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    Report Vendor Profile: Aliyun, Q2 2016

    CIOs Should Pay Attention To This Key Chinese Public Cloud Vendor
    May 2, 2016 | Frank Liu

    CIOs are embracing public cloud services to accelerate their firms' digital business transformation. The Chinese public cloud landscape differs greatly from the global one, so CIOs in China looking...

  • 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 CIO Professionals

    Report What Comes After The Unicorn Carnage?

    March 30, 2016 | Ted Schadler

    By the end of 2015, investors had given 152 tech startups "unicorn" valuations of more than $1 billion. But now, valuations are deflating for many private and public tech companies. Is this 2000...

  • 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 CIO Professionals

    Report Indian Tech Market Outlook, 2016 To 2017

    India Will Outpace Other Asia Pacific Markets In Technology Spending Growth
    February 3, 2016 | Ashutosh Sharma

    In 2016, India will outpace all Asia Pacific countries in technology spending growth. Rapidly maturing customer expectations in the country will force businesses to deliver better digital...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2016 To 2017

    Moderate Regional Growth, With Wide Divergences Between Major Countries
    February 3, 2016 | Andrew Bartels, Frederic Giron

    CIOs in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region face a wide range of tech market outlooks, depending on which countries they operate in and what tech products and services they intend to buy in 2016 and...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report China Tech Market Outlook, 2016 To 2017

    Business Technology Enables Digital Transformation In China
    February 3, 2016 | Charlie Dai

    Technology spending in China will reach $147 billion in 2016 as organizations accelerate digital transformation initiatives by rapidly increasing their business technology investments. This report...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Australian Tech Market Outlook, 2016 To 2017

    Digital Business Initiatives Will Drive New Tech Spending
    February 3, 2016 | Tim Sheedy

    This is the time of year when CIOs and their business partners plan their 2016 tech budgets. To help CIOs with this process, this report provides our current forecast for the Australian tech market...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report The Business Applications Landscape 2016 To 2020: SaaS Disruption And Vendor Proliferation

    Landscape: The Business Applications Playbook
    February 1, 2016 | Paul D. Hamerman, Andrew Bartels

    Organizations rely heavily on commercial packaged application software to support business processes. This landscape ranges from customer-focused business technology (BT) applications to solutions...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2016 To 2017

    The Five Themes That Will Define Tech Spending In The Next Two Years
    January 5, 2016 | Andrew Bartels

    With CIOs returning to work after their New Year's Eve celebrations, it is time to get back to the serious business of reviewing their 2016 tech spending plans and starting to think about what...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report 2016 US Tech Budgets: The Outlook For Tech Spending Overall And By Industry

    Where The BT Agenda Is Driving The Most Change
    November 17, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    This is the time of year when CIOs and their business partners are preparing their 2016 tech budget plans. To help, this report provides our current forecast for the US tech market in aggregate, by...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report 2015 To 2016 Tech Market Outlook For European Countries

    Better Growth Outside The Eurozone Than Within
    October 9, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    Will Europe's modest economic expansion strengthen or go into reverse? Will China's economic slowdown and the ongoing geopolitical conflict with Russia put a dent into European exports? What will...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report 2015 To 2016 Latin American Tech Market Update

    Troubles In Brazil, Argentina, And Venezuela Offset Better Tech Growth In Chile, Colombia, And Mexico
    September 14, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    Economic struggles and slower growth in the six major countries are contributing to a slow patch in Latin America's tech market growth, with 3.3% in 2015. By 2016, positive fundamentals such as...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    Moderate Growth In Local Currencies Led By The BT Agenda, But A Decline In US Dollars
    August 31, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    At the midyear point in 2015, CIOs in most countries are operating in tech markets with moderate growth of around 4% in local currencies, a bit weaker than what we projected in January 2015....

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report The Future Of Jobs, 2025: Working Side By Side With Robots

    Automation Won't Destroy All The Jobs, But It Will Transform The Workforce — Including Yours
    August 24, 2015 | J. P. Gownder

    There's a lot of talk these days about the bleak future of employment: Claims that robots will steal all the jobs are commonplace in the media and in academia. These concerns are driven by a host...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report European Tech Market Outlook, 2015 To 2016

    A Modest Improvement, Shadowed By A Strong Dollar
    August 10, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs in European countries can look forward to a slightly better tech market in 2015 and 2016. The European tech market has shown signs of moderate but sustained growth of 4% to 5% in euros. Aided...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Cities Reach A Coming Of Age, Not A Midlife Crisis

    After Years Of Smart City Hype, It's Finally All Systems Go
    July 29, 2015 | Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.

    For local governments, the hype around smart cities was deafening; the push to pilot was strong. Many cities were overwhelmed by both the potential opportunities and the very real challenges. In...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report 2015 To 2016 Tech Market Outlook For Leading Asia Pacific Countries

    China, India, And ASEAN Have The Fastest Growth, But The BT Agenda Is Most Important In Australia And South Korea
    May 1, 2015 | Zhi Ying Ng, Frederic Giron

    CIOs in Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and other Asia Pacific countries will encounter very different, country-specific tech markets in 2015 and 2016. CIOs in Australia, Singapore,...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report China Tech Market Outlook: 2015

    Growth Still Tops Other Asian Countries Despite Economic Slowdown
    April 17, 2015 | Frank Liu

    Technology purchases in China will reach $136 billion in 2015, making China the second-largest tech market in Asia Pacific after Japan. Demand will still be strongest for hardware and...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report US Government Spending And The BT Agenda

    Federal BT Spending Slightly Lags Private Sector BT Spending
    March 27, 2015 | Andrew Bartels, Chip Gliedman

    Government agencies at federal, state, and local levels are expanding their technology management agendas beyond infrastructure management and internal operations (i.e., IT) to include greater...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    The BT Agenda Will Play A Small But Positive Role In Driving 5% Tech Market Growth
    March 13, 2015 | Andrew Bartels, Frederic Giron

    The Asia Pacific technology market is no longer the tech world's growth zone. CIOs and other tech buyers in the region can anticipate that local-currency growth in business and government purchases...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2015 To 2016

    Five Themes That Will Define The Tech Market
    January 7, 2015 | Andrew Bartels

    As CIOs prepare and manage their 2015 tech budgets, they can confidently push for increases of 4% to 6% in their purchases of tech goods and services, depending on their country. Tech spending in...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report Q&A: The Top Five Technical Big Data Questions

    November 26, 2014 | Brian Hopkins

    The volume of big data-related inquiries from Forrester clients has mushroomed in the past year, indicating that enterprise architects have moved from casually watching the space to planning actual...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Predictions 2015: Telecoms Will Struggle To Align To The CIO's BT Agenda

    2015 Will Be Another Roller-Coaster Ride For Telecoms
    November 14, 2014 | Dan Bieler

    As the CIO's attention shifts from information technology (IT) to business technology (BT), the telecom business model will undergo dramatic transformation. Only a minority of telecoms will manage...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Accelerating Technology Change Restructures US Services Employment

    Human Middleware And Transaction Processing Jobs Are Becoming Obsolete
    November 4, 2014 | John C. McCarthy, Michael Yamnitsky

    A perfect storm of technology change is streamlining, simplifying, and atomizing business processes. The effects will ripple across organizations, as human capital shifts from handling transactions...