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Announcing The Forrester Wave™ Evaluations For Cloud Migration And Managed Service Partners In Asia Pacific And China

Guannan Lu January 16, 2023
Leading firms use a mix of service providers to build their future fit strategies. Forrester data shows that in 2021, 46% of APAC infrastructure decision-makers whose organizations are adopting cloud said they want to use managed services from cloud service providers. Firms in the region are increasingly turning to partners that can help orchestrate the end-to-end journey to […]
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Indian CIOs Should Start With Tech Stack And Services Optimization To Become Future Fit

Biswajeet Mahapatra December 19, 2022
Only 7% of Indian firms qualify as future fit. Learn five critical aspects Indian CIOs should review to ensure a successful digital transformation.

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Top Takeaways From The Forrester Wave™: Public Cloud Development And Infrastructure Platforms, Global, Q4 2022

Lee Sustar December 15, 2022
The four-way hyperscaler horse for market share matters as the leading players continue to invest up and down the stack for new capabilities that set the pace for the industry. Those efforts are reflected in the results of The Forrester Wave™: Public Cloud Development And Infrastructure Platforms, Global, Q4 2022, in which custom silicon and […]
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Atos And AWS Unlock ITO Customers For Cloud Migration

Bill Martorelli December 9, 2022
Workloads heretofore bound up in information technology outsourcing (ITO) contracts will become a potential source for cloud migration under a new agreement forged by AWS and Atos. Cloud has already been draining the data center outsourcing market by incrementally siphoning off workloads to the cloud, thereby reducing the potential market scope of ITO. In this […]
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The DoD Announces The Winners For Its $9B JWCC Contract

Tracy Woo December 9, 2022
This week, the US Department of Defense put an end to the year-long suspense by announcing the winners for its Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability contract. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure were the big winners of the $9 billion contract.
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Cloud Cost Management Is Key For Apptio

Steven Russman December 6, 2022
Apptio, a pioneer in the technology business management (TBM) field, welcomed some 1,000-plus in-person attendees to its annual conference November 7–9, 2022, in Austin, Texas. Now years in the running, the company launched TBM and the Technology Business Management Council, a quasi-user group and think tank for viewing, understanding, and analyzing IT cost data. The […]
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Learnings From Our Hybrid Cloud Management Forrester Wave™

Tracy Woo November 23, 2022
This blog piggybacks off of my last post regarding the management evaluations I’ve been working on in 2022. As previously noted, they take a lot of effort but deliver high value — a lot of which can’t be captured in a single report. I already shared my tidbits of advice for the cost management evaluation. […]

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Learnings From Our Cloud Cost Management Forrester Wave™

Tracy Woo November 21, 2022
It’s been a grand spring, summer, and fall of Forrester Wave™ evaluations for me. These evaluations are time-intensive. I’ve spent many nights, weekends, and early and late hours on two separate cloud management evaluations. The participating vendors each spent long hours submitting answers to detailed questionnaires, lining up customer references and executive briefings, and preparing […]
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The NVIDIA/Microsoft AI Supercomputer Cloud Is A No-Brainer

Tracy Woo November 18, 2022
Learn about NVIDIA's multiyear collaboration with Microsoft to build a cloud-based artificial intelligence supercomputer.
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Predictions 2023: Tech Leaders Double Down On Cloud-Native While Google Buys More Market Share

Lee Sustar October 27, 2022

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European Predictions 2023: Cloud

Dario Maisto October 27, 2022
In 2023, European banks and governments will accelerate their cloud plans while Kubernetes will see increased interest, as well. Learn more in our 2023 cloud predictions for EMEA.
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The Era Of Cloud-Native Transformation Is Here

Lee Sustar October 26, 2022
As KubeCon North America 2022 gets underway, it’s useful to reflect on how far the cloud-native ecosystem has come, a focus of a new report by my colleague Charlie Dai and me. It wasn’t so long ago that IT enterprise architects began every project with a list of constraints: What can be built with a […]

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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Dell Technologies

Abhijit Sunil October 25, 2022
Get an inside look at Dell's sustainability strategy from Page Motes, Dell Technologies Head of Corporate Sustainability.
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Where Did Gaia-X Go Wrong?

What It Means October 13, 2022
The Gaia-X initiative was launched in 2019 as a way for European governments to reclaim data sovereignty from non-European cloud hyperscalers. But it hasn’t lived up to its promise. In this episode, senior analysts Dario Maisto and Jeffrey Rajamani provide an update on the current state and future outlook for Gaia-X.
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Show Me The Value (Of Emerging Technology)

Brian Hopkins September 19, 2022
Learn which two of Forrester's top 10 emerging technologies can deliver value to your organization today.
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Amazon Web Services

Abhijit Sunil September 7, 2022
Learn about the the primary carbon reduction levers from being on the public cloud vs. being on premise from Christopher Wellise, director of sustainability and carbon at Amazon Web Services.
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Budget Pressure Forces Tech Leaders To Face The Legacy Of Technical Debt

Chris Gardner August 23, 2022
Increase, decrease, or experiment? Get tips on assessing your 2023 technology spending plans.

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Geopolitics And Trade-Offs: East Meets West In APAC’s Public Cloud

Sam Higgins August 9, 2022
Asia Pacific (APAC) is a vast region with enormous diversity in climate, topography, history, culture, ethnicity, and political and economic development. At $30.9 trillion, the region makes up nearly 40% of the world’s GDP and is now covered by the world’s largest free trade agreement with a market 2.5 times larger than that of the […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Thoughtworks

Abhijit Sunil August 3, 2022
Cloud carbon footprint calculation and optimization is a critical part of an organization’s overall sustainability strategy. Forrester’s technology sustainability framework highlights the importance of addressing cloud and technology architecture for reducing the overall scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in any industry. I recently talked with the core leadership team at Thoughtworks that led the […]
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