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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Cloud Migration Services

    Focus On A Balanced Sourcing Strategy For Applications Migration
    March 28, 2017 | Bill Martorelli

    For most enterprises, becoming digital entails migrating applications to the cloud. Clients embarking on cloud migration efforts are increasingly emphasizing speed above all else. Fortunately for...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Accelerate Digital Transformation With A Modern BPM Platform

    Leading Chinese Firms Are Modernizing Business Process Management To Build Digital Businesses
    July 11, 2016 | Charlie Dai

    Agility-oriented business process management (BPM) has become a strategic cornerstone for enabling digital business. To respond to increased digital competition and disruption, enterprise...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Digital Transformation Needs Mainframe DevOps

    Improving User-Facing Processes Means Streamlining Core Systems
    June 20, 2016 | Kurt Bittner, Robert Stroud

    Successful digital businesses unleash the data and business processes encoded in their mainframe-based applications. Ad hoc integrations between systems of engagement and systems of record get them...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Application Modernization, Service By Microservice

    Incremental Application Modernization Succeeds Where Wholesale Rearchitecting And Replatforming Failed
    November 20, 2015 | Kurt Bittner, Randy Heffner

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders face a frustrating balancing act: deliver new applications ever faster while keeping the older ones technologically relevant. Rewriting older...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report How Forward-Thinking Insurers Modernize Systems To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers

    Product And Distribution Innovation Drive New Modernization Paths
    January 29, 2015 | Craig Le Clair

    New distribution models and accelerated product innovation are the primary disruptive elements facing insurers today. These directly pressure core business systems. Insurers that can modernize...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Don't Let A Mountain Of "Technical Debt" Derail Mobile And Customer-Facing App Delivery

    Lead The Investment Case With Business Issues, Not Technical Debt
    October 28, 2014 | Phil Murphy

    The ever-increasing demand from business leaders for modern mobile and customer-facing apps has application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders embracing Agile and DevOps techniques to keep...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Shared Services: If WyCAN, So Can You!

    Thought Leadership And Teamwork Enable Cost-Savings And Better Service For Consortium Members
    February 7, 2014 | Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.

    Public sector organizations don't have the privilege of dialing back on scope in challenging economic times. In fact, when the going gets tough, government organizations often have to kick into...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report SAP Modernization

    Modernizing The SAP Platform To Prepare For Innovation
    May 29, 2013 | George Lawrie

    Almost half of Forrester clients deploy applications from SAP, investing millions to maintain them as a system of record; many of these companies are global corporations with more than $1 billion...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Digital Business Design Is The New Integration

    Create A Cohesive Business From Your (Seemingly Random) Collection Of Applications And Data
    November 8, 2012 | Randy Heffner

    Integration is a perennial challenge for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. Vintage, monolithic applications are hard to deal with, and point solutions abound, including...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Don't Move Your Apps To The Cloud

    Use The Cloud To Transform Them Instead
    November 5, 2012 | James Staten

    It has become conventional wisdom that leveraging cloud services will save you money. But that isn't universally true. To achieve these benefits, especially from cloud platforms...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Proof Points For Mainframe Application Migration

    Answering The Classic Clash Question: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?"
    September 28, 2011 | Phil Murphy

    Previous Forrester research outlined a framework for deciding whether migrating your applications from the mainframe platform makes sense by identifying the factors that enter into a well-reasoned...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Mainframe Migration — Panacea Or Pandora's Box?

    A Framework For Mainframe COBOL Migration And Rehosting Decisions
    August 17, 2011 | Phil Murphy

    Business executives want to reduce the recurring costs of their application portfolios any way they can and use the savings to fund new business opportunities and counteract competitive threats....

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Transforming Application Delivery

    An Empowered Report: Empower Delivery Teams To Succeed Despite Constant Change
    February 3, 2011 | Diego Lo Giudice, Dave West

    Application development and delivery organizations are at the heart of the shift to business technology. But while coupling app delivery more directly with the business brings the opportunity to...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report What Comes Next After Application Assessment?

    Application Assessments Are Only A First Step Toward Rationalization
    January 26, 2011 | Phil Murphy

    Application rationalization is a hot topic for many applications professionals and also draws the attention of enterprise architects and CIOs. Most organizations begin by compiling an inventory of...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Assessing Your Applications — Metrics That Matter Drive Better Rationalization Decisions

    June 29, 2010 | Phil Murphy

    Applications professionals have never been busier, yet business leaders lament how little they receive in return for their IT investments. Both perceptions have merit, but they only serve to divert...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report A Workable Application Modernization Framework Is Job No. 1 Now

    April 26, 2010 | Phil Murphy

    We are being crushed by our IT legacy and must deal with the problem now. Bloated application portfolios prevent us from fully supporting new business opportunities and innovation; IT...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Think Lean When Doing Application Portfolio Consolidation

    January 6, 2010 | Phil Murphy, George Lawrie

    Packaged applications, custom-built applications, shrink-wrapped applications, and system software all share a common trait: Mergers, acquisitions, and the passage of time have allowed redundancy...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Market Overview: The Middleware Software Market, 2009

    Software AG And TIBCO Challenge IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP
    December 30, 2009 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The middleware software market went through a sequence of paradigm changes in the past three decades. Most vendors offer middleware portfolios with various software components from basic...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Modernization Decisions: Migrate, Rewrite, Or Replace A 40-Year-Old Assembler Application?

    October 2, 2009 | Phil Murphy

    Client inquiries asking Forrester for help in making application modernization decisions have spiked in recent months, spurred on by firms' need to make the most of the applications they already...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Justifying Application Modernization: Industry Analogies Explain Choices In A Business Context

    March 17, 2009 | Phil Murphy

    Wary business executives are squeezed by external competition for market share and internal competition for operating and IT budgets. Applications professionals can no longer expect that the...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Micro Focus's Purchase Of Relativity Strengthens Its APM And Modernization Offerings

    December 19, 2008 | Phil Murphy

    Micro Focus's acquisition of rival Relativity Technologies for $9.7 million is expected to close in early 2009. What does the acquisition mean to applications professionals? It will have several...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Topic Overview: Strategies To Cut Application Costs Using Diagnostic And Monitoring Tools

    November 5, 2008 | Phil Murphy

    Once developers have implemented and stabilized applications in a production environment, the applications are placed in "maintenance mode"; thereafter, many receive little scrutiny. As time...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Use Action-Oriented Categories To Guide Application Life-Cycle Investment Decisions

    Human Life-Cycle Analogies Provide No Value And Introduce Bias
    October 17, 2008 | Phil Murphy

    Excessive IT costs have application development and program management professionals searching for ways to reduce wasteful spending within their application portfolios. Many organizations begin the...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Application Modernization Taxonomy Clarifies Choices And Paves A Path For Progress

    October 17, 2008 | Phil Murphy

    Modernizing aging application portfolios presents application development and program management professionals with a bevy of confusing choices — the IT industry uses terms with overlapping and...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report The Application Management Continuum Offers CIOs A Contemporary Approach To Modernization

    July 14, 2008 | Phil Murphy

    The technology needs of an industry evolve and mature unevenly — in the early years, companies replace technology frequently to scale in step with organic growth. As the industry matures, it...