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    Report Predictions 2018: Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere

    New Private Cloud Options And Even More Public Cloud And SaaS Innovations Will Power Enterprise Transformation In 2018

    After a decade of powering digital transformation in small and medium-size businesses, cloud computing has quickly become a must-have enterprise technology. Cloud's impact has been global, yet...

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    Report Understanding The Cloud Services Provider Landscape

    Landscape: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 31, 2017 | Bill Martorelli, Liz Herbert

    With cloud computing services now central to modern technology strategy, the challenge for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals is to focus on selecting the right partners and planning...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report How To Secure Funding For Your SaaS Migration

    Business Case: The Business Applications Playbook
    October 11, 2017 | Duncan Jones, Liz Herbert

    Traditional budgeting and ROI-based financial evaluations are the main obstacles to application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders' efforts to transform their business applications portfolios....

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    Report Cloud Powers The New Connected Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 4, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Dave Bartoletti

    Cloud is no longer a tactical solution but rather a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems that connect employees, customers, partners,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: SaaS Marketplaces Take Off

    Software-As-A-Service Buyers Get A Faster, Simpler Buying Experience While Also Getting Better Security And Integration
    September 26, 2017 | Liz Herbert

    Clients tell us that software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors are too numerous (and too small) for a formal sourcing process to apply in all cases. At the same time, the business-led, ungoverned model...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Salesforce Implementation Partners

    Salesforce Customers Have New Choices As Old Choices Disappear
    September 8, 2017 | Liz Herbert

    Leading business and technology executives view Salesforce as a strategic partner for digital business, but most application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals don't have all the...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The SaaS Customer Success Life Cycle

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Applications Playbook
    September 5, 2017 | Paul D. Hamerman, Liz Herbert

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is more than just a software deployment model; it's a business model that ties vendors' success to your own. To drive upsell and renewals and achieve profitability,...

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    Report Three Strategies For Managing SaaS Negotiations

    Execution: The Business Applications Playbook
    August 31, 2017 | Duncan Jones, Liz Herbert

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) negotiation requires a unique approach; neither traditional software negotiation tactics nor hosting practices will suffice. But too many clients still don't know how...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Services Providers For US Government Salesforce Integration

    More US Government Clients Are Signing With Salesforce As A Path To Modernization, But Selecting The Right Services Partner Is Key
    August 21, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Rick Parrish

    The US government has received a clear message: Modernize now. Government agencies have allocated new funds for major technology refreshes, and Salesforce is garnering significant interest. But...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Salesforce Implementation Partners, Q3 2017

    Dozens Of Salesforce Partners Know The Tech — But Few Have Proven Ability To Drive Digital Business In Salesforce Deployment
    July 24, 2017 | Liz Herbert

    Salesforce buyers have evolved from a seeking a cloud customer relationship management (CRM) tool to seeking a strategic platform for digital business. In our 35-criteria evaluation of Salesforce...

  • 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 Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    Report Improve Agility With Forrester's Software And SaaS Contract Review Checklist

    Use This Report And Associated Tool To Identify And Fix Common Problems In Cloud And On-Premises Software Agreements
    May 26, 2017 | Duncan Jones, Liz Herbert

    Software providers' contracts fail to keep pace with continual, rapid technology changes such as cloud and mobile. Forrester hears dozens of complaints each year about software contract disputes...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Mobile Enterprise Applications Services Providers

    An Accelerating Market Favors Partners That Orchestrate Apps With Creative Skills And Business Insight

    As demand for enterprise mobile apps accelerates, many firms struggle to field development and delivery capacity to meet the demand of business stakeholders. Application development and delivery...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Your Digital Transformation Is Not Bold Enough — Five Signs Of Trouble And Key Fixes

    Technology Leaders Must Adopt New Approaches And Processes In The Digital Era
    May 9, 2017 | Liz Herbert

    Many application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders acknowledge that digital business cannot exist on top of old, monolithic legacy applications, but most technology executives have been too...

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    Report Five Ways To Cut The Risk Of Going All In With A Salesforce Customer Platform

    Salesforce Is Now A Major Platform For Digital Business — Don't Let Complexity Cut Its Value

    Salesforce is the most prominent choice for enterprises seeking a single platform for all things customer. The growing number of enterprises signing up to go all in with Salesforce as their...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Enterprise Application Services Providers, Q1 2017

    Leading Providers Blend Design, Tech, And Business For Transformational Mobile Enterprise Apps
    March 22, 2017 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, Liz Herbert

    Mobile enterprise apps for employees and partners tend to get less attention than customer-facing ones, but they are critical to a digital enterprise. Application development and delivery (AD&D)...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Navigating Salesforce's Complex Landscape

    Not Just CRM: A Primer To Aid Strategic Planning

    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...

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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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Preparing For A Salesforce Negotiation

    Plan Ahead To Manage With This Fast-Growing, Strategic SaaS Partner
    February 15, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Mark Bartrick

    Salesforce is now a giant in the enterprise software space — with nearly 200,000 customers. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) behemoth now offers a comprehensive suite of solutions for the...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Mantra For Customer-Obsessed Software Leaders: Deliver More, Develop Less

    Vision: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook

    Now that your application development and delivery (AD&D) teams can more quickly produce apps to win, serve, and retain customers, reorient your strategy, structure, and sourcing to support a...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Breakout Vendors: SaaS Business Applications In China

    Emerging Software-As-A-Service Vendors Are Growing Fast And Starting To Disrupt Traditional Software Segments
    January 12, 2017 | Frank Liu, Liz Herbert

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications are becoming an option to replace or complement on-premises software in China. Major global SaaS vendors such as Salesforce and Workday have no presence in...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Implement Next-Generation Business Apps Through Agile Methods And Experience Design

    Implementation: The Business Applications Playbook
    December 14, 2016 | Liz Herbert, Paul D. Hamerman

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) teams are moving away from the slow, expensive, IT-led rollouts that often failed to achieve desired business benefits. Smart AD&D leaders are now...

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    Report SaaS Readiness Assessment

    Making SaaS Succeed In Customer-Obsessed Business Models
    December 1, 2016 | Liz Herbert

    Enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) usage is proliferating across categories and companies see SaaS as a key enabler for customer-obsessed business. However, sourcing strategy for SaaS is often...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report SAP Customers Have Four Paths To The Cloud

    The Time Is Now To Plan Your SAP Cloud Strategy In The Name Of Business Innovation And Customer Experience
    November 11, 2016 | Liz Herbert, Bill Martorelli

    Customers of all types are anxious to take advantage of cloud's promise of speed, agility, and financial flexibility due to its inherent consumption-based pricing model. Yet SAP buyers still have...

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    Report Predictions 2017: Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Launch Cloud's Second Decade

    Ten Key Developments In Cloud Computing Shape The Industry In 2017

    Cloud computing has been one of the most exciting and disruptive forces in the tech market in the past decade. The cloud market will accelerate faster in 2017 as enterprises around the world look...

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