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    Report Vendor Landscape: Advanced Automation Service Providers, Q3 2017

    Choose Your Automation Solutions Wisely To Make The Most Of Managed Services Engagements
    October 13, 2017 | Somak Roy, Bill Martorelli

    Advanced automation in managed services now influences enterprise customers' assessment of prospective service provider partners. Although service providers have built and/or assembled portfolios...

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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 The New Micro Focus Must Deliver In Three Areas

    What HPE Software's Spin-Merge Into Micro Focus Means For I&O Leaders
    September 1, 2017 | Eveline Oehrlich

    As of September 1, 2017, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) completed the spin-merge of a significant portion of its software assets with Micro Focus to create the world's seventh-largest software...

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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 Vendor Landscape: Cloud Workload Security Solutions, Q3 2017

    New CWS Functionality Offers Better Breach Detection, Granular Control, And More Cloud Integration
    September 1, 2017 | Andras Cser

    As businesses continue to adopt both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud platforms, S&R pros struggle to protect their organization's valuable data while...

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    Report ESM: Elevate Service Value Beyond The Technology Organization

    Enable Your Digital Business With This New Enterprise Platform
    August 2, 2017 | Charles Betz

    Enterprise service management (ESM) has become a leading trend in the crowded IT service management (ITSM) market. By expanding service thinking and the service app store as well as speeding up...

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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...

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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 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 Build A Fitter ITSM Practice

    Processes: The Workforce Enablement Playbook
    November 3, 2016 | David K. Johnson, Elinor Klavens

    Organizations everywhere have begun digital business transformations to stimulate long-term growth. But many are ignoring their most precious assets — the people who sustain and improve the...

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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 Brief: Don't Let Capex-Based Budgets Dampen Your Cloud Plans

    Build The Case For Your Capex-Focused Industry To Embrace Opex
    October 18, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas, Lauren E. Nelson

    The business technology (BT) shift toward cloud and external services has begun, moving costs from capital expenditures (capex) to operating expenditures (opex). This can be a fundamental...

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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 Use The Service App Store To Enable Customer Obsession In I&O

    July 21, 2016 | Bill Martorelli, Elinor Klavens

    Emerging from consumer app store models, the service app store concept is now becoming an alternative for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals because business technology (BT) users...

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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 Brief: Dell Divests Software That Doesn't Fit Its "Quest" To Dominate The BT Agenda

    Dell Sells Its Software Group — Here's What It Means for I&O Pros
    July 8, 2016 | Glenn O'Donnell

    As Dell prepares itself to build a new company around its EMC acquisition, it's shedding nearly its entire Dell Software Group. This deal gives infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals a...

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    Report Service Design Is Your New Approach To Infrastructure

    Vision: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    May 5, 2016 | Glenn O'Donnell

    Today's service complexity and sky-high end customer expectations mean that infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams must: 1) consolidate design across all infrastructure domains (silos) and 2)...

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    Report TechRadar™: Continuous Deployment, Q2 2016

    Road Map: The Continuous Deployment Playbook
    May 3, 2016 | Amy DeMartine, Robert Stroud, Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Digital businesses are the new norm, and to compete in this new digital market, software applications and products must contain new sources of customer value while at the same time adopting new...

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    Report I&O Leaders Must Reshape ITIL To Support Customer Obsession

    Don't Wait; Rethink Your ITIL Journey Now
    April 19, 2016 | Eveline Oehrlich, Robert Stroud

    Many infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have modeled their support organizations on ITIL frameworks and processes. ITIL has been very helpful in establishing compliance and control but has...

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    Report By 2025, I&O Processes Become Business Services Orchestration

    Processes: The I&O Transformation Playbook
    March 17, 2016 | Jean-Pierre Garbani, Wolfgang Benkel

    Forrester believes that business technology challenges the current infrastructure and operations (I&O) model and requires I&O to become an innovative partner that works closely with the business....

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    Report Can You Meet The I&O Transformation Challenge?

    Benchmarks: The I&O Transformation Playbook
    March 8, 2016 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    We're at the beginning of a new era in digital technologies, very much like what IT went through in the mid-1990s. New technologies abound: Some will dominate the future market, and some will not....

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: ITSM SaaS Solutions

    I&O Pros Can Narrow A Crowded Field By Answering Five Key Questions
    February 19, 2016 | Eveline Oehrlich, Elinor Klavens

    Most infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations have already adopted IT service management (ITSM) tools in some form, with many aggressively expanding their use cases. These solutions still...

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    Report Brief: Ignite Your Workforce Experience With Your Service Desk

    How To Measure Your Workforce Experience In The Future

    Ensuring a positive service desk experience means minimizing the effort that your workforce expends to get help. Don't make employees jump through hoops to reach you because you're too focused on...

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    Report Brief: How Large Service Management Vendors Can Stay Relevant

    Digital Disruption Is Changing The Service Management Software Landscape
    January 19, 2016 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    The service management software market is based on four archetypes: megavendors, with portfolios that cover the whole management market; challengers, who work to build complete solution portfolios;...

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    Report I&O Automation In 2016 And Beyond

    Determine The Right Level Of Automation To Succeed In The Age Of The Customer
    January 8, 2016 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Superior service delivery in a digitally disrupted world is one of the business imperatives to win, serve, and retain customers. But infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations face a major...

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