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Does Africa Present An Opportunity For The Chinese Clouds?

Paul Miller November 8, 2018

Africa is home to 20% of our planet’s land and 16% of its people, but none of the hyperscale public clouds run from data centers there — yet. Microsoft will offer Azure from data centers in Cape Town and Johannesburg later this year, and Amazon recently announced plans to follow suit with an Amazon Web Services […]

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Predictions 2019: Cloud Computing Comes Of Age As The Foundation For Enterprise Digital Transformation

Dave Bartoletti November 8, 2018

Last year, Forrester predicted that cloud computing would radically accelerate enterprise transformation everywhere. After a decade of powering small and medium business success — and giving disruptive companies the tools and technologies they needed to compete head on with the world’s largest firms — cloud was poised to drive significant enterprise change in the very firms being […]

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Key Takeaways From Huawei Connect 2018

Charlie Dai October 17, 2018

Huawei held its flagship Connect 2018 conference in Shanghai from October 10 to 12. The event, which featured more than 200 sessions, attracted over 25,000 visitors and more than 1,500 partners from around the world. By the end of 2017, Huawei’s annual revenue had exceeded US$92 billion — half of which comes from global markets […]

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Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Dan Bieler October 8, 2018

Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.

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Apptio Moves To Automate Enterprise Tech Optimization

James Staten October 3, 2018

Nearly all CIO organizations struggle to optimize cloud consumption. It’s helpful that there is a growing set of tools to help you learn how to best leverage cloud platform services and how to identify when your use is suboptimal and overly costly. But this guidance would be far more effective if it could give you […]

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Not Everyone Deserves To Conduct The Multicloud Orchestra

Paul Miller September 7, 2018

Multicloud is a real and increasingly strategic customer choice rather than an accident of poor or nonexistent planning. We all know that; I’ve written about it before. Vendors of cloud tools and solutions are clearly aware of the multicloud trend as well and are moving to position themselves to best advantage. But there’s a problem: For too […]

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Not Everyone Deserves To Conduct The Multicloud Orchestra

Paul Miller September 7, 2018

Multicloud is a real and increasingly strategic customer choice rather than an accident of poor or nonexistent planning. We all know that; I’ve written about it before. Vendors of cloud tools and solutions are clearly aware of the multicloud trend as well and are moving to position themselves to best advantage. But there’s a problem: […]

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A New Forrester Wave™ Assesses The Market For Full-Stack Public Cloud Development Platforms In China

Charlie Dai August 13, 2018

Our new “The Forrester Wave™: Full-Stack Public Cloud Development Platforms In China, Q3 2018” report is now live! This Wave evaluation uncovered a market in which Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Tencent Cloud, and Huawei lead the pack. Baidu Cloud, JD Cloud, Kingsoft Cloud, and QingCloud offer strong alternatives. UCloud, Ping An Technology, and […]

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Cloud Empowers Innovations

James Staten July 25, 2018

This value was strongly reinforced at Google Cloud Next ’18 this week. Several enterprises talked through how cloud services like Google Cloud Platform are not just sources of application agility and on-demand infrastructure but are platforms providing high-value access to technology chains they can leverage confidently for innovation efforts. For example, Larry Colagiovanni, vice president […]

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You Can't Afford To Wait And See With Emerging Tech

James Staten June 21, 2018

New C-Suite Must-Read Report: “Technology Innovation Chains Create Breakthrough Opportunities” To C-suite execs responsible for driving business innovation, I highly encourage you to read Brian Hopkins‘ latest report, which shows that today’s approach to emerging tech innovation is dead. If you are either investing in single technologies or waiting for emerging technologies to mature along […]

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You Can't Afford To Wait And See With Emerging Tech

James Staten June 21, 2018

New C-Suite Must-Read Report: “Technology Innovation Chains Create Breakthrough Opportunities” To C-suite execs responsible for driving business innovation, I highly encourage you to read Brian Hopkins‘ latest report, which shows that today’s approach to emerging tech innovation is dead. If you are either investing in single technologies or waiting for emerging technologies to mature along […]

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Transforming Healthcare Through Technology

Arielle Trzcinski May 5, 2018

I have dedicated my career to healthcare technology. Why? Because I am passionate about putting the patient at the center of their care and believe technology is a catalytic agent that will help organizations achieve that goal. Forrester helps clients create customer-obsessed operating models. In healthcare, you need to be obsessed with your patients. If not, […]

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Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2018

Dan Bieler April 27, 2018

Huawei hosted its annual Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, China, recently. As in 2016, Huawei reported strong financial growth in 2017. Revenues were up 16%, EBIT by 19%, and cash flow from operations by 96%. Revenue growth was driven primarily by the consumer and enterprise divisions, up by 32% and 35%, respectively, while the carrier division […]

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Public Cloud Reaches European Mainstream, But Brexit Complicates UK Picture

Paul Miller January 22, 2018

Public cloud platforms owed much of their early success to adoption by startups. With a bright idea, a web browser, a credit card, and no legacy baggage, the public cloud was an obvious place to build and grow a new business. For most enterprises, those early public clouds were a harder sell: If they were […]

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Predictions 2018: Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere

Dave Bartoletti November 7, 2017

It’s already that time of year again: pumpkin spice and predictions for the New Year! Forrester’s Cloud team has been busy gathering, analyzing and prioritizing our predictions for what’s ahead in enterprise cloud computing for 2018. As our 2018 cloud predictions published today, here’s a sneak peek into what we see ahead for the most […]

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Continuous Delivery And Release Automation - Critical To DevOps Success

Robert Stroud September 12, 2017

I am seeing more and more inquiries focused on driving business transformation where the transformation depends on software and business technology.  ING is a model for digital transformation, and Ralph Hamers, CEO, has publicly reinforced the bank’s transformation. Hamers stated “We have to recognize that technology is what Banks do”[i]. Every business today must focus […]

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Amazon’s Singapore Launch Signals the End of Digital Complacency in Southeast Asia

Frederic Giron July 28, 2017

July 27th marked Amazon’s first e-commerce official foray into the 640 million people strong region. It launched its Prime Now app in Singapore with a compelling two-hour delivery offering that signals a new era in the region’s digital landscape. We see the impact of Amazon’s move not only on the e-commerce and retail industries, but […]

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Orange Business Services Is Connecting The Digital Dots For Its Customers

Dan Bieler July 24, 2017

Orange Business Services (OBS) hosted its analyst event in Paris in July 2017. The event’s theme was “Digital Business: Joining The Dots”. OBS highlighted its emerging digital service offerings as well as the progress it is making regarding its own digital business transformation. OBS’ CEO Thierry Bonhomme summed up the strategic direction when he observed: […]

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A New Forrester Wave Assesses The Market For Hosted Private Cloud In Europe

Paul Miller July 21, 2017

(Photo Credit: justusbluemer Flickr via Compfight cc) Working closely with colleagues in North America and Asia, we just published the third of three related Forrester Waves on Hosted Private Cloud. Lauren Nelson kept all of us on track, and led work on the North American document. Charlie Dai took the lead for the Asia Pacific […]

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Navigate The Kubernetes Ecosystem

Charlie Dai July 6, 2017

Containers are at the heart of so-called “cloud-native” applications and platforms — the emerging term of art for apps born in or redesigned for container-centric technologies. Containers enable faster software delivery, tremendous scale, higher resiliency, greater flexibility, and a wider range of implementation options — all critical features that EA pros need to accelerate digital […]

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