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    Report Build Digital Workspace Delivery Systems To Give Employees The Right Tools For Their Jobs

    Tools And Technology: The Workforce Enablement Playbook
    March 6, 2017 | David K. Johnson

    Employees in your company who engage with customers must become more agile, responsive, and informed. The corporate personal computing environment is now a mix of legacy technology that isn't well...

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    Report The Future Of Digital Workspaces Is Cloud

    I&O Pros With On-Premises Digital Workspace Solutions Look To The Cloud
    August 31, 2016 | David K. Johnson

    Employee technology plays a key role in a customer-obsessed organization. Seeking to arm employees with the technology they need to drive business growth, enterprises have invested in digital...

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    Report How To Budget For Workforce And Customer-Facing Technologies In 2016 And Beyond

    Benchmarks: The Workforce Enablement Playbook
    April 29, 2016 | J. P. Gownder

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders planning their budgets for 2016 and beyond must invest in the business technology (BT) agenda — that is, spending on technology that helps win, serve,...

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    Report Breakout Vendors: Cloud Computing In China

    These Chinese Startups Will Fuel And Optimize Your Cloud Strategy
    January 25, 2016 | Frank Liu

    As companies in China increasingly adopt cloud and reap its business benefits, they will need more innovative cloud services to help them develop their business technology agenda and drive digital...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Server-Hosted Virtual Desktops (VDI), Q3 2015

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    September 18, 2015 | David K. Johnson

    In Forrester's 26-criteria evaluation of server-hosted virtual desktop vendors, we identified the seven most significant software providers — Citrix, Dell, Listeq, Microsoft, Nimboxx, Oracle,...

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    Report Five Ways To Ensure That Your Digital Workspace Initiative Doesn't Fail

    Give User Experience And Cost Savings Equal Priority
    July 23, 2015 | David K. Johnson

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders deploy digital workspace technologies to lower their costs and improve security. But while savings and security matter, virtualization contributes...

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    Report Accelerate Product Design With Digital Workspaces For 3D Visualization

    Recent Innovations In Graphics Hardware And Digital Workspace Technologies Improve Coordination Across Distributed Design Teams
    June 4, 2015 | David K. Johnson

    There are few things more fundamental to the competitiveness of your business than the way engineers design and develop products. 3D product design, visualization, and life-cycle management...

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    Report Simplify And Accelerate Your Infrastructure With Hyperconvergence

    Hyperconverged Systems Will Become The New Standard For Infrastructure-As-A-Service Deployments
    March 18, 2015 | Richard Fichera, Henry Baltazar

    The core infrastructure of enterprises and service providers has become successively more virtualized. However, supporting technologies have failed to keep pace in key places, particularly in the...

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    Report Quick Take: Microsoft Cleans Windows Licensing And Reveals A Path To VDI

    Microsoft's New Per-User Subscription License Enables Use On And From Multiple Devices, Both Locally And/Or Virtually
    October 31, 2014 | Duncan Jones, David K. Johnson

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals who set client device strategies for their organizations should welcome Microsoft's new option of a user subscription license (USL) for Windows....

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    Report Quick Take: Breaking Down VMworld 2014

    Can The Virtual Powerhouse Power Virtually Everything?
    September 2, 2014 | Dave Bartoletti, Henry Baltazar

    Last week, VMware presented its latest corporate and product strategy and developments at the annual VMworld conference. The three pillars of VMware's strategy are the software-defined data center...

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    Report Brief: The Software-Defined Data Center Is Still A Work In Progress

    Four Recommendations For Embarking On Your SDDC Journey
    August 27, 2014 | Richard Fichera

    To accelerate business growth, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must understand and ultimately master four key I&O-related trends: 1) continually consolidate and optimize the...

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    Report Match Digital Workspace Delivery Systems To Your Organization's Workforce

    Personas Help You Decide On Virtual Desktops, Virtual Apps, Or Native Apps
    August 21, 2014 | David K. Johnson

    The challenge: Give employees with a diverse range of work styles access to Windows-based applications and desktops across a wider range of devices and operating systems (OSes), without...

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    Report Key Emerging Technologies Bring Opportunity To Chinese Businesses

    Chinese Enterprise Architects Must Lead Tech Research And Guide Usage To Realize Business Benefits
    February 4, 2014 | Charlie Dai

    Emerging technologies such as big data, mobility, and cloud are powering the age of the customer and creating a market where innovators disrupt traditional leaders and startups have greater...

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    Report TechRadar™: Business Technology Monitoring, Q3 2013, Part 4 Of 5

    Analysis Of Business Monitoring Technologies In The "Growth" Ecosystem Phase
    November 27, 2013 | John Rakowski

    In Part 4 of Forrester's TechRadar™ series on business technology (BT) monitoring, we examine four technologies in the "Growth" ecosystem phase: application and middleware monitoring,...

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    Report Quick Take: Amazon Floods The Desktop-As-A-Service (DaaS) Landscape With WorkSpaces

    I&O Pros Should Evaluate Their Options Before Diving In
    November 25, 2013 | David K. Johnson

    On November 13, 2013, Amazon Web Services (AWS) legitimized the movement toward desktop-as-a-service as a viable alternative to physical PCs and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) when it...

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    Report Quick Take: Breaking Down VMworld 2013

    VMware Delivers A Strong SDDC Message, An Incremental Cloud Story, And A Relatively Weak End User Computing Message
    September 19, 2013 | Dave Bartoletti, Rachel A. Dines

    Is the traditional data center about to be disrupted by the cloud? Not if VMware can help it. Last week's annual VMworld conference in San Francisco drew over 20,000 infrastructure and operations...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    Report Avoiding The Compliance Challenges Of Software Virtualization

    Avoid Licensing Issues By Understanding The Rules And Employing Software Optimizing Technology
    July 16, 2013 | Mark Bartrick

    There are many benefits associated with software virtualization, and the majority of Forrester clients have already started their virtualization journey. However, like any licensing metric, the...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Workplace Services, Q2 2013

    Providers Driving Workplace Services In EMEA
    May 14, 2013 | Wolfgang Benkel, Bill Martorelli

    Workplace services are rapidly evolving far beyond their origins in desktop and desk-side management toward a post-desktop future in which end users' consumer-derived expectations dominate the...

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    Report Five Seismic Forces Reshuffle The Workforce Vendor Ecosystem

    2012 brought a tectonic shift in worker technology requirements. Many more employees now purchase their own devices, bring them to work, and use them to conduct personal and professional activities...

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    Report Strategic Benchmarks 2013: IT Infrastructure

    IT Complexity And Growing Business Demands Orient Infrastructure Priorities Toward Increasing Hardware And Cost Efficiency

    This report provides IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals with strategic benchmarks to compare their IT infrastructure budgets, priorities, motivations, and technology adoption to...

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    Report 2013 Forrester Mobile Security Predictions

    March 26, 2013 | Chenxi Wang

    The mobile market is evolving rapidly. Both the consumer and enterprise markets are experiencing major changes. Room exists for new innovations as well as for established players to develop new...

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    Report Product Spotlight: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012

    An Evolutionary But Not Revolutionary Release
    January 7, 2013 | David K. Johnson

    In the first half of 2012, PC shipments have dropped year-over-year as many consumers and employees find the object of their desire to be a tablet or a Mac. In addition, with virtual desktops on...

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    Report Hosted Virtual Desktops Versus Physical PCs: Understanding The Operational Cost Differences

    January 3, 2013 | David K. Johnson

    When considering hosted virtual desktops (also known as virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI) as an alternative or in addition to physical PCs, it's difficult to find reliable information about...

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    Report Optimize IT Infrastructure Around Key Workloads

    September 7, 2012 | Richard Fichera, Andre Kindness

    The inside-out approach of engineers focused on technology for its own sake must stop: Your business cares about outcomes and holistic services, not server, storage, and network technologies. For...

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    Report Strategy Deep Dive: Imbibing Macs In The Enterprise

    Apple Mac Shops Share Their Secrets For Success
    September 4, 2012 | David K. Johnson

    Chances are that you have employees using Apple Macs at your firm today, and they're doing this without the support and guidance of the infrastructure and operations (I&O) organization. IT...