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    Report Navigate The Kubernetes Ecosystem

    Forrester's Guide To The Dynamic Market For Container Orchestration
    June 23, 2017 | Charlie Dai, Dave Bartoletti

    Container orchestration is a key functional requirement for cloud-native development platforms. CIOs and enterprise architecture (EA) pros are increasingly evaluating Kubernetes (K8S) as the...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Container Solutions For Cloud-Native Applications

    Master The Cloud-Native Solution Ecosystem
    January 30, 2017 | Charlie Dai, Dave Bartoletti

    Software containers hold great promise to power enterprise digital transformation. But companies must navigate a complex landscape of technology components to build, package, and deploy containers....

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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...

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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...

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    Report Five Customer-Facing Scenarios Shape "Low-Code" Platform Choices

    Enterprise Architects Should Add A New Platform To Their Architecture Blueprints
    September 10, 2014 | Clay Richardson, John R. Rymer

    Confronting demands to deliver customer-facing applications quickly and efficiently, some firms are seeking alternatives to custom coding on application platforms that rely heavily on Java and .NET...

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    Report Cut Through Silos With An Agile Technology Introduction Strategy

    February 14, 2013 | Brian Hopkins

    To succeed in the digital age, enterprise architects must seize opportunities by adopting new approaches for emerging technolgy introduction. This report highlights the technology introduction and...

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    Report Evaluating Application Fit With Cloud

    Questions You Should Be Asking To Determine Where To Run Your Apps
    May 5, 2011 | Galen Schreck

    Faced with a multitude of public and private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings, firms must determine their approach for leveraging these options. Enterprise architects should begin...

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    Report Taking The Fog Out Of Cloud Computing: Platform-As-A-Service

    Begin Building PaaS Into Your Application Platform Strategy
    February 10, 2009 | Randy Heffner

    As part of their application platform strategies, enterprise architects should become familiar with platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings. PaaS is one of the multiple categories of offerings that...

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    Report Five Steps To Building A Recession-Proof Packaged Applications Strategy

    A Practical Approach Using Forrester's Long-Term Apps Strategy Framework
    December 22, 2008 | R "Ray" Wang

    Application delivery professionals continue to face tremendous change from new business models, economic crises, changing workforce dynamics, and technology advancement. The current global...

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    Report Establishing A Solid Architecture Foundation For SOA Policy Infrastructure

    Plan To Extend Your SOA Platform With SOA Policy Management
    November 24, 2008 | Randy Heffner

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) policy adds important business and technical flexibility to an SOA-based solution, and it requires coordinated use of features and functions from multiple types...

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    Report Defining Your SOA Platform Strategy

    Sorting Through The Confusion Of Overlapping SOA Functions And Features
    May 14, 2008 | Randy Heffner

    Defining an SOA platform is not as simple as some in the industry make it out to be. Serious pursuit of service-oriented architecture (SOA) requires new and different characteristics in your...

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    Report Process-Views-Services: A Better Design Paradigm For Applications

    Step Aside, Model-View-Controller — PVS Must Take Center Stage
    February 12, 2008 | Randy Heffner

    It is time for a major shift in the top-level design model for applications. Model-view-controller (MVC) has been the dominant framework for tying together the user interface and business logic of...

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    Report European Financial Services Architecture Shows Clear Strategic Direction

    Enterprise Architects Need To Consider Value Delivery And Additional Options
    January 22, 2008 | Jost Hoppermann

    In the first half of 2007, Forrester surveyed enterprise architects, IT planners, and IT strategists in European financial services firms to get their take on the current state of architecture...

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    Report Singularity Discovers Processes Rapidly With A Strong-Performing Human-Centric BPMS

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    December 19, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    Northern Ireland-based Singularity specializes in methodology and process expertise, especially in specific verticals. While the product has innovative features, such as pen-based modeling and case...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Human-Centric BPM for Microsoft Platforms, Q4 2007

    Global 360, Metastorm, And Ultimus Lead, But Upstarts Compete
    December 19, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    Forrester conducted lab-based evaluations of eight leading human-centric business process management (BPM) suite vendors across 150 criteria. We found a market in which Global 360, Metastorm, and...

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    Report Global 360 Leads With Process Intelligence For Human-Centric BPMS

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    December 19, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    Global 360 is a clear all-around Leader in human-centric BPM technology. Beyond its BPM suite, which covers all the bases and has special coverage for document-centric processes, imaging, and other...

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    Report Ultimus Leads Human-Centric BPMS With Top-Notch Usability

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    December 19, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    Ultimus is a well-known name to many in the BPM space, being one of the longer-lived and most global pure plays around. The Cary, NC-based company uses feedback from its large customer base to...

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    Report Metastorm Adds Process Analysis To Its Leading BPM Suite

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    December 19, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    Metastorm has been adding to its BPM clout and organic growth in recent years by growing through acquisition, most notably of B2B integration specialist CommerceQuest and, more recently, enterprise...

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    Report W4 Partners To Bring Integration Capabilities To Its Strong-Performing Human-Centric BPMS

    December 19, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    W4 Software is the least Microsoft-centric vendor in this evaluation, which is a good thing to some and a bad thing to others. It hurt the vendor in our rankings, where it missed points on...

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    Report Strong Performer K2 Brings Advanced Development To Human-Centric BPM Suites

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    December 19, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    K2 has a strong track record of providing workflow software in Microsoft environments, and the vendor is getting closer to true BPM technology with its latest release. It provides several different...

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    Report Bluespring Lets Power Users, Not Developers, Build Strong Workflows

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    December 19, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    The small, Cincinnati, Ohio-based Bluespring Software relies on partners to go to market, so its revenue size (not reported, but likely less than $5 million) misrepresents its R&D clout. The...

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    Report Ascentn Emerges And Is A Strong Performer In The Human-Centric BPMS Market

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    December 19, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    Don't let the small size fool you: Ascentn has put quite an effort into making use of Microsoft-provided technology so that its R&D could go to better use. While the company is somewhat new to BPM,...

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    Report Software AG Is A Leader In Human-Centric BPMS

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q3 2007
    August 2, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    Software AG's recent acquisition of webMethods makes it the fourth-largest vendor in our evaluation, giving the vendor a potential advantage in R&D, installed base, and possibly more dimensions...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Human-Centric BPM For Java Platforms, Q3 2007

    Pure Plays Maintain Lead, But Infrastructure Giants Enter The Market
    August 2, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    Forrester evaluated leading human-centric business process management suite (BPMS) vendors across approximately 150 criteria and found that Appian, Lombardi Software, Pegasystems, and Savvion lead...

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    Report BEA Is A Strong Performer In Human-Centric BPMS

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q3 2007
    August 2, 2007 | Colin Teubner

    BEA's business process management suite (BPMS) is a strong all-around product, making BEA a Strong Performer in this market. The product has few weaknesses worth mentioning, but it certainly has...