Innovation

Innovation is the lifeblood of today’s business world. As traditional ways of doing things become outmoded and disrupted, firms must radically (but smartly) experiment to stay relevant. Read our insights and discover smart approaches to innovation.

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Innovative AND Sustainable? Akamai Says “Yes”

What It Means July 15, 2021
Are innovation and sustainability mutually exclusive? Not for tech firm Akamai. Get an inside look at Akamai’s strategies for driving innovation while meeting ambitious sustainability goals.
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The Space Wide Web Is Ready To Launch

Phil Brunkard July 12, 2021
The Space Tech Industry Is Looking Up The new space race is truly underway following Richard Branson’s monumental first passenger trip to space, beating Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin passenger flight by more than a week. The Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spacecraft did not pass the so-called Karman line, unlike Jeff Bezos’ plans. It did, however, […]
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Build A Technology Strategy To Flourish In Disruption

The decade ahead will require even more tech-driven innovation. Are you ready to lead it?

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Selecting The Right Consulting Partner For Your Innovation Efforts

Dan Bieler July 5, 2021
The goal of innovation consulting is to boost competitive advantage, drive greater differentiation, improve operational efficiencies, create great customer experiences, and streamline innovation project management. Key
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The Right Platform Strategy Is Key To Your Future Fitness

Liz Herbert June 24, 2021
To scale innovation, technology executives must focus on ecosystems and interconnectivity between partners. Get three key recommendations on how to do that.
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How To Master Emerging Technologies In The 2020s

Brian Hopkins June 15, 2021
Will current tech trends recreate the patterns of the 2010s? VP, Principal Analyst Brian Hopkins makes a call and unveils Forrester’s new "recipe" model for analyzing emerging technology.
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5G Will Become A Key Enabler For Digital Transformation Of The Public Sector

Dan Bieler June 10, 2021
Technology transformation is a fundamental lever to change the workings of government. Government priorities, including higher citizen engagement, improved productivity, and stronger economic growth increasingly depend on digital technology.
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Future Fit Companies Build Success Through Partner Ecosystems

Ted Schadler June 10, 2021
Struggling to achieve breakthrough levels of innovation? VP, Principal Analyst Ted Schadler explains how to maximize creativity through co-innovation with partners.
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Customer Obsession Is Driven By Tech. Is Yours Ready?

Learn how to build a technology strategy to win, serve, and keep customers.

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How To Leverage Innovation To Grow And Differentiate Your Business

Bernhard Schaffrik June 7, 2021
Learn how to leverage adaptive technology platforms to nurture innovation at your organization.
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Organizational Change Is About Orchestrating Organizational Systems

Christopher Gilchrist June 1, 2021
In our previous blog, we discussed the strategic shift from efficiency to effectiveness and the organizational implications from it. One implication is the ever-quickening pace of technology advancement and how organizations position themselves to exploit that advancement at scale to adapt or create new capabilities and services. The key element here is “at scale.” New […]
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To Innovate Better, Choose Evidence-Based Innovation

David Truog April 29, 2021
Most companies know they need to innovate in their products, services, and customer experience (CX) but struggle to do it well. To find out what they’re doing to overcome that challenge, we surveyed organizations about their business priorities — including specifically whether improving their ability to innovate is a priority. Read our findings.
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Building A Private Bank For The Next Generation

Vijay Raghavan April 22, 2021
Significant gaps continue to exist in private banking, forcing firms to rethink pricing and organizational models. As a result, high-net-worth clients are not fully benefiting from some of the digital innovations that are changing how customers interact with their private banks. To identify the top “Global Private Banking Trends In 2021,” we interviewed senior executives […]
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Future Fit Tech Leaders Must Make Sustainability A Top Priority

Phil Brunkard April 22, 2021
Earth Day 2021: A Small Change Makes A Big Difference Ahead of Earth Day 2021, I recently watched the excellent David Attenborough documentary “The Year Earth Changed.” The most encouraging message is that even a small change in our habits can make a big difference to our planet. Within the first weeks of lockdown, with […]
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Adaptive Firms Outperform The Competition

Fiona Mark April 20, 2021
Firms with a strong, adaptive foundation will succeed in an era of unprecedented change by reconfiguring their core business concepts and meeting customers' emerging needs and expectations. Find out how.
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Three Human-Centered Imperatives For Our Tech-Enabled Future

Christopher Gilchrist April 8, 2021
Learn the three tactics your organization can use to shift from technology supporting business value to technology shaping business value.
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Don’t Let A Crisis Waste Innovation Opportunity

Phil Brunkard April 7, 2021
Crisis-Driven Innovation — A Wake-Up Call There is nothing like a crisis to fuel innovation. In a crisis, people and businesses can behave in extraordinary ways. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, innovation and invention jumped to the fore as industries pivoted. Distillers and brewers repurposed alcohol for hand sanitizers, and engineering companies made ventilators. […]
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Google V. Oracle: Sanity Prevails At The Supreme Court

David Mooter April 6, 2021
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Google’s usage of Java APIs was legal, and the US IT industry breathed a sigh of relief. At issue was Google writing its own implementation of the Java language, which happened to use the same APIs as Oracle’s Java SE. The Supreme Court’s Decision What exactly did […]
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How Innovation Can Make Your Firm More Resilient

Bernhard Schaffrik April 2, 2021
The firms that prove most resilient have innovation processes built into their culture and leverage adaptive technology platforms. Learn how you can do this at your firm.
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Why Adaptivity Now

What does adaptivity look like in action today? Learn the key to staying one step ahead of constant change.

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A Human-Centered, Technology-Enabled Future

Christopher Gilchrist April 1, 2021
As I begin my career at Forrester, it seems proper to have my first blog introduce my coverage areas and how they interact, generate relevancy, and create value.  The nature, design, and performance of managed organizations is evolving to accommodate drastic advancements in technology. To put this into context, technology investment has increased. However, productivity has declined from these investments over […]
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Top Tips To Keep Your Innovation Practice Alive While Everyone Is Working From Home

Bernhard Schaffrik March 26, 2021
From in-home virtual reality labs to surprise gifts mailed to colleagues, creative ideas abound to keep teams motivated.
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Four Themes Will Shape The Future Of Insurance

Jeffery Williams March 24, 2021
Technology alone won't drive sustainable competitive advantages. Partnerships, people, products, and processes will factor heavily into four themes that will shape the future of insurance.
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