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Forrester’s First-Ever Data Strategy & Insights Forum — Don’t Miss It!

Noel Yuhanna 2 days ago

Today, business users need trusted data fast to make better business decisions, while business technology needs require lowering costs, minimizing complexity, and improving efficiency. In addition, the proliferation of data, and the explosion of new data sources such as social media, IoT and mobile, further aggravate the issue. Poorly integrated business data often leads to […]

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Transform Your Organization From Data-Driven To Insights-Driven

Boris Evelson 3 days ago

Over the last five years, most large enterprises have slowly but surely matured from being data-aware to data-driven. They all collect data from operational and transactional applications; process the data into data lakes, data hubs, data warehouses, and data marts; and build business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications to understand what the data is telling […]

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Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum Workshops Deliver Immediate Dividends

Gene Leganza October 24, 2018

I’m getting more and more psyched about our first-ever Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum as I work on the sessions with my colleagues here at Forrester and with our external speakers. The topics are spot on for what organizations need from data and analytics today, and the sessions are going to be inspirational and […]

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Spring Cleaning In December: Declutter Your Insights House

Srividya Sridharan October 11, 2018

Feeling overwhelmed with all the data that your teams must wrangle before even getting to data science? Feeling like you have more than enough dashboards and tools? Feeling like you don’t have any more room in your complex data and analytics environment for yet another platform? Feeling like you can’t keep up with the exploding […]

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Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Dan Bieler October 8, 2018

Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.

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Cloudera And Hortonworks Merger: A Win-Win For All

Noel Yuhanna October 4, 2018

Cloudera and Hortonworks jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. Under the terms of the agreement, Cloudera stockholders will own approximately 60% of the equity of the combined company and Hortonworks stockholders will own 40%. While both have been fierce […]

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Cloud Empowers Innovations

James Staten July 25, 2018

This value was strongly reinforced at Google Cloud Next ’18 this week. Several enterprises talked through how cloud services like Google Cloud Platform are not just sources of application agility and on-demand infrastructure but are platforms providing high-value access to technology chains they can leverage confidently for innovation efforts. For example, Larry Colagiovanni, vice president […]

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BI Buyers Look For End-To-End Platforms — Qlik Acquires Podium Data

Boris Evelson July 24, 2018

Qlik, a Leader in our recent Forrester Wave™ evaluation on business intelligence (BI), has acquired Podium Data, a Contender in our big data fabric Wave. In a humble opinion of yours truly, this is further proof of a trend showing that BI buyers are increasingly seeking end-to-end platforms and solutions, rather than separate BI/ETL components that need […]

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Technology Innovation: It's Time For CIOs To Step Up Their Game

Brian Hopkins July 3, 2018

CIO: It’s Time To Step Up Your Technology Innovation Game In 2018, the CIO role team at Forrester has stepped up its emphasis on technology and technology innovation. Now we believe it’s time for you to up your game. At the beginning of the year, we made some big shifts in our research alignment. I moved […]

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Technology Innovation: It's Time For CIOs To Step Up Their Game

Brian Hopkins July 3, 2018

CIO: It’s Time To Step Up Your Technology Innovation Game In 2018, the CIO role team at Forrester has stepped up its emphasis on technology and technology innovation. Now we believe it’s time for you to up your game. At the beginning of the year, we made some big shifts in our research alignment. I moved […]

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SAP Leonardo Is Growing Up

Leslie Joseph May 22, 2018

Here are a few thoughts from the SAP Leonardo Center launch in Singapore in early May. The good news: Since we last reported on Leonardo, SAP is clearer about what Leonardo actually is and has more mature messaging and interesting customer examples to share. Leonardo itself, though, continues to be a work in progress. So, […]

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Continued Convergence Of Analytics Products And Services

Boris Evelson May 17, 2018

I’ve been watching this trend with great curiosity (and first wrote about it in 2008). On the one hand, software product vendors are slowly but surely migrating from just selling products to selling solutions — and solutions always require professional services. IBM led the trend when it acquired PwC Consulting in 2002. For the last few […]

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Track-And-Trace Solutions Improve Strategic Objectives Across The Entire Value Chain

Dan Bieler March 6, 2018

Building the business case for your digital investment is hard, so you need to drill into the specifics of any given process you intend to digitize. Digital track-and-trace solutions contribute to ROI in many different ways. The main strategic reasons for using them are: More effective risk management. Many countries are putting in place regulations […]

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Observations On NRF 2018: Making Retail Great Again

George Lawrie January 26, 2018

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show attracted tens of thousands of attendees . Far from resigning themselves to conquest by market places they are determined to make the right investments to thrive and survive. Three years ago we found retail CIOs most concerned about innovation and security https://www.forrester.com/report/The+Retail+CIO+Agenda+2015+Secure+And+Innovate/-/E-RES121188 At the NRF show in 2018 it […]

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Derisking the AI Worker

Michele Goetz December 21, 2017

When you get over the fear of a robot taking over your job – because if you see our robots today they are still pretty dumb – your next big concern is how these new workers are going to perform. It’s not just a training question, it’s a management question. We all know the risk […]

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AI Will Change Organizations From Within

Michele Goetz November 21, 2017

Over the past year I’ve spoken formally and informally with hundreds of companies about their AI initiatives. The biggest AH-HA moment comes when these companies realize the difference between implementing traditional technology and applying analytics with adopting AI. AI is a change from within. New rules for AI are emerging that seem counter intuitive to […]

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Data Engineers Will Be More Important Than Data Scientists

Michele Goetz November 13, 2017

Does it seem like the ability to find, hire and retain data scientists is a losing battle? Is spending $500K+ per year for a Data Scientist worth it? What is a data scientist anyway? Those a real questions and are the markers that how you are supporting your insight strategies might be at odds with […]

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Predictions 2018: AI Hard Fact – Treat It Like A Plug-And-Play Panacea and Fail

Boris Evelson November 9, 2017

Look right, look left, you’ll see a fellow CIO contemplating their AI move. Failing to act is not an option in most organizations. However, as enterprises are kicking off their AI pilots or seeing early results, the honeymoon is over as enterprises that naively celebrated the cure-all promises of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is over. Enterprises needed better data foundations. They underestimated the level of business expertise […]

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Everything you wanted to know about SAP Leonardo but were afraid to ask

Boris Evelson November 3, 2017

Large enterprise software vendors seem to be enamoured with using the names of historical figures or literary characters as brand names. Unfortunately, this is really confusing for the buyers, since the vendors apply these branding names differently. For example (in an increasing order of branding approach complexity): OpenText Magellan is a collection of business intelligence […]

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A New Age For Smart Cities: Q&A

Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. October 6, 2017

Last week I presented a webinar “A New Age for Smart Cities” as part of Philips’ Lighting University. Many cities have invested in new lighting initiatives replacing traditional lights with LED solutions including remote management capabilities.  But the talk last week stressed the need for these initiatives to be part of a broader strategy.  It […]

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