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What’s In A Name? “Product” Versus “Service”

Charles Betz 3 days ago
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2 One conversation I’ve found myself in over the past 20 years is the debate over IT portfolio terminology: Application Service Product Platform Why is this important? Because organizations use […]
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Introducing The Forrester New Wave™: Workday Implementation Partners, Q3 2021

Amanda LeClair 3 days ago
Workday has captured the hearts of many enterprise buyers looking to modernize their employee experience with its human capital management (HCM) software in a way competitors have struggled to match. In recent years, Workday has sought to expand that foothold and compete more broadly to serve as a digital operations platform by expanding into financials […]
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Prepare For AI That Learns To Code Your Enterprise Applications (Part 3)

Diego Lo Giudice August 27, 2021
Get Ready To Work With TuringBots: The Time Is Now  Enterprise TuringBots are an imaginary but realistic future we’re painting based on what we know today. There is solid prior art proving it. To see our definition on TuringBots, read our first and second blog of this series. In a Forrester webinar back in September […]
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Balance Speed, Experimentation, And Risk With FM&E Technology

Christopher Condo August 25, 2021
There's a certain amount of risk that comes with rapid innovation. Learn how a new category of technology can help minimize those risks for your development teams.
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To Replace Or Not To Replace Core Banking Systems Is Not The Question

Jost Hoppermann July 28, 2021
Banks don't need new core banking systems, they need new paradigms to deliver core banking capabilities - and they need them today or tomorrow.
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The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Automation And Testing Services, Q3 2021 — A Comparison Of 15 Global Players

Diego Lo Giudice July 23, 2021
Future fit organizations are quickly adopting hybrid and native clouds, automating wherever possible, and bringing their agile and DevOps practices to a more mature and broader level. At the same time, testing tools, testing practices, and testing software IP developed by vendors have all increased the infusion of AI. The consequence is that ruthless or […]
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June 2021 Research Recap — Cloud And Tech Operations

Lauren Nelson July 14, 2021
Greetings everyone! Each month, the infrastructure and operations (I&O) team writes incredible research. As a research director, I get to not only see the final outcome but also all of the work and client insights that went into its creation. For those who know me, I am quick to call these out via inquiry calls […]
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Prepare For AI That Learns To Code Your Enterprise Applications (Part 2)

Diego Lo Giudice July 8, 2021
The future of work for application development and delivery professionals will look very different. Learn how to prepare for it today.
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The Impact Of Apple’s Sideloading Philosophy On Developers

Andrew Cornwall June 28, 2021
Security Through Control On Wednesday, June 23, Apple unleashed strong messaging to explain why users should only install Apple-approved apps through its App Store on iOS. This is an extension of the US District Court case between Apple and Epic, where Apple positioned “sideloading,” the practice of installing apps outside its App Store, as dangerous. […]
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Feature Management Is Hot — Feature Experimentation Is Just Warming Up

Christopher Condo June 15, 2021
Feature management and experimentation tools assist agile-plus-DevOps teams in achieving progressive delivery. Read more about our recent evaluation of these tools.
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The Forrester Wave™: Content Platforms, Q2 2021 Is Live — ECM Continues Its Evolution

Cheryl McKinnon June 14, 2021
The latest edition of “The Forrester Wave™: Content Platforms, Q2 2021” is now available to Forrester clients! The enterprise content management (ECM) market continues its evolution, with vendors stepping up their investments in cloud-first, flexible platforms. While many vendors still offer products that can be deployed on-premises or in a hosted model, cloud has become […]
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April And May 2021 Research Recap — Cloud And Tech Operations

Lauren Nelson June 11, 2021
Each month, the infrastructure and operations (I&O) team writes incredible research (sorry for missing April initially!). As a research director, I get to not only see the final outcome but also all of the work and client insights that went into its creation. For those who know me, I am quick to call these out […]
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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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PIM Powers Digital Experience — Introducing The Latest Edition Of The Forrester Wave™: Product Information Management

Amanda LeClair May 27, 2021
Marketers, e-commerce directors, data analysts, content operations managers, master data management (MDM) managers, heads of channel management … these are just some of the roles of people we talked to for our recently published Forrester Wave™ evaluation on product information management (PIM) vendors. This diverse set of PIM users reflects how this role has broadened […]
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Expertise And The Shared Services Problem: A Conversation With Don Reinertsen

Charles Betz May 25, 2021
One of the biggest hurdles for DevOps is meeting the need for both specialists and generalists. Principal Analyst Charles Betz talks with DevOps expert Don Reinertsen about striking the right balance.
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Are PWAs At An Inflection Point?

Andrew Cornwall May 18, 2021
Progressive web apps have been held back on mobile, but recent changes have developers looking at them in a new way. Senior Analyst Andrew Cornwall explains.
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Figma Improves Collaboration And Workflows With Branches And Version Control

Karine Cardona-Smits May 4, 2021
I recently attended the Config 2021 design conference, and my big takeaway from its opening keynote is the introduction of branches and version control capabilities that will allow design teams to benefit from all the comfort that version control systems such as GitHub, Subversion, CVS, or Bitbucket have been offering to software engineers for decades. […]
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Meet Andrew Cornwall, Forrester’s Newest Mobile/AD&D Analyst

Andrew Cornwall April 20, 2021
Hello! It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m the most recently hired analyst on Forrester’s application development and delivery research team. I’m sure this is a huge relief to previous newest analyst David Mooter, who’s no longer required to bring the (virtual, COVID-safe) coffee and donuts to team meetings. About Andrew I’m married and live […]
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Marketplaces Unlock New Markets For Sellers — And Tech Providers

Allen Bonde April 20, 2021
Online marketplaces offer a lower-cost route to market for many sellers and a more convenient way for buyers to find, compare, and purchase products and services. Sure, there can be risks for sellers when they give over some control to a third party. And a few brands, such as Nike, have moved their focus to […]
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Event-Driven Architecture: This Time It’s Not A Fad

David Mooter April 16, 2021
Clients sometimes ask me, “Why is there so much buzz about event-driven architecture (EDA)? This isn’t a new idea.” Indeed, it isn’t new. From complex event processing to the hardware interrupts of the UNIVAC, computers have been responding to events of some sort since the 1950s. But advances in technology and architecture have elevated the […]
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The Rising Bar For Retailer Mobile App Experiences — Are You Ready?

Scott Compton April 14, 2021
Use best-in-class examples to prioritize your retail mobile app development.
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