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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Vendor Landscape: B2B Business Networks

    Supplier Networks And EDI-Based Networks Start To Evolve To Support Supplier-Buyer Collaboration
    September 14, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    Effective document exchange is critical for B2B commerce and thus a key piece of the business technology (BT) agenda for winning, serving, and retaining customers. CIOs have three options for...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report TechRadar™: Integration Technologies, Q2 2015

    The Range Of Integration Technologies Is Diversifying
    June 23, 2015 | Henry Peyret

    Integration technologies are a middleware category of products to develop, maintain, and execute interfaces between applications and databases. The integration domain is a renewed hot topic for...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid² Integration, Q1 2014

    The 14 Providers Offering Four Or More Integration Technologies, Including Cloud-Based Integration
    February 14, 2014 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    In Forrester's 51-criteria evaluation of hybrid² integration vendors, we identified the 14 most significant middleware providers — Adeptia, Bosch Software Innovations (Bosch SI), Dell...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report API Design, Part 1: REST Is The Leading But Not Only Option For Your APIs

    Favor Pragmatic REST Over REST Theory; Use SOAP And MOM Where Appropriate
    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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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

    Report API Design, Part 3: Make Transactions And Error Handling Clear In Your API Designs

    Ensure That Your Choice Of Messaging Style Does Not Interfere With The Design Clarity Of Your API
    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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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 CIO Professionals

    Report The Hybrid² Integration Challenge

    CIOs Are Juggling Heterogeneous Integration Silos And Cloud Apps
    May 1, 2013 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    As current application environments get more complex and heterogeneous, the respective data and application logic is spread across a multitude of different environments — both on premises and...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Building Business Network Platforms In The Cloud

    Real-Time Sharing And Collaborative Tenancy Challenges Traditional Middleware, Platform, And Integration Vendors
    March 29, 2013 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Social networks revolutionized personal computing, allowing people to use PCs to engage with friends and family. However, until now, business collaboration hasn't seen such disruptive innovation....

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report The Coming Integration Of Personal Cloud Services And Enterprise Apps

    How Workers' Personal Cloud Services Will Link Into Enterprise Applications
    March 21, 2013 | Frank E. Gillett

    Personal cloud services such as Dropbox and Evernote seem like consumer-focused apps that CIOs should block from authorized workplace use. Currently, many CIOs believe that mobile devices and...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Business Networks Will Push The Cloud Beyond IT

    The Evolution Of Multitenancy In The Cloud Is Enabling True Business Technology Innovation
    October 18, 2012 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Cloud computing has changed the way that IT computing resources are being delivered and consumed, but this change has yet to really affect companies' underlying business models. Although today's...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Market Overview: Managed File Transfer Solutions

    A $1.4 Billion Market Is Growing Rapidly
    July 8, 2011 | Ken Vollmer

    The managed file transfer (MFT) market is growing rapidly as the shortcomings of using basic file transfer protocol (FTP) to support external file transfers have become more apparent. Both senior...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Seven Top Integration Trends For 2011 To 2012

    The Need For Speed, Services, And SaaS Is Shaping The Integration Future
    April 8, 2011 | Ken Vollmer, Noel Yuhanna

    Integration remains a high priority for enterprises in 2011 to 2012, leading Forrester to mine client inquiries and interview industry experts for insight into the latest integration trends....

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Integration Competency Centers Help Large Enterprises Solve Integration Complexity

    April 4, 2011 | Ken Vollmer

    Integration competency centers (ICCs) have proven to be key catalysts for integration project success, and IT organizations are deploying them in growing numbers. However, the size and mission of...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report The Evolution Of Integration Alternatives

    February 4, 2011 | Ken Vollmer

    This presentation provides some perspective on how integration tools have evolved over the past few years, resulting in significant functional overlap in many cases. It explains the simultaneous...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report The Future Of EDI

    It's Time To Take A More Holistic Approach
    February 4, 2011 | Ken Vollmer

    Firms first introduced electronic data interchange (EDI) in the commercial sector in the 1980s to support document exchange in the transportation sector. EDI systems have since achieved critical...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report The IBM B2B Integration Solutions Strategy

    Key Sterling Commerce Products Will Play A Leading Role
    October 20, 2010 | Ken Vollmer

    IBM has announced its business-to-business (B2B) integration solutions strategy in the wake of finalizing its recent acquisition of Sterling Commerce. It will not drop any of the current inventory...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report TIBCO's Plan To Acquire Proginet Highlights The Growing Importance Of Managed File Transfer

    Enterprise Governance Concerns Drive Increased Demand
    August 3, 2010 | Ken Vollmer

    In a move designed to provide enhanced governance capability for B2B data exchanges, TIBCO Software has announced that it intends to acquire Proginet. If approved, this acquisition will give TIBCO...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report The State Of B2B Integration

    Most Enterprises Plan Imminent B2B Upgrades To Address Key Issues
    July 12, 2010 | Ken Vollmer

    Forrester surveyed 300 senior IT managers in North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific regarding the state of their business-to-business (B2B) integration infrastructure and plans for future...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Inquiry Spotlight: Integration Inquiries Are Up 34% Over The Previous Year

    An Improving Economic Outlook And Upgrade Plans Are The Key Drivers
    May 28, 2010 | Ken Vollmer

    Integration is still a hot topic for many enterprises, and this has led to a 34% increase in integration-related inquiries during the past 12 months compared with the previous year. This increasing...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report It's Time To Tame The ERP Integration Beast

    Meeting ERP Integration Needs Inside And Outside The Enterprise
    May 5, 2010 | Ken Vollmer, George Lawrie

    Integration challenges are often the foremost obstacle to getting the full value from packaged enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Strategies for overcoming this obstacle vary...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report The CIS Reference Architecture Model

    Part Two Of A Two-Part Series On Integration Solution Architecture Models
    April 19, 2010 | Ken Vollmer

    Comprehensive integration solutions (CISes) are suites of tools that provide the broadest array of internal and external integration capabilities available in the market today. As such, they are...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report 2010 Update: Evaluating Integration Alternatives

    Enterprises Face A Growing Need For A Unified Integration Competency Center
    January 12, 2010 | Ken Vollmer, Rob Karel

    Just as in 2009, technical innovation and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity have continued to have a significant impact on the integration space. The most common trend has been the expansion of...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Selecting A Comprehensive Integration Solution

    July 7, 2009 | Ken Vollmer

    This presentation discusses the factors that should be considered when choosing a comprehensive integration solution. Refer to the recent Forrester document entitled "Create An Enterprise...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Create An Enterprise Integration Strategy To Lower Your Costs

    A Methodology For Effectively Addressing Today's Business Integration Challenges
    June 12, 2009 | Ken Vollmer

    Enterprises have traditionally tackled integration challenges as an offshoot of their application development activities, but this approach's effectiveness is waning rapidly. As business challenges...

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