 | Andrew Bartels

    The pandemic continues, and we'll feel its ongoing impacts throughout 2021. In this report, we provide our projections by industry for tech spending and the split of tech budgets between new...

  • Report Tech Budget Outlooks For France, Germany, And The UK In A COVID-19 Recession

    A Best Case Of A 5% To 7% Drop In Tech Spending In 2020 And An Alternative With Declines Of 8% To 9% In 2020 And No Growth In 2021
    July 22, 2020 | Andrew Bartels, Dan Bieler, Jennifer Belissent, PhD

    Europe's major economies of France, Germany, and the UK had been struggling coming into 2020, though with some signs of improvement. The COVID-19 virus and public health policies to contain its...

  • Report Canadian Tech Budget Outlooks In A COVID-19 Recession

    A Best-Case Scenario Of A 6.7% Drop In Tech Spending In 2020 And An Alternate Scenario Of An 11.3% Decline With Weak 2021 Growth

    Canada's economy had been slowing in late 2019, putting downward pressure on its tech market coming into 2020. The COVID-19 virus and Canada's containment efforts have pushed Canada into a...

  • Report Australia Tech Market Outlook, 2020 To 2021

    The COVID-19 Recession Will Wipe Out Already Slowing Growth
    June 22, 2020 | Sam Higgins, Andrew Bartels

    In mid-2019, CIOs prepared budgets and tech vendors set marketing plans for the future — but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. Forecasting has become increasingly difficult, but...

  • Report Where To Adjust Tech Budgets In The Pandemic Recession

    Our Checklist For Where Companies With Different Degrees Of Stress Should Look For Tech Savings And Investment Opportunities
    May 19, 2020 | Andrew Bartels, Bobby Cameron

    Businesses around the world are facing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. CIOs and their business partners will be expected to make bigger cuts to tech budgets...

  • Report Supplier Value Management Software Supports Suppliers As Business Partners

    Our New Label For Buy-Side Apps Emphasizes Collaboration, Performance, Innovation, And Risk Management
    May 7, 2020 | Andrew Bartels, Duncan Jones

    Companies need software applications to manage their sourcing, contracting, purchasing, invoicing, and supplier management processes. To date, there has not been a standard label for these software...

  • Report How To Maximize Value From S2C Solutions

    Factors To Consider In Choosing And Implementing A Source-To-Contract Suite
    March 12, 2020 | Andrew Bartels

    In our recent Forrester Wave™ evaluation of source-to-contract (S2C) suites, we analyzed the 11 leading vendors. In this report, we provide guidance on the factors to consider in choosing and...

  • Report Predictions 2020: CIO

    Uncertainty Will Create Opportunity For CIO Leadership In 2020

    Economic uncertainty unfolded in 2019 on the back of the already accelerating pace of technology-fueled disruption. As a result, it has become even more important and difficult to anticipate the...

  • Report European Tech Market Outlook By Country For 2019 To 2020

    The UK And Italy Will Weaken In 2020, While Sweden Will Remain Strong
    October 9, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    In a related report, we provide our overview of the outlook and key trends in the European tech market as a whole. But many European CIOs operate within specific national tech markets, not just at...

  • Report European Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Continued Weak Economic Growth Holds Back The Value Of Technology
    October 9, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    European CIOs should expect more challenging economic conditions in 2019 and especially in 2020, which will constrain tech budget growth. CIOs in the UK and Italy should brace for tech budget cuts:...

  • Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Slowing Economic Growth And Rising Cloud Will Squeeze CIO Options
    August 20, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    US CIOs and other tech decision makers will face a more challenging economic environment in 2019 and 2020 as the growth surge in 2018 from the 2017 tax act fades away. While recession remains a...