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Jump From Burning Platform To CX Transformation

Angelina Gennis 5 days ago
In academia, we called it “publish or perish.” In marketing, we called it #StayRelevant. And in business, it’s the “burning platform.” It’s the idea that people’s behavior is changing and competitors are taking the leap while you stay “safe” on a crumbling cliff. Sounds dire, but that’s the picture you need to paint as a […]
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The Rise Of The Agile Employee

Alyson Clarke June 13, 2019
Talent is one of the most difficult challenges in digital transformation. The right people may be right under your nose, waiting to be empowered through agile skills development.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini April 29, 2019
A Tech-Driven Transformation Payoff In The Face Of Food Quality Issues Chipotle is in the midst of a food quality turnaround and a digital business transformation payoff. The company has invested in technology-driven innovation and an adaptive model leveraging point-of-service store systems, mobile ordering, food delivery (via DoorDash), and loyalty (a few months old and […]
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Answers To An Agile FAQ: People Over Process

Margo Visitacion February 28, 2019
What Our Clients Tell Us All The Time . . . “Our organization has gone to great lengths to become Agile, and we are well on our journey, but there is friction between our org and those within the company who have not yet transitioned to Agile practices.” Agile teams feel bogged down and relevant […]
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Cybersecurity Transformation Is A Thing, And It Needs Personal And Relentless Drive

Jinan Budge August 2, 2018
Well, it’s happening! My first Forrester report was published this week. (Forrester clients can access here.) The topic? Cybersecurity transformation, of course! It’s what I have lived and breathed for the last 3.5 years. I have also engaged peer CISOs doing terrific work transforming their firms’ security function and capabilities — I’ve always had a passion […]
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Empower Autonomous Teams To Accelerate Digital Delivery

Martin Gill July 20, 2018
The need for speed has never been greater. Empowered customers are fickle. Big tech is disintermediating you. Disruptors lurk in the darkest corners of your markets, ready to rise krakenlike to swallow your floundering ship whole. Your prospects are bleak. A depressing way to end the week? Perhaps not. Speed of execution is more vital […]
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Organizational Design Needs Deep-Rooted Change

Sharyn Leaver July 9, 2018
Every day, executives lean in and light up when we describe the virtues of operating with true customer obsession, vowing to make a change . . . . . . and then they return to their reality. The entrenched design of their companies’ organization holds them back. Our research asserts that any modern organization needs […]
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The Future Of Organizations

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The Future Of Organizations

What It Means June 28, 2018
Forrester Vice President and Group Director Sharyn Leaver discusses the future of organizations — what companies will look like, how they will function, and how they’ll be managed to maximize agility and efficiency in the not-so-distant future.
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What Brought Me Back To Forrester: Our Market-Leading Engagement Around Emerging Technologies

James Staten April 30, 2018
It is such a pleasure to be back at Forrester, especially now when our firm is actively embracing and helping you, our customers, leverage new technologies to innovate and differentiate your business. After three years leading technology strategy and market development for Microsoft Azure and Equinix, what brought me back were three things: The value […]
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Accelerate Your Culture Practices For Digital Transformation

Michelle Beeson March 5, 2018
Successful digital transformations are underpinned by a strong digital culture, which is a huge enabler of change. But, for most organisations, cultural change is still the largest barrier faced for successful transformation and the most difficult to overcome. Forrester’s digital maturity model identifies three levels of maturity, each with common practices and each building on […]
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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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It Is Impossible To Manage Infrastructure Manually

Chris Gardner June 30, 2017
On a near-daily basis, I get questions from infrastructure professionals about how best to rearchitect, optimize, and reorganize around infrastructure as code. No matter what stage they are on the journey, they quickly come to the same realization: It is impossible to do without significant automation. There are many products in this space, each with […]
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Ringing Down The Curtain On Change Management Theater

Charles Betz June 8, 2017
Change Management is a hot topic lately on my social media channels. Like my friend Jon Hall, I also am a long time veteran of the classic Change Advisory Board (CAB) process. It almost seems medieval: a weekly or bi-weekly meeting of all-powerful IT leaders and senior engineers, holding court like royalty of old, hearing […]
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Leadership In The Age Of The Customer

Victor Milligan June 15, 2016
Leading through change requires that right mix of imagination, inspiration, and gritty execution. And we are in a world of change. Empowered customers and the constant and rapid wave of digital innovation are changing market fundamentals. Leaders are now challenged to respond. I had the pleasure of hosting a discussion with James McQuivey, Carl Doty, […]
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The State Of Digital Business 2016 To 2020

Nigel Fenwick December 8, 2015
In the first in a series of reports examining the results of our latest survey on digital business, conducted in partnership with Odgers Berndtson, I look at executive perception of the impact of digital on their business. It turns out executives are hugely optimistic about how digital will change their business. Forty-six percent of executives […]
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The People Equation In Shifting To A Customer-Obsessed Business

Victor Milligan October 7, 2015
It’s not news that the digitally empowered customer is changing our world. What is news is 1) the pace needed to catch up to an extremely dynamic and impatient customer and 2) the magnitude of real change needed to meet the challenges (and opportunities) of a customer-led market. The magnitude and pace of change driven by […]
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Digital Ecosystems Alter Value Creation And Process Landscapes

Dan Bieler April 25, 2015
CIOs will be orchestrators of digital ecosystems to boost innovation, production, and go-to-market capabilities. In the age of the customer, every business needs to put the customer at the center of marketing, sales, service, and delivery in order to support the brand promise. Business ecosystems comprise many market players, including suppliers, distributors, customers, competitors, and […]
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Build An Agile Business Intelligence (BI) Organization

Boris Evelson February 5, 2015
The battle of trying to apply traditional waterfall software development life-cycle (SDLC) methodology and project management to BI has already been fought — and largely lost. These approaches and best practices, which apply to most other enterprise applications, work well in some cases, as with very well-defined and stable BI capabilities like tax or regulatory […]
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Forrester’s First Report About The Private Cloud Market In China

Frank Liu September 29, 2014
Early next month, Forrester will publish a report on the dynamics of China’s private cloud market. This research demonstrates that Chinese I&O pros have started to leverage the benefits of private cloud — including highly standardized and automated virtual pooling and metered pay-per-use chargeback — to support the digital transformation of traditional business. By using […]
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CIOs Need To Prepare For Cultural And Organizational Transformation

Dan Bieler February 5, 2014
Picture: Utua Macro trends in technology and shifting customer behavior are giving rise to the connected business — which is not defined by technology but is rather a new style of doing business. The responsibility for transforming a company into a connected business ultimately rests with the CEO, but the CIO also plays a central […]
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