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A Roundup Of Key Machine-Learning Announcements From AWS re:Invent

Leslie Joseph 5 days ago
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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Predictions 2020: Cloud Computing Sees New Alliances And New Security Concerns

Dave Bartoletti November 4, 2019
In 2020, the cloud computing market will sees interesting new alliances and face new security concerns. Read Forrester's 2020 cloud predictions to find out more.
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Machine Learning Takes To The Cloud

Leslie Joseph October 2, 2019
Machine learning continues to disrupt and democratize itself. Announcing two new Forrester reports that describe the popularity of running machine learning pipelines and workloads in the public cloud, in North America and in Asia Pacific.
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Implications Of A Buyers’ Market For Enterprise Software, 2020–2030

Chris Mines September 5, 2019
As global enterprise spending on software surpasses the $1 trillion mark in the coming decade, the growth rate of software spending will slow to 4% per annum from 7% historically. A buyers’ market for enterprise software will emerge. More choices, more transparency, and more interoperability will result in unprecedented choice for enterprise software buyers, who […]
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Illuminating The Future Of The Enterprise Software Industry

Chris Mines September 5, 2019
Read the full report here.
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Are You Using Cloud Technologies To Modernize Core Apps? Tell Us About It!

John Rymer August 25, 2019
Dave Bartoletti and I need your help. Most core software systems — your most important middle- and back office transactional and record-keeping business apps — are too inflexible, outdated, and chaotic to give companies the flexibility they need to win, serve, and retain customers. We all know they need to be modernized to reduce the drag of technical debt, to derive […]
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VMware Welcomes Estranged Sibling Pivotal Back Home

Dave Bartoletti August 23, 2019
On August 22, 2019, VMware announced that it will acquire sister company Pivotal Software, vendor of a widely used cloud development platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry. The transaction is a reacquisition of software development assets that VMware spun out into a separate company in 2013 after struggling to integrate them into its primary data center management […]
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Product Teams For Infrastructure And Operations

Charles Betz August 21, 2019
I believe the integrated product team is the most important economic unit of the 21st century. Can the old I&O dog learn these new product team tricks?
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Sixty Days & Over 100 Inquiries And Briefings — Four Things You Should Know

Mark Brandau July 30, 2019
If you missed my intro blog, A New Rhythm in HCM, here’s the summary: I’m new to Forrester after more than 25 years working for software vendors including, most recently, SAP, where I was a part of the SAP SuccessFactors product leadership team. I’m very excited to be leading the reignition of Forrester’s human capital […]
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A New Rhythm In HCM

Mark Brandau June 13, 2019
Maybe I’ve been in the software world for too long. Or maybe I’m a product of my earlier years. You might remember the old Russian proverb, “Doveryai, no proveryai,” which President Reagan made famous in the context of nuclear disarmament. Translated: “Trust, but verify.” Either way, I’m curious about a lot of things, question everything, […]
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Predictions 2019 Update: Cloud Computing Soars To New Heights

Dave Bartoletti April 24, 2019
The cloud ride is accelerating. Cloud vendor innovation pace is off the charts, and revenue is soaring. Take a look at three of our 2019 cloud computing predictions to see where we stand a third of the way through the year.
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The Future Of Health: How Our 2019 Predictions Fared In Q1

Arielle Trzcinski April 23, 2019
How did our 2019 healthcare predictions stack up? Read to find out what’s happened, and what’s still to come.
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Anthos Ups Google’s Enterprise Efforts

Jeffrey Hammond April 23, 2019
(With Dave Bartoletti and John Rymer) The biggest announcement out of the Google Cloud Next conference in early April was the general availability of its Cloud Services Platform but with a new brand name: Anthos. Anthos promises to help software delivery teams build and manage modern applications across multiple cloud platforms, including on-premises and public […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini April 18, 2019
Is There A Resurgence For The CIO Role? For years, the CIO role looked like it had been moving toward “chief infrastructure officer,” with many executives feeling like the transformative part of their job had been carved out and handed to chief digital officers. We have always been dubious that CDOs without deep technology expertise […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini February 20, 2019
A Road Map To Lose Your Technology Mandate CIOs have historically run technology innovation efforts, but that may be changing. We find CEOs understand that the future of their business depends on technology they don’t have or that hasn’t been invented yet. They recognize a need to spend at least part of their firm’s time […]
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Telecom-Only = Disrupted

James Staten January 24, 2019
My theme at PTC’19 this week was that telecommunications and colocation companies that maintain a focus on their traditional value propositions will be fully disrupted by 2025. Customers, in the era of cloud computing and embracing the shift to business agility, don’t want long-term commitments to fixed capacities of these resources. Their infrastructure consumption is […]
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Dear IBM And Red Hat Customers . . .

Chris Gardner November 27, 2018
Since IBM’s announced intention to purchase Red Hat for $34 billion, Forrester analysts have received a number of inquiries about the potential acquisition. Outside of our previously published thoughts, we find it unwise to speculate on IBM and Red Hat’s future plans. That said, Forrester has published five Forrester Wave™ evaluations that compare existing products […]
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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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