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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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    Report Four Technology Priorities For US Healthcare Providers

    Providers Must Close Gaps In Customer Insight And Engagement
    August 14, 2017 | Kate McCarthy

    Regulatory upheaval is ongoing, but it does not change the imperative for providers to deliver on their promise to improve the cost/quality paradigm as they shift to value-based care. As business...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report European Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

    The Cloud Will Accelerate BT, While Firms Maintain A Cautious Approach To Tech Spending
    August 7, 2017 | Andrew Bartels, Nate Meneer

    In the age of the customer, CIOs of European businesses and governments must balance concerns about the slow-growth business environment against the importance of investing in technologies to help...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report The Coming Consolidation Of Cloud

    Cloud CRM, Desktop Apps, And Platforms Are Already Oligopolies; It's Time For CIOs To Deal With The Risks Of Cloud Vendor Lock-In
    August 2, 2017 | Andrew Bartels, Dave Bartoletti

    As businesses try to meet the accelerating needs of customers, more and more are turning to the cloud to provide the agility and flexibility needed to be successful. As the market for public cloud...

  • 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 The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Health Clouds, Q3 2017

    Developer-Friendly Platforms Lead The Way With Insights-Driven Offerings
    July 26, 2017 | Kate McCarthy, Michael Facemire

    In our 37-criteria evaluation of enterprise health cloud providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — ClearDATA, CloudMine, IBM, Kinvey, Medable, Microsoft, MphRx, NTT DATA, Salesforce,...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report It's Cloud Go Time For Retailers

    Cloud Apps And Platforms Offer More Rewards Than Risks For Retail
    July 20, 2017 | Dave Bartoletti, Anjali Yakkundi

    More than one-fifth of retailers have now moved core business applications to the cloud — a significant jump over the past three years. Often led to cloud initially by the desire to modernize...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services In Europe, Q3 2017

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    July 18, 2017 | Paul Miller, Lauren E. Nelson

    In our 33-criteria evaluation of hosted private cloud service providers in the European market, we identified the seven most significant — CenturyLink, IBM, Interoute, NTT Communications, OVH,...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Priorities And Journey Survey, 2017: Overview

    A Business Technographics Presentation
    July 17, 2017 | Ryan Halliday, Tyler McDaniel

    This report is an overview of the Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Priorities And Journey Survey, 2017. It covers the broad patterns seen among business and technology decision...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Inquiry Spotlight: Infrastructure And Operations, Q1 2016 To Q1 2017

    I&O Pros Focus On DevOps, Cloud, And Infrastructure Transformation
    July 14, 2017 | Eveline Oehrlich

    Forrester's infrastructure and operations (I&O) research team fields hundreds of inquiries from clients every month. These inquiries help us understand the challenges that I&O professionals face...

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    Report Huawei Is Unifying Its Cloud Strategy But Must Strengthen Its Software

    The Firm Still Needs To Improve Analytics, AI, Automation, And Orchestration
    July 10, 2017 | Travis Wu, Dan Bieler

    CIOs can no longer see Huawei as just a telco equipment provider. In 2016, Huawei's annual revenue grew by 32% to US$75 billion, 59% of which came from outside of China — making it the largest...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Justify Your Hybrid Cloud Future With A Solid Business Case

    Business Case: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Too many infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders still think of cloud as a way to cut costs. Cloud is often cheaper, but its biggest impact is on your organization's speed and ability to flex...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report The Cloud Security Market Grows From $1.5 Billion In 2017 To $3.5 Billion In 2021

    Transitioning On-Premises Workloads To Hybrid Clouds Fuels Demand For Security
    July 6, 2017 | Andras Cser, Jennifer Adams

    As software, infrastructure, and platforms shift to the cloud, ensuring their security is critical. This has led to a new breed of security services that specifically address cloud security...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services In Asia Pacific, Q2 2017

    Datapipe Leads With A Competitive Customer Experience
    June 29, 2017 | Charlie Dai, Lauren E. Nelson

    In our 33-criteria evaluation of hosted private cloud service providers in Asia Pacific, we identified the seven most significant ones — CenturyLink, Datapipe, Fujitsu, IBM, NTT Communications,...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services, North America, Q2 2017

    Virtustream, Rackspace, And Datapipe Lead, Focusing On Moving Up The Stack With Management Services

    In our 33-criteria evaluation of North American hosted private cloud service providers, we identified the nine most significant — CenturyLink, Datapipe, IBM, INAP, NTT DATA, OVH, Rackspace,...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Move Your Big Data Into The Public Cloud

    You Won't Be Able To Keep Up With Customers If You Don't
    June 15, 2017 | Brian Hopkins

    Public cloud adoption is the No. 1 priority for technology decision makers investing in big data. However, most enterprise architects are not ready for the disruption that this shift will cause....

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report Forrester Data: Cloud Security Solutions Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global)

    ForecastView Document
    June 8, 2017 | Jennifer Adams, Andras Cser

    As software, infrastructure, and platforms shift to the cloud, a new breed of security services is emerging and growing to address the security requirements. This data-driven report gives a...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Comprehensive Services Integration Needs More Than Just Conventional SIAM

    Cloud-Based Service Delivery Demands A Broader Approach
    June 6, 2017 | Bill Martorelli, Robert Stroud

    Service integration and management (SIAM) emerged from its roots in the ITIL community as an adjunct to large-scale infrastructure outsourcing. While SIAM is an adequate — if cumbersome — approach...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Amazon Connect: Not Yet Ready For Prime Time

    Take A Wait-And-See Approach Before Choosing Amazon's New Cloud Contact Center Offering
    May 31, 2017 | Kate Leggett, Art Schoeller

    Amazon aims to disrupt the contact center industry with Amazon Connect — a cloud-based addition to the company's growing product portfolio that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It attempts to...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Embrace Cloud Economics For On-Premises Enterprise Storage

    Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    May 18, 2017 | Richard Fichera

    Cloud storage isn't a panacea, considering enterprises' concerns about privacy, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, but the basic opex cost model is extremely attractive. Enterprises...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Future Of CCM: Communications-As-A-Service

    Enterprise Cloud Environments Will Orchestrate Diverse Communications Services
    May 10, 2017 | Craig Le Clair

    Customer communication has increased in volume, speed, and personalization and is now delivered from a variety of platforms and applications. Coordination of outbound communications with customers...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Five Key Trends For 2017 That Shape How We Manage Enterprise Content

    Landscape: The Enterprise Content Management Playbook
    May 2, 2017 | Cheryl McKinnon

    2017 will be a tumultuous year in the enterprise content management (ECM) market, with significant disruptions across the vendor landscape. Five key trends are shaping the ECM space. New business...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Hybrid Cloud Is The Foundation For Storage Agility And Economics

    Proper Utilization Of Cloud And Enterprise Storage Will Dictate BT Success
    April 28, 2017 | Richard Fichera

    Hybrid clouds are the future state of compute and storage for enterprises in the age of the customer. Hybrid cloud storage can now blend on-premises storage infrastructure with public and hosted...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report The Top Security Technology Trends To Watch, 2017

    Tools And Technology: The S&R Practice Playbook
    April 26, 2017 | Merritt Maxim, Jeff Pollard

    Each year, analysts from across Forrester's security and risk (S&R) research team draw insight from hundreds of client questions, vendor briefings, and consultations; the 40-plus research projects...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Database-As-A-Service, Q2 2017

    Automation, Lower Cost, And Flexibility Are Driving Increasing Adoption
    April 24, 2017 | Noel Yuhanna

    Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) has become critical for every organization to support new and growing data management requirements. These platforms provide faster provisioning, unlimited elastic...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Be Aware Of These Sourcing Trends For Managed Services And Cloud

    April 19, 2017 | Bill Martorelli

    As the nature of sourcing demand and delivery continues to evolve, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals will witness the impact of service delivery automation, which has been...

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