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The Space Wide Web Is Ready To Launch

Phil Brunkard July 12, 2021
The Space Tech Industry Is Looking Up The new space race is truly underway following Richard Branson’s monumental first passenger trip to space, beating Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin passenger flight by more than a week. The Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spacecraft did not pass the so-called Karman line, unlike Jeff Bezos’ plans. It did, however, […]
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Can Kubernetes Navigate Disaster?

Lee Sustar July 12, 2021
Once you have Kubernetes in production, how does that impact your disaster recovery and business continuity planning?
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Impressions From Mobile World Congress 2021

Dan Bieler July 8, 2021
Mobile World Congress 2021 (MWC21) took place between June 28 and July 1, 2021, after Mobile World Congress 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic. This was the first time attendees could get a sense of the global state of and the major trends in the telecommunications and technology sectors in the previous 18 months. […]
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Forr Education: Interview Series About Tech’s Role In The Student Experience — Tracy Schroeder, VP Of IS&T, Boston University

Brent Ellis July 6, 2021
Photo: Brent Ellis Higher education institutions are driven to improve customer experience (CX) by competitive pressures related to the future of work and an evolving understanding of what the important aspects of a formal education entail.  The student experience, however, is far more than the three E’s of customer experience — ease, effectiveness, and emotion. […]
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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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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Dr. Suku Nair, SMU AT&T Center For Virtualization

Abhijit Sunil June 2, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil The intersection of how technology platforms are evolving and how it both affects and aids sustainability is a topic that Forrester’s sustainability team is currently studying. We spoke with Dr. Suku Nair, one of the most respected computer scientists in the country. He currently heads the SMU AT&T Center for Virtualization […]
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Digital Businesses, Prioritize Your Needs In 2021 And Hold Your Commerce Vendors To A Higher Standard

Emily Pfeiffer May 11, 2021
Merchants: It’s time to reevaluate the standards you’ve set for your vendors and push them to innovate as quickly as consumers’ needs evolve. Don’t just stay because you’re comfortable: It’s time to choose your “best for me” solutions. This year, be your tech and business users’ hero and look for vendor partners that: Reduce the drain on your resources during upgrades and provide the flexible delivery models to support your […]
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Reflecting On KubeCon 2021

Brent Ellis May 7, 2021
Kubernetes has made a huge impact on how businesses deploy applications and how they adopt cloud. This year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 virtual agenda was very broad, touching almost every aspect of both developer and operations journeys. As Lee Sustar noted in his blog earlier this week, Kubernetes is being used in a variety […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Akamai

Abhijit Sunil April 30, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil In my research pursuit of technology sustainability, I speak with many technology and business leaders around the world about their sustainability initiatives. Occasionally, I encounter someone doing something special in this important business quest. I hope to interview as many of them as I can and share their insights with you. […]
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Future Fit Tech Leaders Must Make Sustainability A Top Priority

Phil Brunkard April 22, 2021
Earth Day 2021: A Small Change Makes A Big Difference Ahead of Earth Day 2021, I recently watched the excellent David Attenborough documentary “The Year Earth Changed.” The most encouraging message is that even a small change in our habits can make a big difference to our planet. Within the first weeks of lockdown, with […]
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The Global Chip Shortage Won’t Ease Soon

Glenn O'Donnell April 21, 2021
The world is suffering from a systemic shortage of chips. Worry not, your supply of Cool Ranch Doritos is just fine. The chips I’m talking about here are based on silicon, not potatoes or corn. Semiconductors power just about everything now. Your car is a small data center on wheels. When you do a Zoom […]
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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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SAP’s Newly Independent Financial Services Entity Could Bring Lots Of Benefits To The Industry, But Will It?

Jost Hoppermann April 13, 2021
Today, SAP announced a strategic shift: Its financial services entity will become a separate firm. German investment company Dediq and SAP will form a separate financial services firm, which will be jointly owned by the two companies. The new firm is meant to take up its operations in the second half of 2021 and “fully […]
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Finally, A US Digital Stimulus Package … But One That Only Keeps The Lights On

Sam Higgins April 5, 2021
When US President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law, he added $1.9 trillion of economic stimulus to the $2.2 trillion provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and $0.9 trillion included in the federal government’s appropriations bill for 2021. This brings the combined fiscal stimulus of the Trump […]
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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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After Retail Banking, Now Banks Must Transform Their Corporate Banking

Arnav Gupta February 26, 2021
Digital transformation is coming to corporate banking. Corporate banking today is antiquated due to its highly customized and complex product offerings; lack of challengers to drive innovation; and strong barriers to switching for clients. Enterprise clients have lived with a subpar experience for far too long. Now these clients are starting to demand change. They […]
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Seize The Moment To Become A Future Fit Tech Leader

Phil Brunkard February 25, 2021
In the face of near- and long-term threats, tech leaders need a clear vision and highly adaptive strategies. Learn what future readiness will require.
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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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Prodigal Son Gelsinger Returns As Intel CEO

Glenn O'Donnell January 13, 2021
Early today, Intel announced CEO Bob Swan will be replaced by VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. Facing stronger competitive challenges, Intel has struggled. As you can see, Intel’s stock (INTC) has languished while its peers grew exceptionally well. In the past 12 months, INTC stock lost 5.3% while Qualcomm (QCOM) gained 66.29%, AMD gained 80.18%, and […]
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The Future Of Commerce Technology Is On FIRE — And It’s A Good Thing

Emily Pfeiffer January 5, 2021
I can explain the evolution of commerce technology using plate tectonics — really! Now imagine me telling you that commerce is no longer the nucleus of the commerce technology atom (… and that I could even mix a metaphor about Gremlins into this conversation). It’s true — the commerce core is shrinking away. We already […]
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