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SAP’s Newly Independent Financial Services Entity Could Bring Lots Of Benefits To The Industry, But Will It?

Jost Hoppermann 3 days ago
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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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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AMD Acquires Xilinx To Bolster Its HPC Portfolio

Tracy Woo November 3, 2020
Last week, AMD entered into agreement to acquire chip manufacturer Xilinx through a $35 billion all-stock transaction. This is the latest gargantuan M&A deal in the semiconductor market to focus on new opportunities in processing, after the NVIDIA-Arm announcement. The AMD-Xilinx partnership is meant to broaden AMD’s product portfolio, which focuses on high-performance CPUs and […]
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Why Is Europe’s Automation Adoption Different From The Rest Of The World?

Bernhard Schaffrik September 29, 2020
Automation benefits, such as efficiency and productivity gains and improved customer and employee experience at lower cost, are globally valid and understood. But there are significant differences in adoption speed and intensity of software-based automation technologies across Europe compared to the Americas and Asia Pacific. Software-based automation technologies include robotic process automation, digital process automation […]
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Drive Your Digital Business With Data — The Data Strategy Track At Forrester’s Data Strategy & Insights Forum

Gene Leganza September 28, 2020
Get a detailed preview of the data strategy track at the upcoming Forrester Data Strategy & Insights live virtual event.
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Three Business Scenarios Insurers Can Use To Navigate The COVID-19 Storm

Ellen Carney September 22, 2020

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The 2020 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Winners Focus On Business Architecture, Digital Transformation, And Governance

Gene Leganza September 21, 2020
In the Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture (EA) Awards competition, we look for the most dramatic stories of EA’s strategic leadership and concrete business impact. The winners of the 2020 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards show the value of a close relationship with the business, a solid vision for enabling digital transformation, and effective governance practices — not […]
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NVIDIA Arms Itself To Terminate Intel’s Processor Dominance

Glenn O'Donnell September 16, 2020
NVIDIA just announced that it plans to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank for $40 billion. The combination aims to conquer the enormous compute market that has long been dominated by the x86 architecture (and, thus, Intel and AMD). The x86 platform remains the leader in PCs and data centers, but the future growth prospects lie […]
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Banking Software Vendors Won’t Differentiate With Just Functionality For Long

Jost Hoppermann September 11, 2020
A few days ago, Forrester published two Forrester Wave™ reports, one focusing on retail banking, the other on corporate banking. With these Forrester Wave evaluations, we separated off-the-shelf banking back ends for retail and corporate banking for the first time. However, this was not the only first: We also introduced a new banking software category: […]
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Hyland Accelerates Its Path To Cloud By Acquiring Alfresco Software

Cheryl McKinnon September 9, 2020
Today, Hyland Software, best known for its OnBase and Perceptive content management portfolios, announced it will acquire Alfresco Software. Both vendors were named as “Leaders” in The Forrester Wave™: ECM Content Platforms, Q3 2019 (subscription required). This is a natural next step in Hyland’s recent rejuvenation strategy. Hyland’s investments over the last year include the […]
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Troubled Times Test Traditional Tech Titans

Glenn O'Donnell August 13, 2020
Spending on core infrastructure is dropping and the large technology firms will have to rise to the challenge. Find out how long the impact of the pandemic will be.
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Lean Isn’t Always Lean: There Are Lean Cores And Lean Cores In Banking

Jost Hoppermann August 7, 2020
Understanding the lean-core concept is key to easing digital transformation challenges. Vice President Jost Hopperman clears up some of the confusion surrounding the concept.
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Open Banking Implementation Issues Give Rise To A New Breed Of Intermediaries

Jacob Morgan July 9, 2020
The challenges associated with open banking have brought about a new segment of intermediaries. Find out how these vendors can help inform your technology strategy.
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