Christopher Voce

Vice President, Research Director

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Predictions 2018: IoT Will Move From Experimentation To Business Scale

Christopher Voce November 16, 2017

The term IoT can be confusing, and depending on who you talk to they might choose to focus on one element like connectivity or another. At Forrester we believe IoT extends beyond devices and connectivity. At a technical level, IoT encompasses those two elements as well analytics, sophisticated management and monitoring, and of course pervasive […]

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How To Get Back In The Business Of Serving The Business: Put People First

Christopher Voce May 13, 2013

When you hear the words “end user computing”, what do you think of?  If you’re in infrastructure & operations (I&O), you might think about the corporate standard laptop or desktop you’ve just selected that over the next couple of years you’ll provision to most of your employees. Or your corporate standard OS image that you […]

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Microsoft's Office 365 Release Marks More Than Just The Delivery Of A New Platform

Christopher Voce June 28, 2011

Microsoft is in a very critical period with their fiscal year ending this week, as my colleague Duncan Jones recently wrote. But today, Steve Ballmer is announcing one of Microsoft’s most important products in the company’s history – Office 365. Sound like an embellishment? It’s not – and it’s because Office 365’s release is not […]

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The Planning, Preparation, And Players In Cloud-Based Email

Christopher Voce March 22, 2011

Companies of all industries and sizes are considering, planning for, and implementing cloud-based solutions in their infrastructure. One of the first questions that comes up is: “Where do we start?” Email is one — if not the first — significant resource that is cited. Why? It’s a relatively discrete piece of infrastructure where many companies […]

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Cisco Sends A Recall On Its Cloud Email Strategy

Christopher Voce February 24, 2011

Infrastructure & operations executives have shown a tremendous interest in looking for opportunities to take advantage of the cloud to provision email and collaboration services to their employees – in fact in a recent Forrester survey, nearly half of IT execs report that they either are interested in or plan on making a move to […]

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What Does The Novell Acquisition Mean To You?

Christopher Voce November 22, 2010

According to press releases here and here, Attachmate is acquiring Novell in a US $2.2 billion transaction. As an infrastructure and operations or security professional with investments in either company, when you see a headline like this, you'll wonder, "What does that mean to me?" Understanding the implications of acquisitions is a task that's getting […]

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Windows Intune Gives A Glimpse At Microsoft’s Licensing Future

Christopher Voce July 1, 2010

With Microsoft's fiscal year end coming to a close today, I wanted to spend some time focusing on future licensing direction. Windows Intune is a significant offering from Microsoft that blends cloud-based management, on-premises tools  from the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), and Windows – as a subscription service. Let’s put Intune aside for a […]

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Microsoft Licensing, June 2010 — The Perfect Storm

Christopher Voce June 4, 2010

Last week I recorded a podcast on what has recently become a very hot IT research topic at Forrester right now — Microsoft licensing. June 2010 signifies an extremely active and very hectic month for a large number of businesses because it's not only the last month of Microsoft’s fiscal year but also the last […]

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Facing Microsoft Licensing Decisions? Bridge The Gap Between Operations And Sourcing

Christopher Voce February 26, 2009

Whether or not to sign or renew an Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft is a sticky question that many organizations face. For many companies out there, their spend on Microsoft licensing can be a significant portion of a company’s IT budget, whether it be Enterprise Agreements or Select License agreements. Some of you may be directly […]

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