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Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Dan Bieler October 8, 2018

Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.

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Cloud Empowers Innovations

James Staten July 25, 2018

This value was strongly reinforced at Google Cloud Next ’18 this week. Several enterprises talked through how cloud services like Google Cloud Platform are not just sources of application agility and on-demand infrastructure but are platforms providing high-value access to technology chains they can leverage confidently for innovation efforts. For example, Larry Colagiovanni, vice president […]

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BI Buyers Look For End-To-End Platforms — Qlik Acquires Podium Data

Boris Evelson July 24, 2018

Qlik, a Leader in our recent Forrester Wave™ evaluation on business intelligence (BI), has acquired Podium Data, a Contender in our big data fabric Wave. In a humble opinion of yours truly, this is further proof of a trend showing that BI buyers are increasingly seeking end-to-end platforms and solutions, rather than separate BI/ETL components that need […]

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Use Text Analytics Technologies To Handle Mountains Of Unstructured Data

Boris Evelson June 14, 2018

Enterprises are sitting on mountains of unstructured data — 61% have more than 100 terabytes, and 12% have more than five petabytes! Luckily, there are mature technologies out there that can help. First, enterprise information architects should consider general-purpose text analytics platforms. These are capable of handling most, if not all, text analytics use cases, both […]

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Five Best Practices To Scale Data Science Across The Enterprise

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. June 5, 2018

Nearly all firms want to do more with data science. However, executives and data scientists alike are frustrated by the difficulty of turning new initiatives into business impact at scale. Outside of well-established use cases — such as risk scoring or optimizing search results — data scientists regularly complain that their solutions can take months or even […]

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Risk Tech, Reg Tech — All The 2018 Tech

Nick Hayes June 4, 2018

The Forrester Tech Tide™: Risk And Compliance Management, Q2 2018 We recently published our Tech Tide™ report outlining 14 key risk and compliance technologies to track in 2018. One of the challenging parts of this research is setting the right scope. We found risk and compliance technology everywhere, covering every industry, region, and niche use case. […]

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SAP Leonardo Is Growing Up

Leslie Joseph May 22, 2018

Here are a few thoughts from the SAP Leonardo Center launch in Singapore in early May. The good news: Since we last reported on Leonardo, SAP is clearer about what Leonardo actually is and has more mature messaging and interesting customer examples to share. Leonardo itself, though, continues to be a work in progress. So, […]

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Continued Convergence Of Analytics Products And Services

Boris Evelson May 17, 2018

I’ve been watching this trend with great curiosity (and first wrote about it in 2008). On the one hand, software product vendors are slowly but surely migrating from just selling products to selling solutions — and solutions always require professional services. IBM led the trend when it acquired PwC Consulting in 2002. For the last few […]

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Automation Technologies, AI, And Robotics Are Critical CIO Targets

J.P. Gownder April 11, 2018

We’ve just released a major new report, The CIO’s Guide To Automation, AI, And Robotics. We find that, to stay ahead, CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, and other executives integrating leading-edge technologies into their companies’ operations and business models must turn their attention to automation technologies, including intelligent machines, robotic process automation (RPA) bots, artificial intelligence, and physical […]

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AI Unlocks The Business Intelligence In BI

Boris Evelson March 2, 2018

In most enterprises, data access is a fait accompli: 72% of global data and analytics decision makers say that they can access the data they need to obtain insights in a timely manner.  However, even the most modern BI tools that make data more accessible still require significant subject matter expertise to find the right […]

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Observations On NRF 2018: Making Retail Great Again

George Lawrie January 26, 2018

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show attracted tens of thousands of attendees . Far from resigning themselves to conquest by market places they are determined to make the right investments to thrive and survive. Three years ago we found retail CIOs most concerned about innovation and security https://www.forrester.com/report/The+Retail+CIO+Agenda+2015+Secure+And+Innovate/-/E-RES121188 At the NRF show in 2018 it […]

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Everything you wanted to know about SAP Leonardo but were afraid to ask

Boris Evelson November 3, 2017

Large enterprise software vendors seem to be enamoured with using the names of historical figures or literary characters as brand names. Unfortunately, this is really confusing for the buyers, since the vendors apply these branding names differently. For example (in an increasing order of branding approach complexity): OpenText Magellan is a collection of business intelligence […]

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Use AI-augmented Speech Analytics To Drive Growth And The Customer Experience

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. September 25, 2017

Your customers are very literally telling you what they want, what they think about your products and services, and what they think about their experiences with your company. They are doing this, often unwittingly, through conversations with your salespeople, your customer service reps, with each other online, and increasingly with virtual agents. Up until now, […]

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Orange Business Services Is Connecting The Digital Dots For Its Customers

Dan Bieler July 24, 2017

Orange Business Services (OBS) hosted its analyst event in Paris in July 2017. The event’s theme was “Digital Business: Joining The Dots”. OBS highlighted its emerging digital service offerings as well as the progress it is making regarding its own digital business transformation. OBS’ CEO Thierry Bonhomme summed up the strategic direction when he observed: […]

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What Exactly The Heck Are Prescriptive Analytics?

Mike Gualtieri February 20, 2017

Prescriptive analytics is about using data and analytics to improve decisions and therefore the effectiveness of actions. Isn’t that what all analytics should be about? A hearty “yes” to that because, if analytics does not lead to more informed decisions and more effective actions, then why do it at all? Many wrongly and incompletely define […]

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15 "True" Streaming Analytics Platforms For Real-Time Everything

Mike Gualtieri April 16, 2016

Streaming Analytics Captures Real-Time Intelligence Most enterprises aren’t fully exploiting real-time streaming data that flows from IoT devices and mobile, web, and enterprise apps. Streaming analytics is essential for real-time insights and bringing real-time context to apps. Don’t dismiss streaming analytics as a form of “traditional analytics” use for postmortem analysis. Far from it —  streaming analytics […]

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