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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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The Forrester Wave™: ECM Content Platforms, Q3 2019

Caleb Ewald July 30, 2019
Forrester is excited to announce the 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, Hyland, […]
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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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IBM Jumps Into RPA Market With Automation Anywhere — Perhaps A Turn To More Practical Challenges

Craig Le Clair July 13, 2017
IBM and Automation Anywhere  (AA’s) today announced a collaboration (note-not a formal partnership yet) to integrate (AA’s) Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform, used to create software bots to handle repetitive, task-based work, with IBM’s portfolio of digital process automation software, that includes IBM Business Process Manager and Operational Decision Manager. For AA, the partnership is a validation of […]
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Navigate The Kubernetes Ecosystem

Charlie Dai July 6, 2017
Containers are at the heart of so-called “cloud-native” applications and platforms — the emerging term of art for apps born in or redesigned for container-centric technologies. Containers enable faster software delivery, tremendous scale, higher resiliency, greater flexibility, and a wider range of implementation options — all critical features that EA pros need to accelerate digital […]
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Hortonworks Eats IBM — And Loves It

Brian Hopkins June 13, 2017
Big announcement at Dataworks today — IBM is transitioning Big Insights into a partnership with Hortonworks. This seems not unexpected and only mildly interesting until you think deeply about it. Then it hits you: Hortonworks, after digesting Microsoft, is now eating IBM. It’s a total reversal from the past, when big fish like IBM would […]
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Why Open Source Is Really Disrupting Enterprise Software

Brian Hopkins June 13, 2017
I had an epiphany today about a major reason open source is disrupting enterprise software. This is perhaps one of those things that you have heard so much, you've gone numb to it. All the big giants are still alive and kicking, however; so is this really happening? The answer is yes, however the mechanics […]
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Operating Models Must Evolve To Address RPA Gaps

Craig Le Clair June 5, 2017
The search for “quick” solutions to fragmented business applications has pushed RPA investment. I've taken over 200 inquiries on RPA in the past six months and attended Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, NICE, and other vendor conferences and spoken to their customers. About half the enterprises I have talked with are just starting out either in vendor review […]
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RPA and the Future of Work: Dystopian Views

Craig Le Clair May 31, 2017
In the past several months, I’ve given 10 talks on robotic process automation (RPA), its relationship to AI, and its future effect on jobs. These talks were mostly at tech conferences where the audience is a mix of corporate and government technology and business leaders. The industries represented are diverse, as is the process focus […]
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