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The Cloud Computing Playbook For 2017

Cloud Services Jumpstart Your Pursuit Of Customer Obsession

Cloud computing can be a game-changer for your company and its customers — but it's also rife with misinformation. Confusing cloud definitions and erroneously identified "cloud" solutions impede...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Adoption Profile: Private Cloud in North America, Q1 2017

    March 22, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Private cloud adoption is thriving in North America. With increasing interest in public cloud migration, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are concerned about private cloud...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2016: Overview

    A Business Technographics Presentation
    March 15, 2017 | Tyler McDaniel

    This report is an overview of the Forrester Data: Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2016. It covers the broad patterns seen among business and technology decision makers...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Navigating Salesforce's Complex Landscape

    Not Just CRM: A Primer To Aid Strategic Planning
    March 15, 2017 | Kate Leggett, John R. Rymer

    Many enterprises have expansive visions for using Salesforce but quickly encounter a vexing question: Which of the vendor's several cloud applications will they need? No wonder: Salesforce now...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q1 2017

    March 3, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Private cloud is alive and well in Europe. With enterprise interest in migration to public cloud increasing, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are concerned about their private...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In North America, Q1 2017

    March 1, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Public cloud is poised to become the ubiquitous platform beneath your digital business. It has long served as a platform for new or redesigned workloads, but over the past year, enterprise leaders...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Cloudy Future Of Hadoop

    Hadoop Is Here To Stay, But The Cloud Will Change What It Is
    March 1, 2017 | Brian Hopkins, Mike Gualtieri

    Happy birthday! This is the year that Apache Hadoop and its community turns 10 years old, and we have all watched the child star rocket to big data superstardom. But will this bright future...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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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...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Use Managed Cloud Services To Speed Transformation — But Choose Carefully

    Amazon Joins Its Partners In Offering Managed Cloud Services
    February 28, 2017 | Bill Martorelli

    As the focus of computing infrastructure moves to cloud computing, the managed infrastructure services industry is also shifting. Managed cloud services have become the focus of a new class of...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Capitalize On SaaS CRM Solutions With Better Governance

    Organization: The CRM Playbook
    February 17, 2017 | Kate Leggett

    Organizations increasingly adopt software-as-a-service (SaaS) CRM solutions, but many have not adapted their governance processes and policies to get maximum value out of those solutions....

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud In North America And Europe, Q1 2017

    Hosted Private Cloud Finds A Key Role In Hybrid Strategies And Cloud Migration
    February 16, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Previously off the radar, public cloud migration (e.g., moving existing workloads) became the top infrastructure and operations (I&O) cloud focus in 2016. Although our data confirms this public...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Setting The Technology Foundation For Your Enterprise Collaboration Strategy

    Tools And Technology: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook
    February 15, 2017 | Art Schoeller, Rob Koplowitz

    Many organizations are making a fundamental bet on enterprise collaboration, linking the various roles in the customer experience ecosystem to the effectiveness of knowledge workers a competitive...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In Europe, Q1 2017

    February 8, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    European enterprises adopted public cloud long ago. However, over the past year, the topic of cloud migration has hit the US and European markets. European infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Prepare For The Post-Repository World Of Intelligent Content Services: ECM In 2021

    Vision: The Enterprise Content Management Playbook
    February 7, 2017 | Cheryl McKinnon

    Enterprise content management (ECM) is a healthy technology market, but it's in an important transitional state. Long-time leading vendors are on the defensive — consolidating, merging, and...

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    Report Forrester's Preparedness Assessment For Cloud Computing Adoption

    Assessment: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    February 1, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson, Bill Martorelli

    In the age of the customer, cloud is no longer an option — it's inevitable. However, cloud strategies differ extensively. Specific drivers, industries, risk adversity, and preparation dictate the...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Container Solutions For Cloud-Native Applications

    Master The Cloud-Native Solution Ecosystem
    January 30, 2017 | Charlie Dai, Dave Bartoletti

    Software containers hold great promise to power enterprise digital transformation. But companies must navigate a complex landscape of technology components to build, package, and deploy containers....

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Applying Forrester's International Research On Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms

    Understand The Local Differences That Affect Your Cloud Plans, Using Four Forrester Wave™ Evaluations From Around The World
    January 30, 2017 | Paul Miller, John R. Rymer

    In a series of four tightly connected Forrester Wave reports, we evaluated the 18 most significant providers of public cloud platforms. Separately, these reports evaluated vendors in four contexts:...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Optimize Your Cloud Organization For Speed And Customer Delight

    Organization: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    January 24, 2017 | Dave Bartoletti

    Cloud computing is the engine of enterprise digital transformation. Customers drive intense demand for better experiences, and your developers use cloud-enabled development processes, services, and...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Public Cloud Providers In India And Southeast Asia

    Firms Are Embracing Public Cloud Services To Enable Digital Transformation
    January 20, 2017 | Naveen Chhabra

    Firms use public cloud services to drive business innovation, agility, and speed. Until recently, CIOs across India and Southeast Asia (SEA), especially in regulated industries, had limited access...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Public Clouds Spread Across Europe

    Major Public Cloud Vendors Expand Beyond Their First European Locations, Offering CIOs Flexibility, Choice, And Compliance
    January 18, 2017 | Paul Miller

    Not too long ago, the biggest public cloud platform vendors aimed to serve their customers from just one or two data center regions in Europe. All are now rapidly expanding their footprint across...

  • For CIO Professionals

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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 Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Integration-Platform-As-A-Service And Hybrid Integration

    Review The Integration Solutions Landscape To Make The Right Choice
    January 4, 2017 | Henry Peyret

    The need to integrate systems of engagement, demand for greater agility, and execution in the cloud are driving the disruption of the integration landscape. Enterprise architecture (EA)...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    January 3, 2017 | Sophia I. Vargas, Dave Bartoletti

    Enterprise cloud computing adoption accelerated in 2016 and will do so again in 2017. Are you ahead of your competitors or lagging behind the average enterprise? Infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Assess Your Business Applications To Power A Cloud-Centric Strategy

    Assessment: The Business Applications Playbook
    January 3, 2017 | Paul D. Hamerman

    As the market for packaged applications transitions rapidly from on-premises to software-as-a-service (SaaS), software suppliers are limiting investment in older products. Applications customers...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Scoring Forrester's 2016 Cloud Predictions

    We Were Spot On For Most, Developing On Others, And Wrong On One
    December 22, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson, Dave Bartoletti

    Every year, Forrester predicts what lies ahead for cloud in the year to come. In late 2015, we predicted the rise of hybrid cloud managers, the consolidation of cloud vendors, the movement of...

  • 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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