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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Dealing With Development Team Dysfunction

    Identify And Address Signs Of Dysfunction In Your Team To Develop Better Software
    August 17, 2017 | Amanda LeClair, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Software development teams transform their digital delivery capabilities at different speeds. Results from a recent survey indicate that most development teams are improving their processes but...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Mobile-First, Low-Code Platforms Close The "App Gap"

    The Mobile Low-Code Landscape Has Solutions For All Skill Levels
    March 2, 2017 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    As mobile devices become ubiquitous, customer engagement is shifting to the mobile channel. This puts application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders under pressure to quickly deliver mobile...

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    Report Choose The Right Mobile Development Solutions

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Traversing the mobile app dev technology landscape is challenging — particularly in light of different mobile development approaches, the range of infrastructure capabilities, and the development...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Meet The Digital Architects Of Your Technology Strategy

    A new cadre of software experts we call digital architects is transforming technology architecture with open source software, cloud services, and Agile development. Application development and...

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    Report Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier For Enterprise Developers

    Development Leaders Must Anticipate New Roles And Tools To Ensure VR Success

    After a false start in the 1990s, the virtual reality (VR) market will finally realize its potential over the next few years. Early adopters are already developing VR experiences, but the tools and...

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    Report Brief: 2015 Mobile App Developer Platform Preferences

    Android Extends Its Global Lead, iOS Shines In North America, And Windows Gains Ground As A Third Player
    November 25, 2015 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    In 2015, Android and iOS devices still capture the dominant share of mobile developers' attention. But the gap between the also-rans and at least one of these two leading mobile operating systems...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Building High-Performance Mobile Experiences

    November 18, 2015 | Michael Facemire, Jeffrey S. Hammond, John M. Wargo

    The early days of enterprise mobile app development focused on creating a functional experience and getting it out the door quickly, leaving "quality" as a problem for another day. App performance...

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    Report Improve Developer Engagement With Online Portals

    Make Developers Feel Welcome By Following This 10-Step Checklist
    September 16, 2015 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    In the age of the customer, it's easy to view customers as either pure consumers of the latest smart gadget or as staid business buyers reachable only via an expensive direct sales force. But...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report Quick Take: BlackBerry Acquires Good Technology, Buying Share In The EMM Market

    September 8, 2015 | Tyler Shields, Jennie Duong, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    On September 4, BlackBerry announced a definitive agreement to acquire Good Technology for $425 million. This acquisition expands BlackBerry's mobile security offerings and eliminates one of its...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Market Overview: Mobile Infrastructure Services Aid Developers

    A Rapidly Converging Market Speeds Front-End Developers' Efforts

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have many technology choices when it comes to building mobile apps that win, serve, and retain customers. One of the principal challenges...

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    Report Best Practices: Adopt Open Source Software To Improve Development Effectiveness

    March 23, 2015 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Open source software (OSS) is increasingly ubiquitous as application development professionals look to trim enterprise software costs while simultaneously creating new, modern applications. OSS...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Best Practices For Building Beacon-Enabled Apps

    Beacons Add The Power Of Proximity To Modern Applications
    February 13, 2015 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, Rowan Curran

    As the mobile mind shift swings into high gear, developers must reimagine how they design apps to interact with the physical world. Wireless sensors linked to Internet of Things (IoT) systems will...

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    Report Brief: 2014 Mobile Developer Platform Preferences

    Developers Disproportionately Target Android And iOS, With Windows Phone A Credible Third Option

    Android and iOS devices still attract the lion's share of developers because of their broad consumer support and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) adoption by employees. But they aren't the only mobile...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Microsoft Ascending

    In First 100 Days, Nadella's Team Shifts To A More Open And Aggressive Posture
    May 28, 2014 | John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond, James Staten

    When Microsoft named Satya Nadella the third CEO in its history this past February, we posited 10 questions he needed to answer to ensure Microsoft's future relevance to enterprises. As Nadella's...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Brief: Services Supplant Mobile Middleware

    In 2014, Infrastructure Services Will Become The Enabler For Mobile Success
    February 27, 2014 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, Michael Facemire

    Application development professionals have many choices when it comes to selecting mobile technologies. One of these, mobile middleware, is in a high state of flux. Market consolidation,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Development Landscape: 2013

    Developer Forrsights North America And Europe
    August 22, 2013 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, Vivian Brown

    Software development is changing rapidly; firms must use this to their advantage to avoid falling behind. The Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013 shows that mobile development is among the hottest...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Build An Operations Stairway To The Mobile Future

    Take Seven Steps Now Under The Charter Of A Mobility Council
    October 17, 2011 | Ted Schadler, Benjamin Gray, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Smartphones, tablets, and the rise of bring-your-own (BYO) devices have put tremendous pressure on IT to revamp and rethink its mobile strategy: everything from procurement and development to...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Hudson's Move To Eclipse Will Bring Continuous Integration To A Wider Corporate Audience

    August 18, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Oracle's proposed contribution of the Hudson continuous integration project to the Eclipse Foundation bears further scrutiny, as Forrester expects that the reconstituted Eclipse Hudson project will...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The State Of Application Development In Enterprises And SMBs

    Forrsights North America And Europe
    April 11, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Forrester surveyed 933 technology decision-makers and approximately 2,500 developers at North American and European enterprises and small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to understand the state...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Future Of Java

    Java Will Be Constrained By The Bounds Of Oracle's Business Model
    January 21, 2011 | John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Drama has been running high since Oracle began to shape up the Java technology it acquired along with Sun Microsystems. Oracle ended the impasse over a new core Java release, set out a road map for...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Define Your Mobile Development Strategy

    Organization: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    August 24, 2010 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Developing mobile applications used to be an arcane activity pursued by highly specialized developers, but no more. The surge in popularity of Android devices, BlackBerries, and iPhones has...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Oracle Gets More Specific About Its Sun Plans

    No Forced Migrations, But Only Some Sun Products Seem Strategic To Oracle
    December 21, 2009 | John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond, James Staten

    As the European Commission's (EC's) objections to the acquisition of Sun Microsystems continue to delay the deal, Oracle issued clarification on its intentions for Sun's technology, most notably...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Microsoft Ups The ALM Ante With Its Bet On Teamprise

    Expect VS 2010 To Accelerate The Shakeout In The Application Life-Cycle Management Market
    November 16, 2009 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Microsoft's Team Foundation Server (TFS) has proven very popular with .NET developers but not so much with Eclipse developers. This presents a problem for Microsoft, because many of its largest...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report A Surprising New Java Platform Option: VMware

    Acquiring SpringSource, VMware Targets Java And Clouds
    August 26, 2009 | John R. Rymer, Mike Gualtieri, James Staten

    VMware's ambition is to expand up the stack from its franchise in systems virtualization software into application platforms. The company's decision to buy Java frameworks specialist SpringSource...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Software Configuration Management Tool Adoption Trends In The Americas

    June 18, 2009 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Over the past three years, respondents to Forrester's annual Enterprise And SMB Software Survey have demonstrated increasing awareness and adoption of application life-cycle management (ALM)...