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  • Report Market Overview: Service App Stores

    A New Product Category Emerges
    December 5, 2014 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    As part of their business technology (BT) agenda, CIOs will have to ensure a coherent, end-to-end self-service experience across all types of users, assets, and deployment targets. We recently...

  • Report Brief: Embedded Systems Close The Experience Gap In Connected Cars

    Tech Mahindra Enables The Connected Aftermarket For Cars
    October 29, 2014 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Over the past few years, automotive firms have invested heavily into creating great customer experiences around the process of choosing and buying cars. But once a car is sold, automakers tend to...

  • Report Quick Take: Amazon's Move To Mainland Europe Does Not Yet Make It Mainstream

    October 23, 2014 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D., Enza Iannopollo

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today its plans to open two data centers in Germany. Forrester believes this is a turning point in AWS's globalization strategy. Until now, the dominant...

  • Report Service App Stores Will Reshape Corporate Tech Management

    Empowered Employees And The Need For Cost Transparency Will Drive Service App Stores
    July 24, 2014 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    App stores are the embodiment of public cloud services ranging from consumerized mobile apps to software- and infrastructure-as-a-service in the enterprise context. But, private clouds and software...

  • Report Bring-Your-Own-Thing Enables The Digital Business

    Navigating Internet-Of-Things Business Models — A CIO Perspective
    May 16, 2014 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Digital business is the imperative to stay competitive in the age of the customer. Easier said than done for a manufacturer of traditional physical goods. Here the Internet of Things (IoT) provides...

  • Report Quick Take: IBM-As-A-Service

    IBM's Impact 2014 Is A Milestone In Reshaping IBM's Core Business
    May 8, 2014 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D., Michael Barnes, Jeffrey Hammond

    IBM is one of the mega oil tankers navigating slowly on the technology ocean, surrounded by speedboats of "startups" and heavy "clouds" on the horizon. Stowaways talking strange languages like...

  • Report Brief: Is Building Industry Cloud Ecosystems

    A New Industry Initiative Will Extend Its Partner Ecosystem
    May 5, 2014 | Ted Schadler, Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Recently, made a major announcement that it will formally develop and expand its solution footprint into six industries — financial services/insurance, healthcare/life sciences,...

  • Report Quick Take: Impressions From CeBIT 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D., Henning Dransfeld, Holger Kisker, Ph.D.

    Although much of the thunder was stolen by the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this month, the CeBIT 2014 trade show in Hannover still...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid² Integration, Q1 2014

    The 14 Providers Offering Four Or More Integration Technologies, Including Cloud-Based Integration
    February 14, 2014 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    In Forrester's 51-criteria evaluation of hybrid² integration vendors, we identified the 14 most significant middleware providers — Adeptia, Bosch Software Innovations (Bosch SI), Dell Boomi, IBM,...

  • Report How Many Cloud Integration Technologies Do You Need?

    CIOs' Options For Bridging The Gap Between Cloud And On-Premises Applications
    November 12, 2013 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The business application landscape has become a hybrid one. Some 24% of enterprises have already implemented or plan to implement closely integrated business processes that run partly on-premises...

  • Report Ten Myths And Realities Of The Software Market In 2013

    Forrester's Forrsights Survey Helps Sort The Myths From The Reality
    August 5, 2013 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    CIOs face many difficult decisions every day. They make some decisions based on hard facts that they can validate, but they base many decisions on broad assumptions and a particular understanding...

  • Webinar The Hybrid Integration Challenge

    June 3, 2013 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Hybrid integration is the federation of on-premises and cloud-based integration. Forrester sees two key challenges in orchestrating an integration landscape: 1) The interoperability of different...

  • Report The Hybrid² Integration Challenge

    CIOs Are Juggling Heterogeneous Integration Silos And Cloud Apps
    May 1, 2013 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    As current application environments get more complex and heterogeneous, the respective data and application logic is spread across a multitude of different environments — both on premises and in...

  • Report Building Business Network Platforms In The Cloud

    Real-Time Sharing And Collaborative Tenancy Challenges Traditional Middleware, Platform, And Integration Vendors
    March 29, 2013 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Social networks revolutionized personal computing, allowing people to use PCs to engage with friends and family. However, until now, business collaboration hasn't seen such disruptive innovation....

  • Report Business Networks Will Push The Cloud Beyond IT

    The Evolution Of Multitenancy In The Cloud Is Enabling True Business Technology Innovation
    October 18, 2012 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Cloud computing has changed the way that IT computing resources are being delivered and consumed, but this change has yet to really affect companies' underlying business models. Although today's...

  • Report Multiple PaaS Flavors Hit The Enterprise

    Understanding The Fragmented Platform-As-A-Service Market
    August 10, 2012 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is a confusing category, as the term "PaaS" is applied to cloud services with very different capabilities — and new options are appearing every month. Many providers in...

  • Report Cloud Brokers Become Change Agents

    Understanding The Cloud Broker Opportunity
    June 14, 2012 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The rapid innovation of technology and business models spurred by cloud computing provides CIOs, as well as external providers, with a unique opportunity to redefine their relationships with the...

  • Report How To Justify An Acquisition Price

    Forrester's M&A Value Prediction Framework
    December 29, 2011 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be driven by a variety of different objectives, ranging from strategic asset deals, to patent motivated deals, to hostile takeovers. Acquisitions that lead to the...

  • Webinar Cloud Broker — A New Business Model Paradigm

    October 25, 2011 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    The business model of a cloud broker is an upcoming opportunity for IT-service providers and software vendors.Agenda:Technical prerequisites of a broker model, e.g., cloud bursting.How to make...

  • Report Cloud Broker — A New Business Model Paradigm

    Deriving More Business And Economic Models From Cloud Computing
    August 10, 2011 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    One of the key principles of cloud computing is the sharing of resources across various infrastructure domains and locations. As more clients get to use the different resource pools available and...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Platform-As-A-Service For Vendor Strategy Professionals, Q2 2011

    Identifying The Best Partner Choices For ISVs And Service Providers
    May 19, 2011 | John Rymer, Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings represent a critical space within the broader cloud ecosystem, as they provide the linkage between application platforms and underlying cloud infrastructures....

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Platform-As-A-Service For App Dev And Delivery Professionals, Q2 2011

    Microsoft And Lead, With Cordys, LongJump, Caspio, And WorkXpress Close Behind
    May 19, 2011 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D., John Rymer

    In Forrester's 149-criteria evaluation of 10 platform-as-a-service (PaaS) vendors, we found that Microsoft and led the pack because of their comprehensive features for application...

  • Report Sizing The Cloud

    Understanding And Quantifying The Future Of Cloud Computing
    April 21, 2011 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D., Holger Kisker, Ph.D.

    Building a solid cloud computing strategy and business plan requires insights into the future market size and growth dynamics of this still complex market. In this report, Forrester provides a...

  • Report Challenging The Middleware Megavendors

    A SWOT Analysis Of Specialized Business Process Platform Vendors: Cordys, Progress Software, Red Hat, Software AG, And TIBCO
    September 20, 2010 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Forrester applied its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) methodology to the four middleware megavendors in September 2009: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. We now turn our...

  • Webinar The Evolution Of Cloud Computing Markets

    September 8, 2010 | Holger Kisker, Ph.D., Stefan Ried, Ph.D.

    Looking through the current industry hype around cloud, Forrester believes cloud computing is a sustainable, long-term IT paradigm. Underpinned by both technology and economic disruptions, the...

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