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  • Report Top 10 Recommendations For Private Cloud Success

    What You Call It Doesn't Matter, But Defining Scope And Governance Is Crucial
    July 1, 2020 | Tracy Woo, Chris Gardner

    Despite reportedly high private cloud adoption, Forrester continues to see enterprises that are struggling with build-out. Success with private cloud comes only through embracing self-service, full...

  • Report The Pandemic Recession Demands A Digital Response

    To Adapt And Grow, Businesses Must Get Lean, Go All In On Ecosystems, And Embrace Agile At Scale
    June 25, 2020 | Ted Schadler

    Digital transformation was never optional. But most firms treated it that way, applying digital technology in dribs and drabs — until COVID-19 shuttered economies and forever altered the patterns...

  • Report Now Tech: Colocation And Data Centers, Q2 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 20 Data Center And Colocation Providers
    April 13, 2020 | Abhijit Sunil

    You can use colocation providers to optimize your infrastructure spending, increase uptime and reliability features, and unlock the best possible network connectivity options across your network...

  • Report 2020 To 2021 US Tech Budgets: The Industry Outlook

    CIOs Should Tighten Their 2020 To 2021 Tech Budgets Based On Slowing But Still Positive US Economic Growth
    March 3, 2020 | Andrew Bartels

    The US tech budget outlook for 2020 and 2021 is getting darker, but growth will still be positive with a low risk of an actual downturn. In this report, we provide our 2020 to 2021 forecasts for...

  • Report China Tech Market Outlook, 2020 To 2021

    2020 Will Be A Year Of Adaptation For China's Decision Makers
    January 14, 2020 | Charlie Dai

    Technology spending in China will reach US$174 billion in 2020 as the Chinese government and enterprises leverage digital technologies to further drive transformation and improve adaptability in a...

  • Report Cloud Powers The Modern Adaptive Enterprise

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 11, 2019 | Dave Bartoletti

    Cloud is no longer tactical but rather a strategic enabler of connected platform economies. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must orchestrate cloud ecosystems that link employees,...

  • 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 Research Overview: Vendor Management For Customer-Obsessed Enterprises

    An SVM Leader's Guide To Research About What Matters To Their Firm's Customers
    October 1, 2019 | Duncan Jones

    Technology suppliers are increasingly central to firms' innovation and differentiation, which means that vendor management offices (VMOs) need to change. This report provides an overview of a range...

  • Report The Future Of The Enterprise Software Industry

    Prepare For A Buyers' Market In Enterprise Software, 2020 To 2030
    September 5, 2019 | Christopher Mines

    Business spending on software has soared from $172 billion to $920 billion over the past 25 years, a healthy 7% annual growth rate. Software has become the dominant medium for engaging with...

  • 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...

  • Report Choose The Right Customer Service Solution For Your Business

    Tools And Technology: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    July 12, 2019 | Ian Jacobs, Kate Leggett

    Delivering a differentiated customer experience (CX) requires the right technologies, processes, and organizational structures. Therefore, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals...

  • Report The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Canadian Tech Spending Will Moderate After Strong Growth In 2017 And 2018
    July 10, 2019 | Andrew Bartels, Cheryl McKinnon, Nate Meneer

    The Canadian tech market will see moderate growth in 2019 and 2020. Near-term prospects for Canadian economic growth appear shaky due to the collapse of oil prices in Q4 of 2018 and persistent...

  • Report Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Growth Will Remain Steady Unless China's Or Japan's Economy Slows
    March 18, 2019 | Andrew Bartels, Frederic Giron

    Asia Pacific (AP) CIOs can expect tech market growth of 4% or more in 2019 and 2020, although trade frictions and slowing economies could halve that. Many AP firms, still at the early stages of...

  • Report The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Tougher Times Are Ahead As We Move Away From 2018's Peak Growth Rates
    February 11, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    When CIOs look back in five years, they will probably mark 2018 as the best year for tech budgets over that period. To help CIOs navigate these shifting tech waters and prepare for tougher times,...

  • Report 2019 US Tech Budgets: Industry Outlook

    CIOs Should Make Their 2019 Plans With A Solid Understanding Of What's Going On In Their Industry
    February 6, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    The US tech budget outlook for 2019 is generally positive, with projected growth of 6.1% only slightly slower than its 2018 growth. But in that broad picture, different industries will face very...

  • Report Understanding The Cloud Services Provider Landscape

    Landscape: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    January 17, 2019 | Bill Martorelli, Liz Herbert

    With cloud computing services now central to modern technology strategy, the challenge for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals is to focus on selecting the right partners and planning...

  • Report China Tech Market Outlook, 2019 To 2020

    2019 Will Be A Year Of Rebalancing For China's Decision Makers
    January 15, 2019 | Charlie Dai

    Technology spending in China will reach US$256 billion in 2019 as the Chinese government and enterprises leverage digital technologies to further drive reforms and transformations. This report...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Global IoT Services For Connected Business Operations, Q4 2018

    The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    December 4, 2018 | Bill Martorelli, Michele Pelino

    In our 27-criterion evaluation of global internet-of-things (IoT) services for connected business operations providers, we identified the 14 most significant ones — Accenture, Atos, Capgemini,...

  • Report The Q4 Global Tech Market Outlook For 2018 To 2019

    2019 Will See Good Growth But Also Risks Coming Off The Highs Of 2018
    October 26, 2018 | Andrew Bartels

    Despite threats of trade wars, Brexit uncertainties, Turkey's meltdown, and other disruptions, 2018 is turning out to be a very good year for the global tech market. While some of the positives...

  • Report European Tech Market Outlook By Country, 2018 To 2019

    Benelux And The Nordic Nations Lead, While The Big Four Sputter With Weakening Economies
    October 18, 2018 | Andrew Bartels, Nate Meneer

    People often view Western and Central Europe as a single regional tech market, but as every European CIO knows, it is also a collection of 28 separate national markets. This report details...

  • Report European Tech Market Outlook For 2018 To 2019

    3% Growth Lags Behind The US's 6% In 2018, With A Continued Slowdown To 0.8% In 2019
    September 13, 2018 | Andrew Bartels

    European business and government CIOs enjoyed better-than-expected economic conditions in 2017, which encouraged decent growth of almost 4% in 2017 tech budgets. But the second half of 2018 and...

  • Report How Federated Digital Teams Drive Pace At Scale

    Organization: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook
    August 27, 2018 | Martin Gill, Mark Grannan

    The explosion of devices, platforms, and channels means digital experience leaders face unprecedented complexity. And in a multibrand, multiregion, multiproduct business, it's easy to see why the...

  • Report Five Practices To Succeed With Your Retail eCommerce Strategy

    Processes: The Retail eCommerce Playbook
    July 25, 2018 | Sucharita Kodali

    Retail eCommerce has over two decades of experience under its belt, so digital retail businesses at all maturity stages have a fairly established set of best practices to follow. This report helps...

  • Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2018 And 2019

    Cloud Powers Tech Spend To Nearly 7% Growth And Software To 8% Growth
    July 2, 2018 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and other tech decision makers will see positive fundamentals in 2018 and 2019. This report lays out Forrester's analysis of how conflicting forces will affect US tech markets in 2018 and 2019...