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    Report The Smart Home Finally Blossoms

    Connected Home Activities Will Challenge CIOs To Support Smart Products That Deepen Customer Engagement
    July 27, 2015 | Frank E. Gillett

    After decades of poorly executed home automation systems and gadgets, startups are taking advantage of mobile tech advances to deliver slick smart home devices that support a wide range of...

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    Report Brief: Nest Hatches Smart Home Futures With Traditional Partners And Incremental Products

    Nest's Announcement Shows That Smart Home Leaders Will Partner With Utilities And Insurance For Long-Term Success
    July 23, 2015 | Frank E. Gillett

    After a very long product hiatus, Nest — the smart home device company acquired by Google in January 2014 — finally came up with a new offering. On June 17, 2015, it announced new versions of its...

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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 The Top Emerging Technologies Through 2020 — The CIO Perspective

    CIOs Need To Make Emerging Technologies Part Of Their BT Agenda
    October 31, 2014 | Frank E. Gillett, Brian Hopkins

    In today's competitive environment, investing in business technologies is central to companies' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. Companies that create and lead in new disruptive...

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    Report Brief: Embedded Systems Close The Experience Gap In Connected Cars

    Tech Mahindra Enables The Connected Aftermarket For Cars
    October 29, 2014 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Over the past few years, automotive firms have invested heavily into creating great customer experiences around the process of choosing and buying cars. But once a car is sold, automakers tend to...

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    Report Quick Take: HP Splits But Changes Little

    What The Two Companies Will Do Next Matters Most To CIOs
    October 7, 2014 | Peter Burris

    On October 6, 2014, HP announced that it will split its $115 billion business into two public companies by the end of its fiscal year 2015. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will focus on the enterprise...

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    Report Quick Take: Observations From IFA 2014

    CIOs Need To Recognize The Value Of Consumer Electronics For Their Business Technology Strategies
    September 11, 2014 | Dan Bieler

    Forrester recently visited the oldest and largest global consumer electronics trade fair, Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), which took place in Berlin. IFA 2014 demonstrated that smart consumer...

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    Report Quick Take: PTC Bulks Up For Internet Of Things But Will Face Stiff Competition

    Adding Axeda To ThingWorx Assets Gives PTC A Jump On Enterprise Rivals
    July 28, 2014 | Frank E. Gillett, Michele Pelino

    PTC, a software maker that serves product manufacturers, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Axeda for $170 million in cash. The Axeda acquisition, combined with the...

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    Report Quick Take: Connected-Home News Obscures Advances In Offerings For A Broader Audience

    iControl, Insteon, And Microsoft Push Connected-Home Solutions — But Need To Add Simple Devices That Solve Mobile Moments
    May 20, 2014 | Frank E. Gillett

    Last week, iControl Networks touted new customer survey data on smart-home systems, while Insteon announced the first connected-home solution kits and modules tailored for and codeveloped with...

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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 Quick Take: Impressions From Mobile World Congress 2014

    March 6, 2014 | Dan Bieler, Thomas Husson, Henning Dransfeld

    This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona brought together 80,000 attendees. The event is both the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring top...

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    Report Pioneer Vendors: Smart, Connected Products For The Internet Of Things

    Five Startups Transforming Customer Experience In A Connected World
    January 6, 2014 | Frank E. Gillett

    Many companies are rethinking the nature of their products and services as connectivity and control become easier. Smarter, more connected products are being enabled as the Internet of Things (IoT)...

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    Report The Internet Of Things Comes Home, Bit By Bit

    Digital Homes Will Get Smart In Small Steps
    December 23, 2013 | Frank E. Gillett

    The connected world's tendrils are expanding far and wide to gear like farm equipment and parking meters, yet most consumers' homes remain a simple endpoint of connectivity whose intelligence is...

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    Report Government Spending Brinksmanship Drags Down The 2013 US Tech Market Outlook

    We Cut Our 2013 Spending Growth Estimate To 3.9% From 5.7%
    October 25, 2013 | Andrew Bartels

    By rights, US CIOs should be looking at a relatively decent 6% growth in their tech purchases in 2013, as we had predicted earlier this year. Instead, the drag on the US economy and on US tech...

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    Report Services For The Digital Self

    The Battle To Serve You . . . And Profit From Your Data
    September 3, 2013 | Frank E. Gillett

    People must manage an exploding array of digital content that they create or are responsible for, both at work and at home. We call this collection the digital self, and it includes everything from...

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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 Defining The Boundary Between Business Tech Buying And Consumer Tech Buying

    Understanding Who Chooses And Who Pays For Devices That Span Business And Personal Tasks
    December 13, 2012 | Andrew Bartels

    The spreading bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon has created a more complex landscape of tech buying. But traditional divisions between consumer tech purchases and business tech purchases...

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    Report Smart Products Will Require A Hybrid CTO/CIO Skill Set

    The Burgeoning Set Of Connected Offerings Will Require New Skills
    November 16, 2012 | John McCarthy

    The era of the standalone product is over. More and more offerings are becoming intelligent, connected, and thus able to provide more engaging experiences for customers in business or consumer...

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    Report Best Practices: Leveraging Live Streaming And On-Demand Video In The Enterprise

    Communications, Training, And Collaboration Dominate Usage Scenarios
    January 27, 2012 | Philipp Karcher

    A growing number of content and collaboration professionals are interested in using webcasting and YouTube-like video portals internally for corporate communications and training. Why? They...

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    Report CIO: The Future Of Mobile Is Context

    Building A Foundation To Enable Next-Generation Mobile Services
    December 20, 2011 | Ted Schadler, Julie A. Ask

    CIOs that Forrester interviewed understand the potential of context and are building the foundational infrastructure needed to support the use of context across consumer touchpoints — not just...

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    Report Consumer Security Market, 2011 And Beyond: Evolving Buyer Behaviors Breed Market Volatility

    August 17, 2011 | Jonathan Penn, Heidi Shey

    Consumer attitudes toward security solutions are changing markedly. Consumers are becoming more concerned about Internet risks, more savvy about the protection measures they need to take, more...

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    Report Mobilize Your Collaboration Strategy

    Mobile Collaboration Requires An App Internet Architecture
    July 13, 2011 | Ted Schadler

    The days when a Windows application and a server cluster in the data center could handle your collaboration needs are over. An increasingly mobile and remote workforce with experiences forged by...

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    Report The Personal Cloud: Transforming Personal Computing, Mobile, And Web Markets

    An Empowered Report: Sizing The Opportunity As Individuals Embrace New Services For Managing Their Work And Personal Digital Lives
    June 6, 2011 | Frank E. Gillett

    The personal computing experience for individuals is broken, ruptured by the fragmentation of personal information across PCs and mobile devices and the scattering of content across a multitude of...

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    Report Leveraging Millennials To Drive Enterprise Social Initiatives

    April 28, 2011 | Rob Koplowitz

    Investments in enterprise social technology continue to rise. At the same time, the bet on enterprise social initiatives becomes increasingly strategic. The stakes are high, the risk of failure...

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    Report TechRadar™ For Content & Collaboration Professionals: Enterprise Video, Q1 2011

    Tools To Manage And Deliver Video Are Growing; Videoconferencing Makes A Comeback
    January 21, 2011 | Philipp Karcher

    Enterprises increasingly use video in a wide range of use cases, changing how they collaborate, issue communications, train their employees, and even talk to customers. But the transformational...

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