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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Configuration Management Software For Infrastructure Automation, Q4 2017

    Tools And Technology: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    October 11, 2017 | Chris Gardner, Robert Stroud

    In our 25-criteria evaluation of configuration management providers, we identified the 14 most significant solutions — Ansible, Ansible Tower, CFEngine Community Edition, CFEngine Enterprise, Chef,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Development Platforms, Q4 2016

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    October 24, 2016 | Michael Facemire

    In our 32-criteria evaluation of mobile development platform (MDP) vendors, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Amazon Web Services (AWS), AnyPresence, Appcelerator, IBM, Kinvey, Kony,...

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    Report The State Of Cloud Platform Standards, Q4 2016

    Standards Bodies And Open Source Foundations Learn To Play Nice
    October 14, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in. Without...

  • 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 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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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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 Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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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...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Brief: Microsoft Opens Up ALM Collaboration To All (At Last)

    Stakeholder License For Visual Studio Online Improves Collaborative ALM Capabilities
    September 8, 2014 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, Kurt Bittner

    On August 27, 2014, Microsoft announced a significant change to its Visual Studio Online (VSO) hosted application life-cycle management (ALM) service: stakeholder licenses. This licensing change...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Future Of Microsoft .NET: New Options, New Choices, New Risks

    The Emerging Windows Platform Expands On The .NET Framework
    August 24, 2012 | John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    One Microsoft platform era is ending and another is beginning. The .NET era as we've known it is winding down. .NET doesn't go away — it becomes Microsoft's preferred server environment for a...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report New Productivity Platforms: Our Interactive Vendor Profiles

    A Companion Tool For The New Productivity Platforms
    November 1, 2011 | John R. Rymer

    A wide range of vendors offer new productivity platforms, and they rely on several major strategies to speed development, deployment, and evolution of applications. Some of these platforms are best...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report A SharePoint Custom-Development Strategy Is More Crucial Now Than Ever

    Adoption Of SharePoint 2010 — A Serious Application Platform — Is Strong
    September 30, 2011 | John R. Rymer, Rob Koplowitz

    The stage is set for a big upswing in custom application development on SharePoint. First, SharePoint Server 2010 adoption is very strong, and this version of the product has the strongest features...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Future Of Java

    Java Will Be Constrained By The Bounds Of Oracle's Business Model
    January 21, 2011 | John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Drama has been running high since Oracle began to shape up the Java technology it acquired along with Sun Microsystems. Oracle ended the impasse over a new core Java release, set out a road map for...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Market Overview: The Middleware Software Market, 2009

    Software AG And TIBCO Challenge IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP
    December 30, 2009 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The middleware software market went through a sequence of paradigm changes in the past three decades. Most vendors offer middleware portfolios with various software components from basic...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Microsoft Ups The ALM Ante With Its Bet On Teamprise

    Expect VS 2010 To Accelerate The Shakeout In The Application Life-Cycle Management Market
    November 16, 2009 | Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Microsoft's Team Foundation Server (TFS) has proven very popular with .NET developers but not so much with Eclipse developers. This presents a problem for Microsoft, because many of its largest...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report The Tier One Middleware Vendors

    A SWOT Analysis Of The Leading Business Process Platform Vendors: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP
    September 4, 2009 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The four largest traditional software vendors — IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP — compete around business process platform software. This broader software segment covers all the components that...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report With "11g," Oracle Steps Out Of IBM's Middleware Shadow

    New Release Will Also Blast Past SAP NetWeaver And Challenge Microsoft
    August 19, 2009 | Jeffrey S. Hammond, John R. Rymer

    The latest release of Oracle Fusion Middleware, dubbed "11g," establishes Oracle as the innovator among Java platform vendors. The first modules of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g — the core Java...