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Temenos Acquires Kony — Two Leaders Unite

Jost Hoppermann August 29, 2019
Yesterday, Temenos announced its acquisition of US vendor Kony. Both Kony and Temenos are Leaders in the recent “The Forrester Wave™: Digital Banking Engagement Platforms, Q3 2019.” This acquisition adds Kony Quantum, a low-code development platform, and Kony DBX to Temenos’ digital front-end product portfolio. Kony DBX is a digital banking engagement platform (DBEP), a […]
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Product Teams For Infrastructure And Operations

Charles Betz August 21, 2019
I believe the integrated product team is the most important economic unit of the 21st century. Can the old I&O dog learn these new product team tricks?
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Low-Code Platform Pricing Is Broken

John Rymer July 15, 2019
I am one of the 64% of developers who have yet to adopt a low-code development platform. My friends at other companies have implemented one of these platforms and report great results — much faster software delivery and happy business colleagues. We should also adopt, but my boss will ask a question I can’t answer: […]
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Watch Your Language! “Low-Code” And “No-Code” Are Not The Same

John Rymer April 5, 2019
Simply put, “no-code” today is an aspiration and only sometimes a reality. Read why.
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Be Better Than Best-Guess Development

Christopher Condo January 25, 2019
Developers sometimes feel as though they work in the dark, writing code, pushing updates, and delivering features but remaining detached from the customers they serve. Often relying on feedback from internal experts and best guesses, dev teams rarely have an unobstructed view into how customers truly use their features and feel about their products. Fostering […]
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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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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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Agile Plus DevOps Is Slowly But Steadily Reaching Enterprise Scale

Diego Lo Giudice December 14, 2017
Agile is still alive and well and in demand, according to Forrester’s Agile adoption panel. This year, our biannual survey tracking the health of Agile initiatives focused on the main challenge: Agile at scale. As software teams get further along their Agile transformation, they find that, despite some improvements, scaling vertically and horizontally remains their biggest […]
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Predictions 2018: New Technologies Propel Software Development

Jeffrey Hammond November 8, 2017
These days every company is in the software business. Fast, iterative delivery of high-quality software means better customer engagement and higher satisfaction, so an effective development organization is more important than ever. But in 2018 software development leaders will face new opportunities and challenges as software technologies and platforms pivot into new areas where traditional […]
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Writing Code In Fly-over Country

Jeffrey Hammond August 3, 2017
As our clients know, I’ve been writing a lot about strategies for recruiting and retaining developers, and building shop cultures where they can thrive. In the U.S. we’re currently in a sellers market when it comes to development talent. According to the BLS, firms will need to find almost half a million developers between 2014 […]
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Sysadmins: You’re All Developers Now

Chris Gardner March 17, 2017
In a past life I was a system administrator, or "sysadmin". I enjoyed it, but even in those halcyon days of remoting into servers and driving to the office at 2 AM (hoping the server room wasn't on fire), I knew I had a limited shelf life. It wasn't until years later that I fully understood why: […]
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Azure Stack Preview – Microsoft-s End-Game for On-Premise IT?

Richard Fichera January 26, 2016
What’s Happening? In 2014 I wrote about Microsoft and Dell’s joint Cloud Platform System offering, Microsoft’s initial foray into an “Azure-Like” experience in the enterprise data center. While not a complete or totally transparent Azure experience, it was a definite stake in the ground around Microsoft’s intentions to provide enterprise Azure with hybrid on-premise and […]
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The Forrester Wave™ Evaluation Of Functional Test Automation (FTA) Is Out And It’s All About Going Beyond GUI Testing

Diego Lo Giudice April 23, 2015
A few months ago, I blogged about testing quality@speed in the same way that F1 racing teams do to win races and fans. Last week, I published my F(TA)1 Forrester Wave! It examines the capabilities of nine vendors to evaluate how they support Agile development and continuous delivery teams when it comes to continuous testing: Borland, […]
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Digital Experience Personalization Is Hollow Without Predictive

Rowan Curran March 18, 2015
There’s no other way to slice it: competition for digital audiences is brutal. Intolerance for poor performance and disengaging experiences drives customers to competitor’s sites more quickly and more permanently than any time in history. Users increasingly demand digital experiences that personalize to their immediate needs and adapt to the current context, not treat them […]
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2015 Predictions: Big Changes In Store For App Dev Leaders

Forrester November 13, 2014
The pace of change for App Dev leaders has always been rather hectic. In my 32+ years as an "apps guy" – I can't recall a time when supply of technology resources ever fully satisfied all  demand for the work that business leaders would like to do. Satisfying that demand has always been a challenging and […]
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Cloud Technologies Will Power The Most Successful Businesses In 2015

Dave Bartoletti November 13, 2014
What's ahead for cloud computing in 2015? Check out our report for Forrester's take on the most important trends in cloud computing and what you should do about them. In 2014, cloud entered the formal IT portfolio, and technology managers stopped treating cloud as competition. In 2015, cloud technologies will mature into the driving force […]
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Customer Obsession Set To Disrupt BPM Market In 2015

Forrester November 7, 2014
In 2014, the top priorities for business process management (BPM) initiatives focused on extending mission critical business processes to support the mobile workforce and redesigning business processes to deliver exceptional customer experiences. During 2014, Forrester also noticed a growing appetite to move business critical processes into the cloud using BPM platform-as-a-service solutions. And, although customer […]
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4 Must-Dos For Continuous Business Innovation

Diego Lo Giudice October 25, 2014
The modern business world echoes with the sound of time-tested business models being shattered by digital upstarts, while the rate of disruption is accelerating. Organizations that will win in this world must hone their ability to deliver high-value experiences, based on high quality software with very short refresh cycles. Customers are driving this shift; every […]
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Can Pricing Actions Make Google’s Cloud Platform Worth A Look?

Forrester March 25, 2014
Usually when a product or service shouts about its low pricing, that’s a bad thing but in Google’s case there’s unique value in its Sustained-use Discounts program which just might make it worth your consideration.  Google isn't a leader in the cloud platform space today, despite a fairly early move in platform as a service (PaaS) with […]
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Grudging Acceptance Is Not Enough — Time for IT to Embrace SaaS

Michael Barnes April 29, 2013
  I’ve noticed a growing trend among Asia Pacific organizations over the past 6-12 months: complete IT resistance to SaaS has steadily given way to more pragmatic discussions, even if IT has come to the table grudgingly. Over the next two years I expect this trend to accelerate. In fact, I believe that many SaaS […]
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