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    Report Cloud Powers The New Connected Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    May 27, 2016 | Liz Herbert, Dave Bartoletti

    No longer a tactical solution, cloud is a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems, connecting employees, customers, partners, vendors, and...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Quick Take: HPE Spins Its Services Unit To CSC

    May 26, 2016 | William Martorelli

    In a move that caught industry observers by surprise, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced plans to spin off its Enterprise Services unit and merge it with CSC to form a new, independent...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Brief: China's Clouds Come To Europe

    Established Chinese Providers Offer New Choices For The European Public Cloud Infrastructure Market
    May 26, 2016 | Paul Miller

    Already well-established in their home market, Alibaba and Huawei are bringing competing public cloud solutions to Europe in 2016. One will launch under its own brand, while the other has chosen to...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Brief: Introducing The New Breed Of Digital BPM Consultants

    May 26, 2016 | Clay Richardson

    Business process management (BPM) leaders struggle to keep pace with new methods, practices, and technologies needed to drive digital process innovation. They are turning to a new crop of boutique...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Vendor Landscape: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions Of Major Service Providers, Q2 2016

    Service providers are relying more upon software assets and intellectual property (IP) when carrying out client engagements. This is certainly true with hybrid cloud management: Providers are...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report The ROI Of SaaS

    A Total Economic Impact™ Analysis Uncovers Long-Term Business Value, But Cost Savings Are Not Guaranteed
    May 13, 2016 | Liz Herbert, Shaheen Parks

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is fast becoming a viable alternative for enterprise software across every business process category. But application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals must...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Vendor Landscape: Public Cloud Platforms Consolidate, But New Disruptions On The Way

    The Market's Now 10 Years Old; Microservice Designs And Enterprise Apps Will Drive The Next Decade

    Public cloud platforms are the foundation for developing and running applications in the age of the customer. The market has matured rapidly as two vendors — Amazon Web Services and Microsoft —...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2016 And 2017: Cloud And Business Caution Will Slow Growth

    Cloud Reaches A Tipping Point In US Tech Budgets, Rippling Through All Categories
    May 6, 2016 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and other tech decision-makers will have to navigate conflicting positive and negative forces on their firms' tech spending in 2016 and 2017. On one hand, adoption of cloud is spreading to the...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Market Overview: Public Cloud Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) In The European Market

    CIOs Benefit As Local Cloud Providers Position Themselves To Augment Hyperscale Leaders
    April 26, 2016 | Paul Miller

    CIOs supporting their European operations with public cloud infrastructure see a market that appears healthy but fragmented. Hyperscale arrivals from the US mix with locally developed options and...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Transform Your Infrastructure Ecosystem For The BT Era

    Assessment: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    April 22, 2016 | William Martorelli

    More-flexible sourcing models are now disrupting traditional infrastructure vendor management strategies. The nature of vendors, and therefore, of vendor relationships themselves, is changing....

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report The Forrester Wave™: Digital Platform Engineering Services, Q2 2016

    The Seven Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    April 22, 2016 | Nate Fleming, John C. McCarthy

    In our 15-criteria evaluation of digital platform engineering services (DPES) firms, we identified seven vendors making inroads in this emerging business technology services market — EPAM Systems,...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Brief: Is Your Offshore Services Vendor Willing To Cannibalize Itself?

    Automation, The Cloud, And Short-Cycle Digital Projects Are Forcing A Shift In Business Models
    April 21, 2016 | Somak Roy

    The business technology (BT) agenda is increasing focus on infrastructure automation, the cloud, and digital projects with short contract cycles. The approaches underpinning offshore vendors'...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report Top 13 Technology Trends S&R Pros Should Watch: 2016

    Security Analytics Abound, And Vendor Marketing Has Lost Its Way
    April 21, 2016 | Andras Cser, John Kindervag

    Each year, analysts from across Forrester's security and risk research team draw insight from our hundreds of enterprise questions, vendor briefings, and consultations; the 40-plus research...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Vendor Landscape: API Strategy And Delivery Service Providers

    All Buyers Should Look At API Business Strategy Capabilities
    April 19, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    Far beyond their usefulness for mobile apps and internal integration, APIs open new angles into business strategy. Even CEOs and chief strategy officers need to pay attention. The strategic...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report Vendor Landscape: Global Privacy And Data Protection Consulting Services

    As Consulting Services Proliferate And Privacy Stakes Increase, S&R Pros Must Be Especially Cautious In Their Selection
    April 6, 2016 | Enza Iannopollo

    In light of substantial fines for noncompliance and growing pressure from courts, competitors, and customers, security and risk (S&R) professionals must now orchestrate new privacy and data...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Brief: China Tech Spending By Industry, 2016

    Digital Business Drives Tech Spending In China
    April 5, 2016 | Frank Liu

    China's recent macroeconomic performance has cast a veil of uncertainty over the prospects for global economic growth in 2016. Similarly, many vertical industries in China will continue to grow...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report Bring Your Applications Management Services Into Your Digital Future

    Harness AMS Spending To Support Digital Transformation
    April 5, 2016 | William Martorelli

    Customers continue to rely and spend heavily on application management services (AMS) available from outsourcing companies, but with relatively little direct business impact. How can clients get...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Vendor Landscape: Services Providers For SAP "Digital Core" Technologies

    As SAP Makes A Play To Become The Digital Core, The Services Provider Market Is Undergoing Major Upheaval
    March 22, 2016 | Liz Herbert

    SAP continues to evolve its solutions portfolio, realigning its software products to focus on being the Digital Core. SAP services partners are also evolving — shifting away from finance-focused...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2016 To 2017

    Canadian Tech Buyers Showed Signs Of Life In 2015, But That Will Fade In 2016
    March 21, 2016 | Andrew Bartels, Cheryl McKinnon

    CIOs in Canada must prepare to make important decisions to fast-track their adoption of cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS). While 2016 to 2017 promises to be a tumultuous period for...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report Five Pitfalls To Avoid When Executing A Retail eCommerce Strategy

    Processes: The Retail eCommerce Playbook
    March 18, 2016 | Sucharita Mulpuru

    Retail eCommerce has two decades of experience under its belt, so companies in the early stages of web retail can now follow a fairly established set of best practices. This report provides...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report The Forrester Wave™: Services Providers For Next-Generation SAP Products, Q1 2016

    The 14 Global Providers That Matter Most For SAP-Based Digital Transformation Projects And How They Stack Up
    March 17, 2016 | Liz Herbert

    In our 23-criteria evaluation of SAP services providers, we identified the 14 most significant vendors: Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, Deloitte, EY, HCL, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Brief: Critical Factors For Selecting And Managing Partners For Next-Generation SAP Projects

    Lessons And Recommendations Based On A Recent Survey Of 163 SAP Customers
    March 17, 2016 | Liz Herbert

    We surveyed 163 executives who used a third-party SAP services partner and acted as references for our 2015 Forrester Wave™ evaluation. The references were generally happy and would recommend their...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q1 2016

    March 2, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Hosted private cloud takes characteristics from both internal private environments and public cloud to create a third infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) deployment model. Despite its later entry,...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Digital Turns Technology Services On Its Head

    The Transformation Needs Of Customer-Obsessed Firms Redefine Technology Services Success
    February 25, 2016 | John C. McCarthy

    Digital technology in the hands of empowered customers is changing the organizational, process, skills, and technology design of the modern enterprise. This is, in turn, changing what they require...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Simplify Your Hybrid Infrastructure Strategy With Cloud Exchanges

    How Colocation And Interconnection Partners Can Help Support Your Multicloud Future
    February 17, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas, Andre Kindness

    As the cloud market matures, more critical business applications will continue to move into cloud environments. In this increasingly hybrid environment, infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

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