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Google V. Oracle: Sanity Prevails At The Supreme Court

David Mooter April 6, 2021
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Google’s usage of Java APIs was legal, and the US IT industry breathed a sigh of relief. At issue was Google writing its own implementation of the Java language, which happened to use the same APIs as Oracle’s Java SE. The Supreme Court’s Decision What exactly did […]
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Learn From Natural Language Processing Use Cases To Build Your Projects In Production

Guannan Lu March 25, 2021
Many solutions have already adopted technologies we introduced in AI 2.0. Check out how banks and insurers in APAC benefit from NLP.
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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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Look For A Full-Service Partner To Support Your Commerce Transformation

Ted Schadler March 22, 2021
The pandemic made it immediately and poignantly clear that every company in every industry needs a robust omnichannel commerce strategy and set of capabilities. But your specific needs depend greatly on your industry, business model, e-commerce history, and priorities. Consumers want full-journey, omnichannel experiences. This requires a common strategy and toolkit; increasingly, a real-time customer […]
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Prepare For AI That Learns To Code Your Enterprise Applications (Part 1)

Diego Lo Giudice March 18, 2021
Software Development, Past And Present Shortfalls As digital accelerates, so does the demand for business applications. And the complexity of building business applications is growing, despite all the innovations we’ve created during the past 20 years. Decision-makers have tried leveraging prepackaged business apps on-premises and now also in the cloud — only to find they […]
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Make Agile A Stepping Stone Toward Future Fit Adaptability

Diego Lo Giudice March 17, 2021
Being adaptive is one of three core competencies of what Forrester calls a future fit organization. Let’s explore how to reach adaptability and help you deal with the unknown, drive organizational flexibility, and react to rapid change.
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Dapr: Service Mesh Done Right?

David Mooter March 15, 2021
With the recent announcement that Dapr has reached its first production-ready release, we finally see a viable response to Istio and perhaps the rest of the service mesh industry from Microsoft. If you’re not familiar, Dapr is a coding framework intended to solve the challenges of modern distributed applications. You may be asking, “But isn’t […]
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Hyland Doubles Down On Its Open Source, Cloud-Native Bet On The Future Of ECM

Cheryl McKinnon March 4, 2021
Hyland announced on March 4 that it intends to acquire content platform provider Nuxeo. The deal is expected to close in April or May. Coming on the heels of its acquisition of Alfresco, which we blogged about here, just months ago, Hyland will soon be the home for the two most widely deployed open source […]
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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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Agile CMS Moves The Market Beyond Headless — The Just-Released Forrester Wave™ Evaluation

Nick Barber February 22, 2021
Agile content management systems (CMSes) build on the momentum of nearly 30 years of delivering modern, digital, internet-powered experiences. With a nod to both developers and practitioners, agile CMS seeks to enable collaborative, iterative approaches to content and experiences that satisfy both sides of the house. Make no mistake, though, agile CMS is more than […]
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Why The Service Mesh Should Fade Out Of Sight

David Mooter January 13, 2021
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 January 11, 2021
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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Just In Time, The SAST Market Has Embraced The Developer

Sandy Carielli January 11, 2021
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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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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