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    Report How To Ride The Rise And Fall Of Digital Devices

    The eReader Case Study Illustrates How The Next Wave Of Gadgets Will Play Out
    June 30, 2014 | James L. McQuivey

    Our digital era has witnessed the ascent and decline of a stunning number of new devices: The PDA, the digital camera, and the dedicated MP3 player have all risen to prominence only to collapse...

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    Report Wearable Technology Show 2014

    Insights From The World's First Dedicated Wearables Show
    June 27, 2014 | Anthony Mullen

    While Mobile World Congress in Barcelona; CeBIT in Hanover, Germany; and SXSW in Texas all featured wearable technology this year, the largest dedicated event for wearables so far was the Wearable...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Quick Take: Net? Yes. Neutrality? No.

    We Answer Three Key Questions To Help Clarify The Arguments And The Relevance Of Net Neutrality
    January 17, 2014 | Henry Dewing

    The positions in intense debate surrounding Net neutrality can't simply be summed up as "standing up for users' rights" or "asserting a carrier's right to profit." Verizon filed a petition to...

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    Report Fitness Wearables — Many Products, Few Customers

    Product Strategists Must Broaden Wearables' Appeal Beyond Fitness
    January 28, 2013 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Wearable devices are part of the next wave of growth and innovation in personal computing, a phenomenon we call "smart body, smart world." Wearables could target any use case, from gaming to...

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    Report Digital Health Management Needs A Makeover To Broaden Its Consumer Appeal

    Forrester Technographics Digital Consumer Community Report
    December 17, 2012 | Lindsey Colella

    Tracking and managing personal health information — with technology or without — is not a mainstream consumer activity today. There are multiple reasons for this: Consumers lack self-awareness of...

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    Report Smart Products Will Require A Hybrid CTO/CIO Skill Set

    The Burgeoning Set Of Connected Offerings Will Require New Skills
    November 16, 2012 | John McCarthy

    The era of the standalone product is over. More and more offerings are becoming intelligent, connected, and thus able to provide more engaging experiences for customers in business or consumer...

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    Report Smart Body, Smart World

    Sensors, Algorithms, And Psychology Will Power The Next Phase Of Personal Computing
    October 17, 2012 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Sensor-laden devices (SLDs) such as wearables and embedded devices — sometimes called "the Internet of Things" — will drive the next phase of growth in personal computing and have the potential to...

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    Report Humdrum Hardware: Why Google And Microsoft Are Goading Their Partners To Innovate

    Google Nexus and Microsoft Surface Force OEMs To Up Their Games
    September 14, 2012 | Tony Costa

    Google's and Microsoft's efforts to launch first-party hardware, form exclusive partnerships, and acquire partners are disrupting the status quo within their ecosystems. These changes are driven...

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    Report The Rise Of Post-PC Productivity

    App Innovators Disrupt The Value Chain Of PC-Era Software Giants
    August 1, 2012 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets inspire new productivity scenarios, and their app stores introduce new ways to distribute and monetize software. Billions of dollars are at stake:...

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    Report The Fight To Control The TV Becomes A Platform War

    May 16, 2012 | James L. McQuivey

    The fight to control the TV is a battle for the more than 114 million TV households that, until now, have been under the quiet control of cable and satellite providers and the broadcast and cable...

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    Report Wearable Computing

    The Next Devices And Platforms That Matter To Your Product Strategy
    April 17, 2012 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Consumers are adopting technology faster than ever: Witness the rapid mainstreaming of devices such as the Apple iPad and Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360. Wearable devices will be next, but right now...

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    Report The Tablet-TV Connection

    April 11, 2012 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Tablets and TVs are big business: Forrester forecasts that 112.5 million US consumers will own a tablet by 2016, and tablets are disrupting several multibillion-dollar industries related to TV,...

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    Report Game On: Education Product Strategists Embrace Gamification

    Classroom Technology Enables New Product Innovation
    January 26, 2012 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    "Gamification" is a hot topic in product strategy, especially in US K-12 education. Product strategists in education are helping their customers achieve teaching and learning goals by developing...

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    Report What QWERTY Can Teach You About Product Strategy

    Path Dependence Matters, But Digital Disruption Matters More
    January 11, 2012 | J. P. Gownder

    Product strategists looking to the past to guide future decisions often learn the wrong lessons about history. They point to the QWERTY keyboard or the success of Blu-ray to show that path...

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    Report Western European Mobile Forecast, 2011 To 2016

    Product Strategists In All Industries Must Contend With The Disruption Caused By Mobile
    December 15, 2011 | Thomas Husson

    The European mobile market will continue booming in the next five years. Forrester expects smartphone and mobile Internet penetration rates to reach 67% and 54%, respectively, by the end of 2016....

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    Report Beyond Tablets: The Next Five Computing Form Factors To Watch

    Product Strategists Should Stay Ahead Of Disruption With Innovation Now
    December 12, 2011 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Tablets have been the "it" product of 2010 and 2011. But they're not the final form factor. It's time for product strategists to anticipate what's coming next. We've identified five form factors as...

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    Report Microsoft's Shrinking Window For Tablets

    Windows 8 Shows Promise, But Its Fifth-Mover Product Strategy Is Late
    November 29, 2011 | J. P. Gownder, Sarah Rotman Epps

    Microsoft faces challenges in the tablet market due to its late entry. While Windows 8 looks like a promising product for tablet computing, its release won't come until sometime next year. Though...

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    Report iPhone 4S Cements Apple's Product Strategy Leadership Position

    Apple's Cross-Device Product Strategy Drives Product Differentiation And Customer Loyalty
    November 22, 2011 | Thomas Husson, Charles S. Golvin

    Let's face it: Many observers, anticipating a redesign and a raft of hardware innovations, reacted with disappointment to Apple's iPhone 4S unveiling. Does it matter? No. Why? Because Apple...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report 2D Bar Codes: Emerging Role In Sales

    An Empowered Report: 2D Bar Codes: Learn Why There's No Urgency
    November 14, 2011 | Julie A. Ask

    2D bar codes have captured the attention of eBusiness professionals in many industries who are looking to bridge the gap between online and offline media. The stakes are high. Those who execute...

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    Report E-Textbooks Are A Transitional Product

    To Maximize Revenue, Product Strategists Must Transcend Analog Replicas
    November 2, 2011 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Despite minimal pick-up in e-textbook products thus far, publishers know that their historical business models are at risk. Disruptive markets, such as used and rental books, are emerging in...

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    Report Product Strategists At Telcos Shouldn't Obsess About "Bit Pipe Syndrome"

    More Innovation Is Needed, But Fundamental Connectivity Remains A Valuable Service
    October 25, 2011 | Thomas Husson

    Product strategists in various industries tend to dismiss telcos' role in service innovation, focusing instead on disruptors such as Google and Apple. It is true that new entrants and over-the-top...

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    Report Case Study: Splashtop Product Strategists Create Innovative, Disruptive Education Software

    Breaking Into Education Technology Requires Thinking Big And Acting Small
    October 19, 2011 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Technology product strategists, frustrated by low margins and fragmented procurement, have long dismissed the education market as too difficult to penetrate. But that's finally changing, thanks to...

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    Report Amazon Will Be Apple's Top Competitor In Tablets

    Tablet Product Strategists Should View Amazon As Their New "Frenemy"
    August 29, 2011 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    With 28.7 million iPads sold worldwide to date, Apple's lead in the tablet market looks invincible. Enter Amazon.com, whose tablet can compete on price, content, and commerce. If it's launched at...

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    Report What Netflix Should Do Next

    And Why All Product Strategists Should Care
    August 23, 2011 | James L. McQuivey

    Netflix has made good on a decade-long promise to become the preeminent digital video distribution company in the US. While some have been surprised by what seems like a sudden rush of success, we...

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    Report Consumer Security Market, 2011 And Beyond: Evolving Buyer Behaviors Breed Market Volatility

    August 17, 2011 | Jonathan Penn, Heidi Shey

    Consumer attitudes toward security solutions are changing markedly. Consumers are becoming more concerned about Internet risks, more savvy about the protection measures they need to take, more...