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    Report Chatbots 101: Building Conversational Interfaces

    Take A Progressive Approach To Building Chatbots That Aligns With Your App+ Mobile Strategy

    As smartphone communication shifts from voice to text and images, consumers are adopting messaging services at an unprecedented pace. In parallel, they're looking to use conversations for customer...

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    Report Digital Transformation Using Node.js

    This Swiss Army Knife Is More Than Just An Application Platform
    November 10, 2016 | Michael Facemire

    Node.js the tool of choice for digital upstarts in Silicon Valley — but application development and delivery (AD&D) pros in enterprises around the world are successfully using it to transform their...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2017: Mobile Is The Face Of Digital

    Mobile is the face of digital: the core of customer experience for leading firms across a breadth of industries. Consumer app fatigue is forcing digital business professionals to offer a portfolio...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Development Platforms, Q4 2016

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    October 24, 2016 | Michael Facemire

    In our 32-criteria evaluation of mobile development platform (MDP) vendors, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Amazon Web Services (AWS), AnyPresence, Appcelerator, IBM, Kinvey, Kony,...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Mobile Development Platforms

    Consolidated, Full-Stack Solutions For Implementing Mobile Strategies
    October 20, 2016 | Michael Facemire

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have many technology choices for building mobile experiences. Mobile development platforms (MDPs) aim to simplify these choices, but what...

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    Report The State Of Chatbots

    Pilot Chatbots As Part Of Your App+ Mobile Strategy

    As smartphone communication shifts from voice to text and images, consumers are adopting messaging at an unprecedented pace. In parallel, they look to extend conversations beyond socializing with...

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    Report The Future Of Mobile Experience Development

    The mobile computing revolution rivals the move from monolithic systems to client-server in the 1990s. Similarly, we're seeing massive architecture changes as companies modernize the way they build...

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    Report Make Smart Mobile Development Decisions

    August 19, 2016 | Michael Facemire, John M. Wargo

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals are not usually the driving force behind creating the business case for mobile — but that doesn't mean they don't have a role to play....

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    Report Enterprise Business Intelligence: Now Always At Hand On Your Smartwatch

    Smartwatches Are No Longer Just For Collecting Data: Use Them For Instant Glanceable Insights
    June 30, 2016 | Boris Evelson, Michael Facemire

    The modern world moves at lightning speed, and fumbling to find a smartphone in your purse or pocket to answer a client's question may take a while. The customer may be long gone by the time you...

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    Report A Rosetta Stone For Translating CX Priorities Into Digital Realities

    The Four A's For Ensuring That Customer Experience And Tech Management Teams Speak The Same Language
    April 26, 2016 | TJ Keitt, Michael Facemire

    Customer experience (CX) professionals know that their businesses need digital experiences to thrive in the post-PC world. The challenge, though, is turning business demands for capabilities like...

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    Report Native, Web, And Cross-Platform Mobile Apps All Have Their Place

    Strategic Plan: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    February 24, 2016 | John M. Wargo, Michael Facemire

    In clients' inquiries regarding mobile app development, the most common question is: "Should we go with a native development approach, use HTML5, or use cross-platform tools?" Our answer: It's not...

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    Report Brief: How Facebook Will Change The Digital Development Landscape

    Mainstream Dev Shops Should Investigate React, React Native, Flux, Flow, GraphQL, And Parse
    January 14, 2016 | Michael Facemire

    Consumer giants Facebook and Netflix face complex challenges in delivering innovative experiences to millions of users. How do they manage this growing volume of continuous streams for enormous...

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    Report Predictions 2016: Modern Development Goes Mainstream

    Leading-Edge Practices Spread From The Best To The Rest Of Application Development And Delivery Shops
    November 19, 2015 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, Kurt Bittner, John R. Rymer

    The world of software development and delivery is changing fast, but the most significant changes — like continuous delivery, DevOps, composable apps, microservices, and API management — have...

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    Report Brief: Fast Feedback Accelerates Software Time-To-Market

    Expedite Time-To-Market By Reducing Developer Friction
    November 18, 2015 | Michael Facemire

    There is nothing more destructive to developer productivity than context switching — moving from one development task and environment to another. Yet individual developers must do this constantly,...

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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 Predictions 2016: The Mobile Revolution Accelerates

    As the mobile mind shift speeds up even more in 2016, consumers' expectations will soar, pressuring you to do better at tapping contextual data to serve them better. More companies will treat...

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    Report Brief: IBM Acquires StrongLoop

    What It Means To IBM, Enterprise Applications, And The Future Of Software Development
    September 23, 2015 | Michael Facemire

    On September 10, 2015, IBM announced the acquisition of StrongLoop, a company that builds products and delivers services around Node.js. A JavaScript environment built around the V8 JS engine,...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Infrastructure Services, Q3 2015

    Ten Providers That Matter And How They Stack Up
    September 10, 2015 | Michael Facemire, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    In Forrester's 112-criteria evaluation of mobile infrastructure service vendors, we identified 10 significant software and service providers — AnyPresence, Appcelerator, IBM, Kinvey, Kony,...

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    Report Drones' Early Commercial Use Cases Show Value, Not Disruption — Yet

    Critical Mass Adoption Will Have To Wait For FAA Action . . . And Wait, And Wait, And Wait

    A combination of technologies is set to create new business opportunities. Unmanned aerial vehicles (AKA drones) are a prime example. Today, companies are experimenting with drones at short ranges...

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    Report Quick Take: Amazon Pushes The Reset Button On App Stores

    Amazon Underground's Focus On Engagement Offers A New Choice For Indie Developers

    At first, mobile app stores seemed like an independent app developer's paradise. Write a great app, deploy it, minimize the middlemen selling and distributing it, and maximize profit. But that last...

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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 The Future Of Mobile Security Development

    Mobile Developers Shouldn't Be Writing Security Code
    June 23, 2015 | Michael Facemire, Tyler Shields

    Mobile developers are, by definition, people that write code for mobile devices. While the job often requires attention to other parts of a mobile-enabled business process (e.g., developing mobile...

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    Report Quick Take: Google Woos Developers With Platform Advances At Google I/O 2015

    Android Fragmentation Means Most New Features Will Have A Long Adoption Cycle

    It's the heart of the developer conference season; a time when major platform vendors like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft all compete to attract application development and delivery (AD&D)...

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    Report Quick Take: Microsoft Attracts Developers Through Choice, Scale, And Imagination

    Developer conferences are among the hottest technology events these days, selling out in days if not hours. Developers willingly queue up to get the latest information on core platform technologies...

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    Report The Dawn Of Enterprise JavaScript

    JavaScript Finds Its Place In Enterprise Software Development
    April 1, 2015 | Michael Facemire

    Adoption of JavaScript — and the Node.js runtime environment in particular — sets the stage for the biggest shift in enterprise application development in more than a decade. When building a...

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