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  • Report The Future Of Mobile Is User Context

    Context Transforms Product Opportunities For Consumer Product Strategists
    July 11, 2011 | Julie A. Ask

    Consumers will adopt and use convenient services and products. In mobile, this means services that offer immediacy and simplicity through a highly contextual experience. The ability to deliver...

  • Report It's Time For Mass-Customized Clothing And Apparel Products

    Product Strategists Must Overcome Three Challenges To Succeed
    July 5, 2011 | J. P. Gownder

    It's time for product strategists in clothing and apparel to consider offering mass-customized products. Consumers are beginning to look beyond off-the-shelf choices to new colors, designs, styles,...

  • Report Case Study: Intuit Adapts Its Product Portfolio To Exploit Tablets

    Innovation Infrastructure Empowers Product Strategists' Success
    June 29, 2011 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Product strategists from software, media, finance, healthcare, and other industries can learn from the example of Intuit. Intuit's culture of innovation — including unstructured "white space" time...

  • Report Case Study: PagesJaunes Embraces The Local Social Web To Drive Mobile Product Innovation

    The French Yellow Pages Firm Is Turning Mobile Market Disruption Into Competitive Advantage
    June 17, 2011 | Thomas Husson

    Local and social trends are converging and are strong mobile catalysts: These factors have accelerated the importance of mobile to PagesJaunes and its customers. The French yellow pages company has...

  • Report The Products That Lose When Tablets Win

    Cannibalization Will Accelerate With The Next Wave Of Tablet Buyers
    June 16, 2011 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Product strategists regard tablets with an anxious eye, pondering the extent to which tablets will cannibalize products like newspapers, magazines, laptops, netbooks, and TVs. Forrester's data...

  • Report How eBusiness Professionals Can Offer Total Mobile Experiences

    How To Prepare For Mobile Total Product Experiences
    June 15, 2011 | Julie A. Ask

    Mobile is evolving at a breakneck pace — and as a result, it no longer belongs as a secondary consideration within the organization's larger strategy. Unlike in prior iterations of the mobile...

  • Report The Financial Times Makes A Bold Move In Paid Apps

    The Publisher Banks On HTML5 For Its Multiplatform Distribution Strategy
    June 10, 2011 | Nick Thomas

    The Financial Times (FT) has extended its reputation as a pioneering digital publisher by launching FT.com via an HTML5 web application. This lets it distribute a digital version of its content to...

  • Report Appealing To Consumers With Mass-Customized Product Strategies

    Entice Customers Into The Loyalty Cycle
    May 24, 2011 | J. P. Gownder

    While appealing to customer needs is always important in product strategies, it's imperative for mass-customized offerings in particular. Buyers must have the right options available to them — the...

  • Report What The Post-PC Era Really Means

    Technological And Social Forces Revolutionize Computing Product Strategy
    May 17, 2011 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    When Steve Jobs refers to Apple's "post-PC" product portfolio, we hear more than just a buzzword. The post-PC era is real, and its consequences will revolutionize computing product strategy. In...

  • Report Getting Product Ideas Past Stage One

    Why The Validation Process Is Critical To Product Strategy Success
    April 15, 2011 | Doug Williams

    "Ideate" is the first stage in the product development cycle; it's a time when product strategists gather ideas for new and innovative products and services. Before moving on to subsequent phases,...

  • Report Mass Customization Is (Finally) The Future Of Products

    Apply The CURA Framework To Build A Winning Customized Product Strategy
    April 15, 2011 | J. P. Gownder

    Mass customization has long been the next big thing in product strategy. After a variety of false starts, its time has finally come. Changes in customer-facing technology are opening up new...

  • Report How To Prepare For Mobile Total Product Experiences

    Designing For Mobile In The Era Of Experience
    April 14, 2011 | Julie A. Ask

    Mobile is the most transformational technology since the Internet. The phone has evolved from a single-purpose handset offering telephony services over copper wires to a wireless handheld computer...

  • Report For Ideation Sites, Transparency Is Key

    Don't Let Intellectual Property Concerns Hold Back Social Co-Creation
    April 13, 2011 | Doug Williams

    A groundswell of innovation has occurred around the use of social tools for the creation and improvement of consumer products. A number of large and influential companies have embraced the...

  • Report The Digital Media Product Innovation Imperative

    Identifying Organizational Priorities For Creating New Digital Media Experiences
    April 7, 2011 | James L. McQuivey

    The media meltdown continues its slow burn across the media industries. Yet, enlivened by new devices like the iPad and audience enthusiasm for the content that new technologies have generated,...

  • Report 3D Beyond TV

    Identifying Opportunities Beyond The Big Screen
    April 4, 2011 | Nick Thomas

    3D-enabled TVs are in stores now, with manufacturers betting heavily that 3D will be a reason for consumers to upgrade their primary set. Audiences are starting to take an interest in 3D content,...

  • Report AT&T's Acquisition Of T-Mobile USA Dramatically Consolidates The US Wireless Market

    AT&T Reclaims No. 1 Position
    March 23, 2011 | Michele Pelino

    AT&T announced plans to purchase T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock. If regulators approve the deal, AT&T will be the largest wireless carrier in the US, leaping...

  • Report Apps And Browsers Will Coexist On Tablets

    Improved Tablet Browsers Will Force Apps To Evolve
    March 23, 2011 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Product strategists designing content experiences for tablets must decide on their development priorities across apps and browsers. While some proclaim that "the Web is dead," we see improving...

  • Report AT&T Leaps Back To The Top With T-Mobile Buy

    Device And App Product Strategists Must Scale Up To Keep Up
    March 22, 2011 | Charles S. Golvin

    Consumer product strategists throughout the broader wireless ecosystem are waking up to a potentially radical shift in the industry landscape as AT&T announces its plan to reclaim the top spot in...

  • Report Online Video On TV Leads To Cord-Cutting By 2012

    March 14, 2011 | James L. McQuivey

    A noteworthy 24.8 million US homes have watched online video on a TV set, most of it put there by Netflix with the help of dozens of different devices. Online video delivered over the top is so...

  • Report Connected TVs In Europe

    What European Consumers Want From The Emerging Platform
    March 10, 2011 | Nick Thomas

    Although TV manufacturers are bringing new generations of connected TVs to the European marketplace in 2011, consumers are not yet fully enthused by the concept. When asked what features they would...

  • Report Crafting Products For The Next Smartphone Owners

    Product Strategists Must Segment The US Smartphone Market
    March 9, 2011 | Charles S. Golvin

    Consumer product strategists — across many categories — are increasingly focused on smartphone owners, and Forrester's recently published US mobile phone forecast confirms the value of this growing...

  • Report Smartphone Trends 2011

    In Europe, The Middle East, And Asia, Smartphones Will Be Mainstream Products
    January 27, 2011 | Ian Fogg

    In 2011, yesteryear's high-end smartphones will become this year's entry level. As suppliers offer smartphones at lower prices — often less than €100 on prepay — the smartphone will become...

  • Report Topic Overview: Mobile Strategy Starter Kit

    January 21, 2011 | Julie A. Ask

    Mobile will be the most important digital channel for the foreseeable future. Mobile devices have the potential to eclipse fixed devices attached to the Internet in the foreseeable future. They are...

  • Report Introduction To Conjoint Analysis For Consumer Product Strategists

    Design Products Using Feature Tradeoff Simulation
    January 13, 2011 | J. P. Gownder

    We find that not enough consumer product strategists employ conjoint analysis to aid product design and pricing. Conjoint subjects consumers to a simulated purchasing exercise, varying the features...

  • Report Tablets Will Grow As Fast As MP3 Players

    Winning Tablet Product Strategies Will Exploit Both Apps And Browsers
    January 4, 2011 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Product strategists are struggling to make sense of the tablet opportunity: Will there be a market for tablets beyond Apple's iPad, and if so, how big will it be? In this report, we present data...