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Moving Your Contact Center To The Cloud: Top Trends Fueling The Market

Art Schoeller 13 hours ago

Transitioning your contact center to the cloud isn’t just for smaller businesses; it can help brands of all sizes boost agility and access to new features. In our new report, “The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Contact Centers, Q3 2018,” we identified the 11 most significant vendors in the space and evaluated them to help you select […]

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Ghost In The Machine? No, It's A Robot, And It Is Here To Help

Daniel Morneau November 12, 2018

Just a few years ago, conversations about robotic process automation (RPA) were scattered and far between. Those familiar with RPA had a limited understanding of its potential and at best had carried out only a few isolated “proof of concept” experiments. Today, the RPA market is estimated to reach $2.9 billion by 2021, and conversations are becoming more frequent. As a Forrester advisor on the Technology Council, I’ve partnered with senior technology leaders to find […]

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Predictions 2019: Software Innovation Builds Upon Cloud, Collaboration, AI, And More

Christopher Condo November 8, 2018

As we move into 2019, Forrester sees digital transformation as a continued driving force for the software industry, pushing teams to accelerate their innovative efforts. Last year, Forrester predicted that a host of enabling technologies, such as serverless computing, integrated DevOps tools, AI+ML, and low-code platforms, would enable digital transformation efforts. We also predicted the […]

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Predictions 2019: Automation Will Become Central To Business Strategy And Operations

J.P. Gownder November 6, 2018

Automation will be central to the next phase of digital transformation, driving new levels of customer value such as faster delivery of products, higher quality and dependability, deeper personalization, and greater convenience. Last year, Forrester predicted that automation would reach a tipping point — altering the workforce, augmenting employees, and driving new levels of customer value. Since then, […]

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The Automation We Need Is Not The Automation We Deserve

Leslie Joseph November 2, 2018

At its TechEd 2018 Barcelona event last month, SAP announced that it is adding robotic process automation (RPA) to its software suite, starting in early 2019. Two aspects of this announcement are particularly interesting. The first is that SAP has chosen to build its own RPA capability instead of partnering with any of the existing […]

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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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Video: Adobe Premiere Rush CC Brings AI-Powered Video Editing To Marketers

Nick Barber October 18, 2018

Adobe’s new Premiere Rush CC brings pro-level video editing capabilities to video creators who aren’t pros. It’s part of Adobe’s continued push downmarket to expand its footprint among creatives. Its simple interface works across computers and mobile devices, which means you can start a project on one device and finish it on another — or send […]

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Makers And Marketers

Jeffrey Hammond October 17, 2018

Fall means that software conference season is in full swing and that I’m on the road more than I’m off it. This week was an interesting one, as I found myself pinballing from one end of my coverage to the other. On Monday I spent some time at IBM’s Agile Engineering Summit in D.C. Attendees […]

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Busting The Two Myths Of Low-Code Platforms

John Rymer September 26, 2018

Not everyone is on board with low-code development platforms, even though they are a key part of a strategy to accelerate app delivery. Why do many pro developers shun low-code? From their perspective, two reasons: “Low-code will limit the kinds of apps I can build and the scale of the apps.” “Low-code will lock out […]

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Talking SaaS — It’s All About The Experience (Video)

Allen Bonde September 21, 2018

There’s a lot to love about the SaaS model: flexibility, quick implementation, and the promise of an always-on pipeline of innovation through continuous updates. Yet just as many digital transformation efforts have stalled, and companies have also been slow to fully embrace SaaS apps or are lagging in their investments and how they leverage their […]

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Atlassian And Slack Team Up To Take On Microsoft Teams

Art Schoeller August 9, 2018

Atlassian recently announced a strategic partnership with (and investment in) Slack, which includes the imminent shutdown of Atlassian’s HipChat and Stride products. While it’s mutually beneficial for Slack and Atlassian to join forces against Microsoft, Slack’s acquisition of the Hipchat and Stride IP presents uncertainty for those customers about how and where to migrate next. […]

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Why You Need To Know About Low-Code, Even If You're Not Responsible For Software Delivery

John Rymer August 8, 2018

Whether you’re responsible for software or are a business leader whose team uses software, you know this: You need customized software, and traditional software development can’t keep up with your demands. Conventional development methods take too long and require a special set of skills that are in short supply. This has been a problem for […]

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A Reality Check On Natural Language For Conversational Computing

Leslie Joseph August 7, 2018

Conversational computing has our attention. We have been talking to machines since as far back as 1961, when the world’s first digital speech recognition system, the IBM Shoebox, was released. The Shoebox could recognize digits and a grand total of 16 words. Cut to half a century later: Humanity is trying hard to fall in […]

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"The Forrester Wave™: Omnichannel Functional Test Automation Tools, Q3 2018" Is Out

Diego Lo Giudice August 7, 2018

See why the 15 providers selected matter most and how they stack up in our 2018 Forrester Wave™. In our 26-criteria evaluation of omnichannel functional test automation (OFTA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Conformiq, Eggplant, Experitest, IBM, Micro Focus Silk, Micro Focus UFT, LogiGear, Microsoft, Parasoft, Perfecto, Ranorex, Sauce Labs, SmartBear Software, […]

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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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The Rise Of AI-Fueled Speech Analytics: Key Takeaways From Forrester's New Wave™

Ian Jacobs June 28, 2018

The recently published report, “The Forrester New Wave™: AI-Fueled Speech Analytics Solutions, Q2 2018” report identified the 11 most significant players in this market: Aspect, CallMiner, Clarabridge, Cogito, Genesys, Invoca, Mattersight, NICE, OpenText, Tethr, and Verint. Based on our comprehensive criteria, Forrester identified CallMiner and NICE as Leaders in the space today. Forrester’s clients can […]

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The Rise Of AI-Fueled Speech Analytics: Key Takeaways From Forrester's New Wave™

Ian Jacobs June 28, 2018

The recently published report, “The Forrester New Wave™: AI-Fueled Speech Analytics Solutions, Q2 2018” report identified the 11 most significant players in this market: Aspect, CallMiner, Clarabridge, Cogito, Genesys, Invoca, Mattersight, NICE, OpenText, Tethr, and Verint. Based on our comprehensive criteria, Forrester identified CallMiner and NICE as Leaders in the space today. Forrester’s clients can […]

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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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Microsoft Build 2018: Top Five Takeaways

Jeffrey Hammond May 7, 2018

It’s a busy week with the Digital Transformation Forum kicking off in Chicago tomorrow, but I managed to slip in a quick trip to Seattle to this year’s Microsoft Build developer conference. It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since Satya Nadella took over as CEO, but time flies. We detected early on in […]

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Solve The Digital Transformation Puzzle

Stephen Powers April 11, 2018

What do the following companies have in common? Southwest Airlines FTD AARP Stumped? They’ve all made significant progress on digital transformation. And they aren’t alone in undertaking these initiatives. You’ve heard the term “digital transformation” quite a bit over the last few years. But it can be a puzzle. Why? Because people can stretch “digital […]

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