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Reviewing Forrester’s 2019 New Tech Predictions — How’d We Do So Far?

Carlton Doty 6 days ago
Back in November, Forrester outlined its 2019 predictions for a set of hot emerging technologies. We identified which markets were likely to command big investments in the new year and even predicted that GE would turn a corner this year. Let’s see how we did so far with a few of them. Additive manufacturing will save […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini 7 days ago
Having A Digital Ad Strategy Doesn’t Mean You’re Ready For This $100 Billion Market This week, the IAB announced that US digital ad spend topped $100 billion for the first time last year. We’re not surprised — our forecast predicts that by 2023, CMOs will spend nearly $150 billion on various digital marketing channels in […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 9, 2019
A Better Mousetrap Is Always Around The Corner The world saw cracks in the armor of Google this week when Alphabet’s earnings reported below analyst estimates. It looks like Amazon and others have found weaknesses in the search-based advertising model — golden geese are mortal, after all. So if Google is vulnerable to disruption, we all […]
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If You Want To Dominate, Then Disrupt

Brian Hopkins May 1, 2019
Clients never tell us their business wants to be an also-ran. Everyone wants to dominate their market and is searching for the competitive advantage that helps them do it. The drive for leadership is why growth, year after year, is the top business priority — it’s a surrogate for leadership or at least the path […]
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It’s Spring: Time To Dust Off Forrester’s Blockchain Predictions

Martha Bennett May 1, 2019
More than six months have passed since I wrote Forrester’s predictions 2019 report for distributed ledger technology (DLT, AKA blockchain). In the blockchain world, that’s ages ago. As I keep being asked how those predictions are shaping up, and having just attended two excellent events in New York, now’s a good time to take stock. […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini April 29, 2019
A Tech-Driven Transformation Payoff In The Face Of Food Quality Issues Chipotle is in the midst of a food quality turnaround and a digital business transformation payoff. The company has invested in technology-driven innovation and an adaptive model leveraging point-of-service store systems, mobile ordering, food delivery (via DoorDash), and loyalty (a few months old and […]
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How To Onboard Startups

Oliwia Berdak April 29, 2019
Large corporates and startups seems like a match made in heaven. The former have the customer base, budget, and scale that the latter crave. And startups bring speed and agility and can help enterprises experiment with emerging technologies and business models. There’s even a whole industry of matchmakers — platforms and accelerators that aim to […]
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New Tech Spotlight: A Growing Crop Of RegTech Startups Vie For Unicorn Status

Carlton Doty April 25, 2019
[This post was coauthored by my colleague, Christian Austin.] Of the 16 technology markets Forrester monitors for VC funding trends, the $2.1B raised by regulatory technology (RegTech) ranked 14th in 2018. As such, you’d be forgiven for overlooking a category that doesn’t evoke many buzzwords, hasn’t raised the splashy capital of several other markets, and […]
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The Security And Privacy Implications Of Drones

Merritt Maxim April 22, 2019
Over the past few years, drones have transitioned from military-only applications into a strategic asset that is transforming a range of industries such as construction, real estate, insurance, and agriculture. Yet while drones introduce a range of use cases, the growth of drones also represents a new physical threat that demands the attention of security […]
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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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Do More Than Survive And Advance — Join Us At Forrester’s DT&I Forum To Learn How

Brian Hopkins April 4, 2019
March Madness teams live by an old adage that rarely fails: Survive and advance. This year, we have seen Virginia go from losing to a No. 16 seed in 2018 to being Final Four-bound and both Auburn and Texas Tech surviving near upsets, toppling top seeds, and overcoming major injuries to break brackets across the […]
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Why Tech-Driven Innovation Is The New Imperative — Join Us At The DT&I Forum To Learn More

Matthew Guarini April 1, 2019
In less than seven weeks, we will descend on Chicago for Forrester’s Digital Transformation & Innovation 2019 Forum. Your competitors are delivering new products and services that continually raise the bar, so your imperative to transform is stronger than ever. But getting transformation right is essentially just table stakes; innovation really is the new imperative. […]
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Mobile World Congress 2019: Mobile’s Far From Dead

What It Means March 7, 2019
Don’t hold a funeral for mobile just yet. While the shiny promise of emerging technologies like AI may have stolen some of its spotlight, Mobile World Congress 2019 made it clear that mobile is the springboard for future innovations.
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AI Creates The CRISPR For Corporate DNA

Michele Goetz March 1, 2019
Every company has a specific DNA. You may think DNA is the brand or values. But corporate DNA is what makes a company tick, not what the company is. Talent, operations, technology, and data make up your base pairs. How those combine will have a specific outcome for the business, and even the overall sequence […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini February 13, 2019
Lessons From Toy Land: Digital Strategy Beats Digital Marketing Mattel and Hasbro announced earnings this week. Both saw sales decline from the collapse of Toys”R”Us. But Mattel’s sales declined only 5% while Hasbro’s declined 13%, and Wall Street applauded the difference. Why? Because Mattel has been aggressively pursuing a digital products and channels strategy, extending […]
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New Tech Spotlight: Let’s Get Real About Extended Reality

Carlton Doty February 4, 2019
This morning, I came across a story about Warby Parker’s new “virtual try-on” capability. It seems the eight-year-old eCommerce company is dipping its toes back into augmented reality (AR). The rub is that the auto-magical feature is only available to people on Warby Parker’s iOS app for iPhone X or later. I guess Android and […]
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Tech-Driven Innovation: The Inevitable And Revolutionary Future Of IT

Sharyn Leaver January 30, 2019
Technology has changed virtually everything: the way we work, the way we live, the way we play, and, at a basic level, how humans relate to each other. On the business front, it has fueled the power shift from institutions to customers, powered the emergence of startups and super-scaled platforms that are undercutting and remaking […]
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Why HPE Walked Away From Quantum Computing . . . And Where It Went Instead

Brian Hopkins January 22, 2019
I’ve dedicated a fair number of research cycles to understanding quantum computers over the last 18 months because I believe they eventually will be revolutionary. That said, I think they have a long way to go, as I explain in my recent blog post about IBM’s quantum computing announcement at CES 2019. In this podcast, […]
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New Tech Spotlight: Security Technology Takes Center Stage

Carlton Doty January 14, 2019
Venture capital and private equity spending on security technology reached an all-time high in 2018. Currently, this emerging technology market sector stands at about $31 billion in total funding. While that total may pale in comparison to other fast-growing markets such as fintech ($124 billion) or transportation tech ($150 billion), consider that 65% of that $31 […]
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IBM’s Quantum Announcement Is A Big Step In A 1,000-Mile Journey

Brian Hopkins January 14, 2019
IBM unveiled a complete “quantum computing system,” IBM Q System One, last week. What’s more, it chose to do it at CES in Las Vegas. Should you take IBM’s claim of a “commercial” quantum computing system to mean that it is time to put quantum on your tech road map? The short answer is “no” — but, […]
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