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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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Forrester’s Privacy And Security Forum Brings Diverse Experts To Devious Challenges

Chris McClean September 8, 2017

Well, the privacy hits keep coming: another breach, more than a hundred million people affected, untold losses for another company and its customers. Next week, September 14-15 in Washington DC, Forrester is gathering experts in cybersecurity, privacy, customer experience, regulatory compliance, identity management, personalization, and a range of other related topics to bring clarity to […]

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Move Big Data To The Public Cloud With An Insight PaaS

Brian Hopkins August 8, 2017

In five years you’ll be using Insight PaaS for big data in the public cloud. On-premise won’t be an option. Here is why. Cloud Is The Hottest Market For Big Data Technology The shift to the cloud for big data is on. In fact, global spending on big data solutions via cloud subscriptions will grow […]

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Venturing Into ABM? What You Should Be Asking

Laura Ramos July 12, 2017

Is curiosity as important as intelligence when it comes to handling complexity? Some new thinking from HBR suggests that it is — especially when handling ambiguity and change. Apparently people with a high curiosity quotient (CQ) are better at producing simple solutions to complex problems. (Hmm. Sounds like a good characteristic for an analyst to have.) It’s a bonus that many […]

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The Age of Alt: Data Commercialization Brings Alternative Data To Market

Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. June 22, 2017

We all want to know something others don’t know. People have long sought “local knowledge,” “the inside scoop” or “a heads up” – the restaurant not in the guidebook, the real version of the story, or some advanced warning. What they really want is an advantage over common knowledge – and the unique information source […]

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Data is the perimeter, defend it that way

Chase Cunningham May 15, 2017

Data is the perimeter, defend it that way Unless you have been living under a rock or possibly hiding in the mountains of Montana with a giant beard and eating way too many government issued MRE’s you probably heard about the nuclear bomb of a ransomware attack that kicked off last week.  Welcome to the […]

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Cloudera IPO Highlights The Big Data And Hadoop Opportunity

Jennifer Adams May 4, 2017

Last week, Cloudera successfully completed an IPO, raising $259 million of equity capital, including the over-allotment option. Shares were priced at $15 per share and traded up to over $18 per share on the first day of trading, giving investors a 20%+ return. Cloudera describes itself as a company that “empowers organizations to become data‑driven […]

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