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The Business Applications Playbook For 2017

Align Your Business Applications To Cloud And BT Imperatives

Rapid business change, fueled by technology advances such as mobility and analytics, is transforming how application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals buy, deploy, and manage business...

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  • 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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Building The Business Case For Omnichannel Commerce

    Business Case: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    July 31, 2017 | Brendan Witcher

    Digital retail executives must build effective omnichannel business cases to minimize the risk of launching initiatives that: 1) lack critical internal support; 2) fail to meet customer...

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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
    July 24, 2017 | Andrew Bartels, Cheryl McKinnon

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report SaaS Adoption 2017: If You Aren't Using SaaS Broadly, Your Business Risks Falling Behind

    SaaS Improves Business Results Due To Greater Innovation And Agility — And Is Increasingly The Foundation For Business Opportunities
    June 29, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Paul D. Hamerman

    SaaS continues to grow across categories and geographies, fueled by buyer demand for business agility, growing comfort with the model, and a maturing market of SaaS offerings. This maturing market...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: eProcurement, Q2 2017

    Coupa, Basware, SAP Ariba, Zycus, And GEP Are Leaders For Buy-Side B2B eCommerce Platforms
    May 30, 2017 | Duncan Jones

    Enterprises are increasingly implementing eProcurement platforms to enable employees to buy what they need quickly, safely, and cost-effectively. This report will help an application development...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Grow Your Revenue Stream With Customer-Centric Finance Technology

    Recalibrate Your Finance Technology Strategy To Grow Revenue, Increase Customer Value, And Transform Your Business
    May 19, 2017 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Costs, controls, and compliance — the three C's of finance — are essential but do not strategically align to growth and innovation in your business. A fourth C — the customer — is a strategic key...

  • 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 CIO Professionals

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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...

  • 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...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Stop Buying End-To-End CRM

    Evaluate CRM As An Ecosystem Instead
    May 3, 2017 | John Bruno, Kate Leggett

    Companies rely heavily on mature CRM suites to provide operational efficiencies as sales, marketing, and customer service organizations interact with customers. But with companies placing greater...

  • 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 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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report How To Set The Right Strategy For SaaS Integration

    Digital Business Design Takes Precedence Over Technical Approaches
    April 21, 2017 | Randy Heffner

    Vendors market cloud integration products — most notably integration platform as a service (iPaaS) — as if they take care of all an enterprise's software-as-a-service (SaaS) integration needs. Yet...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Cloud-Based DevOps Tools Are Ripening Quickly

    How Cloud DevOps — CD Tool Chains Stack Up To The Standalone Vendors
    April 4, 2017 | Christopher Condo

    Over the past year, the four major public cloud vendors (Amazon Web Services [AWS], IBM, Google, and Microsoft) have made big strides toward integrating development and operations (DevOps) tools...

  • For CIO Professionals

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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...

  • 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...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Business Platforms Power Your Digital Business

    Business Platforms Are The Foundation For New Value Creation
    March 15, 2017 | Dan Bieler

    Business platforms will reshape a wide variety of industries, markets, and work arrangements, leveraging data analytics to create new customer value ecosystems. Business platforms will push...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Workday Services Partners

    Workday Customers Look To Partner Ecosystem To Accelerate Implementation And Maximize Business Value
    March 10, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Paul D. Hamerman

    As companies seek to improve business flexibility and engage employees with digital experiences, they are migrating traditionally on-premises systems of record to software-as-a-service (SaaS)...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Build Digital Workspace Delivery Systems To Give Employees The Right Tools For Their Jobs

    Tools And Technology: The Workforce Enablement Playbook
    March 6, 2017 | David K. Johnson

    Employees in your company who engage with customers must become more agile, responsive, and informed. The corporate personal computing environment is now a mix of legacy technology that isn't well...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Transform Customer Processes And Systems To Improve Experiences

    Executive Overview: The CRM Playbook
    March 2, 2017 | Kate Leggett

    The age of the customer means that a focus on the customer now matters more than any other strategic imperative. Forrester's CRM playbook outlines four steps that application development and...

  • 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....

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