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  • Report Emerging Technology Spotlight: Quantum Computing

    May 17, 2018 | Brian Hopkins

    Some of the largest vendors and biggest players in their industries are investing heavily to move quantum computing from research to reality. Enterprises must understand what this disruptive...

  • Report It's Not Easy For An Industrial Product Company To Build A Software Platform Business

    Lessons From GE's Bumpy Digital Transformation Journey In 2017

    General Electric (GE) has been on a journey of digital transformation since at least 2014. But GE's new digital business unit hit unexpected bumps in the road in 2017. This report examines the...

  • Report Gauge Your Insights-Driven Business Maturity

    The Assessment Report In The Insights-Driven Business Playbook
    February 2, 2018 | James McCormick, Brian Hopkins

    Insights-driven businesses sync data, analytics, and optimization capabilities across their enterprise. They do this at unprecedented scale, unleashing a level of decision making and innovation...

  • Report Insight Platforms Connect Data To Action

    Intermediate Level: Technology Practices For Insights-Driven Businesses
    January 24, 2018 | Brian Hopkins

    The pace of innovation and availability of data are outstripping firms' ability to keep up. Read this report to understand how an emerging class of software — insight platforms — can better connect...

  • 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...

  • Report Stretch Your Data Management Capabilities

    Continuous Improvement: The Data Management Playbook
    January 10, 2018 | Brian Hopkins

    Firms face an enormous data management challenge: how to act on data and insights to serve increasingly powerful customers and outmaneuver disruptive competitors. Architects once had time to plan...

  • Report The Anatomy Of A System Of Insight

    Advanced Level: Technology Practices For Insights-Driven Businesses

    Your big data strategy is likely too little, too late. Customers are changing their expectations too quickly, and data lakes are becoming swamps. Insights-driven disruptors are using systems of...

  • Report A First Look At Quantum Computing

    Quantum Computers Are Pure Potential In 2018, But Select Opportunities Are On The Horizon
    December 6, 2017 | Brian Hopkins

    Quantum computing is attracting more media attention and business interest as it evolves from research to reality. Forrester expects a deluge of hype in 2018 targeted at a limited set of...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Report Insights-Driven Businesses Set The Pace For Global Growth

    The Vision Report Of The Insights-Driven Business Playbook

    A new kind of company — we call them insights-driven businesses — has formed. They are growing at an average of more than 30% annually and are on track to earn $1.8 trillion by 2021. These...

  • 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,...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Insight Platform Suites, Q4 2016

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    December 7, 2016 | Brian Hopkins

    Insight platforms that combine data management, analytics, and insight execution tools were 2016's top emerging technology priority according to enterprise architects. In our 30-criteria evaluation...

  • Report The Top Emerging Technologies To Watch: 2017 To 2021

    Fifteen Technologies Will Help Your Business Become Customer-Obsessed
    September 12, 2016 | Brian Hopkins, Adam Silverman

    A new crop of emerging technology stands poised to unleash another cycle of raised consumer expectations, changing behaviors, and disruption. The stakes for CIOs are high — a wrong investment could...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Report The Insights-Driven Business

    Insights-Driven Businesses Will Steal $1.2 Trillion In 2020 — It's Time To Join Them

    A new kind of company — we call them insights-driven businesses — has formed. These firms use data, analytics, and software in closed, continuously optimized loops to differentiate and compete. By...