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VMware Customers: Get Ready For Broadcom Disruption

Tracy Woo 2 days ago
Late Sunday evening, Bloomberg reported rumors of advanced Broadcom talks to acquire VMware, which has since been confirmed this morning. In light of Broadcom’s investment activities in the past few years, this news is unsurprising. It made a string of massively expensive enterprise software company acquisitions: Brocade Communications Systems in 2016 ($5.9 billion), CA Technologies […]
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Multicloud Strategy By Design Or By Accident?

What It Means 3 days ago
As more organizations branch out to use multiple cloud platforms and providers, the question becomes: Is there a strategy behind your multicloud decisions, or do they just happen? In this episode, Principal Analyst Lee Sustar and Senior Analyst Tracy Woo discuss the important differences.

A Tech Leader’s Guide To Sustaining Innovation

Join this webinar to learn how a crisis can drive your innovation strategy.

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Gaia-X And The Sovereign Cloud: From Unicorns And Rainbows To Storm Clouds

Paul McKay 4 days ago
Gaia-X launched to great fanfare in 2019 as a joint initiative of the German and French governments to reclaim data sovereignty from non-European public cloud providers. Despite hefty promises, production-ready services have not been delivered to the market, with customers continuing to wait like poor Godot. While the hype around Gaia-X has fizzled out, the […]
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The Future Of Edge Computing: New Opportunities Evolve Along Three Timelines

Michele Pelino May 18, 2022
Learn what new opportunities and risks are brought about by edge computing.
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Jekyll And Hyde: The Dual Role Of Emerging Technologies In Sustainability

Abhijit Sunil April 20, 2022
The dual roles of eight popular emerging technologies and explains how to use them to advance environmental sustainability goals.
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SaaS Outages: When Lightning Strikes, Thunder Rolls

Brent Ellis April 12, 2022
Just like with self-managed infrastructure, the key to surviving a SaaS outage is knowing the risks, implementing strategies to mitigate and control those risks, and then testing your strategy to make sure it works and that everyone knows how to execute in the case of crisis.
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Integrate Sustainability Into Your Value Proposition

Jan Sythoff April 12, 2022
Environmental considerations are increasingly important for organizations when deciding on IT and technology-related investments. Many IT and technology solutions can have a positive environmental impact, which bears underscoring to stakeholders — most notably, to customers.

Where And How To Find The Right Tech Talent

Discover which skills will be needed to thrive in the future and where in Europe to find them. Join us for a complimentary webinar.

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A Tale Of Two Behemoths

Max Ball April 7, 2022
Some years, Enterprise Connect is the place where the world’s biggest vendors make significant announcements in the unified communications or contact center space. 2022 was one of those years, with both Amazon and Google making significant noise in the contact center space. Amazon Let’s talk Amazon first: It announced its new forecasting, capacity planning, and […]
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Forr The Planet: Intervju om hållbarhet – Ericsson

Abhijit Sunil March 23, 2022
(Foto: Abhinav Sunil) Eftersom telekombranschen tillhandahåller stamnät för uppkoppling och nätverksinfrastruktur har denna bransch hamnat i rampljuset när det gäller hållbarhet. Nu när 5G är här, vad kan vi göra för att se till att de nya nätverken är så energieffektiva som möjligt? Jag pratade med Heather Johnson, VP för sustainability and corporate responsibility på Ericsson, […]
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Continuous Evolution: In Acquiring Linode, Akamai Looks To Transform Again

Janet Worthington March 16, 2022
Akamai’s announcement last month that it had acquired infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider Linode addresses a gap in Akamai’s offering and presents an opportunity to disrupt traditional cloud service providers. Akamai’s edge function-as-a-service (FaaS) technology gives companies the ability to manipulate content close to the user with very low latency, but organizations still need to go back […]
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September 2021 – February 2022 Research Recap — Cloud And Operations

Lauren Nelson March 11, 2022
Hello again! In 2021, I started highlighting our top research each month. As a research director, I get to not only see the final outcome but also all the work and client insights that went into its creation. For those who know me, I am quick to call these out via inquiry calls, but I’d […]
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The Anywhere Operating System

Andrew Hewitt February 22, 2022
Does the operating system matter in the world of remote and hybrid work? Learn about a more accessible version of the operating systems you already know and love.

Innovation Lessons From The Pandemic

Read the 15 lessons tech leaders have learned from the pandemic.

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The Observability Dance — Enabling Observability By Design

Carlos Casanova February 10, 2022
You can't manage what you can't observe. Learn the value of practicing a common understanding of observability.
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Our List Of Kubernetes Best Practices — From The Real World

Lee Sustar February 8, 2022
Kubernetes is conquering IT infrastructure. But despite its notorious complexity, some people are doing it right. Get examples of some best practices here.
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Observability — Is It IT Voyeurism?

Carlos Casanova February 7, 2022
As I worked to develop guidance around AIOps, I soon found that other commonly used terms were equally confusing to people in our industry. How is it that an industry with so many highly educated professionals can have so many problems with words? The latest IT linguistics conundrum is “observability.” While developing my AIOps reference […]
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Tech Trends To Watch In 2022

What It Means January 27, 2022
Forrester analysts provide their 2022 predictions for AI, automation, cloud, and internet of things (IoT) in this special edition of What It Means.
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Presenting The First Forrester Wave™ Evaluation On Public Cloud Container Platforms

Lee Sustar January 24, 2022
The Forrester Public Cloud Container Platform Wave results are in -- the standouts offer the broadest automation and ecosystems while embracing open source software.

Predictions 2022: Emerging Technology Trends

Our analysts provide their bold predictions for AI, cloud, automation, and edge computing in this live webinar.

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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Ericsson

Abhijit Sunil January 19, 2022
(Photo by Abhinav Sunil) As the key backbone provider for connectivity and network infrastructure, the telecommunications industry has been in a spotlight for sustainability. With the advent of 5G, what can we do to build our new networks to be as energy-efficient as possible? I talked to Ericsson’s Heather Johnson, VP for sustainability and corporate […]
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re:Invent Roundup: AWS’s Hottest New Compute Announcements

Tracy Woo January 18, 2022

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Lemonade’s Acquisition Of Metromile: Start Your Engines! The Race For Digital Insurance Supremacy Just Took A New Turn

Jeffery Williams November 10, 2021
Talk about timing. Last week, Lemonade revealed Lemonade Car, its entry into auto insurance. This week, it announced the acquisition of Metromile, one of the largest usage-based auto insurers in the world. Insurance technology (insurtech) M&A has been strong, but admittedly, I didn’t expect to see a transaction like this so soon. But I suppose […]
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