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Why The Service Mesh Should Fade Out Of Sight

David Mooter 3 days ago
Service meshes need to fade away into the background of development platforms. To understand why, one must first understand the quiet revolution happening with Kubernetes.
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Four Levers That Drive Cloud-Native Decision-Making

Jeffrey Hammond 5 days ago
Happy New Year! As 2020 gives way to 2021, I find my briefing dance card quickly filling up with “YAKS” (Yet Another Kubernetes Solution briefing). It’s to the point where it’s easy to wonder, “Does the market really need, and can it sustain, more than three dozen platform providers?” In some ways it takes me […]
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Dive deep into the dynamics that will generate obstacles and opportunities in 2021.

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Tech Trends To Watch In 2021

What It Means January 7, 2021
Forrester analysts provide their predictions for IoT, AI, blockchain, and cloud in this special edition of What It Means.
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Google Buys Actifio — Who Knew Backups Were So Juicy?

Brent Ellis December 11, 2020
Last week, Google announced the acquisition of Actifio and plans to integrate Actifio’s technology as a first-party data protection solution akin to Azure Site Recovery. In comparison, AWS’s CloudEndure Disaster Recovery and Azure Site Recovery are more limited in functionality and scope than the capabilities Actifio gives Google. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) plus Actifio could […]
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Why You Should Care About Sustainability

Abhijit Sunil November 23, 2020
Whether you are a producer of enterprise technology or a consumer of it, if you have sent an email, bought a cell phone, or ordered a nice little gift online, you should care.
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Juicy Tidbits That Didn’t Make It Into The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Cost Management And Optimization, Q4 2020

Tracy Woo October 30, 2020
This week I published my first Forrester Wave™: “The Forrester Wave: Cloud Cost Management And Optimization, Q4 2020“! This report is an update of the 2018 report. In 2020, the pandemic has spurred increased momentum in this space as companies look to slim down technology spending and repurpose this spend to power their adaptation. We […]
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Predictions 2021: Edge Computing Hits An Inflection Point

Glenn O'Donnell October 27, 2020
In 2021, more firms will leverage edge computing technology as a way to accelerate recovery out of the pandemic. Find out more in our 2021 edge computing predictions.
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Explore our blog posts, videos, guides, and other resources to understand the dynamics that will shape 2021.

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Predictions 2021: Cloud Computing Powers Pandemic Recovery

Dave Bartoletti October 19, 2020
Get a deep-dive on Forrester's prediction that cloud computing will help companies around the world accelerate pandemic recovery in 2021.
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Preparing For The Future: The 2020s Will Demand More From Your Tech

Brian Hopkins September 22, 2020
The 2020s announced their arrival with a bang this year. Find out what IT leaders can do to better align their tech stack to the coming wave of risks and changes.
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The Disruptive And Problem-Solving Potential Of Emerging Technologies In CPG, Healthcare, And Retail

Brian Hopkins September 22, 2020
Emerging technology is always changing, so we wanted to understand the impact on different industries. In this audio series, we speak with our analyst colleagues Jeff Becker, George Lawrie, and Arielle Trzcinski to explore how emerging technologies are changing (and will in the future), even solving some of the most important and complex issues in four key sectors: consumer packaged goods (CPG), healthcare providers, healthcare insurers, and retail. In a world where […]
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NVIDIA Arms Itself To Terminate Intel’s Processor Dominance

Glenn O'Donnell September 16, 2020
NVIDIA just announced that it plans to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank for $40 billion. The combination aims to conquer the enormous compute market that has long been dominated by the x86 architecture (and, thus, Intel and AMD). The x86 platform remains the leader in PCs and data centers, but the future growth prospects lie […]
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Troubled Times Test Traditional Tech Titans

Glenn O'Donnell August 13, 2020
Spending on core infrastructure is dropping and the large technology firms will have to rise to the challenge. Find out how long the impact of the pandemic will be.
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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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Return Of The Sovereign Cloud

Sam Higgins July 29, 2020
A decade ago, I completed the first ever assessment of Australia’s emerging “trusted” or private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market. I followed this up with a 2010 opinion-editorial calling for improved “cloud computing regulation” in Australia as a model for global oversight of a hugely important market segment. How important? The cloud computing market has become as […]
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Forecasting In Uncertainty: Are Software Vendors Too Optimistic, Or Are We Too Pessimistic About The Software Market Outlook?

Andrew Bartels July 14, 2020
Vice President Andrew Bartels puts the latest Forrester tech market forecasts up against the largest software vendors' outlooks. Read the takeaways here.
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How Shell Is Bridging The Technical Skills Gap

Tracy Woo July 14, 2020
There’s been a ton of buzz and activity around my first report, “Mind The Cloud Skills Gap.” As such, when Shell presented at the IBM Think Digital event earlier this year about reskilling its staff, I was very keen to attend. The key takeaways from this session were: Shell Chief Data and Analytics Officer Frans […]
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Does CX Matter To The Enterprise Cloud? Absolutely!

Dave Bartoletti June 23, 2020
Customer experience is just as important for internal customers as external. Learn more about the value of CX in your IT planning.
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Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2020: Looking Beyond The Challenges

Guannan Lu June 9, 2020
Huawei started the 17th Huawei Global Analyst Summit on May 18, 2020 in Shenzhen, China. Huawei’s rotating chairman, Guo Ping, spoke on the theme of “Huawei: A Year and Beyond” to both look back on a very challenging year for the company and look ahead with a focus on accelerating growth. The US Entity List […]
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IoT Analytics Create New Edge Computing Value Props For Content Delivery Networks

James Staten May 29, 2020
Learn how new analytics brought in by CDNs let applications customize content by device and the location.
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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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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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