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Windows 11 Aims To Delight Users But Needs To Establish Its Purpose

J.P. Gownder June 24, 2021
After years of speculation, Microsoft Windows 11 is finally here. But the new OS has something to prove beyond its features: Why it exists at all.
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Planning Your Return To Office Requires Calculating Readiness

J.P. Gownder May 18, 2021
Discover key questions that need to be answered for a successful return to office plan and how to calculate your organization's return to office readiness.
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IBM Bets On Open Source To Hyperaccelerate HCI And Hybrid Cloud Adoption

Brent Ellis April 27, 2021
Today, IBM announced its new IBM Spectrum Fusion product, first as a scale-out hardware product, but with a roadmap for a software defined storage (SDS) solution. This new product is billed as a storage solution, but it is much more. It is really a “glue-all” product poised to change the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market. Many […]
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A Privacy Primer For Marketers

Joe Stanhope April 16, 2021
Privacy is firmly in the limelight as businesses weigh in on whether privacy is a human right and legislatures around the world debate new regulations and protections for consumers. Marketers are on the front lines of customer engagement, championing the consumer within the enterprise and taking an active role in privacy discussions.  But for marketers who aren’t already privacy […]
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Dell Divests VMware: Investors Cheer While Customers Yawn

Glenn O'Donnell April 15, 2021
When Dell Technologies completed its acquisition of EMC in 2016, it gained a sweetheart of an asset: VMware. More precisely, it gained 80% of VMware, making the software dynamo a mostly autonomous company in the Dell Technologies family of companies. Dell Technologies just announced the expected spinoff of that 80% ownership, making VMware a fully […]
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Microsoft Doubles Down On Healthcare And Conversational AI With $19.7B Purchase Of Nuance

Daniel Hong April 15, 2021
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced its intent to acquire Nuance for $19.7 billion in its second-largest acquisition after LinkedIn. For the past 15 years, Nuance has been the largest independent speech recognition vendor servicing healthcare and enterprise customer service markets. With this acquisition, Microsoft gets serious healthcare chops, an arsenal of conversational AI assets (including […]
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The Smaller, Smarter Future Of Agencies

Jay Pattisall October 15, 2020
The future of the “agency” is being shaped by technology. The belief that artificial intelligence and machines will displace human labor is pervasive across many industries. For agencies, embracing artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent automation (IA) comes with trepidation that the human side of creativity will be forever lost. Even though AI tantalizes marketers with […]
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NVIDIA Arms Itself To Terminate Intel’s Processor Dominance

Glenn O'Donnell September 16, 2020
NVIDIA just announced that it plans to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank for $40 billion. The combination aims to conquer the enormous compute market that has long been dominated by the x86 architecture (and, thus, Intel and AMD). The x86 platform remains the leader in PCs and data centers, but the future growth prospects lie […]
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How To Keep Marketing In A Pandemic

Emily Collins August 19, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic upended the 2020 plans of many B2C marketers — amounting to a projected 28% decline in US marketing spend through 2021. Brands improvised, cutting media spend and adjusting their previous marketing strategies to accommodate rapid shifts in consumer behavior. Many companies, especially those in hard-hit industries like travel and fashion retail, were […]
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Use Customer Understanding To Guide Your Pandemic Marketing Strategy

Emily Collins August 18, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic adds even more consumer considerations to marketers’ already full plates. Stay-at-home orders, unemployment, and anxiety about the virus have altered shopping behavior, technology adoption, and expectations. But despite this uncertainty, now is not the time to pull back on marketing: In fact, businesses need to keep investing in marketing to move through […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins August 17, 2020
This week’s edition of our FORRward series covers the latest tech news on Gong, revenue intelligence, People.ai, Chorus.ai, brand, zero-party data, future of work and movie making.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins August 10, 2020
Mobile Advertising Comes Under Scrutiny Most data deprecation discussions center on cookies and web browsers. But two recent moves broaden the aperture to include mobile environments, too. First, Apple announced iOS 14, which will prompt users on whether they want to let an app track them or “ask app not to track.” If a user picks the latter, the app can’t […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins August 3, 2020
The Clock Keeps Ticking On Microsoft’s Pursuit To Purchase TikTok In The US Late last year, we predicted that companies like Facebook or Meredith Corporation would court TikTok for acquisition but that its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, would ultimately hold out for an IPO. Now, it looks like we were half right. Increasing scrutiny from lawmakers over data privacy concerns and […]
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Help Your Employees Adapt To The Post-Pandemic “Adjusted Normal”

James L. McQuivey, PhD June 12, 2020
We’ve pulled together a collection of Forrester's research that will aid our clients in supporting their employees in this “adjusted normal” and maintain employee engagement.
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Facebook, Inc. Extends Its Tentacles With GIPHY Acquisition

Jessica Liu May 19, 2020
There may be more to the move than meets the eye. The acquisition will give Facebook access to data it will find useful.
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How To Decide If An Emerging Marketing Channel Is Right For You

Collin Colburn May 11, 2020
The whole world and economy has changed over the past several months due to the pandemic. The global economy is in a recession. Advertisers are decreasing media budgets, which is leading to decelerating ad revenue for many of Silicon Valley’s largest companies. But consumers are seeking entertainment and connection during this time and are increasingly […]
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Dive Into Moments-Based Marketing At CX North America

Joe Stanhope May 5, 2020
To bring moments-based engagement to life, marketers will need a new approach to recognize and act on moments and new planning techniques to establish balance between moments and campaigns. To pull it off, they’ll need the data and technologies that can turn signals into insights and to identify the moments that matter and deliver interactions precisely at the right time.
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In A Crisis, People Want Dependable Technology

Glenn O'Donnell April 23, 2020
If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught businesses, it’s how vital core infrastructure and operations are to an organization’s resiliency and dependability. But where does innovation fit into the new normal?
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Modern Marketers Must Manage Measurement

Rusty Warner March 11, 2020
Measuring marketing performance is not just a tongue twister; it’s hard work. Channel-specific metrics cause headaches, and reporting is a hodgepodge of data sources and dashboards from multiple martech and measurement tools. It’s even harder to align marketing performance metrics with customer-focused business objectives, but marketers can no longer pat themselves on the back for […]
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Marketers, You Might Hate Abiding By New Data Restrictions, But Doing Nothing Isn’t An Option

Tina Moffett February 5, 2020
If marketers don't learn to adjust processes to the rapidly changing data landscape, they risk fines and consumer alienation.
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