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Apptio Moves To Automate Enterprise Tech Optimization

James Staten October 3, 2018

Nearly all CIO organizations struggle to optimize cloud consumption. It’s helpful that there is a growing set of tools to help you learn how to best leverage cloud platform services and how to identify when your use is suboptimal and overly costly. But this guidance would be far more effective if it could give you […]

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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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AWS Broadens Focus On Innovation Acceleration

James Staten April 6, 2018

At its AWS Summit in San Francisco this week, Amazon Web Services announced a series of new services and GA’d a few from Re:Invent but the theme coming out at the conference was clearly on broadening its ability to accelerate your organization’s digital innovation strategy. While the core of this theme has been a key focus of AWS since its […]

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Drive Digital Culture Into Your Organization’s DNA

Jacob Morgan March 5, 2018

Transformation is hard. If you have the wrong culture, the wrong mindset, it is almost impossible. Cultural alignment is a huge enabler of change — when done well, it greases the skids; when poorly executed, it can stop transformation dead in its tracks. Digitally innovative firms are characterized by embracing technology as a driver of […]

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Watch Out For Pitfalls In The Next Era Of Digital Services Engagements

Amanda LeClair February 9, 2018

As enterprises strive to stay on a path of digital evolution, the consulting and systems integration marketplace is rapidly transforming as well to deliver a new generation of digital services. Forrester data shows that services buyers are focused on the right priorities: improving customer experience and digitally reinventing the business for growth. But the path to […]

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Global Tech Market Will Grow By 4% In 2018, Reaching $3 Trillion

Andrew Bartels October 11, 2017

Forrester’s has published its mid-year global tech market outlook for 2017 and 2018 (see “Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018”). In constant currencies, we project that global purchases of technology software, hardware, and services by businesses and governments will grow by 3.4% in 2017, and by 4% in 2018. Software and tech […]

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Forrester Gathers Experts Across Disciplines To Tackle Europe’s Most Pressing Privacy, Security, And Trust Challenges

Laura Koetzle September 19, 2017

Fresh off a successful event in Washington, DC last week, we’re gearing up for Forrester’s Privacy & Security Forum Europe in London on 5-6 October. Forrester is gathering experts in cybersecurity, privacy, customer experience, regulatory compliance, identity management, personalization, blockchain, and a range of related topics.  Together, Forrester analysts and leaders from firms like ABN […]

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A Customer-Led Approach Is Fundamental To The Integration Of Worldpay And Vantiv

Brendan Miller August 15, 2017

Vantiv has the largest payments industry acquisition of 2017 ($10.4B) under its belt — now what? Integration is the trickiest part of any acquisition and comes after the dust settles and the deal is done. This crucial phase begins in earnest this week for Vantiv and Worldpay. To accelerate its business and achieve the full […]

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Progress At The White House: A TBM In Every Pot

Eveline Oehrlich July 25, 2017

I was fortunate to participate in a historic morning gathering last week at the White House! Industry-leading private sector CIOs discussed and shared their technology business management (TBM) best practices, approaches, and ideas with CIOs and technology leaders of federal agencies. The White House leader for strategic initiatives kicked off the morning by setting expectations […]

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DevOps has reached critical mass, CIOs need to get on board

Elinor Klavens March 10, 2017

DevOps is one of the most powerful weapons that CIOs have in their arsenal. DevOps unites the entire enterprise in delivering business transformation with superior customer experience. Companies like Target, Capital One, Walmart, ING, Nordstrom, Netflix and JetBlue are already reaping the benefits. In order to unlock the promise of DevOps, CIOs must lead the call for […]

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Data Governance and Data Management Are Not Interchangeable

Michele Goetz September 11, 2015

Since when did data management and data governance become interchangeable? This is a question that has both confounded and frustrated me.  The pursuit of data management vendors to connect with business stakeholders, because of the increasing role business units have had in decison making and holding the purse strings to technology purchases, means data governance […]

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The #1 Cause Of Organizational Dysfunction

Nigel Fenwick June 28, 2013

At some level, I see dysfunction in almost every client I work with. This isn't something new. There probably isn't an organization on the planet without some level of dysfunction. Perhaps a degree of dysfunction is acceptable or even desirable. But eventually organizational dysfunction reaches a point where it begins to impede the ability of […]

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How To Calculate The ROI Of CRM

William Band May 21, 2013

My clients ask for help quantifying the financial impacts of implementing a CRM technology solution. CRM initiatives must not only be technically sound but must answer the question “What will we get for our money?” In my new report, Quantify The Business Value of CRM, I provide an overview of Forrester’s Total Economic Impact (TEI) […]

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Why Maturity Models For Data Governance Are Irrelevant In The Data Economy

Henry Peyret May 14, 2013

There are multiple maturity models and associated assessments for data governance on the market. Some are from software vendors, or from consulting companies, which use these as the basis for selling services. Others are from professional groups like the one from the Data Governance Council. They are all good — but frankly not adequate for […]

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BT Strategic Planning: Upcoming Events

Nigel Fenwick July 24, 2012

For many traditional IT organizations, BT Strategic Planning is a new approach to developing technology strategy. As such, it often raises more questions than answers. If you’d like to know how to get more answers then this blog post is for you (if not you can skip the rest). To help you get stuck in […]

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Does BT Need A New Report Card?

Nigel Fenwick January 30, 2012

It’s time to re-think the report card used by CIOs to report on BT performance – tomorrow’s BT CIOs must look beyond the traditional IT Balanced Scorecard (BSC). I realize this is sacred ground for many people in IT (and some of my colleagues here at Forrester), so let me explain myself before I receive a barrage of complaints. […]

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How To Get Beyond Alignment

Nigel Fenwick November 28, 2011

It’s the perennial issue for many CIOs and often the No. 1 challenge for new CIOs: “How do I align IT with the business?” And while this is perhaps the most important challenge for IT groups struggling with a bad reputation across the business, it’s certainly not the most important challenge for IT groups with […]

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