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  • Report CIOs: Use Your BT Agenda To Support eBusiness Strategy

    November 23, 2015 | Peter Burris

    Your firm's eBusiness executives are pressing for a new approach to technology management. They are among the first to realize that older approaches to tech management aren't working and offer...

  • Report Top Technologies For Your BT Agenda

    July 29, 2014 | Sharyn Leaver, Kyle McNabb

    In today's competitive environment, investing in business technologies is central to companies' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. Business execs know this, but they don't think that...

  • 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 Boomi, IBM,...

  • Report How Many Cloud Integration Technologies Do You Need?

    CIOs' Options For Bridging The Gap Between Cloud And On-Premises Applications
    November 12, 2013 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The business application landscape has become a hybrid one. Some 24% of enterprises have already implemented or plan to implement closely integrated business processes that run partly on-premises...

  • Report Ten Myths And Realities Of The Software Market In 2013

    Forrester's Forrsights Survey Helps Sort The Myths From The Reality
    August 5, 2013 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    CIOs face many difficult decisions every day. They make some decisions based on hard facts that they can validate, but they base many decisions on broad assumptions and a particular understanding...

  • 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 in...

  • Report Multiple PaaS Flavors Hit The Enterprise

    Understanding The Fragmented Platform-As-A-Service Market
    August 10, 2012 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is a confusing category, as the term "PaaS" is applied to cloud services with very different capabilities — and new options are appearing every month. Many providers in...

  • Report What CEOs Of Small Software Companies Need To Do In 2011

    How To Find The Best Opportunities In A High-Growth Market
    July 7, 2011 | Andrew Bartels

    The software market is poised to enjoy its best growth in a decade, and small software companies face great growth opportunities as their larger competitors struggle to adapt to a new world of...

  • Report Challenging The Middleware Megavendors

    A SWOT Analysis Of Specialized Business Process Platform Vendors: Cordys, Progress Software, Red Hat, Software AG, And TIBCO
    September 20, 2010 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Forrester applied its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) methodology to the four middleware megavendors in September 2009: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. We now turn our...

  • Report The State Of Enterprise Software And Emerging Trends: 2010

    Business Data Services North America And Europe
    February 12, 2010 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D., Heidi Shey, Holger Kisker, Ph.D.

    This document gives highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European enterprises via our Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2009. Hot...

  • Report SharePoint Server 2010: An Evolutionary Step Toward Content-Centric Middleware

    January 25, 2010 | Rob Koplowitz

    At the SharePoint Conference in October 2009, Microsoft disclosed the full functional road map for SharePoint Server 2010. Forrester views this release as evolutionary, not revolutionary. Since its...

  • Report Market Overview: The Middleware Software Market, 2009

    Software AG And TIBCO Challenge IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP
    December 30, 2009 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The middleware software market went through a sequence of paradigm changes in the past three decades. Most vendors offer middleware portfolios with various software components from basic...

  • Report Smart Computing Drives The New Era Of IT Growth

    A New Tech Investment Cycle Holds Seismic Promise — And Challenges
    December 4, 2009 | Andrew Bartels

    The technology industry has entered a new cycle of tech innovation and growth, which we are calling "Smart Computing." Like prior cycles of mainframe computing, personal computing, and network...

  • Report Market Momentum: Middleware Software Market, H2 2008 And H1 2009

    Middleware Vendors Must Fight For Awareness In A Consolidating Market While Offering Cloud Innovations
    October 27, 2009 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Forrester's market momentum data includes mergers and acquisitions (M&A), product, partnership, and strategy/go-to-market announcements. A trend analysis provides vendors with important background...

  • Report The Tier One Middleware Vendors

    A SWOT Analysis Of The Leading Business Process Platform Vendors: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP
    September 4, 2009 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The four largest traditional software vendors — IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP — compete around business process platform software. This broader software segment covers all the components that...

  • Report IT In The Indian Retail Industry

    September 1, 2009 | Dane Anderson

    This report provides an assessment of the IT opportunities in the Indian retail industry in 2009 and beyond for vendor strategists. This report examines eight key segments in the retail sector:...

  • Report Platform-As-A-Service Market Sizing

    A New $15-Billion-Plus Market Awaits Vendors
    July 13, 2009 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The increasing adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) across the world requires software vendors to look for a more efficient way of deploying business applications on multitenant platforms....

  • Report Oracle To Buy Sun For US$7.4 Billion: Bold Stroke Or Bridge Too Far?

    April 21, 2009 | Dane Anderson

    This document provides vendor strategists with an overview of the impact of the Oracle-Sun deal on IT industry in the key Asian markets, which account for roughly 15% and 18% of global revenue for...

  • Report Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Adoption By Firm Size

    April 3, 2009 | Ellen Daley

    Enterprises and SMBs report on their usage and satisfaction of service-oriented architecture (SOA).

  • Report IBM's Bid For Sun Is About More Than Just Solaris And Java

    Sun's Innovations Can Improve IBM's Prospects Outside Enterprise Markets
    March 24, 2009 | Frank E. Gillett

    Vendor strategists are calling Forrester asking what we make of the possibility of IBM buying Sun Microsystems. The conventional wisdom is that IBM wants to capture the Solaris/SPARC customer base...

  • Report IT In The Indian Media And Entertainment Industry

    February 11, 2009 | Dane Anderson

    This document provides vendor strategists with an overview of IT in the media and entertainment industry in India in 2009. Having attracted an estimated $2B in foreign investment, the industry...

  • Report Topic Overview: Must-Read I&KM Research For An Economic Downturn

    October 29, 2008 | Matthew Brown, Connie Moore, Rob Karel

    Financial bailouts, downward consumer spending, and roller-coaster stock markets are starting to put pressure on information and knowledge management (I&KM) professionals. Will industry...

  • Report Integration Vendors: Make Your Q4 Goals

    The German Market Indicates Potential For International Middleware Vendors
    October 14, 2008 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Forrester provides annual forecasts for IT market spending, including the software market for Europe and North America. As Germany is an important market for middleware and integration software, we...

  • Report Market Momentum: Middleware Software Market, H1 2008

    September 16, 2008 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The middleware software market continues to mature — from the bottom of the technology stack to the higher layers. A set of 15 representative vendors announced a healthy mix of new product...

  • Report IT In The Insurance Industry: Emerging Trends And Market Opportunities In Asia Pacific

    July 1, 2008 | Dane Anderson

    This document provides vendor strategists with an overview of IT usage in the insurance industry in Asia Pacific. Based on interviews with senior executives in charge of Asia Pacific operations at...