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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Colocation And Data Center Services

    Vendors From Various Backgrounds Compete To Solve Regional Demands
    April 4, 2017 | Sophia I. Vargas

    In a world of pervasive technology solutions, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must maintain a growing portfolio of heterogeneous hardware and services. For organizations with burgeoning...

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    Report Strategic Benchmarks 2017: Infrastructure Priorities

    Benchmarks: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    March 20, 2017 | Sophia I. Vargas

    This report provides infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals with strategic benchmarks so they can compare their infrastructure budgets, priorities, motivations, and technology adoption...

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    Report Edge Computing: IoT Will Spawn A New Infrastructure Market

    The Internet Of Things Demands A Different Design Mindset

    Internet of things (IoT) is the latest transformational technology, extending ubiquitous connectivity and control to the physical world. The applications are limited only by our imagination and our...

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    Report Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    January 3, 2017 | Sophia I. Vargas, Dave Bartoletti

    Enterprise cloud computing adoption accelerated in 2016 and will do so again in 2017. Are you ahead of your competitors or lagging behind the average enterprise? Infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

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    Report OpenStack's Global Traction Expands For Its Newton Release

    OpenStack Summit And Newton Update, Q4 2016
    December 19, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson, Frank Liu

    OpenStack has grown into a de facto standard platform for the private cloud market and now serves as the foundation for public clouds, particularly in Europe and China. This report analyzes the...

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    Report Justify Your Hybrid Cloud Future With A Solid Business Case

    Business Case: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    November 28, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas, Dave Bartoletti

    Some infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders and others have overzealous expectations of cloud's impact on costs, with many thinking cloud is always cheaper, faster, and easier. Under the right...

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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
    November 2, 2016 | Dave Bartoletti, Lauren E. Nelson

    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...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Technology Business Management Solutions

    Customer-Obsessed Firms Must Manage Tech-Based Customer Value
    October 31, 2016 | Eveline Oehrlich, Sophia I. Vargas

    CIOs and their leadership teams can no longer leave the analysis, management, and optimization of technology management costs to spreadsheets and uncoordinated processes. Those who want a seat at...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Design Your Infrastructure For Scalability

    Processes: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    October 24, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas, Robert Stroud

    As your business evolves and adds new services, regions, or customers, your infrastructure and operations (I&O) must be able to adapt and scale with no impact on performance or service quality....

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    Report Weigh The Economic Factors Of Your Data Center Ecosystem Transformation

    Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    October 19, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas

    As technology demand accelerates to support the digital business, data centers are running low on physical resource capacity. When provisioning new data center capacity, infrastructure and...

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    Report Brief: Don't Let Capex-Based Budgets Dampen Your Cloud Plans

    Build The Case For Your Capex-Focused Industry To Embrace Opex
    October 18, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas, Lauren E. Nelson

    The business technology (BT) shift toward cloud and external services has begun, moving costs from capital expenditures (capex) to operating expenditures (opex). This can be a fundamental...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Evolve Or Crumble: Prepare For The Fate Of The Hardware Incumbents

    Traditional Infrastructure Players Evolve Their Strategies To Compete In A Cloud-First World
    August 29, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas, Richard Fichera

    The cloud is driving increasingly customer-centric and data-rich services, and this infrastructure shift continues to transform and cannibalize hardware markets. The major technology incumbents...

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    Report Develop Infrastructure Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

    Performance Management: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    August 19, 2016 | Richard Fichera, Sophia I. Vargas

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for developing effective objectives and metrics to transform your infrastructure practice in the service of your business technology (BT) agenda. A...

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    Report Understand Public Cloud Pricing Strategies To Save Money Today And Tomorrow

    Public Cloud Pricing Isn't Simple, But Savvy Buyers Can Save Plenty

    Public cloud pricing is not as simple as many claim. Now that cloud is the preferred platform for apps that win, serve, and retain customers, adoption and spending are both up. Clients often seek...

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    Report Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q2 2016

    Mitaka Summit Quantifies Enterprise Adoption And Focuses On Usability
    May 2, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson, Paul Miller

    Cloud computing is a linchpin of a digital business. While the major public cloud providers have their own proprietary platforms, hybrid services that include private cloud favor the OpenStack...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Simplify Your Hybrid Infrastructure Strategy With Cloud Exchanges

    How Colocation And Interconnection Partners Can Help Support Your Multicloud Future
    February 17, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas, Andre Kindness

    As the cloud market matures, more critical business applications will continue to move into cloud environments. In this increasingly hybrid environment, infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

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    Report Develop Cloud Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

    Performance Management: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    February 5, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson, Sophia I. Vargas

    Crafting and measuring the right metrics for your cloud strategy objectives is essential for success. You must measure cloud computing in business terms, which likely isn't the natural leaning of...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Millennials Will Revolutionize Technology Management

    Organization: The I&O Transformation Playbook
    February 4, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas

    As the workforce ages, organizations should be prepared to adjust recruitment strategies and established technology practices. As the portion of younger employees in your organization becomes more...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Brief: Top 10 Facts Every I&O Pro Should Know About Cloud Economics

    All Business Runs On Money, But This Money Is Different
    January 7, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas, Lauren E. Nelson

    Cloud's economic model is truly unique. It extends beyond basic variability and dictates how your cloud provider frames its services. Whether a cloud skeptic following a cloud-first mandate or one...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report The Truth Behind Enterprise-Class Cloud

    The Public Cloud Is Ready For The Enterprise; Determine If You Are Too
    December 18, 2015 | Dave Bartoletti, Lauren E. Nelson

    The hyperscale public cloud platform providers have steadily improved service reliability, performance, and security to the point where their service levels exceed those of most enterprise data...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Organize Your Infrastructure Team For Customer Obsession

    December 16, 2015 | Sophia I. Vargas, Naveen Chhabra

    Technology management is in the middle of a new evolutionary cycle that will transform infrastructure and operations (I&O) from its traditional role as infrastructure provider to its new role as a...

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    Report Embrace The Hybrid Technology Ecosystem For Service Design

    April 27, 2015 | Sophia I. Vargas

    Motivated by the explosion of third-party infrastructure, technology platform alternatives, and the growing popularity of cloud services, many organizations want to get out of the data center...

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    Report Brief: Service Marketplaces Create A Hub For Your Hybrid Ecosystem

    Emerging Data Center Marketplaces Empower The Customer And Threaten Traditional Sales Channels
    April 22, 2015 | Sophia I. Vargas

    When it comes time to provision new data center capacity, most infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros today consider a multitude of scenarios — such as expanding existing facilities,...

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    Report Don't Fear The Cloud — Profit From It

    March 5, 2015 | Michael Barnes, Dave Bartoletti

    Cloud adoption is increasingly widespread at enterprise organizations and a growing number of small and medium-size businesses. Cloud computing is also a potential source of massive disruption, not...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Bolster Your Brand With A Greener Technology Ecosystem

    How Technology Strategy Contributes To Brand Positioning And Differentiation
    February 17, 2015 | Sophia I. Vargas, Jim Nail

    Your customers, employees, partners, and possibly regulators demand increasing transparency in company operations and products. Among the various aspects of transparency they seek is greater...

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