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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report How To Capture The Benefits Of Microservice Design

    Three Phases Of Adoption Begin With Today's Programming Models And Platforms

    Developing software using microservice design is the hot new approach. Why? Microservices promise implementation flexibility, graceful scaling, faster delivery, and higher resiliency. But...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform

    Road Map: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    May 23, 2016 | 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...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Data Management Excellence Propels Big Data Benefits

    Leading Chinese Companies Are Using Big Data To Deliver Customer Value
    March 28, 2016 | Charlie Dai

    While many enterprise architecture (EA) professionals and technology management leaders have already kicked off big data initiatives, many lack a strategic approach to continuously generating...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report A Developer's Guide To Forrester's Strategies For API Success

    A Guided Tour Of Forrester's Research On APIs And SOA
    February 24, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    APIs and service-oriented architecture (SOA) form a critical foundation for the software that is the backbone of modern business. The biggest mistake we see AD&D pros make is to think of APIs only...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Create A Business Applications Road Map For The Digital Age

    Road Map: The Business Applications Playbook
    November 12, 2015 | Paul D. Hamerman

    This report provides a road map for business applications strategy that can help application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals maintain a viable set of business applications for the...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Brief: How Enterprise Architects Can Empower The Business To Create Mobile Apps Faster

    April 14, 2015 | Pamela Heiligenthal

    Project teams are working as fast as they can to deliver mobile applications, yet many CIOs say that development takes too long and costs too much. Why? Because manual processes, complex data...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Brief: Take Three Steps To Fold Mobility Into Your Architecture

    April 3, 2015 | Pamela Heiligenthal

    Your mobile teams are running fast to build applications quickly and effectively. To bring those apps to life, developers have to tap services and backend data that were designed before the first...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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

    Report Best Practices For Agile-Plus-Architecture

    Enterprises Need Sustainable Business Agility, Not Just Agile Development
    February 23, 2015 | Randy Heffner

    Agile development practices and continuous delivery are essential tools, but so is an architecture that enables resilience. Combining Agile and architecture is challenging. Agile development and...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Create A Road Map To Guide Digital Experience Delivery

    February 10, 2015 | Ted Schadler

    To deliver great digital experiences, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals must deploy the right technology for customers — and, of course, for your marketing and business...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    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

    Report Predictions 2015: The Age Of The Customer Is Set To Disrupt The BPM Market

    November 6, 2014 | Clay Richardson, Craig Le Clair

    The age of the customer is disrupting a business process management (BPM) discipline that started in the 1990s to drive costs from production and operations. Over the next two years, new...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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

    Report The Engagement Platform's Delivery Tier

    The Top Technologies For Improving Mobile Web Performance
    October 20, 2014 | Mark Grannan

    Mobile connections are slower and less reliable than wired broadband, and the mobile users at the far end of the connection are less patient with response times. Traditional network delivery...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Brief: Use Personas To Shape Mobile Architecture And Strategy

    Persona Analysis Should Be Part Of Your Architecture Toolkit
    October 14, 2014 | Pamela Heiligenthal

    Mobile projects move at the speed of light to deliver internal and consumer-facing applications. Many of these projects are successful, but others are epic failures. The frequent root causes are...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report How China's Retail Innovators Built Their Agile Architecture Foundations

    Suning, JD.com, And Yihaodian Implemented Their Own Versions Of The Agile O2O Architecture Framework
    October 3, 2014 | Charlie Dai

    Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals who are putting customer experience (CX) at the top of their agenda should take a deep dive into China's retail industry. While the vertical still serves...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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

    Report Transform Banking Enterprise Architecture For Business Innovation

    Leading China-Based Banks Show How To Support Product, Operational, And Organizational Innovation
    July 21, 2014 | Charlie Dai

    The banking industry in China is transforming. Internet companies and changes to the regulatory environment are having a significant impact on this highly regulated market segment. Facing a complex...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report The Foundational Architecture Roles And How They Are Changing

    Two Additional EA Roles Are Needed For Digital Businesses
    July 10, 2014 | Henry Peyret

    Forrester described six foundational architecture roles in the organization report of the enterprise architecture practice playbook, which we published June 8, 2012. Since then, Forrester has...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Brief: Software Innovation Requires A Loosely-Coupled Application Architecture

    June 23, 2014 | Kurt Bittner, Randy Heffner

    Amazon.com and its web-native cousins are the envy of many traditional organizations feeling pressure from competitors that innovate more rapidly. What's the critical enabler for rapid software...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report The Engagement Platform's Aggregation Tier

    A Closer Look At The Heart Of Modern Enterprise Architecture

    The Forrester report "Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform" outlined the enterprise architecture required for a successful digital strategy that serves customers via web and mobile...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Accelerating App Development And Delivery To Formula 1 Speeds

    May 21, 2014 | Phil Murphy

    Businesses rely on great applications to attract and engage customers, who increasingly use mobile apps to transact business anywhere at any time, and social technologies that transform individuals...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Brief: Mobile Access To Back-End Systems

    The Uses And Limitations Of Screen-Scraping
    May 14, 2014 | Phil Murphy

    Mobile applications are the linchpins of business strategies to attract, retain, and delight customers. Mobile developers, in turn, need access to customer data typically resident in back-end...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Systems Of Automation Will Enrich Customer Engagement

    Modern Applications Need Operational Context
    February 27, 2014 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    How will companies use modern applications to enrich customer engagements? In short, by exploiting context. Creating customer context means aggregating information from mobile devices, tapping...