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    Report Take Two Technology Roads To Digital Experience Success

    Road Map: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook
    October 18, 2017 | Ted Schadler

    Once you have a strategy to prioritize digital interactions and have assessed the business impact of each investment, it's time to plan your technology road map. You must pursue two paths...

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    Report Microservices And External APIs Underpin Digital Business

    Firms With Digital Business Priorities Invest In Architecture For Agility
    October 17, 2017 | Randy Heffner

    Digital transformation, APIs, and microservices all make headlines these days, and our data shows the relationship between them: Enterprises with top priorities like changing their business models...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Assess Where You Are On Your EA Evolution

    Assessment Framework: The EA Practice Playbook
    October 3, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    Good enterprise architecture (EA) programs combine talent and capability to solve thorny technical challenges; the most impactful EA programs apply their talent and capabilities to advance business...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Create A SaaS Migration Road Map That Is Fast, Not Perfect

    Road Map: The Business Applications Playbook
    September 21, 2017 | Duncan Jones

    Forrester's data shows that three-quarters of software decision makers in enterprises plan to replace or complement their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software with SaaS applications, or have...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Digital Banking Application Trends For 2018

    Use New Technologies To Enhance Your Banking Apps
    September 7, 2017 | Jost Hoppermann

    Banking applications represent the primary touchpoints for both customers and the banking business itself. Banks' application development and delivery (AD&D) teams need to be aware of five key...

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    Report Educate Your Business Stakeholders About Their Architecture Decisions

    European Bank ČSOB's EA Goes Beyond PowerPoint To Engage The Board Of Directors
    August 25, 2017 | Alex Cullen

    Enterprise architecture (EA) teams too often fail to provide business leaders with a clear picture of their firms' architecture and how those leaders' decisions (past and present) affect that...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Build An Outside-In Contact Center Road Map

    Road Map: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    August 24, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    In most industries, a large percentage of customer contacts need support from contact center agents. Developing a solid contact center road map in the context of a broader customer experience (CX)...

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    Report Measure EA Engagement, Influence, And Business Impact

    Metrics: The EA Practice Playbook
    August 22, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    Few EA leaders have given much thought to metrics for their EA program — and miss an excellent tool to increase their impact. Metrics connect EA activities to business goals, drive engagement, and...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report RPA Operating Models Should Be Light And Federated

    A 10-Point Control Framework Helps Manage The Digital Workforce Of The Future
    August 18, 2017 | Craig Le Clair

    Early enthusiasm for robotic process automation (RPA) has led to a tapping of the brakes due to business, infrastructure, and operations concerns. Enterprise architecture (EA) pros are seeking...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report Evolve Your IAM Strategy For Your Digital Business

    Executive Overview: The Identity And Access Management Playbook
    August 18, 2017 | Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    New partnership and customer engagement models have extended the identity boundary of today's digital businesses: Security pros must manage identities and access across a variety of populations...

  • 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...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Inquiry Spotlight: Enterprise Architecture, Q3 2016 To Q2 2017

    The Top Eight Questions EA Clients Ask About EA
    July 25, 2017 | Alex Cullen

    Forrester's enterprise architecture (EA) analysts field hundreds of inquiries from clients every month. These inquiries help us understand the challenges that EA pros face as well as select the...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Continuous Architecture Plugs The Gap Between Planning And Delivery

    Enterprise Architecture Pros Redefine Their Approach To Continuously Deliver Value
    July 20, 2017 | Gordon Barnett

    Customer obsession is driving firms to add agility into their planning-to-optimization value stream processes. Unlike their peers on portfolio management and Agile development and operations...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Four Steps To Build A Road Map For Your EA Program

    Road Map: The EA Practice Playbook
    June 23, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    As firms become customer-obsessed, effective enterprise architecture (EA) programs become essential. Too often, however, business-focused EA professionals struggle to create a clear identity for...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Develop An Enterprise Architecture Strategy Aligned With Business Challenges

    Strategic Plan: The EA Practice Playbook
    June 22, 2017 | Gordon Barnett, Alex Cullen

    Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams strive to be more business-focused and strategically engaged — but getting there isn't easy. It may require a resetting of stakeholder perceptions as well as...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q2 2017

    Vendor EA Capability Is Increasing, But Stakeholder Experience Is An Issue
    June 14, 2017 | Gordon Barnett

    In our 40-criteria evaluation of enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Avolution, BiZZdesign, BOC Group, Dragon1, Future Tech...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Map The Way To Your CRM Business Outcomes

    Road Map: The CRM Playbook
    June 8, 2017 | Kate Leggett

    When application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals create a CRM road map, they need to evaluate alternative CRM tactics, leverage synergies between initiatives, slot each new initiative...

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    Report Use Visualizations To Build Confidence In Strategy

    EAs Are Using Strategy On A Page To Convey The Firm's Strategy
    June 1, 2017 | Gordon Barnett

    Organizations need a transformation strategy to articulate how they will succeed in winning, serving, and retaining their increasingly powerful customers. But without sufficient clarity, enterprise...

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    Report Understand EA Stakeholders And Their Needs

    Stakeholder Needs: The EA Practice Playbook
    May 15, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    Today's enterprise architecture (EA) organizations are engaging more with the front end of the business: sales, marketing, and product management. Understanding their needs and goals is...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Define Your CRM Plan

    Strategic Plan: The CRM Playbook
    May 5, 2017 | Kate Leggett, John Bruno

    To avoid wasting time and effort on ill-conceived customer relationship management (CRM) initiatives, you should keep a laser focus on creating business value. Sound planning for CRM requires...

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    Report Design Your EA Organization For Your Value Proposition

    Organization: The EA Practice Playbook
    May 5, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    When firms initiate enterprise architecture (EA) programs or, more commonly, when they relaunch unsuccessful ones, EA leaders must decide what resources they need and how to organize them. But the...

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    Report Defining The EA Service Catalog

    Processes: The EA Practice Playbook
    April 14, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    Enterprise architecture (EA) stakeholders don't always know what to expect from EA. Without a clear understanding of how EA programs address the business challenges of spurring firm growth, they...

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    Report Link Strategic Portfolios To BT Road Maps To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers

    Road Map: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook
    April 12, 2017 | Margo Visitacion

    To deliver on strategies that enhance customer experience, organizations must improve their ability to deliver on their strategic portfolios. By using them as a road map for prioritizing and...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report The New Agency Operating Model For Brands

    Follow A Four-Step Plan To Realign Your Agency's Value Around The Customer
    April 6, 2017 | Brigitte Majewski, Sarah Sikowitz

    The marketer and agency relationship is broken. Before selecting yet another agency that will ultimately disappoint, marketers need to take an outside-in approach that prioritizes customer...

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    Report Marketing Your EA Program

    Change Management: The EA Practice Playbook
    March 31, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    Enterprise architecture (EA) programs seeking to embed themselves into organizations' processes must ensure that stakeholders know what EA is and how they can benefit from it. Most of all,...

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