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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report IoT Applications Require Distributed Analytics

    Centralized Analytics Won't Work For Many IoT Use Cases
    March 29, 2017 | Frank E. Gillett

    Internet-of-things (IoT) technology offers new visibility into business operations and customer behavior by connecting the physical and digital worlds. Companies that have successfully implemented...

  • For CIO Professionals

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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...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Amazon Moves To The Edge Of The Internet Of Things

    AWS Greengrass Extends Amazon's Serverless Programming Model Beyond The Public Cloud
    December 2, 2016 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, Frank E. Gillett

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) teams that build connected products or connected business operations turn to cloud-based internet of things (IoT) platforms to accelerate their efforts....

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2017: Security And Skills Will Temper Growth Of IoT

    November 2, 2016 | Frank E. Gillett, Michele Pelino

    Interest in the internet of things (IoT) has hit a fever pitch: IoT was the No. 1 search topic not only among CIOs but across all Forrester clients over the past six months. But technologies and...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Redefine Microsoft's Role For Your BT Strategy

    BT Vendor Profile: Microsoft
    October 21, 2016 | Frank E. Gillett

    To develop a greater ability to win, serve, and retain customers, CIOs are building a strong business technology (BT) agenda. This requires them to reassess and evolve their tech vendor portfolio....

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Quick Take: Microsoft Bets On Social To Transform The Business Customer Experience

    June 14, 2016 | Mary Shea, Steven Casey

    On June 13, 2016, Microsoft announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to purchase LinkedIn for approximately $26.2 billion in an all-cash deal. In this quick take, we provide our...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report The Retrofit Future Of The Connected Car

    Why Internet-Of-Things Devices That Retrofit "Dumb" Cars Will Remake Personal Transportation Experiences
    June 6, 2016 | Frank E. Gillett

    Smartphones, connected cars, and car accessories enabled by the internet of things (IoT) are remaking the personal transportation experience. In this report, we analyze how smartphones are changing...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Design Your Integration Architecture For The Internet Of Things

    IoT Integration Is Complex — Plan For The Long Term In Your Integration Strategy
    May 27, 2016 | Frank E. Gillett, Henry Peyret

    The internet of things (IoT) depends on integration, but once you move beyond the simplest use cases, integration becomes complex. Enterprise architects face a wide range of different technology...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Brief: The Two Fundamental IoT Business Opportunities

    CIOs Need To Help Their Business Partners Focus On The Right IoT Value Scenarios
    January 25, 2016 | Frank E. Gillett

    The growth of Internet-of-Things (IoT) ideas and technology has sparked a wide variety of options and confusion, with many stakeholders involved. But if you break IoT possibilities into the two...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report TechRadar™: Internet Of Things, Q1 2016

    Software Technologies For IoT Have Hit The Growth Phase, But Security And Standards Lag
    January 25, 2016 | Michele Pelino, Frank E. Gillett

    Firms are using Internet-connected sensors and actuators to improve business ops and transform products. But Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are diverse and immature — making it a struggle...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report The Internet Of Things Heat Map, 2016

    Where IoT Will Have The Biggest Impact On Digital Business
    January 14, 2016 | Michele Pelino, Frank E. Gillett

    Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled applications are poised to revolutionize digital customer experience and enhance digital operational excellence — but where will they apply at your company? Some...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report The Future Of IoT Gateways: Evolving To Enterprise Grade In 2016

    A CIO Primer On A New Class Of Computing Hardware For The Internet Of Things
    November 23, 2015 | Frank E. Gillett

    Almost one-quarter of enterprises report using the Internet of Things (IoT) today; by early 2016, more than half of firms plan to be using it, if they aren't already. What challenges will CIOs face...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2016: IoT's Impact Inside Companies

    How The Internet Of Things Will Challenge CIOs To Evolve How Their Firms Operate And Engage With Customers
    November 16, 2015 | Frank E. Gillett, Michele Pelino

    Internet of Things (IoT) hype will continue in 2016, but what CIOs should pay attention to instead is the fact that IoT will drive concrete change inside their companies in critical areas like data...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Quick Take: Apple's iPad Pro Is Not A Laptop Killer

    While iOS-Centric Companies Will Embrace The iPad Pro, The App Gap Means It Can't Replace PCs For Most Workers
    September 10, 2015 | J. P. Gownder, Frank E. Gillett

    On September 9, 2015, Apple announced the upcoming release of iPad Pro, a large form-factor version of its iPad line. When dressed with its optional external keyboard and stylus, the device...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report The Smart Home Finally Blossoms

    Connected Home Activities Will Challenge CIOs To Support Smart Products That Deepen Customer Engagement
    July 27, 2015 | Frank E. Gillett

    After decades of poorly executed home automation systems and gadgets, startups are taking advantage of mobile tech advances to deliver slick smart home devices that support a wide range of...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Brief: Nest Hatches Smart Home Futures With Traditional Partners And Incremental Products

    Nest's Announcement Shows That Smart Home Leaders Will Partner With Utilities And Insurance For Long-Term Success
    July 23, 2015 | Frank E. Gillett

    After a very long product hiatus, Nest — the smart home device company acquired by Google in January 2014 — finally came up with a new offering. On June 17, 2015, it announced new...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Brief: Enterprise Software Giants Embrace The Internet Of Things

    But They Won't Be Ready To Meet CIOs' Needs In 2015, So CIOs Still Need Specialist IoT Software Platforms
    May 14, 2015 | Frank E. Gillett

    The Internet of Things (IoT) holds great potential for transforming customer experiences and improving business operations. In our recent IoT software platforms report, we touched on the...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Brief: The Internet Of Things Will Transform Customer Engagement

    Smart, Connected Products Deepen Customer Relationships
    May 11, 2015 | Frank E. Gillett

    Designers are building sensors and software control into products large and small, enabling radical new ways for their companies to win, serve, and retain customers. Internet-of-Things (IoT)...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Internet-Of-Things Software Platforms Simplify Transformation Of Business Operations

    CIOs Will Choose IoT Software Platforms To Accelerate Connecting Customers And Instrumenting Assets
    April 2, 2015 | Michele Pelino, Frank E. Gillett

    Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems will enable companies to use networks of sensors and controls to better compete for customers and to offer new levels of customer engagement. But developing and...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Brief: CIOs Must Add Apple To Their Business Technology Agenda For 2015

    Apple's Expanded Ambitions For And Influence In Mobile Moments Signal A Larger Role In Business Technology
    March 23, 2015 | Frank E. Gillett

    Why should CIOs revisit the details of Apple's 2014 product announcements? Because this time it signaled an expanded role for Apple in the mobile moments of customers and employees that will reach...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Brief: Microsoft Gets Its Flagship OS Back On Track With Windows 10

    Microsoft Secures Its Stake In Enterprise PCs, But Universal App Architecture Won't Be Enough To Win Mobile Without More Help
    January 21, 2015 | Frank E. Gillett, J. P. Gownder

    On January 21, 2015, Microsoft provided the public with more details on Windows 10, which was originally announced last September at a press event in San Francisco. Windows 10 is the next major...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2015: Software Platforms Drive Internet-Of-Things Adoption

    How The Connected World Will Advance
    November 13, 2014 | Frank E. Gillett, John McCarthy

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has gotten huge visibility as firms like Cisco Systems and General Electric (GE) promote the size of the market and number of connected devices and IBM talks about...

  • For CMO Professionals

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    Report Quick Take: Microsoft's Health Service Uses A Fitness Device To Build An Ecosystem

    Specific Marketers Should Develop Content, Apps, Or Experiences For The Microsoft Band
    October 31, 2014 | J. P. Gownder, Frank E. Gillett

    Microsoft just announced Microsoft Band, a new wearable device backed by a health and wellness service platform that chief marketing officers (CMOs) should keep on their radar. Initially targeting...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Top Emerging Technologies To Watch: Now Through 2020

    Make These Emerging Technologies Part Of Your BT Agenda
    October 31, 2014 | Brian Hopkins, Frank E. Gillett

    Emerging technology plays a big role in firms' profitability and their customers' digital experiences. Yet enterprise architects struggle with the speed of new technology delivery and constantly...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report The Top Emerging Technologies Through 2020 — The CIO Perspective

    CIOs Need To Make Emerging Technologies Part Of Their BT Agenda
    October 31, 2014 | Frank E. Gillett, Brian Hopkins

    In today's competitive environment, investing in business technologies is central to companies' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. Companies that create and lead in new disruptive...

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