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Winners Of The 2018 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Show EA’s Role In Digital Transformation

Gene Leganza October 1, 2018

In past Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards competitions, we had named themes to align entries and winners to the current needs of modern enterprise architecture (EA) programs. This year, we went theme-less to simply find the most dramatic stories of EA’s strategic leadership. But the winners of the 2018 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards show that there […]

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CIOs: Transform Your Teams If You Want To Deliver Winning IoT Products

James Staten July 6, 2018

Sadly, most companies don’t have the right operating and development practices to build and deliver great customer experiences for their IoT-enabled products and services. To help CIOs get this right, my very impressive CIO-team colleague, Jeffrey Hammond, has created a collection of reports that catalog the best practices that successful CIOs and digital leaders are […]

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To Be A Platform, Or Not To Be A Platform?

Nigel Fenwick February 9, 2018

That is the question! If you’re the CEO of your business, or maybe the chief digital officer (CDO) responsible for digital business strategy, it’s the central question you need to be asking of your leadership team. A platform business can take many forms, depending on how we define it. A platform business is certainly a […]

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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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The End Of Flash

Jeffrey Hammond July 24, 2017

This morning, Adobe announced that it will end support for the Flash Player at the end of 2020. Over the past 20 years, digital firms have used Flash content for everything from clickable ads to games to interactive learning and rich internet applications. When I started at Forrester in 2006, Flash ran neck and neck […]

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2017 Predictions: Mobile Is The Face Of Digital

Julie Ask November 1, 2016

We put together our thoughts in a new 2017 Mobile Predictions report on what to expect in the mobile space next year across industries and roles. In 2016 mobile evolved from a stand-alone channel to a baseline for all branded digital experiences. In 2017, mobile will continue to elevate customer expectations as it transforms even non-digital […]

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Visionary Chinese Banks Show How Customer-Oriented Architectures Support Innovation

Charlie Dai July 22, 2014

Five of the top 10 companies in the latest Forbes Global 2000 company list (published in May) are from China, and four of them are commercial banks. If you think this is only due to China’s massive consumer base, and that you can easily apply your global innovation strategy to the Chinese market, you’re almost […]

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Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform

Ted Schadler November 20, 2013

Michael Facemire, John McCarthy, and I recently published a clarion call to the technology industry: It’s time for a new architecture! The aging Web isn’t designed to handle mobile apps or sites. And it certainly can’t handle the real-time demands of connected products. Here’s how we summarize it: Mobile is pushing aging web architectures to […]

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Are You Doing Techie Integration Or *Business* Integration?

Randy Heffner August 8, 2013

“Figuring out how to think about the problem.” That’s what Albert Einstein said when asked what single event was most helpful in developing the Theory of Relativity. Application integration is a problem. A big problem. Not to mention data, B2B, and other domains of integration. As an industry analyst and solution architect, what I’m most […]

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The Big Mistake With Business Architecture

Randy Heffner March 21, 2012

There’s a big mistake often made with business architecture — a very big mistake, yet a very subtle mistake. As you might expect, there are a number of mistakes one might make with business architecture, but there’s a particularly big and common one that multiplies its effect through all the others. The mistake is this: […]

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