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  • Report The Future Of The Enterprise Software Industry

    Prepare For A Buyers' Market In Enterprise Software, 2020 To 2030
    September 5, 2019 | Christopher Mines

    Business spending on software has soared from $172 billion to $920 billion over the past 25 years, a healthy 7% annual growth rate. Software has become the dominant medium for engaging with...

  • Report Gauge Your Cloud Maturity

    Assessment: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    September 5, 2019 | Lauren E. Nelson, Bill Martorelli

    Cloud is no longer an option — it's inevitable. But cloud strategies differ extensively based on the context of your organization and investments. Drivers such as industry, risk tolerance, and...

  • Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Slowing Economic Growth And Rising Cloud Will Squeeze CIO Options
    August 20, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    US CIOs and other tech decision makers will face a more challenging economic environment in 2019 and 2020 as the growth surge in 2018 from the 2017 tax act fades away. While recession remains a...

  • Report Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud In North America, Q2 2019

    HPC Providers Shift Focus To Managed Services As Public Cloud Continues To Absorb More Of Their Market
    July 3, 2019 | Lauren E. Nelson

    While not the shiniest toy on the shelf, hosted private cloud (HPC) holds a unique position in serving multiple scenarios and users. HPC bridges the public and private cloud spaces — combining the...

  • Report Top 10 Facts Every Tech Leader Should Know About Cloud Cost Optimization

    Yes, Seriously, You Should Buy That Cloud Cost Optimization Tool
    March 18, 2019 | Lauren E. Nelson, Rich Lane

    Tackling wasteful cloud usage and exploding cloud spend is the first step of cloud management. The good news is that you can stop wringing your hands about the best approach to solve this pain....

  • Report Asia Pacific Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Growth Will Remain Steady Unless China's Or Japan's Economy Slows
    March 18, 2019 | Andrew Bartels, Frederic Giron

    Asia Pacific (AP) CIOs can expect tech market growth of 4% or more in 2019 and 2020, although trade frictions and slowing economies could halve that. Many AP firms, still at the early stages of...

  • Report The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020

    Tougher Times Are Ahead As We Move Away From 2018's Peak Growth Rates
    February 11, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    When CIOs look back in five years, they will probably mark 2018 as the best year for tech budgets over that period. To help CIOs navigate these shifting tech waters and prepare for tougher times,...

  • Report 2019 US Tech Budget Outlook: What CIOs Should Expect

    Look For Continued Strong Tech Growth, But With Some Weakening And More Risks
    December 7, 2018 | Andrew Bartels

    With US firms finalizing their 2019 tech budget plans, we provide our current forecast for the 2019 US tech market across multiple dimensions, including by tech category, by business technology...

  • Report Take The Wheel: Build Your Cloud Computing Strategic Plan Now

    Strategic Plan: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 26, 2018 | Dave Bartoletti

    Your customers demand more cloud-enabled experiences. Your business leaders want the latest cloud applications; your developers want new cloud-native tools to deliver software faster; and your tech...

  • Report Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 22, 2018 | Dave Bartoletti

    Enterprise cloud computing adoption accelerated in 2017 and will continue to grow through 2020. Are you ahead of your competitors — or lagging behind the average enterprise? Infrastructure and...

  • Report The Nuanced World Of Cloud Adoption In Canada

    September 18, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals shouldn't judge North American cloud adoption by the US marketplace alone. Canadian cloud adoption is strong and gaining momentum with the entrance...

  • Report The I&O Pro's Buying Guide For Hybrid Cloud Management

    Despite Close Vendor Scores On The Forrester Wave™, HCM Tools Vary Significantly
    September 13, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Hybrid cloud management (HCM) isn't a new market, but to date, it hasn't been particularly successful. However, this is changing, with new investment from enterprises and vendors alike. As the...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management, Q2 2018

    Tools And Technology: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    June 8, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    In our 31-criteria evaluation of hybrid cloud management providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — BMC Software, Cisco, CloudHealth Technologies, Embotics, HyperGrid, Micro Focus,...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Cost Monitoring And Optimization, Q2 2018

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    May 30, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    In our 25-criteria evaluation of cloud cost monitoring and optimization providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — Apptio, Cloudability, CloudCheckr, CloudHealth Technologies,...

  • Report Emerging Role Profile: Cloud Cost Manager

    The Complexity Of Managing Cloud Spend Has Forged A Role Dedicated To This Challenge
    April 25, 2018 | Sophia I. Vargas

    Cloud cost insights can provide more than just opportunities to reduce spending. Better cost information can shepherd smarter practices, improve performance efficiency, and help scale cloud...

  • Report Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q2 2018

    Hybrid Cloud Is The Approach That Will Conquer Digital Transformation And GDPR
    April 10, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    European enterprises continue to adopt private cloud, despite the strong prevalence in their strategies to migrate to public clouds. In 2017, they sought to optimize these strategies, seeking less...

  • Report Now Tech: Hybrid Cloud Management, Q1 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 41 Hybrid Cloud Management Providers
    March 15, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson, Sophia I. Vargas

    You can use hybrid cloud management tools to reduce your cloud bill, with performance in mind; gain cloud brokerage insights; and simplify management across platforms. But to access these benefits,...

  • Report The Top 10 Facts That Every Tech Leader Should Know About Cloud Standards And Open Source

    February 20, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson, Charles Betz

    Open source and open standards are two frequently confused topics. In the world of cloud computing, both are important to the modern digital executive. In this report, we define these two topics...

  • Report The Forrester Tech Tide™: Continuous Deployment Technologies, Q4 2017

    December 18, 2017 | Robert Stroud, Bill Martorelli, Elinor Klavens

    Continuous software deployment is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. Speeding up the rate of deploying code to production mandates seamless delivery,...