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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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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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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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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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