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Forecasting In Uncertainty: Are Software Vendors Too Optimistic, Or Are We Too Pessimistic About The Software Market Outlook?

Andrew Bartels July 14, 2020
Vice President Andrew Bartels puts the latest Forrester tech market forecasts up against the largest software vendors' outlooks. Read the takeaways here.
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How To Adjust Your Tech Budget To Survive Or Thrive In The Pandemic Recession

Bobby Cameron May 19, 2020
As firms emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, they need to realign tech spending to match post-pandemic priorities. Here are some tools and insight that can help.
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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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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Negotiate Cost Reductions With Software Vendors

Mark Bartrick May 5, 2020
Worker layoffs and furloughs aren’t the only way to quickly reduce costs. Here’s how to start conversations with your vendors today.
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Quick Resource Guide To Help Organizations Scale Healthcare Support During COVID-19

Arielle Trzcinski April 3, 2020
Forrester has curated a list of companies that are delivering virtual care services and support for health insurers, healthcare providers, employers, and consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some vendors initially offered temporary discounts or free services, many have discontinued these practices. From self-triage to virtual care, these services allow healthcare organizations (HCOs) to screen […]
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No, It’s Not Just You: In Retail, Commerce Is Almost Never “Headless”

Emily Pfeiffer March 2, 2020
“Headless commerce” is the ubiquitous, abstract description of the modern commerce suite. Technical folks talk about it as if it’s the new gold standard, and you’re probably wondering if you’re expected to change your entire commerce stack. There’s one not-so-small problem, though: “Headless” means something different depending on who you ask — and where you […]
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Key Considerations On The “New” Cornerstone OnDemand

Mark Brandau February 26, 2020
Read key takeaways from Mark Brandau’s conversation with Cornerstone CEO Adam Miller and CMO Heidi Spirgi about what recent acquisitions will mean for users.
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“Autonomous Procurement” Is A Really Dumb Idea

Andrew Bartels December 19, 2019
Four reasons to be cautious about the role of AI in procurement.
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Agile Procurement In Government Is Not An Oxymoron

Amanda LeClair November 11, 2019
Forrester has had the pleasure of working with many change agents working at every level of government who have already adopted Agile principles to drive change. Learn more.
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RIP, RFP — This Is Not Your 1990s Vendor Selection Process

Elaine Hutton November 6, 2019
The demands of digital business and customer centricity are obsoleting the request for proposal (RFP) process. How should firms approach vendor selection instead?
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Research Announcement: The Forrester Wave™: European Cybersecurity Consulting Providers, Q4 2019

Paul McKay October 31, 2019
Today, my inaugural evaluation of the European consulting services provider market published, as I write this blog from the city of Barcelona. Along with “The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Consulting Services In Asia Pacific, Q4 2019,” which published yesterday (see here), this marks the first time that we have explicitly assessed the European security consulting services […]
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How To Onboard Startups

Oliwia Berdak April 29, 2019
Large corporates and startups seems like a match made in heaven. The former have the customer base, budget, and scale that the latter crave. And startups bring speed and agility and can help enterprises experiment with emerging technologies and business models. There’s even a whole industry of matchmakers — platforms and accelerators that aim to […]
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New Tech Spotlight: Health Tech Puts Wellness In The Hands Of The Customer

Carlton Doty October 2, 2018
Picture the following: You wake up from a fitful night of sleep feeling under the weather. From your sickbed, a voice assistant gathers your symptoms, accesses your patient history, and orders a prescription for you. But you want to talk to a human as well, so you initiate a video chat with your physician using […]
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Lacking Smart Third-Party Risk Regulation, JP Morgan Chase, Bank Of America, Wells Fargo, And American Express Create Company: TruSight

Chris McClean November 15, 2017
  The third-party ecosystem continues to flummox risk managers. Regulators keep pushing for stronger oversight, but they fail to offer real standards or tools to make this possible. What’s worse, technology and service providers  have only helped large companies become more efficient at asking their third parties hundreds of questions; which means these third parties […]
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Netflix Hack: Key Lessons In The Economics Of Ransomware And Managing Third-Party Risk

Renee Murphy May 2, 2017
Netflix recently experienced a third-party breach. The data lost is Season 5 of Orange is the New Black, which is original Netflix content. Many are calling it the largest entertainment industry hack since Sony. I guess that is right, but how bad is it really? First, here is what happened. Netflix transferred season five to […]
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For “Software-Is-The-Brand” Companies, Technology Is The Supply Chain

Forrester August 2, 2013
There isn’t an IT sourcing and vendor management (SVM) client that I’ve spoken with in the past seven years – Forrester explicitly started writing for SVM professionals in 2006 – that hasn’t mentioned gaining more influence with executives as a key priority for their teams. A key reason for this lack of stature with the […]
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Business Leaders Spending On Technology Because It’s Too Important To Let I.T. Go It Alone

Forrester May 6, 2013
In Forrester’s latest report, “Tracking The Renegade Technology Buyer,” we uncover the motivations and technology spending priorities of over 1,000 North American and European business executives. The data from the Forrsights Business Decision-Makers Survey was collected in Q4, 2012.  Of the 891 respondents that had a budget over US$1 million, 824 spent their own money on […]
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Are you ready to source digital disruption?

Christopher Andrews April 2, 2013
Digital capability – social, mobile, cloud, data & analytics – disrupts business models, introduces new competitive threats, and places new demands on your business. Highlighting this fact: Forrester’s 2012 “Digital Readiness Assessment” survey found that 65% of global executives say they are “excited about the changes that digital tools and experiences will bring” to their […]
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Moving From The Horse To The Car: Innovation Or Improvement?

Forrester April 19, 2012
Was the introduction of the Ford Model T an improvement or an innovation over the horse drawn wagon? As an SVM professional, you may ask, “Why is this question important for me?” But as an ever-growing number of companies invest in innovation, they will realize a significant portion of this can come from the existing […]
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Good Tidings We Bring….As The Customer Is King

Forrester December 8, 2011
As well as an adaptation of a festive song this could be one of the guiding jingles for ServiceNow. This week I have been attending, along with my colleague Stephen Mann, the Knowledge11 conference in Frankfurt. ServiceNow is one of those companies that ITSM practitioners have an interest in because of their phenomenal growth and go-to-market […]
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