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Why The Service Mesh Should Fade Out Of Sight

David Mooter 3 days ago
Service meshes need to fade away into the background of development platforms. To understand why, one must first understand the quiet revolution happening with Kubernetes.
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Four Levers That Drive Cloud-Native Decision-Making

Jeffrey Hammond 5 days ago
Happy New Year! As 2020 gives way to 2021, I find my briefing dance card quickly filling up with “YAKS” (Yet Another Kubernetes Solution briefing). It’s to the point where it’s easy to wonder, “Does the market really need, and can it sustain, more than three dozen platform providers?” In some ways it takes me […]
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Explore our blog posts, videos, guides, and other resources to understand the dynamics that will shape 2021.

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Just In Time, The SAST Market Has Embraced The Developer

Sandy Carielli 5 days ago
The classical challenge with static application security testing (SAST) was bridging the gap between security and development. In SAST’s early days, it was a tool for security pros, who threw the results of prerelease scans over the wall to developers to fix. Developers had to contend with large numbers of unclear findings and false positives, […]
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It’s Likely You Already Have Low-Code Developers — Get Them Into Your Security Neighborhood

Sandy Carielli January 4, 2021
Security pros should work to integrate security into the developer experience to ensure customer-facing applications are secure. Consider these three points to get started.
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Call For Participation: Forrester’s 2021 ECM Panel Survey Is Now Open!

Cheryl McKinnon December 29, 2020
Forrester’s 2021 Global Enterprise Content Management Survey is open … and we’re looking for your participation! This survey is intended for enterprise content management (ECM) or content services decision-makers and influencers in end user organizations. If you are a practitioner in the private or public sector and you are involved in enterprise content management programs […]
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The Future Of Documents: Content Creation Is Ripe For Its Own Digital Disruption

Cheryl McKinnon December 15, 2020
I remember the first time I saw a Google Doc. It was sometime in 2008, and people interested in collaboration and “Enterprise 2.0” on Twitter were circulating a link to a list of like-minded tech professionals. I clicked on the link, and my jaw dropped. The document looked like it was alive. There were about […]
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COVID Drives M&A Activity In DevOps And IT Management

Sandy Carielli December 4, 2020
Learn how the pandemic's increased uncertainty and volatility has produced some attractive M&A opportunities in DevOps and IT Management.
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The CIO In 2020: A Window Of Opportunity

The IT leader’s guide to capitalizing on uncertain times.

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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Insights-Driven Business Process Outsourcing, Q4 2020

Leslie Joseph December 2, 2020
Buyer demand for greater value from insights and technology such as RPA, data science, machine learning, and advanced analytics are forcing both classical BPO and omnichannel BPO vendors to retool themselves into insights-driven BPO's.
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Adobe Buys Workfront To Boost Upstream Creative Support

Stephanie Liu November 10, 2020
Adobe announced yesterday it’s shelling out $1.5 billion to acquire work management tool Workfront, cementing a longstanding partnership between the two companies. Together, Adobe and Workfront can spin a tale of coupling a Forrester Wave™ Leader digital asset manager (DAM) and a work management tool that can handle all the planning and collaboration aspects of […]
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The DevOps Hypothesis Is Sound — Introducing The Q4 2020 Modern Technology Operations Survey

Charles Betz November 5, 2020
This year, I led my first custom survey research for Forrester, the Q4 2020 Modern Technology Operations Survey. We selected a random panel of 268 digital and IT professionals with day-to-day responsibility for operating digital systems. (We did not rule out developers, as long as they also had runtime responsibilities). We also looked for folks […]
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Predictions 2021: Software Developers Face Mounting Pressure

Jeffrey Hammond October 30, 2020
As executive teams put more pressure on internal teams to speed digital transformation in 2021, how will software developers respond? Find out in our 2021 predictions for software development.
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Post-Pandemic, The 2020s Will Require A New Enterprise Tech Strategy

Allen Bonde October 22, 2020
With shifting consumer and business behaviors becoming the new normal, it’s clear that old-style tech strategies won't cut it. It's time for a new approach.
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The Power And The Peril Of APIs

Sandy Carielli October 22, 2020
Every time we come up with new ways to build and deploy applications, we also come up with new ways to break them. Did SQL make it easier to access and manipulate large amounts of structured data? You bet, and it also led to SQL injection. Ready to join the cloud? Hope you didn’t put […]
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How To Build A Sustainable, Future-Proof Agile Delivery Organization

Diego Lo Giudice October 1, 2020
After completing my computer science degree, I started working with Olivetti back in the ’80s. That was 20 years after the glorious Ing. C. Olivetti invented the world’s first personal computer (which very few know about). This clearly changed widespread perception of computers as these dangerous monsters occupying huge rooms that you would rather stay […]
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Microsoft Launches SharePoint Syntex To Automate Content Categorization And Build A Foundation For Knowledge Curation

Cheryl McKinnon September 22, 2020
Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Microsoft SharePoint Syntex as of October 1, 2020. This is the first packaged product to come out of the code-name Project Cortex initiative first announced in November 2019. Project Cortex reflects Microsoft’s ongoing investment in intelligent content services and graph APIs to proactively explore and categorize digital assets […]
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Banking Software Vendors Won’t Differentiate With Just Functionality For Long

Jost Hoppermann September 11, 2020
A few days ago, Forrester published two Forrester Wave™ reports, one focusing on retail banking, the other on corporate banking. With these Forrester Wave evaluations, we separated off-the-shelf banking back ends for retail and corporate banking for the first time. However, this was not the only first: We also introduced a new banking software category: […]
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Hyland Accelerates Its Path To Cloud By Acquiring Alfresco Software

Cheryl McKinnon September 9, 2020
Today, Hyland Software, best known for its OnBase and Perceptive content management portfolios, announced it will acquire Alfresco Software. Both vendors were named as “Leaders” in The Forrester Wave™: ECM Content Platforms, Q3 2019 (subscription required). This is a natural next step in Hyland’s recent rejuvenation strategy. Hyland’s investments over the last year include the […]
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Navigate The Enterprise Collaboration Landscape In China

Guannan Lu September 8, 2020
The enterprise collaboration (EC) market in China has rapidly evolved over the past few months. 2019 was rich in new product launches; several existing and new vendors released their team messaging and videoconferencing products and solutions. Content development tool vendors improved offerings for office productivity, content services, and collaborative work management. Then the COVID-19 outbreak […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins September 1, 2020
Amazon Launches Halo, Its First Wearable Health Device For The Average (Budget-Conscious) Consumer This week, Amazon launched Halo, a screenless wearable device that can monitor activity, sleep, temperature, BMI, and emotion. At $99.99 (plus a small monthly service fee for advanced features), the Halo Band sits closer to Fitbit’s fitness trackers (ranging from $99.95–$169.95) than the Apple Watch ($400-plus). It focuses on what consumers want most: tracking fitness-related activity, […]
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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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