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Is Your Bank’s Mobile App A Fonzie Or A Potsie?

Peter Wannemacher June 4, 2019
If you’re a fan of the old TV show “Happy Days,” you know Fonzie and Potsie. If you don’t know the show, here’s a quick sum-up of the two characters: Both were good dudes, but while one (Potsie) managed to, at best, fit in with the crowd, the other (Fonzie, also known as “The Fonz”) […]
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European Banks Are Redoubling Their Mobile Banking Efforts In 2019 — Just Not All At The Same Speed

Aurelie L'Hostis May 29, 2019
Customers have come to expect easy, effective, and contextually relevant mobile banking experiences. Bolting a shiny new user interface on top of a patchwork of legacy systems won’t cut it anymore.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini March 11, 2019
There Is A Tech Talent Gap . . . No Wait, There Isn’t  Tech talent continues to be one of the most common debates in the industry today. Conventional wisdom says that there is a critical imbalance in supply/demand, and data showing that there could be more than 1 million computer programming jobs unfilled by […]
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We Should Chat About WeChat And Why Facebook Wants In

Jessica Liu March 7, 2019
For years, I’ve maintained that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, Inc., has had his eye on a singular goal: becoming the global version of China’s WeChat. WeChat is China’s most popular messaging app, with 1 billion monthly users. China’s population is 1.4 billion people, which means approximately two in three Chinese are on WeChat. But WeChat […]
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Building The Web? If It’s Not Progressive, It’s Not Right!

Michael Facemire October 9, 2018
Web apps or native apps? For a long time, that was the choice we had for building mobile experiences. And we all know the tradeoff: Native apps are really expensive but give the best experience. Web apps can be mobile-optimized, but the experience is terrible. While this was once directionally true, today it’s not true […]
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The Forrester Banking Wave™: Global Mobile Apps Summary, 2018 — BBVA Offers World-Class Mobile Banking Services

Aurelie L'Hostis September 28, 2018
Digital banks are not eating the incumbent banks’ lunch (yet!), but they’re certainly demonstrating voracious appetite. In the UK, Monzo recently hit the one-million-customer mark, while Revolut has almost tripled its customers to 2.8 million in a year. Lifestyle app Alipay, the digital wallet and payments solution operated by Ant Financial, now has 700 million […]
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Best Buy's GreatCall Expands Its Adjacent Industry Disruption

James Staten August 20, 2018
Best Buy has made yet another startup acquisition that enriches its customer value with innovative digital products: GreatCall, a San Diego-based startup offering health and medical alert devices and services. Most retailers’ “innovations” have been incremental digital tech investments that extend their retail value proposition and customer value. It’s great to see Best Buy investing […]
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Apple Continues To Empower The Patient To Be An Informed Consumer

Arielle Trzcinski June 7, 2018
Apple Takes Record Sharing To The Next Level Consumers demand access to their medical information, and Apple has answered the call. In January, Apple released an update to the Health app, enabling customers of 12 hospitals and clinics to see their medical records right on their iPhone. Months later, Apple now allows patients from over […]
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How USAA Differentiates In Mobile Banking

James L. McQuivey May 31, 2018
Take another not-so-random walk with me, this time as my colleague Peter Wannemacher and I explore what makes USAA a standout performer in our Mobile Banking Benchmark assessment. As we did before when exploring The Home Depot’s success in our “The Forrester Retail Wave: US Mobile Web, Q4 2017” report, we invited executives from USAA […]
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Forrester’s Mobile Mind Shift Index Monitors An Evolving Preference For Mobile

Nicholas Chao May 15, 2018
Marketers and product strategists have used Forrester’s Mobile Mind Shift Index (MMSI) for years to understand their audiences and inform their mobile strategy. We introduced the MMSI in 2013 to help companies assess whether an audience is ready to engage with them on mobile. Today, the most important question is no longer whether your customers […]
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What Brought Me Back To Forrester: Our Market-Leading Engagement Around Emerging Technologies

James Staten April 30, 2018
It is such a pleasure to be back at Forrester, especially now when our firm is actively embracing and helping you, our customers, leverage new technologies to innovate and differentiate your business. After three years leading technology strategy and market development for Microsoft Azure and Equinix, what brought me back were three things: The value […]
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Predictions 2018: Mobile Evolves Into The Digital Experience Conductor

Julie Ask November 8, 2017
Last year Forrester predicted that mobile would become the face of digital, with consumer app fatigue forcing digital business professionals to pursue a portfolio of mobile experiences. Since the beginning of 2017, 29% of firms Forrester surveyed have experimented with skills on Amazon Alexa and other voice-enabled assistants and 51% have started using, piloted or […]
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The End Of Flash

Jeffrey Hammond July 24, 2017
This morning, Adobe announced that it will end support for the Flash Player at the end of 2020. Over the past 20 years, digital firms have used Flash content for everything from clickable ads to games to interactive learning and rich internet applications. When I started at Forrester in 2006, Flash ran neck and neck […]
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The Data Digest: Mobile Phone — Compass, Guide, And Connector

Anjali Lai June 1, 2017
I’ve spent the past few weeks traveling around Europe, and during my trip, I became keenly aware of how much I rely on my phone to connect me with the physical world – especially when navigating unfamiliar streets. But as I strolled through major cities and charming countryside towns, I passed groups of locals and […]
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Fix Your Mobile Foundations To Make The Most Of Bots, Agents, VR and Other Emerging Tech

Thomas Husson April 2, 2017
Emerging consumer technologies such as bots, intelligent agents, extended reality, connected objects, and IoT will not replace mobile — instead, mobile will be the key to unlocking these new touchpoints. Facing limited budgets, marketers feel pressure to prioritize much-hyped new consumer-facing technologies over their foundational mobile work. Jumping directly to the latest shiny objects of […]
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Which Nifty Mobile Banking Features Is Your App Missing?

Peter Wannemacher March 17, 2017
Not long ago, Forrester published a report that listed “Eleven Mobile Features That More Banks Should Offer.” These features are nifty and valuable mobile services that a majority of banks worldwide don’t offer. As a follow-up to this research, we thought that we’d share three additional mobile banking features that we see more companies rolling […]
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What To Expect From Mobile World Congress 2017

Thomas Husson February 20, 2017
It's that time of year again! From next Monday (February 27) through March 2, 2017, Mobile World Congress (MWC) will take place in Barcelona. I attended this event (then 3GSM) for the first time in 2005 and it is fascinating to see how the event has morphed from a B2B telecoms technology trade show to […]
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2017 Predictions: Mobile Is The Face Of Digital

Julie Ask November 1, 2016
We put together our thoughts in a new 2017 Mobile Predictions report on what to expect in the mobile space next year across industries and roles. In 2016 mobile evolved from a stand-alone channel to a baseline for all branded digital experiences. In 2017, mobile will continue to elevate customer expectations as it transforms even non-digital […]
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The Future Of Messaging Apps

Thomas Husson September 19, 2016
Two years ago, Forrester made the claim that mobile was the new face of social. With more than 3 billion users worldwide, messaging apps demonstrated one of the fastest-growing online behaviors and passed social networks. The reach of these apps is huge, which presents a strong relationship promise for marketers. From Line’s IPO to WhatsApp’s […]
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The Data Digest: Sports, Spectators, And Screen Time

Anjali Lai June 30, 2016
Sports fans around the world are having a heyday: From the Copa America soccer tournament in the US to the European Champions Cup across the pond, and from live Wimbledon matches to the imminent Summer Olympic Games, there is no lack of global sports entertainment at this moment. Sports teams have always brought people together as […]
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