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Project Cortex: Microsoft’s Bold Play To Help Optimize Corporate Knowledge

Cheryl McKinnon November 4, 2019
Microsoft unveiled a significant new addition to its Microsoft 365 productivity suite today (November 4), code-named Project Cortex. In private beta now, and with expected general availability in the first half of 2020, this enhancement is designed to address a perennial challenge for enterprises: surfacing and revealing collected corporate knowledge. Why Is This Important? Corporate […]
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Presenting The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Service Management, Q4 2019

Charles Betz October 11, 2019
Read the latest Forrester Wave™ on the Enterprise Service Management (ESM) market and the three things I&O professionals should look for in an ESM provider.
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CEO Departure Gives SAP The Chance To Refocus On Customer Priorities — But Also Brings Risks

Liz Herbert October 11, 2019
SAP’s CEO Bill McDermott will resign and be replaced him with co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein. Get a detailed analysis of this news from Forrester's Liz Herbert.
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Blockchain Helps Enterprises’ Digital Ecosystems In Asia Pacific

Charlie Dai October 11, 2019
(coauthored with Han Bao, senior research associate) Blockchain solutions are maturing, yet speculation on their value is rife. Most business and technology decision makers are still unclear about what actual business value this technology can deliver to their organizations. This is what I have been researching and writing about — to determine how enterprises can […]
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Winners Of The 2019 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Show Strengths In Business Architecture, Realizing A Vision For Digital Transformation, And Architecture Governance

Gene Leganza September 25, 2019
In some past Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards competitions, we had named themes to align entries and winners to the current needs of modern enterprise architecture (EA) programs. This year, as last year, we went themeless to simply find the most dramatic stories of EA’s strategic leadership. The winners of the 2019 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards […]
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The Forrester Wave™: ECM Content Platforms, Q3 2019

Cheryl McKinnon September 9, 2019
Forrester is excited to announce the recent publication of “The Forrester Wave™: ECM Content Platforms, Q3 2019” report. Watch the video below to learn how this refresh of two classic Forrester Wave evaluations merged into one and what to expect from it. Forrester included 14 vendors in this assessment: Alfresco Software, Box, GRM Information Management, […]
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Software Delivery Management: ERP For IT Redux?

Charles Betz September 2, 2019
I attended Jenkins World in San Francisco a couple weeks back. One thing that stood out was CloudBees’ advocacy of a new market concept, software delivery management (SDM). CloudBees provides the following definition of SDM: Software delivery management helps organizations streamline CI/CD processes and foster meaningful collaboration across all functions involved in software development and […]
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Headless Commerce And The Horseless Carriage

Joe Cicman August 13, 2019
As with any high-consideration purchase, there’s an expectation of a bedside manner. Buying an eCommerce platform is no exception. But all too often, I hear it feels a lot like this doctor’s visit . . . Nurse tells me you’re losing sleep. The pain in your shoulder is a case of a brachial plexus avulsion. […]
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Gear Up Pragmatically For 5G

Abhijit Sunil July 29, 2019
  5G Presents Immense Innovation Potential 5G promises to usher in not just new use cases in every industry but also new business models. Some of the most relevant use cases across industries, such as those enabled by AR/VR and massive IoT, fit right into improving customer experience and digital transformation. As a change agent, […]
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The Forrester New Wave™: Cloud Content Platforms — Multitenant SaaS, Q3 2019

Cheryl McKinnon July 29, 2019
In the wake of two traditional markets colliding, a new segment has emerged: cloud content platforms. Forrester’s recently published report, “The Forrester New Wave™: Cloud Content Platforms — Multitenant SaaS, Q3 2019,” assesses this emerging technology based on a 10-criterion survey and a two-hour briefing with each vendor. Watch the video below to learn how […]
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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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The Forrester Wave™: Information Archiving Cloud Providers, Q1 2019

Cheryl McKinnon March 6, 2019
(Caleb Ewald contributed to this blog.) The archiving market may be mature, but it is far from stagnant. In recent years, there has been active consolidation among cloud archiving providers. Smaller vendors have been acquired to inject innovation and modernization to traditional platforms, enabling scalability, enhanced discovery capabilities, and advanced analytics. With businesses constantly adopting […]
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Understand The EAMS Vendor Landscape To Choose The Right Tool

Gordon Barnett December 20, 2018
Forrester defines enterprise architecture management suites (EAMSes) as: A foundation for capturing, managing, and reporting on a firm’s strategic and operational assets, defining the relationships between those assets, and assessing the effectiveness and efficiencies of those assets with the purpose of providing insights that may influence or guide the strategic direction of the firm. Our […]
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Forrester’s First-Ever Data Strategy & Insights Forum — Don’t Miss It!

Noel Yuhanna November 15, 2018
Today, business users need trusted data fast to make better business decisions, while business technology needs require lowering costs, minimizing complexity, and improving efficiency. In addition, the proliferation of data, and the explosion of new data sources such as social media, IoT and mobile, further aggravate the issue. Poorly integrated business data often leads to […]
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Winners Of The 2018 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Show EA’s Role In Digital Transformation

Gene Leganza October 1, 2018
In past Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards competitions, we had named themes to align entries and winners to the current needs of modern enterprise architecture (EA) programs. This year, we went theme-less to simply find the most dramatic stories of EA’s strategic leadership. But the winners of the 2018 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards show that there […]
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CIOs Must Use EAs To Be Successful In Their Digital Transformations

Gordon Barnett May 7, 2018
The demand for exceptional digital and customer experiences is exposing the constraints of existing technology organization practices. The people, processes, governance structures, and technology of the technology organization must change to drive and enable business success. CIOs need help, and enterprise architects (EAs) are best placed to influence and guide these digital transformations (see my […]
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Call For Entries: The 2018 Enterprise Architecture Awards

Gene Leganza March 29, 2018
Most organizations today recognize the need to become customer-obsessed digital businesses. They need to map out customer touchpoints to fully understand their customers’ experiences and interactions with their firms’ processes and those of their partners. They also must transform their internal operating models and technology foundations, creating new systems of engagement and systems of insight […]
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What It Means December 14, 2017
Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst Brian Hopkins discusses the relationship between successful digital transformation and business strategy — and how technology is accelerating the pace of change.
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Another Serious Player Is Entering The Data Governance 2.0 Market

Henry Peyret November 20, 2017
erwin, the very well known data modeling vendor separated from CA in 2016, is announcing a data governance module in addition to their existing suite of  Data modeling, Enterprise Architecture and Business Process modeling The first release of the data governance is benefiting of the strong metadata repository acquired from Corso and is delivering business […]
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The 2017 Enterprise Architecture Awards

Gene Leganza September 21, 2017
This Year’s Winning EA Initiatives, Brought To You By Forrester And Infoworld, Drive The Customer-Obsessed Digital Business Any enterprise architects worth their salt can tell you how strategic enterprise architecture is, but the fact is that most EA programs struggle. The problem? Getting the enterprise to act strategically in the face of the need for […]
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