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  • Report The 2018 Outlook For US Industries And Their Tech Budgets

    Chemicals And Insurance Lead The Way; Government And Media And Entertainment Are Lagging
    December 13, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    As CIOs and their business partners develop their tech budget plans based on their business' strategy and requirements, it can be useful to look at what other firms are doing, especially firms in...

  • Report 2017 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    Use Our Benchmarks To Transform Your Tech Budget, Not Just Defend It
    March 28, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs feel ambivalent about tech budget benchmarks. They need them to respond to CEO and CFO questions about tech spending levels, but they also know the top-line metrics don't really say much. This...

  • Report 2017 US Tech Budgets: The Outlook For Tech Spending Overall And By Industry

    Steady US Economic Growth And The BT Agenda Will Drive 5% Tech Market Growth In 2017
    October 17, 2016 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and their business partners prepare their tech budget plans based on their own businesses' strategy and requirements. Still, it can be useful to look at what other firms are doing, especially...

  • Report Four Reasons For Sluggish Tech Market Growth And The Rationale For Future Optimism

    Weak Economies, A Changing Hardware Market, Cloud, And CEO Aversion To Investment Have Kept A Lid On Tech Buying
    April 8, 2014 | Andrew Bartels

    Forrester's projected 5.5% growth in the global tech market in 2014 in local currency terms (6.2% in US dollars) is certainly an improvement over the more feeble growth of 2012 and 2013. Still,...

  • Report Prepare I&O For The "Internet Of Things"

    Five Key Dynamics That Will Help You Capture The Opportunity For Your Organization
    April 11, 2013 | Michele Pelino

    "Internet of Things" (IoT) solutions that machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies like RFID tags, GPS systems, and ZigBee sensors enable are gaining momentum as multiple forces align to drive...

  • Report Segmenting The US Tech Market

    SMBs' Tech Buying Outpaces That Of Enterprises Or Consumers, But The Situation Will Reverse In 2013
    December 13, 2012 | Andrew Bartels

    For CIOs, understanding trends in the broader tech market is useful, but even more useful is information on trends for companies of their size and in their industry. With IT consumerization or...

  • Report US Tech Market Outlook Dims For 2012 To 2013

    US Tech Spending Growth Will Maintain A Mediocre 4% To 5% Pace
    September 28, 2012 | Andrew Bartels

    This report details Forrester's projections of tech market growth in the US. We have reduced our forecast for 2012 growth in the US tech market from our April projections of 7.5% for total US...

  • Report The Process-Driven Business Of 2020

    Why And How To Shift From Incremental Improvement To Transformation
    April 16, 2012 | Connie Moore

    Business executives expect the CIO to help continuously improve processes by implementing major software suites, developing new apps, or enhancing existing processes. Spurred by the great...

  • Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2012 To 2013

    Improving Economic Prospects Create Upside Potential
    April 4, 2012 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs care about tech market trends for three reasons: 1) to understand how much other firms are spending on information and communications technologies (and where); 2) to determine where they ought...

  • Report What CEOs Of Small Software Companies Need To Do In 2011

    How To Find The Best Opportunities In A High-Growth Market
    July 7, 2011 | Andrew Bartels

    The software market is poised to enjoy its best growth in a decade, and small software companies face great growth opportunities as their larger competitors struggle to adapt to a new world of...

  • Report How To Build The Business Case For Customer Experience Improvement

    The Business Impact Of Customer Experience
    May 24, 2011 | William Band

    Business process professionals supporting customer-facing processes are often challenged to make the business case to their executive leaders that investing to improve the customer experience is a...

  • Report Want Loyalty? Improve Your Call Center Customer Experience

    Call Center Satisfaction Ties To Loyalty Across 11 Industries
    May 13, 2011 | Kerry Bodine

    Call center satisfaction correlates with three loyalty metrics: consumers' willingness to repurchase, reluctance to switch, and likelihood to recommend. Call satisfaction also correlates highly...

  • Report Call Center Experiences Leave Consumers On Hold For Something Better

    Consumers Rate Their Satisfaction With Call Center Agent Interactions Across 13 Industries
    April 11, 2011 | Kerry Bodine

    Consumers report low satisfaction for conversations with call center agents. PC manufacturers, TV service providers, and Internet service providers receive the brunt of their ire. The good news?...

  • Report Smart Computing Innovation Must Be Guided By EAs

    March 30, 2010 | Henry Peyret

    Forrester predicts that the latest cycle of technology innovation, "Smart Computing," will reshape the technology market through 2017. Smart Computing — which involves a blend of smart devices,...

  • Report The Arrival Of Smart Computing Reinforces The Need For Dynamic Business Applications

    Smart Computing Drives The New Era Of IT Growth
    February 18, 2010 | Mike Gilpin

    Since the 1950s, the US has seen three cycles of technology investment growth and refinement. In 2008, the US entered its fourth such cycle, which Forrester is labeling "Smart Computing." Smart...

  • Report Rating Customer Service Experiences, 2010

    Consumers Evaluate Customer Service At 92 Companies
    January 28, 2010 | Bruce D. Temkin

    Forrester asked more than 4,600 US consumers about their customer service experiences with companies across 14 industries. Barnes & Noble and Kohl's received the highest rating, while Charter...

  • Report The Next Wave Of IT Investment Is Smart Computing

    Smart Computing Drives The New Era Of IT Growth
    January 5, 2010 | Simon Yates

    Like the mainframe, personal, and network computing eras that have gone before it, "Smart Computing" will usher in a new era of technology innovation and growth. But, says Andrew Bartels, it will...

  • Report Smart Computing Drives The New Era Of IT Growth

    A New Tech Investment Cycle Holds Seismic Promise — And Challenges
    December 4, 2009 | Andrew Bartels

    The technology industry has entered a new cycle of tech innovation and growth, which we are calling "Smart Computing." Like prior cycles of mainframe computing, personal computing, and network...

  • Report Mobile Application Evaluations And Pilots By Industry

    July 9, 2008 | Ellen Daley

    An industry comparison of eight types of mobile applications currently being evaluated or piloted by firms. See what's hot and what's not, and which industries may be poised to take the lead in...

  • Report Using BPM To Improve Operational Efficiency

    Exploring The Benefits Of BPM
    July 7, 2008 | Ken Vollmer

    In most enterprises, the ongoing level of manual operations offers fertile ground for improvements in operational efficiency. Enterprise architects can provide leadership in this area by finding...

  • Report The Global Mobile Application Landscape

    April 7, 2008 | TJ Keitt, Michele Pelino

    Mobile line-of-business applications — such as field service and healthcare apps — are the next wave of mobile applications. While deployment of these apps is further along in North America and...

  • Report Transportation Takes Mobility On The Road

    Mobility Helps Firms Improve Business Processes
    April 23, 2007 | Maribel D. Lopez

    Mobility is top of mind for nearly half of the North American and European companies that rank setting a mobile strategy and policy as a top priority. Transportation is ahead of the curve in terms...