application development & delivery

Application development & delivery is a complex and crucial competency in today’s digitized business world. Read insights on trends, best practices, emerging technologies, and more for application development & delivery professionals.

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Product Teams For Infrastructure And Operations

Charles Betz 3 days ago
As an analyst at Forrester, I talk to a lot of IT professionals. One of the most common inquiries lately goes something like this: “We’ve piloted DevOps and Agile and like the results. However . . . ” and then come the “what-abouts.” What about ITIL, the NOC, the auditors, the service desk, and perhaps […]
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Introducing Autonomous Finance: Forrester’s New Research On Algorithm-Based Financial Services

Peter Wannemacher August 15, 2019
People’s lives are becoming ever more automated as millions of algorithms make decisions — and, in some cases, take actions on those decisions — on behalf of a consumer. While it’s still early days, the shift toward autonomous services is already happening in financial services thanks to evolving customer expectations, advances in AI and other […]
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The Forrester Wave™: ECM Content Platforms, Q3 2019

Caleb Ewald July 30, 2019
Forrester is excited to announce the publication of “The Forrester Wave™: ECM Content Platforms, Q3 2019” report. Watch the video below to learn how this refresh of two classic Forrester Wave evaluations merged into one and what to expect from it. Forrester included 14 vendors in this assessment: Alfresco Software, Box, GRM Information Management, Hyland, […]
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A Blueprint For Pragmatic Digital Transformation: The Home Depot Story

Mike Chirokas July 30, 2019
Traditional retailers have been impacted more than most when it comes to digital disruption. Even retailers and brands that have embraced the urgency to transform often struggle to prioritize investments and create the right culture. Fortunately, we can learn from organizations that are embracing a pragmatic approach to transformation. They often start with focused innovation […]
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Hotel Chains Demonstrate Common B2B eCommerce Website Blunders

Duncan Jones July 30, 2019
Why do hotel web sites fail to support business travellers' customer journeys, in both the digital and physical sense? B2B eCommerce sites should help business shoppers balance price with value, which is a nuanced combination of many factors, not a series of binary choices.
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The Forrester New Wave™: Cloud Content Platforms — Multitenant SaaS, Q3 2019

Cheryl McKinnon July 29, 2019
In the wake of two traditional markets colliding, a new segment has emerged: cloud content platforms. Forrester’s recently published report, “The Forrester New Wave™: Cloud Content Platforms — Multitenant SaaS, Q3 2019,” assesses this emerging technology based on a 10-criterion survey and a two-hour briefing with each vendor. Watch the video below to learn how […]
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Are Outdated Core Applications Holding You Back?

Diego Lo Giudice July 29, 2019
Customer journeys rely on core, back-office tech. To realize ROI with digital, modernize your core.
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Why Temenos’ Acquisition Of A Small AI Software Vendor Is Relevant Beyond The Size Of Its Business

Jost Hoppermann July 17, 2019
Temenos has announced that it has acquired Logical Glue, a small vendor of financial-services-specific AI software covering use cases like credit scoring and underwriting. While Logical Glue has been successful on its own, Temenos has not acquired the firm because of the size of its business: Temenos is positioning the acquired software capabilities as an […]
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Never Say Or Write The Phrase “Low-Code/No-Code” Again — Here’s Why

John Rymer June 28, 2019
Watch your language! Low-code and no-code aren't the same thing.
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Is Your Bank’s Mobile App A Fonzie Or A Potsie?

Peter Wannemacher June 4, 2019
If you’re a fan of the old TV show “Happy Days,” you know Fonzie and Potsie. If you don’t know the show, here’s a quick sum-up of the two characters: Both were good dudes, but while one (Potsie) managed to, at best, fit in with the crowd, the other (Fonzie, also known as “The Fonz”) […]
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Digital Acceleration Is At A Crossroads — Modernize Everything Or Die

Diego Lo Giudice May 24, 2019
Have you experienced or heard of anything similar to these anecdotes? “Tesla can’t figure out how to manage its glass inventory and replacements” or “I was abroad and had to give Uber my credit card number again!” or “My banking mobile app is not approving my online train ticket that was purchased on the web […]
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Service Providers Begin To Get With The New Dynamic At Microsoft

Leslie Joseph May 21, 2019
For the first time in its existence, Microsoft is pulling together all of its capabilities to encircle the enterprise and become more than the sum of its parts.
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The Rise, Fall, And Rise Again Of The Integrated Developer Toolchain

Christopher Condo May 16, 2019
The recent merger of CloudBees and Electric Cloud is a sign of the times in the world of DevOps as integrated DevOps solutions come back into vogue. Not too recently, this would have been looked down upon as a step in the wrong direction when it comes to innovation and providing value to developers. But […]
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Scaling Agile: Don’t Copy Spotify; Learn From It! — Part 2

Diego Lo Giudice April 24, 2019
How can mainstream enterprises successfully adapt an approach from a digital-native unicorn? While you can’t copy culture, there is a lot you can learn from it. Check out my video below to learn how the Spotify approach will — or won’t — help your company scale its Agile development. For more information, read my latest […]
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Anthos Ups Google’s Enterprise Efforts

Jeffrey Hammond April 23, 2019
(With Dave Bartoletti and John Rymer) The biggest announcement out of the Google Cloud Next conference in early April was the general availability of its Cloud Services Platform but with a new brand name: Anthos. Anthos promises to help software delivery teams build and manage modern applications across multiple cloud platforms, including on-premises and public […]
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Scaling Agile: Don’t Copy Spotify; Learn From It! — Part 1

Diego Lo Giudice April 17, 2019
How can mainstream enterprises successfully adapt an approach from a digital-native unicorn? While you can’t copy culture, there is a lot you can learn from it. Check out my video below to learn how the Spotify approach will — or won’t — help your company scale its Agile development. For more information, read my latest […]
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AI-Driven Platforms Will Move Business Applications Beyond The ERP Era

Duncan Jones April 4, 2019
Forrester’s vision for the future of business applications is that modern specialist SaaS platforms will replace on-premises “omnisuites.” Forrester clients can read more about this vision in our new report: “Create A Modern Software Strategy With AI-Driven Platforms And Their Ecosystems.” The enterprise resource planning (ERP) era is over. The ERP model of a single […]
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FORRward: A Quick Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini March 20, 2019
It’s Time To Start Talking About Professional Licensing For Software Engineers It wasn’t until enough boilers blew up that mechanical engineers had to get licensed. It wasn’t until bridges and buildings started collapsing that civil engineers and architects had to get licensed. Now that airplanes are falling out of the sky due to automation (AKA, […]
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Adapt Corporate Finance Practices To Support Digital Transformation

Margo Visitacion February 28, 2019
We’ve been researching a central dilemma for software leaders over the last year: If software is so important to digital business and customer engagement, why isn’t software development better understood by the C-suite? To foster an environment of fast and valuable software development, CEOs must be in the driver’s seat; they must master software as […]
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Calling CEOs: Your Software Teams Need You — Now

John Rymer February 20, 2019
Our research indicates that software delivery success depends on the CEO’s active leadership of strategy, culture, and metrics. That’s right: CEOs, not just CIOs. This video explains what CEOs should do. For more, see our blog.
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