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Predictions 2019 Update: Cloud Computing Soars To New Heights

Dave Bartoletti 22 hours ago
At the end of 2018, Forrester’s cloud team made some bold predictions about how cloud computing would accelerate enterprise digital transformation everywhere, from the data center to the mobile device to the edge. And we were right: Enterprise demand is exploding, new cloud platform services are being launched monthly, and public cloud services are coming […]
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The Future Of Health: How Our 2019 Predictions Fared In Q1

Arielle Trzcinski 2 days ago
Q1 is in the books. Alexa is HIPAA-compliant, the Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-J.P. Morgan (ABJ) alliance now has a name — Haven — and the much-anticipated industrywide interoperability efforts got a huge boost with CMS’s proposed policy changes announced at the HIMSS conference. In the parlance of Bob Dylan . . . the times they are a-changin’. […]
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How Automation Is Impacting Enterprises In 2019

Craig Le Clair 2 days ago
Forrester predicted in late 2018 that automation would become the tip of the digital transformation spear in 2019, impacting everything from infrastructure to customers to business models. Now that we’re four months in, we’ve evaluated whether our five specific predictions are on track. We first predicted that 40% of enterprises will have automation centers and […]
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B2C Marketing Predictions So Far: Preference And Privacy Prove Powerful

Brigitte Majewski 2 days ago
Our 2019 B2C Marketing predictions hone in on the impact of rising customer power. Forrester has been evangelizing the age of the customer for a decade, but the message is approaching a crescendo. This year, we called that consumer desire for better data control, better experiences (especially in social), and better connections to their values […]
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Future Of Retail: How Brands Should Handle Automation In 2019

Fiona Swerdlow 7 days ago
To help retailers and brands plan for 2019, Claudia Tajima and I are interviewing our Forrester peers to discover how their 2019 predictions will affect retail for our series: “Applying 2019 Predictions To Retail.” Recently, Claudia interviewed J. P. Gownder, VP and principal analyst on Forrester’s CIO team and an expert in automation technologies. Here’s what J. P. thinks retailers and brands should expect and focus on regarding […]
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Future Of Retail: Applying 2019 Predictions To Retail — Blog Series

Fiona Swerdlow April 17, 2019
To help retailers and brands plan for 2019 and beyond, Claudia Tajima and I are interviewing our Forrester peers to discover how their 2019 predictions will affect the retail industry for our blog series, “Future Of Retail: Applying 2019 Predictions To Retail.” In our blog series, we will explore how predictions across AI, automation, CX, […]
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The Security Snapshot: 10-Year Challenge

Stephanie Balaouras April 11, 2019
At the start of the new year, a meme called the 10-Year Challenge went viral. The premise is simple: Post a photo of yourself in 2009 and a photo of yourself in 2019 to highlight certain changes that may have taken place in that time. Besides the security concerns of social media sites potentially mining […]
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Predictions 2019: Highlights

What It Means February 14, 2019
2019 is shaping up to be a challenging year. The market may slow, but the pace of disruption won’t. Now isn’t the time to throw in the towel on digital transformation and CX. Instead, build a solid foundation and get ready to come out strong in 2020.
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Top Insurance Tech Trends To Watch In 2019

Ellen Carney November 29, 2018
How will the “whats” of insurance — underwriting, claims, and compliance — translate into new “hows” in 2019? Watch the video below for more information on what’s driving changes in insurance business strategy and the tech that enables it. Do you need more help? Forrester clients can set up an inquiry with us.
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Healthcare In 2019: Five Bold Predictions

Arielle Trzcinski November 28, 2018
The healthcare industry is experiencing some much-needed transformation and disruption. Looking ahead to next year, we made five bold predictions. Watch the video below to learn what is in store for the future of healthcare. Check out the full report here, and join our webinar on December 3 for a more in-depth understanding of our predictions. Click here to […]
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Predictions 2019: Transformation Goes Pragmatic

Carrie Johnson November 8, 2018
Our Predictions 2019 guide, “Transformation Goes Pragmatic,” is live. What do we mean by pragmatism? A sense of realism, practical steps, a desire for tangible outcomes. It’s a good description for what we are seeing in a market that carried ambitious strategies into 2018 but ran afoul of internal headwinds. Don’t get me wrong, the […]
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Predictions 2019: B2B Marketing And Sales — Mission Possible

Caroline Robertson November 8, 2018
Many attendees of our B2B Marketing 2018 Forum remarked how the energy was high and the focus was driven — the marketing and sales leaders who joined us in Austin were on a mission to overdeliver on business expectations for their practice and figure out how to manage the conflicting priorities that 31% of respondents to […]
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Predictions 2019: Software Innovation Builds Upon Cloud, Collaboration, AI, And More

Christopher Condo November 8, 2018
As we move into 2019, Forrester sees digital transformation as a continued driving force for the software industry, pushing teams to accelerate their innovative efforts. Last year, Forrester predicted that a host of enabling technologies, such as serverless computing, integrated DevOps tools, AI+ML, and low-code platforms, would enable digital transformation efforts. We also predicted the […]
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Predictions 2019: This Is The Year To Invest In Humans, As Backlash Against Chatbots And AI Begins

Tom Kaneshige November 8, 2018
For some time, the burning question has been: Will robots replace humans? While the proliferation of robotic process automation (RPA) has reduced headcount in the back office, it’s a different story for customer service and sales. In a Forrester survey, 46% of companies said sales and marketing are leading the investment in and adoption of […]
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Predictions 2019: Cloud Computing Comes Of Age As The Foundation For Enterprise Digital Transformation

Dave Bartoletti November 8, 2018
Last year, Forrester predicted that cloud computing would radically accelerate enterprise transformation everywhere. After a decade of powering small and medium business success — and giving disruptive companies the tools and technologies they needed to compete head on with the world’s largest firms — cloud was poised to drive significant enterprise change in the very firms being […]
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Predictions 2019: Consumer Power Pushes Marketers To Better Data And Experiences

Jessica Liu November 8, 2018
“I get knocked down, but I get up again.” — Chumbawamba   Halfway through the 20-year-long age of the customer, empowered consumers are more informed about their purchases, demand data privacy, and dictate the experiences that they want. Brands have been beaten down with every misstep, many of which snowballed into broad PR crises: United Airlines, Wells Fargo, Starbucks, […]
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Predictions 2019: Media — What’s On Tap?

Mary Pilecki November 7, 2018
Media Acquisition Growth Explodes By any standard, 2018 will be remembered as a blockbuster year for media. On June 14, 2018, AT&T completed its acquisition of Time Warner for $85.4 billion, despite an appeal by the Department of Justice. A week later, Disney won the battle against Comcast to acquire 21st Century Fox for $71.3 billion. These […]
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Predictions 2019: Digital Leaders Reboot To Hedge Against A Downturn

Jacob Morgan November 7, 2018
Forrester predicted in 2018 that digital would reach the hard stuff, the core of business: organization structure, operating models, and endless discussion of platforms. These themes are far from done; however, 2019 sees a distinct shift in emphasis — winter is coming. In 2019, economic uncertainty stalks the halls, and budgets will see pressure. Many firms […]
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Predictions 2019: Steady Evolution In Blockchain Will Continue, Unless Disillusionment Causes A “Winter”

Martha Bennett November 7, 2018
“The visionaries will forge ahead; those hoping for immediate industry and process transformation will give up.” This was the opening sentence of my blog post accompanying Forrester’s DLT/blockchain predictions for 2018. I’m repeating it here, because it’ll continue to hold true for 2019 — with one proviso: There’s a real risk that we’ll experience the beginning […]
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Predictions 2019: In Healthcare, CX Measurement Frameworks, Virtual Care, And AI Come To The Fore

Arielle Trzcinski November 7, 2018
The US population is growing and aging. The volume of patients and the prevalence of chronic conditions are rising. Payers and providers alike are feeling the strain of healthcare’s antiquated system and the damaging effects it has on quality of care and revenue. As a result, the US healthcare market is going through a much-needed […]
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