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Forrester on robots

"Although many scaremongers promise a future in which automation technologies create massive unemployment, these analyses are based on flawed assumptions. Instead, automation will replace some jobs and create others."

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    Report Measuring Mobile Apps

    Continuous Improvement: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    January 17, 2018 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, Michael Facemire

    Mobile users drive development teams to deliver new features and capabilities. Mobile performance management tools provide an essential feedback loop to guide the content of these updates. The...

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    Report Developing Tomorrow's Digital Experiences

    Vision: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    December 22, 2017 | Julie A. Ask, Michael Facemire

    Digital channels are more amorphous and fragmented than ever. However, they share a common core: mobile. Mobile will emerge as the central choreographer in this broader, connected ecosystem....

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    Report Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform

    Road Map: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    November 6, 2017 | Michael Facemire, Ted Schadler

    Mobile is pushing aging web architectures to the brink. The three-tier architecture built for a browser-led PC world can't flex, scale, or respond to the needs of a good mobile experience or the...

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    Report Mobile Feast Or Beggar's Banquet?

    Landscape: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    October 20, 2017 | Michael Facemire, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    The variety of mobile operating systems, devices, form factors, and middleware technologies make an implementation that simply extends existing websites impossible, as do the time-to-market and...

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    Report Building A Mobile Business Case: It's A Steep Climb

    Business Case: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Mobile app development may seem inexpensive, but it's not. While there are low-cost development tools and frameworks, apps require ongoing support and updates, and labor costs are high. Moreover,...

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    Report Build Mobile Experiences That Drive Engagement

    Executive Overview: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    The mobile mind shift is driving businesses' customers and stakeholders to expect (and demand) support for a wide variety of smartphones and tablets. But for application development and delivery...

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    Report Organize For Mobile Development Success

    Organization: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Customer expectations are soaring as the mobile mind shift accelerates. To meet them, mobile development teams must release high-quality apps multiple times per year. It's important to focus on...

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    Report Improving Mobile App Quality Testing

    Benchmarks: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    January 11, 2017 | Michael Facemire

    Mobile is changing the way enterprises create software, but the same cannot be said for mobile testing — the variety of devices, operating systems, and front-end development technologies creates...

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    Report Mobile Development: Smooth Sailing Or Titanic Voyage

    Assessment: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    January 5, 2017 | Michael Facemire

    Mobile development presents a completely different set of challenges from past enterprise development projects. These challenges aren't limited to development teams. They permeate all aspects of...

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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...

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    Report Build Five-Star Mobile Apps

    Processes: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Companies hoping to reach customers through the mobile channel need to ensure their apps get high ratings. So what's the best way to structure a development shop to build a highly rated app? For...

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Market Overview: Mobile App Testing

    Mix And Match Tools And Services For Best Results
    January 15, 2015 | Rowan Curran, Michael Facemire

    Mobile applications are becoming the primary digital experience touchpoint for customers and employees, and the resulting challenges for application development and delivery (AD&D) organizations...