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    Report Brief: A Low-Code Manifesto For Speeding Up BPM Initiatives

    Embrace New Low-Code Business Process Management Practices That Deliver At Digital Speed
    July 19, 2016 | Clay Richardson

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are under pressure to redefine the role of business process management (BPM). Their dilemma: Create a process management discipline and platform...

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    Report How To Capture The Benefits Of Microservice Design

    Three Phases Of Adoption Begin With Today's Programming Models And Platforms

    Developing software using microservice design is the hot new approach. Why? Microservices promise implementation flexibility, graceful scaling, faster delivery, and higher resiliency. But...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Brief: Why The CIO Must Care About Containers

    Behind The Hype, Containers Begin Your Transition To A Digital Business
    May 10, 2016 | Paul Miller

    Docker simplified the use of containers, exciting developers with an easy way to build, test, and deploy their new cloud-native applications. But for CIOs who must integrate core systems of record...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report The Top Technologies For Your Business Technology Agenda, 2016

    The Top Business Technologies To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers Along Every Step Of Their Journeys
    May 10, 2016 | Ted Schadler

    Customer-obsessed firms are customer-led and insights-driven. They move fast rather than perfectly, and they are connected to serve increasingly powerful customers. CIOs wield a critical asset: the...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Public Cloud Platforms Consolidate, But New Disruptions On The Way

    The Market's Now 10 Years Old; Microservice Designs And Enterprise Apps Will Drive The Next Decade

    Public cloud platforms are the foundation for developing and running applications in the age of the customer. The market has matured rapidly as two vendors — Amazon Web Services and Microsoft —...

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    Report Brief: Developers Must Shape Digital Experience Platform Investments

    April 20, 2016 | Mark Grannan

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals should routinely evaluate their technology portfolios that support customer-facing digital experience (DX) to reveal where a unified...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016

    The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    April 14, 2016 | John R. Rymer, Clay Richardson

    In our 26-criteria evaluation of low-code development platform providers, we identified the 14 most significant vendors — AgilePoint, Appian, Bizagi, Caspio, K2, MatsSoft, Mendix, MicroPact,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Blurring Approaches To Mobile Apps Expand Options For Developers

    March 31, 2016 | John M. Wargo

    Developers are often constrained by traditional mobile development approaches, budgets, and time-to-market. Native and web-based approaches simply aren't enough to address all requirements. New...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Platform Explosion: Harness It Or Lose Agility

    Job No. 1 For EA Pros: Don't Let Complexity Kill Responsiveness
    March 30, 2016 | Brian Hopkins, John R. Rymer

    The neat boundary between platforms and applications is gone, resulting in a spike in the number of software platforms in the average enterprise. Vendors of all types — SaaS providers, systems...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Native, Web, And Cross-Platform Mobile Apps All Have Their Place

    Strategic Plan: The Mobile App Development Playbook
    February 24, 2016 | John M. Wargo, Michael Facemire

    In clients' inquiries regarding mobile app development, the most common question is: "Should we go with a native development approach, use HTML5, or use cross-platform tools?" Our answer: It's not...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Digital App Platforms

    In The Next Platform Era, Consumer, Commerce, And Corporate Leaders Battle For Developers
    February 17, 2016 | John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    The most powerful digital experiences that companies can provide their customers span four domains: consumer, corporate, commerce, and connected devices. The first wave of these experiences require...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: The Fractured, Fertile Terrain Of Low-Code Application Platforms

    The Landscape Reflects A Market In Its Formative Years
    January 15, 2016 | Clay Richardson, John R. Rymer

    Business leaders demand more solutions to win, serve, and retain customers; adopting a low-code application platform is often the response. The market for these platforms is growing fast, but...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Brief: How Facebook Will Change The Digital Development Landscape

    Mainstream Dev Shops Should Investigate React, React Native, Flux, Flow, GraphQL, And Parse
    January 14, 2016 | Michael Facemire

    Consumer giants Facebook and Netflix face complex challenges in delivering innovative experiences to millions of users. How do they manage this growing volume of continuous streams for enormous...

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    Report Improve Developer Engagement With Online Portals

    Make Developers Feel Welcome By Following This 10-Step Checklist
    September 16, 2015 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    In the age of the customer, it's easy to view customers as either pure consumers of the latest smart gadget or as staid business buyers reachable only via an expensive direct sales force. But...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Low-Code Platforms Deliver Customer-Facing Apps Fast, But Will They Scale Up?

    To Answer "Yes," Look For Scalable Architectures, Flexible Pricing, And Appropriate Features
    August 11, 2015 | John R. Rymer, Clay Richardson

    Low-code platforms are an important strategy to speed delivery of software to win, serve, and retain customers. Because application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals adopt low-code...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Azure App Service Helps Developers Move Smoothly From Web Apps To Modern Apps

    Four Linked Services Address Today's Scenarios While Introducing New Modern Application Features

    Microsoft's new Azure App Service combines three formerly separate development platforms — Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services — and adds a fourth, creating four linked services...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Quick Take: Google Woos Developers With Platform Advances At Google I/O 2015

    Android Fragmentation Means Most New Features Will Have A Long Adoption Cycle

    It's the heart of the developer conference season; a time when major platform vendors like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft all compete to attract application development and delivery (AD&D)...

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    Report Case Study: Fidelity's Journey To A Common Platform For Global Scale And Efficiency

    Rewards And Challenges Of A Product-Centric Strategy
    May 29, 2015 | John R. Rymer, Phil Murphy

    A vital strategy for application development and delivery (AD&D) in customer-obsessed enterprises: Standardize and industrialize platforms and software-delivery processes. Fidelity Investments'...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Next App Platforms Will Bridge Corporate, Consumer, Commerce, And Connected Devices

    Introducing Forrester's Digital App Platform Model For Application Development And Delivery Leaders
    May 14, 2015 | John R. Rymer

    To help their firms win, serve, and retain customers, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals are creating apps spanning consumer tech, commerce platforms, and connected devices....

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report The State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q2 2015

    Standards Bodies And Open Source Foundations Learn To Play Nice
    May 14, 2015 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in. Applications, products, and...

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    Report Quick Take: Microsoft Attracts Developers Through Choice, Scale, And Imagination

    Developer conferences are among the hottest technology events these days, selling out in days if not hours. Developers willingly queue up to get the latest information on core platform technologies...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report SAP Hana Is The Answer! What's The Question?

    Demystifying SAP's In-Memory Solution
    November 25, 2014 | Holger Kisker, Ph.D., George Lawrie, Noel Yuhanna

    SAP Hana is SAP's latest flagship technology, and it seems to be the company's silver-bullet response to almost every question. There is, however, a good reason behind this, as SAP has extensively...

  • 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, Michele Pelino

    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...

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    Report Predictions 2015: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms Become Flexible Or Lose Momentum

    November 7, 2014 | Mark Grannan, Stephen Powers

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) and digital marketers' worlds will collide in 2015. Shared platforms, customer data, budgets, and priorities will emerge within B2C and progressive B2B...

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    Report Brief: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms — Early Days, Early Lessons Learned

    Vendors' Marketing Visions Are Clearer Than The Product Capabilities — Or Most Companies' Needs
    October 15, 2014 | Ted Schadler

    Vendors are buying, building, and integrating their way toward platforms designed to help companies deliver omnichannel experiences across commerce, content, and campaigns. "The Forrester Wave™:...

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