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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini 5 days ago
FTD Bankruptcy A Lesson For Long-Standing Brands: Don’t Rest On Your Laurels When century-old floral stalwart FTD filed for Chapter 11, it sent shivers through C-suites of venerable brands everywhere. In a growing market, this pioneer should have dominated. It has long offered eCommerce and delivery, features that competitive direct-to-consumer (DTC) upstarts now use to […]
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Building Connected Experiences Starts With IoT’s Three Core Business Scenarios

Frank Gillett 7 days ago
Clients often ask us: How does the internet of things (IoT) or smart home technology affect my market and company? Arielle, Annalise, and I worked with a health insurer who asked us that question. That client work led to a new report, “Build A Connected Health Experience With Smart Home Devices.” We started by reviewing […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini June 4, 2019
As The (Blockchain) World Turns: Part 1 A couple of announcements in particular this week served as a reminder that enterprises and vendors alike remain committed to leveraging distributed ledger technology (DLT). Proving the naysayers wrong, TradeLens (the IBM/Maersk global supply chain initiative) welcomed on board two further ocean carriers — CMA CGM and MSC […]
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The Realities Of Rural 5G Deployment In The US

Glenn O'Donnell May 28, 2019
Early last week, Ajit Pai, the chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced his approval of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. This will result in a third megacarrier in the US mobile wireless market, which is a good move for consumers like you and me. I am glad this deal will now […]
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Service Providers Begin To Get With The New Dynamic At Microsoft

Leslie Joseph May 21, 2019
For the first time in its existence, Microsoft is pulling together all of its capabilities to encircle the enterprise and become more than the sum of its parts.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 20, 2019
Even Big Digital Companies Need Little Humans . . . Lots Of Them Amazon offered $10,000 of startup capital and up to three months of pay to qualifying employees who quit . . . and go start a local last-mile delivery business. The eCommerce giant had previously invested in local delivery companies, seeding the creation […]
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Who Moved The Communications Services Sector?

Abhijit Sunil May 14, 2019
Success in the communications services sector is indeed a capricious piece of cheese. As new technologies mature, the distinction between technology, media, and telecommunications industries blur. Navigating this space to sustain growth and competitive edge is no easy task for the CxO.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 14, 2019
Having A Digital Ad Strategy Doesn’t Mean You’re Ready For This $100 Billion Market This week, the IAB announced that US digital ad spend topped $100 billion for the first time last year. We’re not surprised — our forecast predicts that by 2023, CMOs will spend nearly $150 billion on various digital marketing channels in […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 9, 2019
A Better Mousetrap Is Always Around The Corner The world saw cracks in the armor of Google this week when Alphabet’s earnings reported below analyst estimates. It looks like Amazon and others have found weaknesses in the search-based advertising model — golden geese are mortal, after all. So if Google is vulnerable to disruption, we all […]
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Forrester’s 2019 CIO Predictions Redux: Innovation And Adaptiveness Accelerate

Matthew Guarini May 6, 2019
We put ourselves to the test: Did our 2019 predictions for CIOs hit the mark?
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If You Want To Dominate, Then Disrupt

Brian Hopkins May 1, 2019
Clients never tell us their business wants to be an also-ran. Everyone wants to dominate their market and is searching for the competitive advantage that helps them do it. The drive for leadership is why growth, year after year, is the top business priority — it’s a surrogate for leadership or at least the path […]
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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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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini April 24, 2019
Crisis Management Is Changing  Boeing’s having a tough run. The company is under intense scrutiny after two crashes involving its 737 MAX jets, with governments grounding planes globally. This isn’t the first time Boeing planes have crashed — but PR-wise, it’s the worst. What’s different serves as caution for all leaders, regardless of industry. The […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini April 18, 2019
Is There A Resurgence For The CIO Role? For years, the CIO role looked like it had been moving toward “chief infrastructure officer,” with many executives feeling like the transformative part of their job had been carved out and handed to chief digital officers. We have always been dubious that CDOs without deep technology expertise […]
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The Questions CIOs Need To Be Asking About Their Firm’s Cloud Application Exposure

Andrew Bartels April 9, 2019
 In my tech market forecasts, I am starting to see the intersection of two worrisome trends: Software subscription fees for multitenant SaaS or for single-instance hosted software are rising rapidly, with a growing percentage related to existing software as opposed to new and with a high percentage having fixed annual fees or fees tied to […]
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Digitalization In Industry — Observations From Hannover Messe 2019

Dan Bieler April 5, 2019
Hannover Messe, the leading global trade fair for everything industrial, offers a great opportunity to feel the pulse of digital momentum in the industrial context.
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Do More Than Survive And Advance — Join Us At Forrester’s DT&I Forum To Learn How

Brian Hopkins April 4, 2019
March Madness teams live by an old adage that rarely fails: Survive and advance. This year, we have seen Virginia go from losing to a No. 16 seed in 2018 to being Final Four-bound and both Auburn and Texas Tech surviving near upsets, toppling top seeds, and overcoming major injuries to break brackets across the […]
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Software Needs CEOs — And Vice Versa

What It Means April 4, 2019
Digital transformation is crucial. As John Rymer and Jeffrey Hammond explain, it’s only possible if CEOs support the software capability their firms need.
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Apple’s Partnership With Goldman Sachs Will Drive Seismic Shifts In The Banking Industry

Alyson Clarke March 26, 2019
Apple and Goldman Sachs are partnering to deliver a new credit card. The industry seems to be quick to dismiss the partnership . . . but there’s an awful lot more at stake here than credit card rewards.
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How To Build A Better (Digital) Mousetrap

Nigel Fenwick March 21, 2019
“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” While Ralph Waldo Emerson may not have said these exact words, the principles remain as true as ever today. Going Beyond Improving Today’s Customer Experience If you’ve been following my blog, you may remember a post from 2016, where I introduced […]
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