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The Forrester Wave™: Robotic Process Automation Services, Q4 2019 Is Here!

Leslie Joseph 2 days ago
The hype around robotic process automation (RPA) continues unabated, as does the hypergrowth. I am happy to announce the availability of the first-ever Forrester Wave™ evaluation of RPA services. Forrester clients can read the report here. The RPA market has shown some interesting trends of late: As Craig Le Clair and I established earlier this […]
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Architect Your Automation Strike Teams

Craig Le Clair 6 days ago
To better manage the use of automation across the enterprise, more organizations are implementing automation strike teams. Find out why.
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Welcome To The Future

A pragmatic view of the future of work, and what you can do now to stay in front of this revolution.

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Beware The Automation Paradox

Charles Betz October 6, 2019
Once the easy tasks have been automated, what will be left for people to do? The harder stuff.
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Higher Use, Lower Prices For Enterprise Software

What It Means October 3, 2019
Enterprise software use continues to expand exponentially, finding its way into all areas of the enterprise. Then why is overall spending growth in this massive market slowing? Find out in this episode of What It Means.
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Avoiding Islands Of Automation: Why You Need An Automation Framework

What It Means September 26, 2019
Deploying an automation pilot can bring quick results, but the real benefits come with a holistic strategy that connects all automation efforts across the enterprise. In this episode of What It Means, learn how Forrester’s automation framework can help. 
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Are You Ready For AI And Automation?

J.P. Gownder September 10, 2019
The future of work is a constellation of innovations that address new or accelerating challenges for companies that aim to be customer-obsessed. High on the list of those innovations are what we can broadly term robots: Artificial intelligence, automation, blockchain, other intelligent software, and even physical robots play a key role in changing how we […]
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Kicking Off Our New Research On Autonomous Finance: FORR/3 Video

Peter Wannemacher September 6, 2019
Forrester has recently kicked off some new research focusing on services and companies that make financial decisions and take action on behalf of consumers. You can take a very short survey on this topic here. I’m psyched to present here our first FORR/3 video episode on this topic (see below)! In it, Oliwia Berdak and […]
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The Future Of Work

Forrester thought leaders discuss future-of-work strategies that are tangible, measurable, and tested.

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Infrastructure Automation Platforms: Coopetition At Its Fiercest

Chris Gardner August 7, 2019
Why Infrastructure Automation? I used to kid around with my research director, Glenn O’Donnell, that my previous Forrester Wave™ evaluation on configuration management was the “Wave no vendor wanted to be in.” The term, while valid, is old. Further, configuration management is one part of a larger infrastructure automation story. This led to an interesting […]
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The Future Of Work Is An Adaptive Workforce

J.P. Gownder July 25, 2019
Adaptive enterprises have a distinct advantage over their competitors. To begin your transformation, start with your workforce. Learn more.
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The Future Of Work

What It Means July 25, 2019
Automation possesses transformational power, and yet, just as with all emerging technologies, implementation is everything. This week, we’re joined by VPs and Principal Analysts J. P. Gownder and James McQuivey to explore how automation will shape the future of work.
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Marketers: Manage Your Automation Portfolio

Victor Milligan June 7, 2019
Automation creates opportunity for marketers. It also generates risk. Marketers must master automation while closing the gap between customer expectations and the current operating model. Learn more.
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AI, Automation, And Robotics . . . Oh My!

Brandon Purcell May 22, 2019
As companies strive to improve customer experience through better customer and employee engagement, they inevitably face the problem of scalability. How can we provide a seamless, convenient, and consistent experience to all our customers? And how can we best equip our employees to do so, as well? The technologies in our recently published “The Forrester […]
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Companies Must Start Creating Human-Machine Collaborations

Samuel Stern May 3, 2019
What will your humans do in an automated workplace? Principal Analyst Sam Stern explains three principles for seamless human-machine collaboration. Watch now and learn more at CX NYC June 11-12.
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How Automation Is Impacting Enterprises In 2019

Craig Le Clair April 23, 2019
Forrester predicted in late 2018 that automation would become the tip of the digital transformation spear in 2019, impacting everything from infrastructure to customers to business models. Now that we’re four months in, we’ve evaluated whether our five specific predictions are on track. We first predicted that 40% of enterprises will have automation centers and […]
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Future Of Retail: How Brands Should Handle Automation In 2019

Fiona Swerdlow April 18, 2019
To help retailers and brands plan for 2019, Claudia Tajima and I are interviewing our Forrester peers to discover how their 2019 predictions will affect retail for our series: “Applying 2019 Predictions To Retail.” Recently, Claudia interviewed J. P. Gownder, VP and principal analyst on Forrester’s CIO team and an expert in automation technologies. Here’s what J. P. thinks retailers and brands should expect and focus on regarding […]
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Take Action Now To Plan For The Future Of Work

J.P. Gownder April 12, 2019
We’re just a month away from Forrester’s Digital Transformation & Innovation 2019 Forum, where my Forrester colleagues and leaders from a wide array of companies will be sharing our vision for how technology will drive the next wave of innovation. I hope you’ll join us in Chicago, May 14–15. This isn’t your grandfather’s outdated approach such […]
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Orchestrate Your Customer Analytics Practice With The Next Best Experience

Brandon Purcell April 4, 2019
In the world of customer analytics, soaring solos only get you so far. Delivering harmonious customer experiences across the customer life cycle requires careful collaboration across different business functions.
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Forrester’s Automation Framework

Discover how to manage the automation portfolio to out-think your competition.

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Facebook’s Most Recent Ethical tHUD

Brandon Purcell March 29, 2019
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it is suing Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act. It accuses the tech giant of “encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination” by allowing advertisers to block real estate ads from race, religion, country of birth, and other protected characteristics. Advertisers could effectively red-line by […]
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Thoughts On DX: Headless Vs. AI/ML

Mark Grannan March 22, 2019
I have been noodling on the future of digital experience (DX) for the better part of six years. Today I want to run a hypothesis past you: Headless architecture and AI/machine-learning (ML) automation are competing for the future (and soul) of the DX tech stack. So let’s examine both sides of this equation: 1.) Headless, […]
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Atoms Get Their Revenge At The Intelligent Edge

Brian Hopkins March 11, 2019
My colleagues J. P. Gownder, Craig Le Clair, and I just published the results of a year-long study to answer the question “What happens when digital business systems and physical-world processes come together?” The answer: Atoms get their revenge. By that we mean that so much of our attention has been focused on digital business […]
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