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Troubled Times Test Traditional Tech Titans

Glenn O'Donnell 2 hours ago
Cisco Systems stock fell over 11% today after it delivered its latest quarterly earnings yesterday. Cisco beat street estimates, but it fell based on a 9% YoY decrease in revenue and a weak outlook for coming quarters. Our research indicates a coming drought in infrastructure tech spending, so the next few quarters – likely to […]
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Return Of The Sovereign Cloud

Sam Higgins July 29, 2020
A decade ago, I completed the first ever assessment of Australia’s emerging “trusted” or private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market. I followed this up with a 2010 opinion-editorial calling for improved “cloud computing regulation” in Australia as a model for global oversight of a hugely important market segment. How important? The cloud computing market has become as […]
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How Shell Is Bridging The Technical Skills Gap

Tracy Woo July 14, 2020
There’s been a ton of buzz and activity around my first report, “Mind The Cloud Skills Gap.” As such, when Shell presented at the IBM Think Digital event earlier this year about reskilling its staff, I was very keen to attend. The key takeaways from this session were: Shell Chief Data and Analytics Officer Frans […]
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Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2020: Looking Beyond The Challenges

Guannan Lu June 9, 2020
Huawei started the 17th Huawei Global Analyst Summit on May 18, 2020 in Shenzhen, China. Huawei’s rotating chairman, Guo Ping, spoke on the theme of “Huawei: A Year and Beyond” to both look back on a very challenging year for the company and look ahead with a focus on accelerating growth. The US Entity List […]
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Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Human Capital Management Suites, Q2 2020

Mark Brandau May 19, 2020
Prior to the pandemic, the majority of global software decision makers were dissatisfied with their existing human capital management (HCM) products and were evaluating other products. With COVID-19, this dissatisfaction is now acute, and digital workforce transformation has accelerated. The right HCM technology to transform your organization’s people and workforce strategies is no longer nice […]
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Red Hat’s Marketplace Seeks To Simplify Kubernetes (K8s) Management

Tracy Woo May 11, 2020
The biggest announcement from Red Hat’s Summit virtual event was Red Hat Marketplace, operated by IBM. Building on its existing container orchestration software, OpenShift, Red Hat has created a central software purchasing location for automated deployment to any cloud. Red Hat is positioning its Marketplace as the solution to critical pain points from development, security, […]
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Managing Costs In Azure

Tracy Woo May 8, 2020
Cost management is a topic that consistently comes up in inquiry, regardless of whether the original question was about cost management or about other aspects of cloud strategy. Up until recently, cost management was exclusively served by third-party software offerings. Over the past two years, however, native cloud providers have started to invest in native […]
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Forecasting In Uncertainty: What Q1 2020 Vendor Earnings Tell Us About The Tech Market Outlook

Andrew Bartels May 1, 2020
A detailed analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the high-tech market from Vice President Andrew Bartels.
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Earth Day Insight: The Major Cloud Providers Are Leaders In Sustainability

Abhijit Sunil April 22, 2020
Cloud vendors are leading the way in sustainability initiatives. On Earth Day, I look at some of the key initiatives in the past decade by the leaders in the space.
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Google Helps Users Reduce Google Cloud Costs

Tracy Woo April 20, 2020
Over the past two years, the major native cloud players have launched cloud management product teams focused on improving the visibility, billing, and optimization capabilities available natively. Google has also joined this effort. The company provides customers with cost and billing support via onboarding checklists, how-to guides, billing support specialists, and providing billing account, catalog, […]
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Cloud Players And Research Groups Join The Fight Against COVID-19 With High-Performance Computing

Tracy Woo April 2, 2020
A unique public/private consortium organized by IBM and the Department of Energy is bringing high-performance computing to the COVID-19 fight. Analyst Tracy Woo provides details.
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An Appetizer For My Latest Doc: Mind The Cloud Skills Gap

Tracy Woo March 24, 2020
Last week I published “Mind The Cloud Skills Gap.” I didn’t end that declaration with an exclamation mark, but really, that’s what I feel: excitement! Why? 1) It’s my first Forrester report and 2) The report covers a topic that many clients are asking about: What do we do when we want to build a […]
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AWS Savings Plans: What They Are And Why You Should Care

Tracy Woo March 18, 2020
Last November, Amazon Web Services launched AWS Savings Plans for EC2, Fargate, and Lambda. Unlike what the name may imply, Savings Plans doesn’t mean dollar accrual; rather, it’s a discount plan, where purchasing in bulk leads to cost savings. To participate, the program requires customers to commit to spending a specific dollar amount per hour […]
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Combat In The Cloud: Securing The $10 Billion JEDI Contract

Tracy Woo March 12, 2020
Last October, Microsoft won the $10 billion U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. The 10-year agreement is part of a larger Pentagon initiative to modernize and unify its IT infrastructure, most of which still exists on technology from the 1980s and 1990s. The Microsoft decision came as a massive shock […]
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Make Room For Public Clouds In Your Industrial IoT Strategy

Paul Miller March 1, 2020
Not too long ago, executives from manufacturing and related industries would not consider running their internet of things (IoT) initiatives from a cloud. Now? It’s hard to find one who doesn’t enthusiastically embrace some role for the public cloud. Makers of industrial IoT (IIoT) software platforms have undergone a similar change of heart, pivoting from […]
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Back To The Future: My Return To Forrester

Sam Higgins February 18, 2020
Fifteen years ago, I faced a crossroads in my career. At the time, I was working for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, reporting directly to the CIO, leading a team of exceptional individuals in the innovation and planning unit of the Information Services Branch. In late 2004, my team had completed development […]
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A Roundup Of Key Machine-Learning Announcements From AWS re:Invent

Leslie Joseph December 4, 2019
For data science practitioners, machine learning developers or insights-driven business leaders, here are the key announcements from Amazon's AWS re:invent 2019 show that you should care about.
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Predictions 2020: Cloud Computing Sees New Alliances And New Security Concerns

Dave Bartoletti November 4, 2019
In 2020, the cloud computing market will sees interesting new alliances and face new security concerns. Read Forrester's 2020 cloud predictions to find out more.
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Machine Learning Takes To The Cloud

Leslie Joseph October 2, 2019
Machine learning continues to disrupt and democratize itself. Announcing two new Forrester reports that describe the popularity of running machine learning pipelines and workloads in the public cloud, in North America and in Asia Pacific.
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Healthcare Organizations Are Future-Proofing Strategy And Operations With Cloud

Jeff Becker June 13, 2019
HCOs are turning to cloud vendors to address a wide range of business problems. Read the top three issues HCOs are tackling with the cloud.
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