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The Data Management Playbook For 2018

Effective Data Management Anchors Digital Transformation

Today, what you know and how well you use that knowledge fuels your competitiveness and growth. You must change how your firm provisions and manages data to keep up with empowered customers and...

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  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Digital Insights Are The New Currency Of Business

    Beginner Level: Technology Practices For Insights-Driven Businesses
    January 12, 2018 | Brian Hopkins, Ted Schadler

    Businesses are drowning in data but starving for insights. Worse, they have no systematic way to consistently turn data into action. This can't continue. Demanding customers and competitive...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Data Technology Pathfinder

    Landscape: The Data Management Playbook
    November 14, 2017 | Michele Goetz

    The variety, velocity, and volume of data continue to explode; business stakeholders want direct access to diverse data; and firms now set policies and assume the risk of data management and usage....

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    Report Predictions 2018: The Honeymoon For AI Is Over

    Success At Artificial Intelligence Means Hard Work — Treat It Like A Plug-In Panacea And Fail

    The honeymoon for enterprises naively celebrating the cure-all promises of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is over. Forrester predicts that 2018 will be the year when a majority of...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Next-Generation Business Intelligence Is Here — More Automated, Pervasive, And Actionable

    Vision: The Business Intelligence Playbook
    September 15, 2017 | Boris Evelson

    Older-generation business intelligence (BI) applications cost too much and take too long to develop and deploy. In the next two to five years, only the insights-driven enterprises — those that can...

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    Report Grow Your Business And Compete By Creating A Winning Business Intelligence Strategy

    Executive Overview: The Business Intelligence Playbook
    September 1, 2017 | Boris Evelson

    Enterprise business intelligence (BI) is chock-full of challenges. Only partially a science, it remains mostly art based on best practices and lessons learned. Rather than reinvent the wheel,...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Insight Platforms-As-A-Service, Q3 2017

    Google's Powerful Combination Of Machine Learning, Real-Time, And Insight Application Tools Makes It A Leader
    August 2, 2017 | Brian Hopkins

    In our 36-criteria evaluation of insight platform-as-a-service (PaaS) providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — 1010data, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Databricks, GoodData, Google,...

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    Report Case Study: The ATP Unlocks Decades Of Tennis Data To Transform The Fan Experience

    Data Commercialization Drives Value For Teams And Fans
    August 1, 2017 | Somak Roy, Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.

    The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the governing body of men's pro tennis, oversees 15,000 tennis matches a year and was sitting on a huge store of data with the potential to improve...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Move Your Big Data Into The Public Cloud

    You Won't Be Able To Keep Up With Customers If You Don't
    June 15, 2017 | Brian Hopkins

    Public cloud adoption is the No. 1 priority for technology decision makers investing in big data. However, most enterprise architects are not ready for the disruption that this shift will cause....

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Warehouse, Q2 2017

    Tools And Technology: The Data Management Playbook
    June 15, 2017 | Noel Yuhanna

    In our 26-criteria evaluation of big data warehouse solutions, we identified the 15 most significant vendors — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cazena, Cloudera, Hortonworks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise...

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    Report HIMSS17 Demonstrates Healthcare's Tectonic Technology Shift

    Cloud And Big Data Players Show Up In Healthcare Space As EHR Vendors Sling Mud
    April 13, 2017 | Kate McCarthy

    The 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS17) demonstrated a shift in the healthcare information technology industry by bringing together a...

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    Report 2017 Technology Imperatives For US Health Insurers

    Regulatory Uncertainty Accelerates The Need For Customer Insight And Engagement
    April 5, 2017 | Kate McCarthy

    2017 is likely to be fraught with uncertainty for health insurers as Congress evaluates massive changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During this prolonged period of uncertainty, insurers will...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Four Steps To A Data Management Strategy In Light Of Big Data

    Strategic Plan: The Data Management Playbook
    March 13, 2017 | Michele Goetz, Mike Gualtieri, Nasry Angel

    Data is the lifeblood of your entire organization. It should enlighten every function of the business, including customer experience (CX), operations, marketing, sales, service, and finance. A data...

  • For Customer Insights Professionals

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    Report Top Performers Commercialize Data Through Insights Services

    March 6, 2017 | Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.

    The data economy is exploding. Many companies have put their data to work internally to improve operational efficiency, service delivery, and ultimately customer experience. But now many customer...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Cloudy Future Of Hadoop

    Hadoop Is Here To Stay, But The Cloud Will Change What It Is
    March 1, 2017 | Brian Hopkins, Mike Gualtieri

    Happy birthday! This is the year that Apache Hadoop and its community turns 10 years old, and we have all watched the child star rocket to big data superstardom. But will this bright future...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Fabric, Q4 2016

    A Critical Platform For Enterprises To Succeed With Big Data Initiatives
    November 22, 2016 | Noel Yuhanna

    Big data initiatives are on the rise as organizations focus on rolling out actionable insights. Big data fabric offers enterprise architecture (EA) pros a platform that helps them discover,...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report Six Frameworks To Manage Your Big Data Privacy Concerns And Risks

    Assess Your Data Practices And Protect Customer And Employee Privacy
    October 21, 2016 | Heidi Shey

    As companies store, process, and analyze vast amounts of data from email, social networks, sensors, IT systems, public data stores, and other sources, they need to be aware that much of it could be...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report New, Evolving Tools To Manage Big Data Will Grow At Double-Digit Rates

    ForecastView Document
    September 15, 2016 | Jennifer Adams

    In the age of the customer, successful companies maximize customer intelligence by turning big data into actionable business insights. We define big data as the practices, processes, and...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report How To Scale Business Intelligence With Hadoop-Based Platforms

    Combine The Best Of Both Worlds With Agile And Distributed BI Platforms
    September 13, 2016 | Boris Evelson

    Analyzing big data poses multiple challenges. Highly parallel distributed data architecture is one solution, but until recently it has been mostly limited to databases, not business intelligence...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Native Hadoop BI Platforms, Q3 2016

    The Six Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    September 13, 2016 | Boris Evelson

    In our 22-criteria evaluation of native Hadoop business intelligence (BI) platform providers, we identified the six most significant ones — Arcadia Data, Attivio, Datameer, Kyvos Insights, Oracle,...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Next-Generation EDW Is The Big Data Warehouse

    Big Data Warehouses Drive Faster, Integrated, Self-Service Analytics
    August 29, 2016 | Noel Yuhanna

    EDW is not dead; it's evolving! Enterprise data warehouses have come a long way in delivering value by predicting trends, minimizing churn, and identifying new business opportunities. However, in...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Forrester Data: Big Data Management Solutions Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet
    August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Adams

    Big data solutions address data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. In this forecast, we specifically examine big data management...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016

    Scalability, Multimodal, Flexibility, And Lower Cost Drive Enterprise Adoption Of NoSQL
    August 17, 2016 | Noel Yuhanna

    The demand for databases is on the rise as organizations build next-generation business applications. NoSQL offers enterprise architecture (EA) pros new choices to store, process, and access new...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Data Warehouse Automation Helps Close The Data-To-Insight Gap

    August 16, 2016 | Boris Evelson, Nasry Angel

    Agile business intelligence (BI) platforms only partially support the iterative development of BI applications. Parts of the process, like data integration and modeling, still follow a less...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Insights Platforms, Q3 2016

    Insight Platforms Turn Big Data Into More Action
    August 2, 2016 | Brian Hopkins

    The market for data analytics technologies has exploded, and your business needs actionable insight from data more urgently than ever. But it is easy to get lost with so many choices and appealing...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Breakout Vendors: Big Data Integration For Business Process Automation

    Pneuron And AlphaPoint Merge Big Data Integration And Business Process Orchestration
    August 1, 2016 | Brian Hopkins

    How much effort should your organization spend on integrating data? Most firms have already spent a lot of time and money, and their data lake projects aren't reducing their efforts that much. In...

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