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Participate In Our 2018 Enterprise Mobility Survey

Andrew Hewitt February 21, 2018
BYOD Or Corporate-Owned: What’s Best For Your Business? My colleague Adam Schlegel and I are researching the overall costs of BYOD vs. Corporate-owned mobile strategies, and we need your help. Traditional cost analyses focus on upfront costs like EMM licensing, but that’s not enough. Using Forrester’s Total Economic Impact (TEI) model, we also look at: […]
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Microsoft’s Cleans Its Windows Licensing To Reveal The Path To BYOD

Duncan Jones October 31, 2014
Today’s announcement by Microsoft of a per-user subscription licensing (USL) option for Windows is significant, and good, news for its customers. I’ve been telling Microsoft product managers for years to phase out their obsolete per-device licensing models, and this is a major step in that direction. it marks a major change in Microsoft’s attitude to […]
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As You Prepare for VMworld 2014, Educate Yourself On Digital Workspace Technologies

David Johnson August 22, 2014
Bill Gates said "People everywhere love Windows.” Whether or not you agree, the fact that Microsoft Windows remains the de facto standard for business productivity after nearly 3 decades, suggests that many still do. But as the sales figures of Microsoft’s competitors suggest, people everywhere love lots of other things too. And one of the […]
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MWC: Mobile Enterprise Moves to Content and full services beyond MDM

Forrester February 28, 2014
             My colleague Dan Bieler laid out the overall impressions on his take of the MWC. I fully agree with his view, noticing the number of cars being displayed as attractors to make up for the lost appeal of devices. My questions were more focused on the impact of announcements and […]
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Navigating the Legal and Audit Implications of BYOD Initiatives

David Johnson January 13, 2014
While the consumerization of IT marches on, in its footsteps lurks the specter of unknown risk. We live in a world of zero-sum games of litigation where suffocating regulations are the norm, and failure to comply can draw millions in fines and lawsuits. Technology diversity multiplies the challenge of maintaining compliance — it’s no wonder […]
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Citrix Acquires Framehawk, Bolsters Enterprise and DaaS Portfolios

David Johnson January 8, 2014
This morning Citrix announced the acquisition application mobilization vendor Framehawk for an undisclosed sum as the battle for high performance for corporate Windows apps on mobile devices rages on. Here’s my take: It's a good acquisition for Citrix and in turn for I&O pros for 3 reasons: Some of Framehawk's technology will be additive to […]
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AirWatch Connect 2013 Highlights The Emergence Of A Key Enterprise Mobility Provider

Dan Bieler October 22, 2013
AirWatch held its EMEA AirWatch Connect customer event in London recently. The event underlined that AirWatch, at the tender age of 10, has become one of the leading global providers of enterprise mobility services. My key takeaways from the event are that: Secure collaboration forms the center of the connected business. Business productivity and innovation […]
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Address Three Key Management Concerns To Win Internal Support For BYOT Initiatives

Katyan Gupta September 30, 2013
Information workers in India are increasingly using their personal devices, applications, and web services to accomplish both personal and work-related activities. Results from Forrester’s Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey, Q4 2012 indicate that at least 85% of employees use phone/tablet applications and web-based services for both purposes which is putting corporate information security under serious threat. […]
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BYOT Sophistication is Currently Low in China, but Changes are Underway

Forrester May 8, 2013
  With Bryan Wang   Media and IT professionals are buzzing about BYOD thanks to the increasing adoption of personal mobile devices being used for work in China.  To delve deeper into BYOD usage in Chinese enterprises, Forrester conducted a brief survey of 28 senior IT professionals who attended a BYOD seminar organized by online […]
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People In IT Love Stats But They Probably Won’t Love These

Forrester May 3, 2013
I’ve written a number of blogs about IT service management (ITSM) and IT service delivery many of which have expressed opinions based on observations and conversations rather than “facts.” A new Forrester report by my colleague Eveline Oehrlich has some facts to substantiate what we already knew even if we chose to ignore it. These […]
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Key Steps To Capture The Value Of BYOD Programs

Michele Pelino May 2, 2013
  Results from Forrester's Q2 2012 Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey show that more than two-thirds of North American and European information workers who use a computer for work an hour or more per day personally choose the smartphones or tablets they use for work, and 46% of information workers personally choose work laptops that are […]
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Enterprises In AP Must Build On Three Pillars To Manage BYOT Information Security

Katyan Gupta April 30, 2013
Information workers in organizations across Asia Pacific (AP) are increasingly using personal mobile devices, applications, and public cloud services for work. Forrester defines this as the bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) trend. This behavior is more prevalent among employees above the director-level (C-level executives, presidents, and vice presidents) than those below that level (individual worker, contractor or consultant […]
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New Taxi Booking App In Beijing Proves The Promise Of Mobile Engagement In China

Forrester March 25, 2013
With Bryan Wang, VP and principal analyst How much would it cost to establish a taxi dispatching system in a city of 20 million people, with nearly 66,000 taxis jamming the roads? Consider that Singapore, with a population of  about 5 million, has spent tens of millions of dollars to build a customized system with […]
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Despite An Affair With My iPad, I Just Can’t Give Up My Laptop. . . Yet

Doug Washburn March 12, 2013
A year and a half ago I broke up with Blackberry and started dating iPhone. It was a clean but cruel breakup: AT&T cancelled my T-Mobile contract on my behalf, the equivalent of getting dumped by your girlfriend’s new boyfriend. This year I’ve been cheating on my laptop with my iPad. But it’s an on-again, […]
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Windows 8 & Lenovo – The Good, the Bad and the Bugly

Richard Fichera March 12, 2013
I recently bought myself a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 running Windows 8 because I want a tablet device that can really run Windows and PowerPoint when I need them, and I have found all the iPad Office solutions to be lacking in some fashion. When I saw the new Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, it was […]
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I’m Back To End User Client Computing… With A New Role Focus!

J.P. Gownder February 26, 2013
    “Hello, I’m J. P. Gownder, and I serve Infrastructure and Operations professionals!” That’s my new greeting to Forrester’s clients. (I borrowed – aka “stole” – this opening line from my excellent colleague, Laura Ramos, who recently rejoined the Forrester analyst ranks herself). After eight years in a variety of roles at Forrester, I’ve […]
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2013 Survey Development Starts Now — What Data Would You Like For Us To Collect?

Heidi Shey February 21, 2013
I’m very excited to kick off survey development for upcoming Forrester Forrsights surveys that will feature security content. Continuing on from previous years will be the Forrsights Security Survey. This is an annual survey of IT security decision-makers from North American and European SMBs and enterprises. New for 2013 is a Workforce Survey that will provide […]
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The Coming PC Management Crisis: A Hypothesis

David Johnson January 29, 2013
When it comes to management, less is more I was at an industry conference recently, standing in the booth of a large PC maker while being indoctrinated with the latest word: "You can manage it with existing tools!" – a marketing director beamed, as he waved a new Windows 8 tablet under my nose. He […]
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34% Of Tablet Owners Worldwide Will Be In Asia Pacific By 2017

Michael O'Grady January 17, 2013
Since the launch of the iPad in 2010, more than 200 million tablets have been sold worldwide. Compare this with the laptop, which went from 2 million unit sales in 1990 to just 29 million 10 years later. Tablets have already started to cannibalize laptop and eReader device sales, as they offer distinct advantages over […]
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Seven Reasons Windows 8 Adoption In The Enterprise Is At Risk

David Johnson November 16, 2012
In my previous blog on Windows 8, I discussed the gap between IT decision-maker interest in migrating to Windows 8 and employee interest — particularly with touchscreen tablet devices. Employee interest was even higher than I expected prerelease, which means that Windows 8 will likely become a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) force for many organizations, but the […]
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