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    Report The Top 10 Technology Trends To Watch: 2018 To 2020

    Ten Trends Will Help You Maximize The Value Of Business Technology

    Maximizing the value of your business technology investments requires an understanding of trends — not just as interesting reading but as vital clues to your firm's future success and, possibly,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Take Two Technology Roads To Digital Experience Success

    Road Map: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook
    October 18, 2017 | Ted Schadler

    Once you have a strategy to prioritize digital interactions and have assessed the business impact of each investment, it's time to plan your technology road map. You must pursue two paths...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Business Impact Of Digital Experience Technology Is Profitable Growth

    Business Case: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook
    October 3, 2017 | Ted Schadler

    Armed with the methods in this report, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals can help their companies link digital experience strategy to the technology road map. First, assess...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Digital Experience Platform Trends, 2017

    Landscape: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook
    September 21, 2017 | Mark Grannan, Ted Schadler

    Digital experience platform technology evolution has crossed a threshold in the past two years. Enterprise organizations are starting to shift to "all-in" strategies with a single vendor for their...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Disrupt Your Business From The Outside In

    Take A Blue-Sky Approach To Digital Innovation By Asking How Technology Can Deliver What Customers Value Most
    May 9, 2017 | Ted Schadler, Nigel Fenwick

    What would it feel like to disrupt your industry? Better than being disrupted, we'd say. In this report, we lay out a simple orientation — we call it customer obsession — to help you imagine what...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Disrupt Your Business From The Outside In

    Take A Blue-Sky Approach To Digital Innovation By Asking How Technology Can Deliver What Customers Value Most
    May 9, 2017 | Nigel Fenwick, Ted Schadler

    What would it feel like to disrupt your industry? Better than being disrupted, we'd say. In this report, we lay out a simple orientation — we call it customer obsession — to help you imagine what...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Digital Rewrites The Rules Of Business

    Vision: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook
    April 27, 2017 | Ted Schadler, Nigel Fenwick

    Digital technology dramatically improves the economics and capabilities of every business. Using hardware, software, algorithms, and the internet, it's 10-times cheaper and faster to engage...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Digital Rewrites The Rules Of Business

    Vision: The CIO Digital Business Transformation Playbook
    April 26, 2017 | Nigel Fenwick, Ted Schadler

    Emerging technologies dramatically improve the economics and capabilities of every business. Using hardware, software, algorithms, and the internet, it's 10 times cheaper and faster to meet rising...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Unleash Your Digital Predator

    March 8, 2017 | Nigel Fenwick, Ted Schadler

    Today's customers — consumers and businesses — expect to integrate your products and services into their digital world. Your employees do, too. CIOs who fail to reshape their business as...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Accelerate Digital Innovation Through A Business Technology Partnership

    Tools And Technology: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook
    February 21, 2017 | Ted Schadler, Nigel Fenwick

    The days of monolithic applications running in data centers, waterfall software development with two releases a year, and business executives throwing endless lists of "must-have" features over the...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report The Digital Business Imperative

    February 15, 2017 | Ted Schadler, Nigel Fenwick

    Customers' power in the marketplace continues to ramp up, so eBusiness leaders still need to transform digital customer experiences, including marketing, sales, and channels. The ability to align...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Digitize Your Business Strategy

    Executive Overview: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook
    January 12, 2017 | Martin Gill, Ted Schadler

    To compete in the age of the customer, your firm must become a digital business. As a digital business leader, it's your job to shape how. You must enhance your digital customer experience while...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2017: In Digital Transformation, The Hard Work Of Operational Excellence Begins

    November 1, 2016 | Ted Schadler, Nigel Fenwick

    Digital business professionals are at the forefront of digital transformation, improving digital customer experiences. But in 2017, under the threat of digital disrupters, you must lead your fellow...

  • For CMO Professionals

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    Report The Top Technologies For Your Business Technology Agenda, 2016

    The Top Business Technologies To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers Along Every Step Of Their Journeys
    May 10, 2016 | Ted Schadler

    Customer-obsessed firms are customer-led and insights-driven. They move fast rather than perfectly, and they are connected to serve increasingly powerful customers. CMOs must engage with CIOs to...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report The Top Technologies For Your Business Technology Agenda, 2016

    The Top Business Technologies To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers Along Every Step Of Their Journeys
    May 10, 2016 | Ted Schadler

    Customer-obsessed firms are customer-led and insights-driven. They move fast rather than perfectly, and they are connected to serve increasingly powerful customers. CIOs wield a critical asset: the...

  • For CMO Professionals

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    Report What Comes After The Unicorn Carnage?

    Smart CMOs Will Exploit The Slowdown To Catch Up With And Serve Customers
    March 30, 2016 | Ted Schadler, James L. McQuivey

    By the end of 2015, investors had given 152 tech startups "unicorn" valuations of more than $1 billion. But now, valuations are deflating for many private and public tech companies. Is this 2000...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report What Comes After The Unicorn Carnage?

    March 30, 2016 | Ted Schadler

    By the end of 2015, investors had given 152 tech startups "unicorn" valuations of more than $1 billion. But now, valuations are deflating for many private and public tech companies. Is this 2000...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2015

    Adobe And Sitecore Lead A Strong Field Of Vendors
    February 4, 2015 | Ted Schadler

    Web content management (WCM) software has become the technology and content delivery backbone of digital experiences. Firms that want to upgrade for mobile devices, consolidate potentially...

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    Report Close The Experience Gaps With The Right Business Technology

    Closing The Experience Gaps
    December 22, 2014 | Megan Burns, John McCarthy, Ted Schadler

    Companies that want to improve customer experience will increasingly rely on technology to close gaps in performance, convenience, personalization, and trust. Forrester has created a catalog...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report CIOs: Organize For Mobile Success

    Build And Support IDEA Teams To Drive Mobile Moments

    Customer expectations are soaring as the mobile mind shift accelerates. In order to meet those expectations, CIOs must work closely with their business peers. Where to start? We suggest a four-part...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Brief: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms — Early Days, Early Lessons Learned

    Vendors' Marketing Visions Are Clearer Than The Product Capabilities — Or Most Companies' Needs
    October 15, 2014 | Ted Schadler

    Vendors are buying, building, and integrating their way toward platforms designed to help companies deliver omnichannel experiences across commerce, content, and campaigns. "The Forrester Wave™:...

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    Report Closing The Experience Gaps

    Adopt A New Experience Architecture And Philosophy To Bridge Gaps In Performance, Convenience, Personalization, And Trust
    August 7, 2014 | John McCarthy, Ted Schadler

    Improving customer experience is now the No. 1 priority of business executives. And as Forrester's revised Customer Experience Index makes clear, simply meeting needs is not enough to deliver...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Cognitive Engagement: A New Force Of Creative Destruction

    Artificial Intelligence Grows From Data To Dialog To Disruption
    July 1, 2014 | Michele Goetz, Ted Schadler

    IBM Watson beat two Jeopardy champions and will soon help oncologists pick treatment options faster. On a smartphone, Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana answer simple questions on an ever-growing...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Great Mobile Experiences Are Built On Systems Of Engagement

    November 16, 2012 | Ted Schadler, John McCarthy

    By 2014, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers, including your employees and partners and customers. However, mobile is not simply another device for...

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    Report Mobile Is The New Face Of Engagement: An Executive Summary

    March 26, 2012 | Ted Schadler, John McCarthy

    This report summarizes the 28-page Forrester report "Mobile Is The New Face Of Engagement." By 2016, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers. However,...