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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Configuration Management Software For Infrastructure Automation, Q4 2017

    Tools And Technology: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    October 11, 2017 | Chris Gardner, Robert Stroud

    In our 25-criteria evaluation of configuration management providers, we identified the 14 most significant solutions — Ansible, Ansible Tower, CFEngine Community Edition, CFEngine Enterprise, Chef,...

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    Report Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

    Global Tech Purchases Will Exceed $3 Trillion For The First Time
    September 25, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    If 2016 was a year of political and economic disruption, with the Brexit vote in the UK and the election of Donald Trump in the US, 2017 has been a return to normality. As fears have abated and the...

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    Report Refine Configuration Management And CMDB For The Modern Digital Organization

    Clarify A Complex Topic To Gain Profound Technology Benefits
    September 1, 2017 | Charles Betz, Chris Gardner

    The age of the customer demands operational excellence within the technology organization. A sound configuration management practice is essential to ensure always-on, high-quality services, yet...

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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...

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    Report The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

    Canadian Tech Buyers Focus On The BT Agenda In Cautious Times

    Canadian CIOs are grappling with a mixed bag of economic news. While better than expected GDP growth continues to provide reasons for optimism, a struggling energy sector, an overheated housing...

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    Report Rumors Of VMware's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

    VMware Faces Great Challenges But Keeps Delivering Growth, Defying Its Critics

    VMware, for years one of Silicon Valley's darlings, has struggled to find its place in the new world of cloud computing. Skepticism over its long-term viability continues because of unprecedented...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Configuration Management

    Tools And Technology: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    June 30, 2017 | Chris Gardner, Robert Stroud

    Despite the proliferation of infrastructure-as-code (IaC) across enterprises and the cloud, some infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals still treat configuration management as a manual...

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    Report Change Management: Let's Get Back To Basics

    Continuous Improvement: The Continuous Deployment Playbook
    May 25, 2017 | Charles Betz

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are questioning the relationship between traditional change management and new practices such as Agile and development/operations (DevOps). The...

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    Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2017 And 2018: Mostly Sunny, With Clouds And Chance Of Rain

    Expect 4.8% To 5.2% Growth, With Cloud And The BT Agenda Driving Accelerated Rates In Software And Consulting Services
    May 8, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and other tech decision makers face a positive economic environment, but an uncertain political environment in 2017 and 2018. Growing consumer spending and business investment will keep CIOs...

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    Report 2017 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    Use Our Benchmarks To Transform Your Tech Budget, Not Just Defend It
    March 28, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs feel ambivalent about tech budget benchmarks. They need them to respond to CEO and CFO questions about tech spending levels, but they also know the top-line metrics don't really say much. This...

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    Report The State Of IoT Management

    Bet On Emerging Ecosystems To Help Smooth Business Integration

    Connected solutions enable businesses to optimize processes, enhance offerings, and transform their own business models. They generate streams of valuable customer and operational data. While...

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    Report US Government Sector Tech Spending Trends, 2017 To 2018

    Government CIOs Must Find Ways To Increase BT Spend Amid Tight Budgets
    February 8, 2017 | Andrew Bartels, Rick Parrish

    US federal, state, and local government CIOs are caught in a bind. The age of the customer is as real to them as it is to public companies. Government CIOs need to make investments in analytics,...

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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...

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    Report BT Analytics Helps You Win In The Age Of The Customer

    The Revolution In Technology Monitoring And Management
    December 16, 2016 | Milan Hanson

    The age of the customer and customer obsession present infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros with the twin challenges of growing technology complexity and a drastically altered customer focus....

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    Report Evolve The Value Proposition Of The Systems Administrator

    December 8, 2016 | Chris Gardner

    Computer operators from the early days of computing no longer exist. The same fate will befall present-day infrastructure and operations (I&O) administrators who myopically focus on individual...

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    Report 2017 US Tech Budgets: The Post-Election Outlook

    The US Tech Market Will Grow 4.3% In 2017
    December 7, 2016 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and their business partners prepare their tech budget plans based on their own business' strategy and requirements. In this updated US tech market forecast, we provide our post-election...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Technology Business Management Solutions

    Customer-Obsessed Firms Must Manage Tech-Based Customer Value
    October 31, 2016 | Eveline Oehrlich, Sophia I. Vargas

    CIOs and their leadership teams can no longer leave the analysis, management, and optimization of technology management costs to spreadsheets and uncoordinated processes. Those who want a seat at...

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    Report 2016 To 2017 Latin American Tech Market Update

    Troubles Will Keep Tech Spending Down, Despite Rising Demand For Mobile And Cloud
    October 20, 2016 | Andrew Bartels

    The good times that CIOs and tech vendors in Brazil and other Latin American markets enjoyed in the first half of the decade have come crashing to an end. With these slowdowns lasting into 2017,...

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    Report 2017 US Tech Budgets: The Outlook For Tech Spending Overall And By Industry

    Steady US Economic Growth And The BT Agenda Will Drive 5% Tech Market Growth In 2017
    October 17, 2016 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and their business partners prepare their tech budget plans based on their own businesses' strategy and requirements. Still, it can be useful to look at what other firms are doing, especially...

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    Report The Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2016 To 2017

    Slowing Economies And Cloud Constrict Tech Market Growth
    September 16, 2016 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs in the middle of 2016 are facing the pull from their business partners to invest in new mobile, cloud, and analytical technologies to help their businesses grow and the push from CEOs and CFOs...

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    Report Forrester's Tech Management Balanced Scorecard

    Performance Management: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook
    September 15, 2016 | Martha Bennett, Bobby Cameron

    Forrester developed its IT Balanced Scorecard for CIOs almost a decade ago, based on the original Balanced Scorecard framework proposed by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. In 2014, we updated...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Software-Defined Data Centers

    The SDDC Is Still A Work In Progress, But Progress Is Swift
    September 1, 2016 | Robert Stroud, Richard Fichera

    To meet needs arising from the unprecedented acceleration of the digital business, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are shifting their attention from physical infrastructure to...

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    Report Predictive Analytics Can Liberate I&O Pros From The Tyranny Of Firefighting

    I&O Transitions From Reactive Mode To Customer Obsession
    July 27, 2016 | Milan Hanson, Mike Gualtieri

    The business expects infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros to be emergency responders. When customer and business applications are not performing — or not working at all — it affects the entire...

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    Report Drive Infrastructure Transformation With Service Design

    Executive Overview: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    July 15, 2016 | Glenn O'Donnell

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams have a broader charter in the age of the customer. The infrastructure transformation playbook provides a blueprint for the service design approach that I&O...

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    Report European Tech Market Outlook For 2016 To 2017

    Brexit And Sluggish Economies Will Lead To Stagnant Tech Demand
    July 13, 2016 | Andrew Bartels, Charlotte Wang

    After a surprisingly strong 2015 European tech market, CIOs in European countries need to prepare for a much more difficult 2016 and 2017. Despite the European Central Bank's stimulus and stronger...

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