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Agile Development And Data Management Do Coexist

Michele Goetz October 20, 2015

A frequent question I get from data management and governance teams is how to stay ahead of or on top of the Agile development process that app dev pros swear by. New capabilities are spinning out faster and faster, with little adherence to ensuring compliance with data standards and policies.  Well, if you can't beat […]

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The Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2015

Boris Evelson September 26, 2015

Consumers (and B2B customers) are more and more empowered with mobile devices and cloud-based, all but unlimited access to information about products, services, and prices. Customer stickiness is increasingly difficult to achieve as they demand instant gratification for their ever changing tastes and requirements. Switching product and service providers is now just a matter of […]

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The Breathtaking Future of Software Development -- It's Already Here!

Michael Facemire September 9, 2015

"The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed" — William Gibson I recently drove a Tesla for the first time. As a kid that grew up in a car dealership (my father and grandfather both owned one) I grew up with a love of cars, speed, and pushing limits. Driving that […]

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Systems Of Insight: Next Generation Business Intelligence

Boris Evelson July 21, 2015

Earlier Generation BI Needs A Tune Up Business intelligence has gone through multiple iterations in the past few decades. While BI's evolution has addressed some of the technology and process shortcomings of the earlier management information systems, BI teams still face challenges. Enterprises are transforming only 40% of their structured data and 31% of their […]

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BT Transformation Q&A With Sharon Cooper, Chief Technology Officer, BMJ

Laura Koetzle May 28, 2015

The age of the customer demands more of companies, forcing them to change how they develop, market, sell, and deliver products and services. In response, CIOs must invest in business technology (BT) — the technology, systems, and processes to win, serve, and retain customers. At Forrester’s Forum For Technology Leaders in Lisbon (June 2-3), leaders […]

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The Forrester Wave™ Evaluation Of Functional Test Automation (FTA) Is Out And It's All About Going Beyond GUI Testing

Diego Lo Giudice April 23, 2015

A few months ago, I blogged about testing quality@speed in the same way that F1 racing teams do to win races and fans. Last week, I published my F(TA)1 Forrester Wave! It examines the capabilities of nine vendors to evaluate how they support Agile development and continuous delivery teams when it comes to continuous testing: Borland, […]

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Testing Pit Stops In Three Seconds

Diego Lo Giudice January 26, 2015

Formula One has gotten us all used to amazing speed. In as little as three seconds, F1 pit teams replace all four wheels on a car and even load in dozens of liters of fuel. Pit stops are no longer an impediment to success in F1 — but they can be differentiating to the point […]

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Continuous Delivery Pipeline Tool Categories

Kurt Bittner January 12, 2015

A Continuous Delivery pipeline is a (mostly) automated software tool chain that takes delivered code, builds it, tests it, and deploys it. This simple concept gets complicated by tool chain realities: no one vendor does everything that needs to be done in the pipeline, and new solutions are evolving every day. To make sense of […]

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2015 Predictions: Big Changes In Store For App Dev Leaders

Forrester November 13, 2014

The pace of change for App Dev leaders has always been rather hectic. In my 32+ years as an "apps guy" – I can't recall a time when supply of technology resources ever fully satisfied all  demand for the work that business leaders would like to do. Satisfying that demand has always been a challenging and […]

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Welcome to the I&O Transformation Playbook.

Forrester November 11, 2014

To complement the brilliant introduction to the “Infrastructure Transformation Playbook for 2015” by my friend Glenn O’Donnell, the operation’s analyst team, the “O” in I&O, would like to welcome you to the “Infrastructure And Operations Transformation Playbook for 2015”. In this playbook, we do not predict the future of technology but we try to understand […]

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The Problem With "Technical Debt" And Other Agile Terms ...

Forrester November 7, 2014

I have a love/hate relationship with "technical debt". Having covered apps modernization, rationalization, and portfolio management at Forrester for more than a decade, I have a keen appreciation for the concept of technical debt – in all its permutations. So I love the term for the sentiment it expresses about the need for change: As […]

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Introducing Forrester’s Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

Glenn O'Donnell November 5, 2014

Forrester’s Infrastructure and Operations research team has been on the leading edge of infrastructure technology and its proper operational aspects for years. We pushed the industry on both the supply side (vendors) and the demand side (enterprises) toward new models and we pushed hard. I’m proud to say we’ve been instrumental in changing the world […]

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Mobile Development: The 2015 Crystal Ball

Michael Facemire November 3, 2014

Mobile developers change people's lives every single day — they create innovative experiences, reshape how we spend our time, and give us continual access to Facebook and Twitter (the latter being especially important to the author!). The pace at which these new experiences are delivered continues to amaze, yet continues to speed up. As a […]

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4 Must-Dos For Continuous Business Innovation

Diego Lo Giudice October 25, 2014

The modern business world echoes with the sound of time-tested business models being shattered by digital upstarts, while the rate of disruption is accelerating. Organizations that will win in this world must hone their ability to deliver high-value experiences, based on high quality software with very short refresh cycles. Customers are driving this shift; every […]

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Five Insights From Digital Business Leaders In Asia Pacific

Dane Anderson September 5, 2014

I had the good fortune of moderating a panel on the state of digital business at the Chief Digital Officer Global Forum in Singapore yesterday morning. The event showcased a who’s who of digital business leadership in the region, including my panelists Veena Ramesh of Johnson & Johnson, Jerry Blanton of Citi, and Veronique Meffert […]

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My Three Assumptions For Why The Next Generation Of SW Innovation Will Be Cognitive!

Diego Lo Giudice August 25, 2014

I am just back from the first ever Cognitive Computing Forum organized by DATAVERSITY in San Jose, California. I am not new to artificial intelligence (AI), and was a software developer in the early days of AI when I was just out of university. Back then, if you worked in AI, you would be called […]

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The Good The Bad And The Ugly Of Enterprise BI

Boris Evelson August 25, 2014

Unified information architecture, data governance, and standard enterprise BI platforms are all but a journey via a long and winding road. Even if one deploys the "latest and greatest" BI tools and best practices, the organization may not be getting any closer to the light at the end of the tunnel because: Technology-driven enterprise BI […]

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Agile BI Ship Has Sailed — Get On Board Quickly Or Risk Falling Behind

Boris Evelson July 3, 2014

The battle over customer versus internal business processes requirements and priorities has been fought — and the internal processes lost. Game over. Customers are now empowered with mobile devices and ubiquitous cloud-based all-but-unlimited access to information about products, services, and prices. Customer stickiness is extremely difficult to achieve as customers demand instant gratification of their […]

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Are You Ready To Outsource Your Agile Modern Application Delivery?

Diego Lo Giudice May 27, 2014

Our bi-yearly Forrester Agile survey suggests that Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, the same survey data shows that only a small percentage of firms are outsourcing Agile application development due to a lack of experience with the development sourcing approaches and governance models needed to make it work. Successfully outsourcing […]

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Cloud Is Becoming A Key Feature Of The BI And Analytics Landscape

Martha Bennett May 19, 2014

“Business Intelligence in the cloud? You’ve got to be joking!” That’s the response I got when I recently asked a client whether they’d considered availing themselves of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to meet a particular BI need. Well, I wasn’t joking. There are many scenarios when it makes sense to turn to the cloud for […]

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