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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Designing Microservice Apps For Containers And Cloud Platforms

    Early Adopters Illuminate More Than 30 Emerging Practices
    July 27, 2017 | Randy Heffner

    For application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders seeking to deliver business change more quickly, containers provide better application packaging while microservices provide better...

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    Report Keep API Strategy On Track With An API Taxonomy

    Taxonomy And Portfolio Management Are Critical Foundations For API Success
    May 16, 2017 | Randy Heffner

    Application programming interfaces (APIs) underpin digital transformation by enabling Agile solutions and new business strategies. As application development and delivery (AD&D) pros create many...

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    Report A Developer's Guide To Forrester's Strategies For API Success

    A Guided Tour Of Forrester's Research On APIs And SOA
    February 28, 2017 | Randy Heffner

    APIs are critical for digital transformation because they are central to software as the backbone of modern business. Many application development and delivery (AD&D) pros mistakenly think of APIs...

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    Report Standard APIs: A Key To Agile And Open Banking

    Banks Need Standard APIs And Should Follow The Progress Of BIAN
    January 10, 2017 | Jost Hoppermann

    Ongoing industrialization continues to drive the fragmentation of value chains in the banking industry. In this environment, broadly accepted APIs are critically important for application...

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    Report APIs Foster Innovation At The Largest Global Firms

    Developers Help Connect Digital Ecosystems With Open Web APIs
    January 4, 2017 | Randy Heffner

    In the age of software-powered digital disruption, APIs are important for fostering innovation, and organizations need developers who use them to knit together business ecosystems. AD&D pros at...

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    Report Customer Obsession Will Remake AD&D Tools And Supporting Technologies

    Tools And Technology: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook
    December 29, 2016 | John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders shifting to modern application development are like acrobats performing above a flimsy net. The tools and technologies they need to support the...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016

    The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    November 14, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    In our 27-criteria evaluation of API management solution providers, we looked for solutions that can stand on their own, independent of the vendor's other offerings. We identified the 14 most...

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    Report The API Management Buyer's Guide, Q4 2016

    Create A Shortlist Using The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016
    November 14, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    In November 2016, we published our 27-criteria Forrester Wave evaluation of 14 vendors of API management solutions. The findings in that report show how well each vendor fulfilled the breadth and...

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    Report The State Of Cloud Platform Standards, Q4 2016

    Standards Bodies And Open Source Foundations Learn To Play Nice
    October 14, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in. Without...

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    Report Market Update: Service Virtualization And Testing Solutions

    Agile, DevOps, And APIs Accelerate SVT Adoption
    October 13, 2016 | Diego Lo Giudice

    The service virtualization and testing (SVT) market has continued to grow and evolve since our Forrester Wave™ evaluation in 2014. This report updates the state of the market to help application...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: API Gateways

    API Gateways Retain Relevance Even As Some Are Embedded In API Management
    October 3, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    As digital businesses mature, an increasing volume of data and transactions flows across enterprise boundaries. API gateways provide important infrastructure for protecting transaction and data...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: API Management Solutions

    API Management Solutions Are A Linchpin Of Digital Business Transformation
    October 3, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    Both inside and outside the enterprise, APIs are critical for digital business. Firms like Saxo Bank and R Cable y Telecomunicaciones Galicia achieve new revenue and improved customer satisfaction...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Unlock The Business Value Of Your API Strategy

    How APIs Drive A Digital Business Agenda
    September 26, 2016 | Jacob Morgan

    Application programming interfaces (APIs) sit at the heart of digital business transformation; however, digital business pros often misrepresent or, worse, misunderstand the value of APIs. To help...

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    Report Brief: Apigee Will Strengthen Google's Global Cloud Platform But Pose A Strategic Challenge

    Will Google Treat Apigee As A Technical Platform Or A Business Solution?
    September 20, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    As API adoption continues to grow across the industry, Google announced its intention to acquire Apigee, a prominent API management solution vendor, for $625 million. Google is paying a...

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    Report Defining A Platform For API Success

    Overcoming Confusion About API Technologies
    July 12, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    Successful delivery of APIs requires application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals to have the right strategy and the right infrastructure. API gateways and API management solutions are...

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    Report Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform

    Road Map: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    May 23, 2016 | Michael Facemire, Ted Schadler

    Mobile is pushing aging web architectures to the brink. The three-tier architecture built for a browser-led PC world can't flex, scale, or respond to the needs of a good mobile experience or the...

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    Report Brief: Don't Talk To Me About APIs!

    Different Language May Help Executives Understand APIs
    May 12, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    There's a potential pothole in the road to an API-rich business strategy: The term "application programming interfaces (APIs)" is one only a techie can love. The term may obscure the critical role...

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    Report Four Ways APIs Are Changing Banking

    How Financial Services Firms Are Exploiting The API Economy
    May 4, 2016 | Jacob Morgan

    Application programming interfaces (APIs) are a critical technology and are reframing the business opportunity within financial services. Digital business strategy executives are ideally placed to...

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    Report How To Sell API Strategy To Executives

    A Toolkit For Persuasive, Tailor-Made API Conversations
    April 28, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    Just because APIs are important for mobile apps, business agility, and open, dynamic ecosystems doesn't mean they are easy to sell to executives. A big part of the difficulty is that, in many...

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    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...

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    Report Forrester Research API Management Solutions Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (US)

    ForecastView Document
    February 10, 2016 | Michael Yamnitsky, Randy Heffner

    Today's customer-centric, software-powered businesses thrive on connectivity, and connectivity thrives on application programming interfaces (APIs). Mobile apps for customer engagement need APIs to...

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    Report APIs Underpin A Digital Business Platform

    Prepare For Digital Transformation's Constant, Unpredictable Change
    January 28, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    While it's true that transforming to realize the benefits of digital business requires specific initiatives such as mobile apps, the Internet of Things, and predictive analytics, it's a mistake to...

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    Report Forrester Research API Management Solutions Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet
    January 8, 2016 | Michael Yamnitsky

    Originally created in March 2015, this forecast, made exclusively available for Business Technology ForecastView clients, sizes and forecasts spending in API management solutions by US companies....

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    Report APIs Turn Disruptions Into Business Opportunities

    Any Industry Can Learn From The Impact Of PSD2 On European Banks
    January 5, 2016 | Randy Heffner

    As industry disruptions go, new government regulations come with long lead times, but executives still can choose shortsighted responses focused solely on regulatory demands. A better response is...

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    Report Brief: BIAN Is At The Tipping Point For Banking Applications

    Watch For BIAN's Deliverables For Semantic Services Specifications At The API Level
    November 25, 2015 | Jost Hoppermann

    Application programming interfaces (APIs) are critically important for application development and delivery (AD&D) teams at banks, but standardized banking APIs are still a long way off. This brief...