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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Four Steps To Build A Road Map For Your EA Program

    Road Map: The EA Practice Playbook
    June 23, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    As firms become customer-obsessed, effective enterprise architecture (EA) programs become essential. Too often, however, business-focused EA professionals struggle to create a clear identity for...

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    Report Develop An Enterprise Architecture Strategy Aligned With Business Challenges

    Strategic Plan: The EA Practice Playbook
    June 22, 2017 | Gordon Barnett, Alex Cullen

    Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams strive to be more business-focused and strategically engaged — but getting there isn't easy. It may require a resetting of stakeholder perceptions as well as...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Executive Q&A: Make The Most Of Your Loyal Advocates

    Continuous Improvement: The Customer Loyalty Playbook
    June 20, 2017 | Emily Collins

    One of the purported benefits of loyal customers is that they recommend you to friends and family — and recommendations and referrals are great ways to acquire qualified prospects who are more...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Customer Identity and Access Management, Q2 2017

    Top Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    June 15, 2017 | Merritt Maxim

    In our 20-criteria evaluation of customer IAM (CIAM) providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — Auth0, ForgeRock, Gigya, Janrain, LoginRadius, Microsoft, Ping Identity, and...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: SEO Tools And Technologies

    June 13, 2017 | Collin Colburn

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is an established and mature strategy in the digital marketing portfolio, and many marketers feel they're ready to bring its execution in-house. To do that...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Navigate Trump-Era Uncertainty With The Compass Of Customer Obsession

    Respond To New Policy And Regulatory Environments With Customer-Led, Insights-Driven, Fast, And Connected Strategies
    June 8, 2017 | Bobby Cameron, Melissa Parrish

    US president Donald Trump is heralding or taking actions that will redefine the environment for US-based and global businesses. The administration could fundamentally alter policy, regulations, and...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report The ROI Of Customer Loyalty

    Business Case: The Customer Loyalty Playbook
    June 1, 2017 | Emily Collins, Reggie Lau

    Loyalty programs help companies identify and collect rich data about their best customers in order to reward, recognize, and retain them. This report helps B2C marketing professionals make the case...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Omnichannel Demand-Side Platforms, Q2 2017

    People-Based Data, New Paths To Inventory, And Even More Transparency Drive Innovation Amidst Consolidation

    In our 36-criteria evaluation of omnichannel demand-side platform (DSP) providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Adform, Adobe, AOL, AppNexus, DataXu, Google, MediaMath, Rocket Fuel,...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Change Management: Let's Get Back To Basics

    Continuous Improvement: The Modern Service Delivery Playbook
    May 25, 2017 | Charles Betz

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are questioning the relationship between traditional change management and new practices such as Agile and development/operations (DevOps). The...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Cracking The Collaboration Conundrum: Accelerate Customer Focus With ChatOps

    May 24, 2017 | Elinor Klavens, Robert Stroud

    Development and operations (DevOps) exploded the scope of responsibility for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals; now they must take a full life-cycle view of services and understand...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Top Five Imperatives To Win In The Age Of The Customer

    May 23, 2017 | Sharyn Leaver

    Customer-obsessed companies have the highest median three-year growth in sales. But only 13% of firms have achieved this level of customer obsession. Why? Because it's hard. It requires remaking...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report B2B Consultant Sellers Reign In The 21st Century

    Empower Your Sellers With Strategic Tooling
    May 22, 2017 | Mary Shea, Jacob Milender

    B2B sellers face buyers who increasingly prefer a self-guided journey. While simple commodity transactions can largely occur without direct sales interaction, for more highly considered purchases,...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Embrace Cloud Economics For On-Premises Enterprise Storage

    Consumption-Based Pricing For Cloud Changes Enterprise Perspectives On Storage Procurement
    May 18, 2017 | Richard Fichera

    Cloud storage isn't a panacea, considering enterprises' concerns about privacy, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, but the basic opex cost model is extremely attractive. Enterprises...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Build A Seller Development Framework To Improve The Buying Experience

    Apply The Practice Of Customer Obsession To Sellers
    May 17, 2017 | Steven Wright

    Buyers command more power in the marketplace than ever before and consequently have different expectations of their sales reps. B2B marketers need to support sales' customer obsession by revamping...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Understand EA Stakeholders And Their Needs

    Stakeholder Needs: The EA Practice Playbook
    May 15, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    Today's enterprise architecture (EA) organizations are engaging more with the front end of the business: sales, marketing, and product management. Understanding their needs and goals is...

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Digital UX Review

    Assessment: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook
    May 10, 2017 | Andrew Hogan, Allegra Burnette

    Good user experience (UX) helps attract and retain customers, so it's important to conduct rigorous review and testing to assess UX quality. Doing this requires several techniques, including a...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report How Consumers Really Feel About Loyalty Programs

    Landscape: The Customer Loyalty Playbook
    May 8, 2017 | Emily Collins

    Loyalty programs are ubiquitous, but consumer appetite for the promise of savings and recognition is not dwindling. Consumers are asking for more and expect programs to deliver beyond the points....

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Design Your EA Organization For Your Value Proposition

    Organization: The EA Practice Playbook
    May 5, 2017 | Alex Cullen, Gordon Barnett

    When firms initiate enterprise architecture (EA) programs or, more commonly, when they relaunch unsuccessful ones, EA leaders must decide what resources they need and how to organize them. But the...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Best Practices: Strategies For Making The Crucial Shift To DevSecOps

    May 1, 2017 | Milan Hanson

    Cybersecurity needs help from infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams. Threats are evolving faster than ever and becoming increasingly sophisticated. Consumers drive shorter release cycles by...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Hybrid Cloud Is The Foundation For Storage Agility And Economics

    Proper Utilization Of Cloud And Enterprise Storage Will Dictate BT Success
    April 28, 2017 | Richard Fichera

    Hybrid clouds are the future state of compute and storage for enterprises in the age of the customer. Hybrid cloud storage can now blend on-premises storage infrastructure with public and hosted...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report SMBs Now View Their Tech Investments Through An Enterprise-Like Lens

    April 25, 2017 | Caroline Robertson

    This may be the last small and medium-size business (SMB) technology budget report that Forrester writes for the B2B marketing leader because SMBs are now approaching technology like enterprises...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Speed And Innovation Drive CIO Success

    Bimodal Dinosaurs Won't Be Able To Lead Their Companies To Success
    April 24, 2017 | Tim Sheedy, Matthew Guarini

    CIOs and tech teams play critical roles in enabling organizations to use technology and deliver on customer promises. One of the most important success factors is the ability to drive innovation...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Social Crisis Management: Get Back To Basics

    April 19, 2017 | Jessica Liu

    With consumers more polarized than ever and increasingly showing their own values in the way they spend their money, brands worry about making missteps on social media and falling out of favor....

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms, Q2 2017

    Percolate And Sprinklr Lead The Field With Brand Orchestration Vision
    April 18, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    In our 37-criteria evaluation of content marketing platform (CMP) providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — Contently, Kapost, NewsCred, Opal, Percolate, ScribbleLive, Skyword,...

  • For CMO Professionals

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    Report We're Not In Kansas Anymore: Building Culturally Relevant Social Brands In Global Growth Markets

    Processes: The Brand Experience Playbook
    April 12, 2017 | Dipanjan Chatterjee

    As mature economies like the US and Western Europe continue to stagnate, their brands gain tremendous upside from tapping into the economic surge in global growth markets like Brazil, China, India,...

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