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    Report 2017 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    Use Our Benchmarks To Transform Your Tech Budget, Not Just Defend It
    March 28, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs feel ambivalent about tech budget benchmarks. They need them to respond to CEO and CFO questions about tech spending levels, but they also know the top-line metrics don't really say much. This...

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    Report The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

    3% To 4% Growth As Forces Of Disruption Battle With Forces Of Continuity
    January 9, 2017 | Andrew Bartels, Nate Meneer

    2016 was a year of disruptions, both in the political world (Brexit, Trump's election) and in the technology world (cloud, artificial intelligence). CIOs will deal with those disruptions in 2017...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Understanding The Cloud Services Provider Landscape

    Landscape: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    December 20, 2016 | Bill Martorelli, Liz Herbert

    With cloud computing services now central to modern technology strategy, the challenge for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals is to focus on selecting the right partners and planning...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q4 2016

    DRaaS Providers Promise To Keep You Up
    December 7, 2016 | Naveen Chhabra

    Service outages cause inexcusable harm to customer experiences, putting infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals under tremendous pressure to ensure that business technology services are...

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    Report Forrester Data: Public Cloud Services Forecast, 2016 To 2020 (Global)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet
    November 9, 2016 | Jennifer Adams, Andrew Bartels

    Forrester believes public cloud services are the biggest disruption in the tech market in the past 15 years. We expect the global public cloud services market to grow at a compound annual growth...

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    Report Take The Wheel: Build Your Cloud Computing Strategic Plan Now

    Strategic Plan: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 28, 2016 | Dave Bartoletti

    Your customers demand more cloud-enabled experiences. Your business leaders want the latest cloud applications. Your developers want new cloud-native tools to deliver software faster. And your tech...

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    Report Refine Your Cloud Maturity Through Continual Assessment

    Continuous Improvement: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 21, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson, Bill Martorelli

    As infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders plan to refresh their strategies to determine the next stage in their cloud evolution, Forrester recommends three key measurement and comparison...

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    Report Weigh The Economic Factors Of Your Data Center Ecosystem Transformation

    Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    October 19, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas

    As technology demand accelerates to support the digital business, data centers are running low on physical resource capacity. When provisioning new data center capacity, infrastructure and...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms In Europe, Q4 2016

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    October 18, 2016 | Paul Miller, Dave Bartoletti

    In our 38-criteria evaluation of public cloud platform providers, we identified the nine most significant ones with a solid presence in Europe — Amazon Web Services (AWS), CenturyLink, CloudSigma,...

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    Report The Public Cloud Services Market Will Grow Rapidly To $236 Billion In 2020

    2020 Sizing Forecast Shows Strong Growth, But With Signs Of Maturity On The Horizon
    September 1, 2016 | Andrew Bartels, Dave Bartoletti

    Public cloud services are the biggest disruption in the tech market in the past 15 years — and adoption is accelerating. We project that revenue from public cloud platforms, business services, and...

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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...

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    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

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    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 —...

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    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 Security & Risk Professionals

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

    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

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    Report Cloud Service Provider Categories Are Shifting: Here's Your Guide

    Forrester's External Computing Service Model Definitions And Assessment
    December 1, 2015 | John R. Rymer, Dave Bartoletti

    If you're confused about the proliferation of externally hosted computing services labeled cloud, read this report. We introduce a new set of definitions to describe cloud-based services —...

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    Report TechRadar™: Cloud Computing, Q4 2015

    November 24, 2015 | Naveen Chhabra

    Cloud service providers are quickly rolling out innovative cloud services, and, for a growing number of enterprises, cloud-first is a preferred strategy. Enterprises are facing more competition...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Are The Biggest Enterprise Software Vendors Now The Best Cloud Platform Bets?

    IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP As Cloud Platform Vendors
    October 7, 2015 | John R. Rymer

    Public cloud platforms are a foundation for applications that win, serve, and retain customers. The four largest enterprise software providers did relatively little to drive adoption of cloud...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Brief: PaaS Market Dynamics In China In 2015

    Digital Transformation Accelerates Platform Modernization In The Cloud
    October 2, 2015 | Charlie Dai

    Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions are critical for delivering the efficiency and elasticity that digital needs. Both global and local companies are accelerating PaaS adoption in China's...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms In China, Q3 2015

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    September 30, 2015 | Charlie Dai, Frank Liu

    Public cloud application platforms unlock the agility and economic advantages of cloud computing for digital business globally, but the enterprise public cloud vendor landscape in China is very...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report Market Overview: Cloud Workload Security Management Solutions — Automate Or Die

    Security Must Scale To Large Numbers Of IaaS Workloads
    June 2, 2015 | Andras Cser

    Cloud has become a viable, if not preferred, option for a variety of technology workloads, but securing cloud workloads is no easy business. Security and risk (S&R) professionals must implement and...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Embrace The Hybrid Technology Ecosystem For Service Design

    April 27, 2015 | Sophia I. Vargas

    Motivated by the explosion of third-party infrastructure, technology platform alternatives, and the growing popularity of cloud services, many organizations want to get out of the data center...

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    Report Consider Bare-Metal As A Viable Cloud Option

    Simplicity Is Key For Many Performance-Sensitive Services
    April 27, 2015 | Richard Fichera

    I&O pros face increasingly stringent SLAs for high-volume customer-facing transactions to serve a bold, dynamic BT agenda. VM-based IaaS cloud services have become a strong infrastructure solution...

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    Report How Will Your Private Cloud Pass The Developer Self-Service Litmus Test?

    Developer Self-Service Access Enables Rapid App Delivery
    February 9, 2015 | Lauren E. Nelson, John R. Rymer

    Developers judge private cloud initiatives by the degree of autonomous access they get to environments and resources that tech management provides. Few enterprises offer developer self-service to...

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    Report Onboard The Business To Your Cloud Strategy

    January 6, 2015 | James Staten

    It's all too easy for I&O professionals and technology management to build a strategy around any new technology area that is focused on delivering lower technology costs and greater operational...

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