Dave Bartoletti

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Predictions 2021: Cloud Computing Powers Pandemic Recovery

Dave Bartoletti October 19, 2020
Get a deep-dive on Forrester's prediction that cloud computing will help companies around the world accelerate pandemic recovery in 2021.
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Oracle Sort Of Buys TikTok (But Not Really)

Jeff Pollard September 14, 2020
Larry Ellison proves that customer acquisition cost (CAC) is no barrier in Oracle’s conquest to expand its cloud credibility and market share. The announcement is murky at the moment, but the particulars indicate that Oracle and ByteDance will enter into a technology partnership to host the US operations of TikTok. This allows TikTok to escape […]
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Does CX Matter To The Enterprise Cloud? Absolutely!

Dave Bartoletti June 23, 2020
Customer experience is just as important for internal customers as external. Learn more about the value of CX in your IT planning.
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Predictions 2020: Cloud Computing Sees New Alliances And New Security Concerns

Dave Bartoletti November 4, 2019
In 2020, the cloud computing market will sees interesting new alliances and face new security concerns. Read Forrester's 2020 cloud predictions to find out more.
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Modernizing Core Applications With Cloud

John Rymer September 10, 2019
Core software systems manage financial, customer, inventory, etc. and automate business processes like billing and merchandising. Most of these are too inflexible, outdated, and chaotic to give businesses the flexibility to win, serve, and retain customers. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders want to modernize these core apps using cloud technologies and practices. But they’re […]
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VMware Welcomes Estranged Sibling Pivotal Back Home

Dave Bartoletti August 23, 2019
On August 22, 2019, VMware announced that it will acquire sister company Pivotal Software, vendor of a widely used cloud development platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry. The transaction is a reacquisition of software development assets that VMware spun out into a separate company in 2013 after struggling to integrate them into its primary data center management […]
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Predictions 2019 Update: Cloud Computing Soars To New Heights

Dave Bartoletti April 24, 2019
The cloud ride is accelerating. Cloud vendor innovation pace is off the charts, and revenue is soaring. Take a look at three of our 2019 cloud computing predictions to see where we stand a third of the way through the year.
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Dear IBM And Red Hat Customers . . .

Chris Gardner November 27, 2018
Since IBM’s announced intention to purchase Red Hat for $34 billion, Forrester analysts have received a number of inquiries about the potential acquisition. Outside of our previously published thoughts, we find it unwise to speculate on IBM and Red Hat’s future plans. That said, Forrester has published five Forrester Wave™ evaluations that compare existing products […]
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Predictions 2019: Cloud Computing Comes Of Age As The Foundation For Enterprise Digital Transformation

Dave Bartoletti November 8, 2018
Last year, Forrester predicted that cloud computing would radically accelerate enterprise transformation everywhere. After a decade of powering small and medium business success — and giving disruptive companies the tools and technologies they needed to compete head on with the world’s largest firms — cloud was poised to drive significant enterprise change in the very firms being […]
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Red Hat Acquisition Gives IBM A Much-Needed Booster Shot Of Open Source And Cloud DNA

Chris Gardner October 29, 2018
Yesterday, IBM announced its intention to purchase Red Hat for $34B. Assuming a successful transaction, this acquisition blends hybrid cloud and open source synergies: Both companies target hybrid cloud from different angles; Red Hat provides a compelling middleware environment with OpenShift, while IBM supports enterprise customers with monolithic and even mainframe support in its cloud […]
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Cloud-Native And Open Source Enterprise Transformation Stole The Show At SpringOne

Dave Bartoletti October 16, 2018
The annual SpringOne event, held in D.C. a few weeks back, was full of exciting, detailed, and compelling stories of enterprise transformation. This wasn’t a show about open source disrupting a proprietary technology stack — it was a celebration of how open source and new ways of building software are helping large, global enterprises transform into […]
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Predictions 2018: Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere

Dave Bartoletti November 7, 2017
It’s already that time of year again: pumpkin spice and predictions for the New Year! Forrester’s Cloud team has been busy gathering, analyzing and prioritizing our predictions for what’s ahead in enterprise cloud computing for 2018. As our 2018 cloud predictions published today, here’s a sneak peek into what we see ahead for the most […]
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Yes, Cloud Is Still Safe Despite The AWS Outage – UPDATE

Dave Bartoletti March 2, 2017
UPDATE 2016-03-02: Less than 48 hours after the failure, AWS has published a detailed analysis of what went wrong. As we'd hoped, the analysis is extremely transparent, direct, and outlines the actions AWS is taking to mitigate the risk of future failure. If you don't have time to read the details, here's the lowdown: As […]
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Take The Wheel: Build Your Cloud Computing Strategic Plan NOW

Dave Bartoletti November 7, 2016
Are you excited by all the new innovations coming in the cloud computing market for 2017? Our Predictions report neatly summarizes them for you. Now what are you going to do about it? If you’re like the majority of infrastructure and operations pros I speak with about cloud, building a strategic plan to get your […]
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Forrester Predictions: Ten Key Developments In Cloud Computing Shape The Industry In 2017

Dave Bartoletti November 2, 2016
I’m pleased to announce that Forrester’s cloud computing predictions for 2017 published this morning! Check out Predictions 2017: Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Launch Cloud’s Second Decade. Our cloud team has gathered ten key developments in cloud computing that will shape this industry in 2017 — and what you should do about them today. Cloud computing has been the most […]
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Cloud Technologies Will Power The Most Successful Businesses In 2015

Dave Bartoletti November 13, 2014
What's ahead for cloud computing in 2015? Check out our report for Forrester's take on the most important trends in cloud computing and what you should do about them. In 2014, cloud entered the formal IT portfolio, and technology managers stopped treating cloud as competition. In 2015, cloud technologies will mature into the driving force […]
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How To Transform Your Technology Infrastructure: Our New Playbook Is Your Guide

Dave Bartoletti November 8, 2014
I want to join Glenn O'Donnell in introducing The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook. The entire I&O team has been working on research for this playbook in the last year, and we think it should be your starting point as you plan your infrastructure priorities for 2015.   Cloud and the digital business imperatives you face in […]
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Docker Will Live Up To The Hype And Containers Will Rule The Cloud. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Dave Bartoletti October 22, 2014
I've been on the road all month talking about business technology speed. The age of the customer is all about speed. Faster time to market, more frequent software releases, automated server deployments, instant cloud scaling…anything that removes friction from the app dev process is hot as we move into 2015. Docker, the container management juggernaut, […]
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Why Did HP Buy Eucalyptus?

Dave Bartoletti October 22, 2014
Were you surprised by HP's decision to acquire Eucalyptus last month? You weren't alone. HP's move to snap up one of the first open source cloud platform projects left many scratching their heads, especially since Eucalyptus had lost much of its momentum in the last 5 years.  Now that OpenStack has effectively won the battle […]
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Benchmark Your Cloud Adoption Today. Don’t Fall Behind Your Peers.

Dave Bartoletti October 22, 2014
Are you ahead of the cloud curve or falling behind your peers? We are definitely in the hypergrowth phase of cloud computing, and 2015 will be a critical year: spending will jump, platforms will mature and consolidate, and cloud will enter the formal IT portfolio, whether IT likes it or not. Where are you on […]
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