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  • Report Siemens IT Solutions And Services Evolves A Strong IT-Based M&A Services Proposition

    M&A Services SWOT Analysis: Siemens IT Solutions And Services, Q2 2009
    April 27, 2009 | Daniel Krauss, Pascal Matzke

    Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS) has made significant efforts to build out its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) services portfolio over the past two years, with a strong focus on the IT...

  • Report Accenture Provides Truly Integrated M&A Services, Backed By Strong Industry Expertise

    M&A Services SWOT Analysis: Accenture, Q2 2009
    April 27, 2009 | Daniel Krauss

    Accenture's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) services portfolio represents a core element of its offerings and is provided through a truly integrated and global go-to-market strategy. Thanks to its...

  • Report Deloitte Offers A Strong Globally Integrated Services Portfolio For Complex M&A

    M&A Services SWOT Analysis: Deloitte, Q2 2009
    April 27, 2009 | Daniel Krauss

    Deloitte provides a highly compelling mergers and acquisitions (M&A) services proposition through its broad portfolio and deep business expertise, which are underpinned by a highly consistent and...

  • Report IBM Offers A Broad M&A Services Portfolio With Strong Integration Capabilities

    M&A Services SWOT Analysis: IBM Global Business Services, Q2 2009
    April 27, 2009 | Daniel Krauss, Pascal Matzke

    IBM Global Business Services (IBM GBS) provides a broad mergers and acquisitions (M&A) services portfolio, which is also fueled by IBM's ample M&A knowledge and business expertise. The company...

  • Report The Impetus For Consumer Product Strategy Change

    April 9, 2009 | Paul Jackson

    It is an "interesting" time to be a consumer product strategist at a technology or services company: The technologies we have been waiting for have finally hit the mainstream, and new technologies...

  • Report IBM's Bid For Sun Is About More Than Just Solaris And Java

    Sun's Innovations Can Improve IBM's Prospects Outside Enterprise Markets
    March 24, 2009 | Frank E. Gillett

    Vendor strategists are calling Forrester asking what we make of the possibility of IBM buying Sun Microsystems. The conventional wisdom is that IBM wants to capture the Solaris/SPARC customer base...

  • Report Market Momentum: Tech-Enabled Business Services Market Activity, H2 2008

    March 17, 2009 | Christopher Andrews

    Many IT service providers are seeking to embed themselves deeper in the core business processes of their customers. In the process, they are uncovering new market opportunities that are...

  • Report Navigating Through The Volatility And Complexity Of The Tech Industry Ecosystem

    January 9, 2009 | Pascal Matzke

    Whatever the vagaries of the current economic downturn, the tech industry is caught in the grips of a deep structural change that will drastically alter the nature of industry supply and demand....

  • Report Leveraging Forrester's Research And Models For Strategic Advantage

    Uncertain Economic Times Create Competitive Opportunities
    December 22, 2008 | Thomas Mendel, Ph.D., Daniel Krauss

    A recession provides companies in general and vendor strategists in particular with a unique opportunity to leapfrog the competition. But not all strategic paradigms and models are equally well...

  • Report There Are Two Types Of Compute Clouds

    Server Clouds And Scale-Out Clouds Serve Very Different Customer Needs
    November 21, 2008 | Frank E. Gillett

    Cloud computing is a confusing topic for vendor strategists. One reason? Most of us confuse two fundamentally different types of compute clouds as one. Server clouds support the needs of...

  • Report How Big Is SaaS In IT Management Software?

    November 17, 2008 | Peter O'Neill

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is disrupting the IT management software market. Incumbent software vendors are setting up new business units and adding SaaS offerings to existing portfolios; managed...

  • Report Understanding The M&A Services Market

    Providers With Different Legacies Frame The Diverse M&A Services Market
    October 15, 2008 | Daniel Krauss, Pascal Matzke

    While the current credit crunch has led to a decrease in the overall number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2008 compared with 2007, companies continue to rely on good advice and support to...

  • Report It's Time For Home Server Solution Packages

    Partnerships Are The Top Priority For Home Server Product Strategists
    September 16, 2008 | J. P. Gownder

    The Windows Home Server market suffered a setback in 2008, harmed by a data corruption bug that took nine months to fix. Overall, the market remains at a very early stage of development: Few...

  • Report Market Momentum: Middleware Software Market, H1 2008

    September 16, 2008 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The middleware software market continues to mature — from the bottom of the technology stack to the higher layers. A set of 15 representative vendors announced a healthy mix of new product...

  • Report The Emerging M&A Management Tools Market

    Integrated Solutions Pave The Way To More Sophisticated M&A Management
    September 9, 2008 | Daniel Krauss, Pascal Matzke

    While the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has increased over the past few years, most companies lack a structured and repeatable approach for managing the deals in an efficient and...

  • Report Holistic View: The ePurchasing Software Market

    Strong Growth And Dynamism Despite Maturing eProcurement And eSourcing
    September 9, 2008 | Andrew Bartels

    Vendors have both opportunities and challenges in the dynamic ePurchasing market, with strong double-digit growth projected for 2008 despite a slowing overall IT market. While products like...

  • Report The Three Archetypes Of Service Providers

    Aligning Your Positioning And Portfolio With Client Stakeholder Objectives
    September 5, 2008 | Pascal Matzke, Daniel Krauss

    The IT service provider market is undergoing a major transformation that will have a profound impact on how providers design and structure their portfolio and conduct their go-to-market approach....

  • Report European Consumers And Their PCs

    New Survey Data Shows A Maturing Market; An Increase In Multi-PC Homes Is A Highlight
    September 3, 2008 | Paul Jackson

    A relatively constant home PC penetration rate in Europe belies a large increase in multi-PC homes as PCs become a part of most family members' lives. The physical retail channel remains a primary...

  • Report Road Map: How GeSI's "SMART" Report Broadens The IT Industry's Green Agenda

    Vendor Strategists Think Big About IT's Role In Curbing Carbon Emissions
    August 15, 2008 | Christopher Mines

    The "SMART 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age" report issued by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) will raise the environmental stakes for strategy...

  • Report Business Service Management Market Update

    Forrester Provides Revised Adoption Rates Based On The Latest Data
    June 30, 2008 | Peter O'Neill

    Many IT management software vendors continue to address the business service management (BSM) market. Enterprise investment in BSM, including the necessary foundation technologies, has therefore...

  • Report Oracle Focuses On Business Value

    SWOT Analysis: Oracle Enterprise Manager, Q2 2008
    June 26, 2008 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Oracle today presents a management portfolio that addresses the core Oracle solutions: application management, middleware management, and database management. This focus provides Oracle clients...

  • Report NetIQ's Innovation Targets Diversity And Costs

    SWOT Analysis: NetIQ, Q2 2008
    June 26, 2008 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Attachmate's acquisition of NetIQ has revived a company that was once considered too close to Microsoft to succeed in the long run. In fact, the privatization of the company provided the impetus to...

  • Report HP's New TouchSmart Strikes A Chord

    The All-In-One Touchscreen PC Embodies An "Age Of Style" Product Strategy
    June 20, 2008 | J. P. Gownder

    HP's new TouchSmart stands apart from its earlier, limited-release cousin with better features, new software, and a lower price point. Employing an innovative touchscreen interface, the TouchSmart...

  • Report Holistic View: The IT Management Software Market

    An Integrated Perspective Of Market Dynamics And Strategy
    June 19, 2008 | Thomas Mendel, Ph.D., Chris Townsend

    As a vendor strategy professional, what does it take to gain a holistic overview of a particular market? Forrester believes that there are a number of key elements that you need to understand: the...

  • Report Indian CEOs Seek Continuous Business Innovation

    The Red-Hot Indian Market Is Ripe For Innovation Management Solutions (IMS)
    June 6, 2008 | Navi Radjou

    Indian CEOs, like the rest of their Asian peers, are eager to radically transform their products, services, processes, and even business models in order to seize global market opportunities. Yet...