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    Report The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

    Canadian Tech Buyers Focus On The BT Agenda In Cautious Times

    Canadian CIOs are grappling with a mixed bag of economic news. While better than expected GDP growth continues to provide reasons for optimism, a struggling energy sector, an overheated housing...

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    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...

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    Report Case Study: How Buenos Aires Became Insights Driven

    Systems Of Insight Shed Light On Solutions To Citizen Complaints
    January 31, 2017 | Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.

    Buenos Aires found itself in desperate need of change. Public works projects crippled the city. Citizen frustration reached new heights. And city budgets shrunk with the elimination of electricity...

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    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...

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    Report Market Overview: Data Loss Prevention

    DLP Suite Adoption Holds Steady As DLP Becomes A Feature And Managed Services Offer An Attractive Option
    May 2, 2016 | Heidi Shey

    Policies to control data use and movement require enforcement mechanisms. Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities give security and risk (S&R) professionals the means to enforce those policies and...

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    Report The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2016 To 2017

    Canadian Tech Buyers Showed Signs Of Life In 2015, But That Will Fade In 2016
    March 21, 2016 | Andrew Bartels, Cheryl McKinnon, Charlotte Wang

    CIOs in Canada must prepare to make important decisions to fast-track their adoption of cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS). While 2016 to 2017 promises to be a tumultuous period for...

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    Report 2016 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    What You Need To Know About What Your Industry Peers Are Spending On Business And Information Technologies
    January 21, 2016 | Andrew Bartels

    Every year, CIOs look for tech budget benchmarks to defend tech spending levels to business partners and to help determine where their firm may be overspending or underspending on technology. In...

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    Report 2016 US Tech Budgets: The Outlook For Tech Spending Overall And By Industry

    Where The BT Agenda Is Driving The Most Change
    November 17, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    This is the time of year when CIOs and their business partners are preparing their 2016 tech budget plans. To help, this report provides our current forecast for the US tech market in aggregate, by...

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    Report 2015 To 2016 Tech Market Outlook For European Countries

    Better Growth Outside The Eurozone Than Within
    October 9, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    Will Europe's modest economic expansion strengthen or go into reverse? Will China's economic slowdown and the ongoing geopolitical conflict with Russia put a dent into European exports? What will...

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    Report The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    Moderate Growth In Local Currencies Led By The BT Agenda, But A Decline In US Dollars
    August 31, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    At the midyear point in 2015, CIOs in most countries are operating in tech markets with moderate growth of around 4% in local currencies, a bit weaker than what we projected in January 2015....

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    Report European Tech Market Outlook, 2015 To 2016

    A Modest Improvement, Shadowed By A Strong Dollar
    August 10, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs in European countries can look forward to a slightly better tech market in 2015 and 2016. The European tech market has shown signs of moderate but sustained growth of 4% to 5% in euros. Aided...

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    Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2015 And 2016: The BT Agenda Powers Steady Expansion

    Software Expansion Offsets Weak Hardware And Outsourcing Demand
    June 29, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    Three trends dominate our updated US tech market forecast for 2015 and 2016. First, spending by CIOs and their business partners on the business technology (BT) agenda to win, serve, and retain...

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    Report US Tech Spending By Industry, 2014 To 2015 — Which Industries Will Lead The BT Charge?

    October 22, 2014 | Andrew Bartels

    Forrester's US tech market outlook for 2014 and 2015 provided general guidance for US CIOs. But every firm operates in a specific industry. So, in this report, we provide our outlook for tech...

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    Report At Last, A Tech Market Recovery In Europe

    Modest Growth Of 2.3% For 2014
    July 10, 2014 | Andrew Bartels

    The European tech market has been down so long that sooner or later it was bound to turn up. Sooner is here. With most European economies emerging from recession, and Germany, Poland, and the UK...

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    Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2014 And 2015 — Solid, Steady Growth

    Customer-Facing Technologies Will See The Fastest Growth
    April 24, 2014 | Andrew Bartels

    Our updated US tech market forecast indicates that US CIOs can plan for 6% to 7% increases in their tech budgets in 2014 and 2015, after several years in which they have had to be cautious in their...

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    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,...

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    Report Mapping The Connected World

    Software Control Of The Physical World Will Change Your Business
    October 31, 2013 | Christopher Mines, Michele Pelino

    A technology revolution is brewing that uses sensors, networks, and analytics software to connect physical objects and infrastructure to computing systems, providing an unprecedented view into the...

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    Report The Canadian Tech Market 2013 To 2014

    Sluggish Canadian Tech Market Will Accelerate In 2014
    October 25, 2013 | Andrew Bartels

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers continue to be more conservative in their tech buying than those in the US, with business and government purchases of tech goods and services growing by 2.2% in 2013,...

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    Report Continued Gloom For European ICT Markets

    Tech Recession Extends Through 2013, At Least
    July 12, 2013 | Andrew Bartels

    Will it ever end? When will the European economic recession end, and when will European tech buying start to pick up? These are questions that CIOs across Europe and tech vendors selling to them...

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    Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2013 And 2014: Better Times Ahead

    We Forecast 6% ICT Spending Growth For Both Years
    April 25, 2013 | Andrew Bartels

    US CIOs remain torn between their need to invest in new mobile, cloud, and smart technologies and their fear of encountering economic doldrums (or worse). Over the past two and a half years, these...

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    Report Budgets And Priorities: Global Benchmark 2012

    Strategic Planning Forrsights For CIOs
    January 15, 2013 | Craig Symons

    CIOs are under more pressure to do more things, do them faster, and do them with less money than ever before. This has made the IT budget process increasingly stressful and often contentious, as...

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    Report Industry Contexts And Constraints Diversify Approaches To Bring-Your-Own-Technology

    Pharmaceuticals, High-Tech, Professional Services, And Education Will Lead BYOT Adoption In The Coming Years
    December 13, 2012 | Connie Moore, Jamie Warner

    This report examines how and why bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) varies across 20 industries. BYOT will remain a thorny issue for CIOs in every industry, geographic region, and company size over...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Report The Canadian Tech Market 2012 To 2013

    Economic Worries Lead Canadian CIOs To Cut Back ICT Purchases
    August 2, 2012 | Andrew Bartels

    Canada's CIOs and tech buyers are behaving as if Canada is heading for a recession — and it's not. Indeed, while the Canadian economy is growing at about the same 4% rate (at current prices) as the...