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    Report The Anatomy Of A System Of Insight

    Understand How Systems Of Insight Turn Data Into Action
    March 22, 2017 | Brian Hopkins, Michele Goetz

    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...

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    Report Portfolio Ecosystem: The Central Nervous System For Delivering Business Strategy

    Tools And Technology: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook
    March 3, 2017 | Margo Visitacion

    CRM solutions act as the customer system of record and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions act as the financial system of record, giving companies insight into their customers and...

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    Report Arm Your Digital Business With Competitive Intelligence

    It Means A Lot More Than Helping Your Business Execs Stalk Your Competitors
    April 26, 2016 | Nasry Angel

    What will an incomplete view of the competition cost your firm? Blockbuster, Borders, and Circuit City are all examples of companies blindsided by competitors using emerging technology to transform...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Software Solutions, Q2 2016

    Varied Building Blocks Lay The Foundation, But It's Up To You To Make It A True Private Cloud
    April 12, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Enterprises turn to the private cloud market for fast provisioning of resources, delivering public cloud-like capabilities internally. However, this market comprises more than one category of...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Brief: Developers Get More Architecture Oversight — And They Like It

    Be A Change Agent For Agile-Plus-Architecture
    March 18, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    Achieving faster solution delivery over the long haul, instead of just on isolated projects, requires application development and delivery (AD&D) teams to invest in both architecture and in DevOps-...

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    Report A Framework For Information Management And Consumption Technology

    March 11, 2015 | Gene Leganza

    Enterprise architects carry the heavy responsibility of planning for elaborate implementations of complex technology. They must weigh the implications of the plans for all of the related...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Nine Questions To Ask About Docker

    Docker — Or Whatever Comes In Its Wake — Will Change The Application Delivery Landscape
    March 9, 2015 | Randy Heffner

    Over the past year or so, Docker, the operating system (OS) level container technology, has created quite an industry stir. Docker promises faster application delivery cycles and reduced production...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report A Guide To More Effective Developer-Architect Relations

    Survey: Developers Say Some Architects Are Extremely Effective
    December 31, 2014 | Randy Heffner

    Developers and architects don't always get along . . . and that's a bad thing. Organizations need both the short-term agility of fast delivery cycles and the longer-term sustainable agility and...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Increase Flexibility By Embracing Future Business And Technology Trends

    October 24, 2014 | Jost Hoppermann, Paul D. Hamerman

    This report outlines Forrester's vision for the future of business applications. It summarizes the key business drivers and trends that are reshaping the value proposition of business applications....

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Canvass Support For Your New Retail Architecture

    Forrester's Retail Reference Architecture Enables Successful Response To Digital Disruption
    July 24, 2014 | George Lawrie, Randy Heffner

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have to engineer differentiating connected consumer experiences from a web of overlapping systems of engagement such as eCommerce, supply...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Brief: TM Forum Defines An Architecture Framework For Digital Business

    TM Forum Live 2014 Highlights Its Relevance To Enterprise Architecture
    July 15, 2014 | Henry Peyret

    The challenges that many industries are now facing with the transformation to digital business have been faced by the telco industry for many years. Nonprofit industry association TM Forum...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Technology Spotlight: End User Behavior Monitoring

    Monitor Internal End User Behavior To Optimize Workforce Productivity
    May 13, 2014 | John Rakowski

    Rapid consumer technology innovation in smartphones, tablets, mobile applications, and wearables is increasing the hardware and software choices available for business users so that business...

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    Report Quick Take: What The Federal Framework For Health IT Means To Providers' Architecture

    April 14, 2014 | Skip Snow

    On April 3rd, 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued the...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report SOA Plays An Important Role In A Telco Merger

    EE Uses SOA To Unify Business Operations Across Three Separate Brands
    September 23, 2013 | Randy Heffner

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) strategies continue to add significant value in the industry. EE, a UK digital telecommunications company formed by merging the UK operations of T-Mobile and...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Drive Business Agility And Value By Increasing Your API And SOA Maturity

    Forrester's Eight Central Elements Of Service-Based Maturity Provide A Foundation For Achieving Business Agility Via APIs And SOA
    September 5, 2013 | Randy Heffner

    Effective strategies for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application programming interfaces (APIs) require maturity on multiple fronts. Application development teams and solution architects...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report API Design, Part 2: Design Messaging Styles By Balancing Reach With Your Other Design Goals

    To Foster API Acceptance, Design Around Your API Users' Messaging Preferences And Need For Other Capabilities
    August 21, 2013 | Randy Heffner

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they select messaging types...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report API Design, Part 4: Future-Proof And Secure Your APIs To Fit Your Usage Scenarios

    Data Ownership Guides Security; Versioning Strategy And Open-Ended Design Protect Your APIs' Futures
    August 21, 2013 | Randy Heffner

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Delivering Enterprise Information Architecture One Project At A Time

    July 24, 2013 | Gene Leganza

      This toolkit provides general guidance for using business-capability-specific information architecture definitions and associated information architecture road maps to define the projects...

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    Report Technology Landscape: Metadata Management, Q2 2013

    The Foundation For Data Governance, Tooling, And More
    June 17, 2013 | Henry Peyret

    Metadata management is the foundation for data governance, management, and use. But despite this, firms have a spotty record of collecting, harmonizing, and managing the metadata inherent in their...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Establish Your API Design Strategy

    APIs Are A Key Embodiment Of Your Digital Business
    June 11, 2013 | Randy Heffner

    When designed well, application programming interfaces (APIs) for the open Web create a wide range of business opportunity. The problem that application development and delivery (AD&D)...

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    Report Purchasing The Building Blocks For Data Management

    May 14, 2013 | Michele Goetz

    Today's enterprise data architecture is changing to accommodate models and definitions that are frequently abstracted from data sources, federated sources, and data analytics performed during the...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Use A Reference Architecture To Speed Cross-Channel Digital Experience Delivery

    Forrester's Digital Experience Reference Architecture Balances Four Opposing Forces
    November 21, 2012 | Randy Heffner

    Four opposing forces complicate digital experience delivery: the need for speed of initial delivery and ongoing change, the need to deliver experiences that are coherent and familiar across...

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    Report Craft Your Future State BI Reference Architecture

    November 1, 2012 | Boris Evelson, Noel Yuhanna

    In the face of rising data volume and complexity and increased need for self-service, enterprises need an effective business intelligence (BI) reference architecture to utilize BI as a key...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Embrace App Internet Architecture To Win In The Next Era Of Computing

    The Multidevice World Demands A New Application Architecture
    July 18, 2011 | Mike Gualtieri, Galen Schreck

    The rapid growth of smartphones and tablets is fueling a dramatic shift in the way people use software — a shift away from PC and web apps and toward smart-device apps. These new apps deliver...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The State Of Application Development In Enterprises And SMBs

    Forrsights North America And Europe
    April 11, 2011 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Forrester surveyed 933 technology decision-makers and approximately 2,500 developers at North American and European enterprises and small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to understand the state...