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Introducing Forrester’s Consumer Energy Index: A Formula For Consumer Innovation Readiness

Anjali Lai April 11, 2019
CMOs’ ability to impress and influence consumers becomes more difficult with each new technology and experience that enters the market. Despite a myriad of headlines about the awe-inspiring potential of AI or the wave of entrepreneurs dreaming up the next moonshot, consumers contend with more glitter than gold. The reality today is that: Businesses struggle […]
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The Insights Beat: Get Smarter About Your Competitors, Customers, And Company

Srividya Sridharan April 4, 2019
Insights come in many flavors. Customer insights. Consumer insights. Competitor insights. Market insights. Company insights. Operational insights. Process insights. Sales insights. Marketing insights . . . you get the drift. All types of enterprise data (big, medium, small, and petite), as well as external data, fuel these insights and make you smarter about how you […]
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Orchestrate Your Customer Analytics Practice With The Next Best Experience

Brandon Purcell April 4, 2019
I went to see a concert last night that epitomizes the state of customer insights in most companies today. It was a benefit for Creative Music Studio and brought together incredible artists such as Billy Martin, Cyro Baptista, Marc Ribot, and Ingrid Sertso. While I was happy to contribute to Creative Music Studio’s cause, the […]
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The Insights Beat: Quash The Groundhog Day Effect In Your Insights Journey

Srividya Sridharan February 7, 2019
It’s early February. Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year, and there is hope (and warmth) in the air.[i] But it’s not always rosy for you as a data, analytics, and insights leader. You tirelessly toil to get value from your enterprise data and try to apply those insights at scale to impact business […]
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Scoring Big With Data: The New Age Of Analytics In Sports

Brandon Purcell February 1, 2019
Sports: the games we know and love. We love to play and watch these games so much, in fact, that in the US, there are only two days during the year when the four major pro sports leagues aren’t playing a game (i.e., MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL).[i] One of the most anticipated games in […]
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The Forrester Wave™: Location Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2018 — Eight Key Players To Help Understand Customers In The Real World

James McCormick December 14, 2018
The relentless march of digital transformation has not left the physical world untouched — particularly when it comes to understanding and engaging with customers. First, customers digitally connected to brands via PCs, then mobile devices, and now via a continuous tidal wave of emerging owned IoT devices (e.g., wearables, connected cars, etc.) and non-owned IoT devices […]
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Join Us At CX Europe 2018 For Insights Into Customer Understanding And Other Key CX Priorities

David Truog November 1, 2018
Forrester’s customer experience Forums are in their 10th year — from our first one in 2009 in New York, they’ve grown and spread to San Francisco, London, Singapore, and other cities around the world and have become yearly destinations for CX pros far and wide. CX Europe 2018 is just 12 days from now — Tuesday and Wednesday, […]
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Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum Workshops Deliver Immediate Dividends

Gene Leganza October 24, 2018
I’m getting more and more psyched about our first-ever Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum as I work on the sessions with my colleagues here at Forrester and with our external speakers. The topics are spot on for what organizations need from data and analytics today, and the sessions are going to be inspirational and […]
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Use Text Analytics Technologies To Handle Mountains Of Unstructured Data

Boris Evelson June 14, 2018
Enterprises are sitting on mountains of unstructured data — 61% have more than 100 terabytes, and 12% have more than five petabytes! Luckily, there are mature technologies out there that can help. First, enterprise information architects should consider general-purpose text analytics platforms. These are capable of handling most, if not all, text analytics use cases, both […]
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The Algorithm Of Me

What It Means May 24, 2018
Forrester Principal Analyst Fatemeh Khatibloo discusses the future of consumer data: its sources, purpose, and potential for changing the way brands and consumers interact.
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When Goofy Kicks Donald Duck, Your Company Loses

Brandon Purcell April 6, 2018
I just had the pleasure of attending a Forrester Leadership Boards workshop followed by our Consumer Marketing Forum in New York City.  As usual, data challenges remain top of mind for most marketers – siloed data, dirty data, inaccessible data… the usual suspects.  However, there was also a data manifestation of an age old organizational […]
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Observations On NRF 2018: Making Retail Great Again

George Lawrie January 26, 2018
The National Retail Federation’s Big Show attracted tens of thousands of attendees . Far from resigning themselves to conquest by market places they are determined to make the right investments to thrive and survive. Three years ago we found retail CIOs most concerned about innovation and security https://www.forrester.com/report/The+Retail+CIO+Agenda+2015+Secure+And+Innovate/-/E-RES121188 At the NRF show in 2018 it […]
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Everything you wanted to know about SAP Leonardo but were afraid to ask

Boris Evelson November 3, 2017
Large enterprise software vendors seem to be enamoured with using the names of historical figures or literary characters as brand names. Unfortunately, this is really confusing for the buyers, since the vendors apply these branding names differently. For example (in an increasing order of branding approach complexity): OpenText Magellan is a collection of business intelligence […]
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CXEurope 2017: Introducing the Values Based Customer

Henry Peyret October 18, 2017
More than 5 years ago Forrester introduced the Age of Customer as a new 15 to 20 years era which saw the increasing customer empowerment in front of brands and companies. For companies, the first step in this era turned into improving the customer experience and the customer journey through an omnichannel strategy,  identifying the […]
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Benchmark Yourself, Then Find The Help You Need

Brandon Purcell September 25, 2017
With the passing of the autumnal equinox, it’s time to rake leaves, sip pumpkin spiced lattes, and take stock of the summer’s activities.  For most CI pros, this summer was spent wrangling and analyzing customer data for insights- hopefully with some much-needed R&R sprinkled in.  For me, this summer was also busy and productive resulting […]
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Use AI-augmented Speech Analytics To Drive Growth And The Customer Experience

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. September 25, 2017
Your customers are very literally telling you what they want, what they think about your products and services, and what they think about their experiences with your company. They are doing this, often unwittingly, through conversations with your salespeople, your customer service reps, with each other online, and increasingly with virtual agents. Up until now, […]
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New Forrester Waves Assess Customer Journey Analytics Platforms

Joana van den Brink-Quintanilha September 18, 2017
Why is journey analytics such a hot topic? Because it can help firms move the needle on customer obsession. That’s why after months of research — including in-depth briefings, demos, and customer references — we’re excited to announce the release of not one but two Forrester Wave’s focused on customer journey analytics platforms! Customer journey […]
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What Exactly The Heck Are Prescriptive Analytics?

Mike Gualtieri February 20, 2017
Prescriptive analytics is about using data and analytics to improve decisions and therefore the effectiveness of actions. Isn’t that what all analytics should be about? A hearty “yes” to that because, if analytics does not lead to more informed decisions and more effective actions, then why do it at all? Many wrongly and incompletely define […]
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Fighting FOMO: Join The Customer Analytics Party

Brandon Purcell November 2, 2016
The first U.S. presidential debate was the most watched in history, with 84 million people tuning in.  Sure, many of us wanted to educate ourselves before practicing our solemn duty as democratic citizens in November.  However, many of us also didn’t want to miss out on what (hopefully) promised to be a once in a […]
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The “Quantent” Quandary

Brandon Purcell March 21, 2016
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a teleconference highlighting IBM Watson’s success stories over the past year.  Most of them are under NDA, so I can’t go into the details, but I will say they covered an incredibly broad range of use cases.  One use case that I was hoping they would cover […]
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