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    Report Creating IoT-Enabled Products — The Two Major Vendor Partnership Options

    Customers Must Choose From A Diverse And Fragmented Set Of Vendors That Help With Building Connected Products
    March 17, 2017 | Frank E. Gillett

    Product CTOs working with CIOs to add the internet-of-things (IoT) to their products quickly learn that doing so involves more than adding in sensors. They face four major challenges that unfold as...

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    Report Quick Take: Apple And IBM Team Up To Create A New Enterprise Mobile Platform

    New Partnership Melds Complementary Strengths In Consumer And Enterprise Markets

    The leading mobile OS devices from Apple and Google have blossomed in enterprise settings because individuals want the same mobile devices and apps at work that they use in their personal lives....

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    Report Quick Take: Apple Doubles Down On Its Premium Brand With The iPhone 5s And 5c

    New Products Reflect The Company's Conviction That It Can Command Growth At The High End Of The Smartphone Market
    September 11, 2013 | Charles S. Golvin, Frank E. Gillett

    As the world watched Apple's latest iPhone announcements, the company departed from its previous product strategy. With a saturating high-end smartphone market and growth rapidly shifting to...

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    Report Info Workers Using Mobile And Personal Devices For Work Will Transform Personal Tech Markets

    Many Workers Use Multiple Devices And Spend Their Own Money For Work Tech
    February 22, 2012 | Frank E. Gillett

    The rise of mobile devices and broadband Internet access at home are driving new behaviors by information workers. Our surveys of almost 10,000 global information workers and 2,300 IT hardware...

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    Report Consumerization Will Erase Boundaries Between Corporate And Consumer Technology Markets

    Vendor Strategists Must Overhaul Business Units And Products Aimed At Information Workers
    January 9, 2012 | Frank E. Gillett

    Execs plotting new information and communications technology (ICT) products and services face changing information worker behaviors driven by five innovations that empower users to provision and...

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    Report Computing Futures 2016: How Hardware Advances Will Shift Vendor Prospects

    CPUs, Disks, Sensors, And Displays Change Dramatically In The Next Five Years
    August 24, 2011 | Frank E. Gillett

    Hardware innovation will continue to roil the tech ecosystem through 2016, forcing vendor strategists at software and services firms to adjust continuously to new hardware capabilities, plus the...

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    Report The Personal Cloud: Transforming Personal Computing, Mobile, And Web Markets

    An Empowered Report: Sizing The Opportunity As Individuals Embrace New Services For Managing Their Work And Personal Digital Lives
    June 6, 2011 | Frank E. Gillett

    The personal computing experience for individuals is broken, ruptured by the fragmentation of personal information across PCs and mobile devices and the scattering of content across a multitude of...

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    Report The Age Of Computing Diversity

    The ICT Industry Is Broadening Out From The Wintel Monoculture
    September 16, 2010 | Frank E. Gillett

    The computing industry is exiting an era built mostly on general-purpose, good enough central processing units (CPUs), servers, systems designs, software, Web apps, and client devices. These...

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    Report Market Momentum: Compute-As-A-Service, 2008 And 2009

    A Look At Announcements Of Leading Compute-As-A-Service Providers
    December 28, 2009 | Frank E. Gillett

    To measure and compare market activity for compute-as-a-service offerings, Forrester tracked 536 public announcements of 14 leading compute-as-a-service providers from Q1 2008 to Q3 2009 across...

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    Report Chrome OS Will Extend Google's Online Services, Not Imitate Windows

    Google's New PC OS Moves It Further Toward A Personal Cloud Strategy
    July 9, 2009 | Frank E. Gillett

    On the evening of July 7, 2009, Google created a tech media storm with the announcement of Chrome OS, an operating system for netbooks and personal computers (PCs) separate from Google's Android,...

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    Report The Personal Cloud

    How Individual Computing Will Shift From Being Device-Centric To Information-Centric
    July 6, 2009 | Frank E. Gillett

    The personal computing experience is complex and challenging, as individuals wrestle with multiple personal computers (PCs) and online services to manage an increasingly diverse set of information....

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    Report Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong About Cloud IaaS

    Enterprises Lead SMB; Cloud Services Trump Internal Cloud Build-Outs And More
    May 29, 2009 | Frank E. Gillett

    Survey results confirm strong interest in cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) but debunk several stereotypes. Large firms are more interested in cloud IaaS than small firms. Firms are...

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    Report The Open Cloud Manifesto Offers Worthy Ideals

    But It Is A First, Primitive Step For Thinking Clearly About Cloud Openness
    March 30, 2009 | Frank E. Gillett

    Thirty-six firms have signed on in support of the Open Cloud Manifesto that was published on March 29, 2009, with IBM taking a strong role in driving the document and promoting its launch. The goal...

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    Report IBM's Bid For Sun Is About More Than Just Solaris And Java

    Sun's Innovations Can Improve IBM's Prospects Outside Enterprise Markets
    March 24, 2009 | Frank E. Gillett

    Vendor strategists are calling Forrester asking what we make of the possibility of IBM buying Sun Microsystems. The conventional wisdom is that IBM wants to capture the Solaris/SPARC customer base...

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    Report There Are Two Types Of Compute Clouds

    Server Clouds And Scale-Out Clouds Serve Very Different Customer Needs
    November 21, 2008 | Frank E. Gillett

    Cloud computing is a confusing topic for vendor strategists. One reason? Most of us confuse two fundamentally different types of compute clouds as one. Server clouds support the needs of...

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    Report Inquiry Insights: Cloud Computing, Q3 2008

    Enterprise IT Is Just Starting To Tune In — Vendors Are Way Ahead Of The Market
    August 28, 2008 | Frank E. Gillett

    Cloud computing is the latest Silicon Valley trend to hit the circuit. To understand the effect of the latest wave of hype on Forrester clients, we sifted through the more than 20,000 client...

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    Report Vendor Profile: Hewlett-Packard, Q2 2008

    HP Is A Differentiated Technology Platforms Vendor, With Room To Grow
    May 27, 2008 | Frank E. Gillett

    Strategists at technology vendors looking to partner with Hewlett-Packard (HP) see the company's sprawling size and wonder how to partner effectively for their own success. Forrester believes that...

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    Report The State Of Enterprise Hardware Adoption: 2007

    Business Data Services North America And Europe
    November 19, 2007 | Frank E. Gillett

    How are enterprises adopting, using, and managing hardware, including hardware budgets, mobile devices, PCs and laptops, servers, systems management, storage, networks, and data centers? This...

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    Report Client Management Software Adoption, 2007

    October 11, 2007 | Frank E. Gillett, Natalie Lambert

    This data chart presents results from Business Data Services that shows the level of adoption of client management software, as well as a basic profile of vendor market share.

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    Report Server Virtualization Usage, 2007

    October 11, 2007 | Frank E. Gillett

    This data chart presents results from Business Data Services that show trends in server virtualization adoption.

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    Report Enterprise Laptop Customer Satisfaction, 2007

    September 11, 2007 | Benjamin Gray, Frank E. Gillett

    This data chart presents results from Business Data Services that show how laptop vendors fare in different aspects of customer satisfaction.

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    Report North American Enterprise Storage Buyers Prefer EMC And Systems Vendors

    Storage Providers Are Divided Into Generalists And Specialists
    May 21, 2007 | Frank E. Gillett

    Forrester annually asks IT infrastructure buyers about their storage providers. We learned that half of enterprises in North America are customers of EMC and nearly as many also buy from Dell,...

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    Report Server/Storage Attach Sells For Systems Vendors

    North American Enterprises Are More Likely To Buy Systems Vendors' Storage
    May 21, 2007 | Frank E. Gillett

    Are North American enterprise customers more likely to buy storage from their server vendors than from other sources? We surveyed enterprise IT hardware buyers and learned that they purchase a wide...

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    Report Server Virtualization Adoption By Industry: Enterprise Worldwide 2006 -- Industries Vary

    May 7, 2007 | Frank E. Gillett

    This Data Charts document examines enterprise server virtualization adoption by industry for 2006.

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    Report Server Buying Channels: SMB North America 2006 -- Dell Is Strong In Indirect Sales, Too

    May 4, 2007 | Frank E. Gillett

    This Data Charts document looks at SMB server purchasing channel preferences for North America, 2006.

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