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IoT Analytics Create New Edge Computing Value Props For Content Delivery Networks

James Staten 7 days ago
Modern content delivery networks (CDNs) are unlocking new opportunities to pair endpoint-deployed applications with endpoint device content analysis. Rather than simply enabling clients to push their apps and data closer to the customer, these edge technologies are collecting data from internet-of-things devices and end-user mobile devices, then enabling near-real-time AI/machine learning of this data to […]
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Red Hat’s Marketplace Seeks To Simplify Kubernetes (K8s) Management

Tracy Woo May 11, 2020
The biggest announcement from Red Hat’s Summit virtual event was Red Hat Marketplace, operated by IBM. Building on its existing container orchestration software, OpenShift, Red Hat has created a central software purchasing location for automated deployment to any cloud. Red Hat is positioning its Marketplace as the solution to critical pain points from development, security, […]
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The CIO In 2020: A Window Of Opportunity Webinar

Learn how to transform your organization with a customer-first mindset while your competitors play wait-and-see this year

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Managing Costs In Azure

Tracy Woo May 8, 2020
Cost management is a topic that consistently comes up in inquiry, regardless of whether the original question was about cost management or about other aspects of cloud strategy. Up until recently, cost management was exclusively served by third-party software offerings. Over the past two years, however, native cloud providers have started to invest in native […]
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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Negotiate Cost Reductions With Software Vendors

Mark Bartrick May 5, 2020
Worker layoffs and furloughs aren’t the only way to quickly reduce costs. Here’s how to start conversations with your vendors today.
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Forecasting In Uncertainty: What Q1 2020 Vendor Earnings Tell Us About The Tech Market Outlook

Andrew Bartels May 1, 2020
A detailed analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the high-tech market from Vice President Andrew Bartels.
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Google Helps Users Reduce Google Cloud Costs

Tracy Woo April 20, 2020
Over the past two years, the major native cloud players have launched cloud management product teams focused on improving the visibility, billing, and optimization capabilities available natively. Google has also joined this effort. The company provides customers with cost and billing support via onboarding checklists, how-to guides, billing support specialists, and providing billing account, catalog, […]
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Cloud Players And Research Groups Join The Fight Against COVID-19 With High-Performance Computing

Tracy Woo April 2, 2020
A unique public/private consortium organized by IBM and the Department of Energy is bringing high-performance computing to the COVID-19 fight. Analyst Tracy Woo provides details.
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An Appetizer For My Latest Doc: Mind The Cloud Skills Gap

Tracy Woo March 24, 2020
Last week I published “Mind The Cloud Skills Gap.” I didn’t end that declaration with an exclamation mark, but really, that’s what I feel: excitement! Why? 1) It’s my first Forrester report and 2) The report covers a topic that many clients are asking about: What do we do when we want to build a […]
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AWS Savings Plans: What They Are And Why You Should Care

Tracy Woo March 18, 2020
Last November, Amazon Web Services launched AWS Savings Plans for EC2, Fargate, and Lambda. Unlike what the name may imply, Savings Plans doesn’t mean dollar accrual; rather, it’s a discount plan, where purchasing in bulk leads to cost savings. To participate, the program requires customers to commit to spending a specific dollar amount per hour […]
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Combat In The Cloud: Securing The $10 Billion JEDI Contract

Tracy Woo March 12, 2020
Last October, Microsoft won the $10 billion U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. The 10-year agreement is part of a larger Pentagon initiative to modernize and unify its IT infrastructure, most of which still exists on technology from the 1980s and 1990s. The Microsoft decision came as a massive shock […]
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Partner With Telecom And Networking Empowerers For Tech-Driven Innovation Gains

James Staten March 4, 2020
At the PTC’20 conference earlier this year, I hosted a session with Asian finance investment leaders on why tech-driven innovations should be prioritized to ensure your company’s future market leadership. My panelists in this session were: Carlos Katsuya, chief investment officer and head of telecom, media, and technology for Asia, Europe, and MENA regions at […]
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Don’t Buy Software Without A Services Partner At The Table

Ted Schadler March 2, 2020
In a cloud environment, service providers and software vendors must work closely together. Learn how you can foster that partnership.
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Make Room For Public Clouds In Your Industrial IoT Strategy

Paul Miller March 1, 2020
Not too long ago, executives from manufacturing and related industries would not consider running their internet of things (IoT) initiatives from a cloud. Now? It’s hard to find one who doesn’t enthusiastically embrace some role for the public cloud. Makers of industrial IoT (IIoT) software platforms have undergone a similar change of heart, pivoting from […]
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Cloud, Edge, And Beyond

James Staten February 26, 2020
At the PTC’20 conference in Hawaii earlier this year, myself, Joe Weinman from XFORMA LLC, and Dave Temkin from Netflix conducted a power session on how new networking technologies (such as 5G), plus emerging software, computing, and storage approaches, are driving massive corporate IT transformations. These technologies are coming together to help clients drive up […]
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Key Considerations On The “New” Cornerstone OnDemand

Mark Brandau February 26, 2020
Read key takeaways from Mark Brandau’s conversation with Cornerstone CEO Adam Miller and CMO Heidi Spirgi about what recent acquisitions will mean for users.
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Back To The Future: My Return To Forrester

Sam Higgins February 18, 2020
Fifteen years ago, I faced a crossroads in my career. At the time, I was working for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, reporting directly to the CIO, leading a team of exceptional individuals in the innovation and planning unit of the Information Services Branch. In late 2004, my team had completed development […]
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Meet Your New Cloud Management And High-Performance Computing (HPC) Analyst

Tracy Woo February 4, 2020
I started last month as the newest member of Forrester’s infrastructure and operations (I&O) team. Lauren Nelson recently moved from analyst to research diretor on the I&O team, and I will be taking over her cloud management coverage. I’ve been in high tech for almost my entire life; in fact, I’m a Silicon Valley baby. […]
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New Forrester Forecast Shows That Global Tech Market Growth Will Slip To 3% In 2020 And 2021

Andrew Bartels February 3, 2020
A series of economic and political uncertainties have CIOs scaling back spending.
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Emerging Tech In 2020: Four Trends CIOs Need To Watch

What It Means January 2, 2020
2020 will be another year of dramatic change in the emerging tech space, pushing IT leaders to keep pace. In this episode, Forrester analysts provide their top predictions in IoT, AI, edge computing, and cloud computing.
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A Roundup Of Key Machine-Learning Announcements From AWS re:Invent

Leslie Joseph December 4, 2019
For data science practitioners, machine learning developers or insights-driven business leaders, here are the key announcements from Amazon's AWS re:invent 2019 show that you should care about.
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