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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Building The Business Case For Omnichannel Commerce

    Business Case: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    July 31, 2017 | Brendan Witcher

    Digital retail executives must build effective omnichannel business cases to minimize the risk of launching initiatives that: 1) lack critical internal support; 2) fail to meet customer...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Adapt Your Network Strategy To Thrive In A Shifting Ecosystem

    Old And New Players Disrupt Standards And Solutions In The Communication Market
    July 28, 2017 | Sophia I. Vargas, Andre Kindness

    Businesses increasingly depend on cloud to help deliver differentiated services to customers. As a consequence, rampant adoption of new infrastructure platforms has changed the composition of the...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Building A Mobile Business Case: It's A Steep Climb

    Business Case: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook
    June 27, 2017 | Julie A. Ask, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Mobile used to be cheap. It isn't anymore. The days of driving impressive returns from a mobile-optimized website or app that replicates the functionality of your website are long gone. Moreover,...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Data Commercialization: A CIO's Guide To Taking Data To Market

    The Data Economy Will Transform The CIO Role
    June 7, 2017 | Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.

    Digital transformation fuels a thriving data economy. As companies have embraced all things digital, many have put their data to work internally to improve operational efficiency, service delivery,...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Speed And Innovation Drive CIO Success

    Bimodal Dinosaurs Won't Be Able To Lead Their Companies To Success
    April 24, 2017 | Tim Sheedy, Matthew Guarini

    CIOs and tech teams play critical roles in enabling organizations to use technology and deliver on customer promises. One of the most important success factors is the ability to drive innovation...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report 2017 Technology Imperatives For US Health Insurers

    Regulatory Uncertainty Accelerates The Need For Customer Insight And Engagement
    April 5, 2017 | Kate McCarthy

    2017 is likely to be fraught with uncertainty for health insurers as Congress evaluates massive changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During this prolonged period of uncertainty, insurers will...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report The Digital Banking Imperative

    Vision: The Digital Banking Strategy Playbook
    March 21, 2017 | Peter Wannemacher, Jacob Morgan

    In the age of the customer, banks will either reinvent themselves or be forgotten — reduced to what one executive calls "dumb money pipes." Digital business leaders will need to make tough choices...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Your Strategic Plan Is The Lynchpin For Omnichannel Success

    Strategic Plan: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    February 22, 2017 | Brendan Witcher, Claudia Tajima

    Organizations today must have a comprehensive strategic plan that aligns their internal teams with a single vision for omnichannel excellence. However, because omnichannel commerce continues to...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report The Digital Business Imperative

    February 15, 2017 | Ted Schadler, Nigel Fenwick

    Customers' power in the marketplace continues to ramp up, so eBusiness leaders still need to transform digital customer experiences, including marketing, sales, and channels. The ability to align...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Retail eCommerce In Brazil: Investment Priorities, Challenges, And Mobile

    The Economic Crisis Will Be A Major Roadblock In 2017
    February 10, 2017 | Lily Varon

    "Retail eCommerce In Brazil" is a survey that Forrester conducted together with E-Commerce Brasil in August and September 2016. In this survey, respondents from traditional retailers, web-only...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Write A Digital Business Strategic Plan That People Actually Read

    Strategic Plan: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook
    February 9, 2017 | Jacob Morgan

    Ready to craft your digital business transformation strategy? A hundred-page Word document to land on your CEO's desk, right? Think again. For digital business professionals, the digital business...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Take An Iterative Approach To Digital Banking Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Digital Banking Strategy Playbook
    December 22, 2016 | Peter Wannemacher

    It is the job of digital business leaders to define and then execute digital banking strategy. As part of this effort, they must craft an action plan that sets out the guiding principles of the...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2017: CIOs Push For Speed Amid Volatility

    October 31, 2016 | Matthew Guarini, Pascal Matzke

    Customer obsession is paramount for business success. With customers having more power than ever, a dynamic only accelerating, it is imperative that CIOs get ahead of the curve. This involves...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Quick Take: AT&T/Time Warner Is A Media Mega Merger For The Post-Digital Age

    AT&T Builds A Full Stack Of Digital Infrastructure, TV Distribution, And Premium Content
    October 25, 2016 | Jim Nail

    AT&T's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner has the potential to disrupt the media industry through a combination of premium content, a digital distribution infrastructure, cross-device data...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Future Of Consulting: Consultancies Adapt To Digital Change

    Consultancies Are Changing Delivery Models, Talent Practices, And Contracts — And These Changes Affect Your Consulting Interactions
    September 22, 2016 | Marc Cecere

    The age of the customer and digital technology are changing the consulting industry. Our previous report, "The Future Of Consulting Through 2020," described what consulting firms will look like in...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report A Recipe For Mobile App Success

    Market, Engage, And Manage Mobile App Performance To Drive Business Outcomes
    September 22, 2016 | Julie A. Ask, Jennifer Wise

    Too often, apps launch into the app store, and eBusiness and channel strategy professionals start to measure metrics like downloads to gauge success. But just launching an app and hoping it finds a...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Brief: What Makes Digital Disruptors Dangerous

    Lessons From Disruptive Financial Technology Startups
    September 20, 2016 | Oliwia Berdak

    Digital disruptors have swarmed financial services. Incumbents have responded by upgrading their technology stacks and launching new digital services. Investing in technology as a response to...

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    Report The CX Transformation Imperative

    Strategic Plan: The Customer Experience Ecosystem Playbook
    September 14, 2016 | Harley Manning

    A handful of famous brands have thrived despite their dreadful customer experience (CX). But now a confluence of digital disruption, consumer hyperadoption, and rising customer expectations...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Business Architecture 2020 — Evolving To Influence Business Strategy

    Future Look: The Business Architecture Playbook
    September 9, 2016 | Gordon Barnett

    Today, many business architecture (BA) practices focus on shaping projects and must constrain their efforts within the boundaries of the organization. But in the age of the customer, market demand...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report Quick Take: Intel Spins Off McAfee As Synergies Fail To Materialize

    McAfee Is Better Off On Its Own Once Again
    September 9, 2016 | Jeff Pollard, Joseph Blankenship

    On September 7, Intel agreed to spin out Intel Security with a new, but old, name — McAfee. This acquisition winds up a cautionary tale to security leaders on what can happen when a tech giant...

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    Report Executive Q&A: Top 10 Customer Experience Strategy Questions Answered

    September 2, 2016 | Deanna Laufer

    Most firms aspire to be the customer experience (CX) leader in their industry or even a leader across all industries. To achieve this weighty goal, they'll need (among other things) a shared...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Brief: Oracle's NetSuite Acquisition Signals A Shifting ERP Landscape

    Customers And Competitors Need To Pay Attention To The Implications Of A Proposed $9.3 Billion Deal
    August 8, 2016 | Paul D. Hamerman

    On July 28, Oracle announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SaaS ERP provider NetSuite. At $9.3 billion, the deal is the largest SaaS acquisition to date. Application...

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    Report Brief: Should All Customer Experiences Be Awesome?

    Customer Experiences Don't Need To Be Incredible All Of The Time; Invest Wisely
    August 8, 2016 | Amit Bhatia

    As digital experiences become commonplace, customers have elevated expectations of customer experience (CX) across industries. To meet and exceed such expectations, companies aspire to become the...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Brief: Plan For The Merger Of HPE Enterprise Services And CSC

    Questions That CIOs In Australia And New Zealand Should Ask The Merged Entity
    August 5, 2016 | Tim Sheedy

    Mergers can cause significant disruption within entire markets as well as at client companies, and the merger of CSC with the Enterprise Services unit of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is no...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Case Study: Bosch Software Innovations Drives Digital Transformation For Bosch And Its Clients

    Lessons For How To Leverage A Separate Software Engineering Group To Transform Into A Digital Business
    August 2, 2016 | Dan Bieler

    In the age of the customer, traditional manufacturing businesses must rework the structure and culture of their organizations to address rapidly changing client expectations. Bosch is a fascinating...

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