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Why The Right Web Analytics Platform Is (Even More) Business-Critical

James McCormick November 10, 2017

Why The Right Web Analytics Platform Is (Even More) Business Critical Forrester just recently published The Forrester Wave™: Web Analytics, Q4 2017. In it we rank the leading web analytics platform provides including Adobe, AT Internet, Cooladata, Google, IBM, Mixpanel, and Webtrekk. “Why should I care?”, you may ask.  After all when it comes to […]

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Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Digital Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2017

James McCormick April 5, 2017

Early Digital Intelligence Platform Players Deliver Great Value – Yet Have Many Opportunities For Improvement As digital disruption continues its unstoppable march, digital engagement is rapidly evolving and customers’ expectations that they will get what they want during moments of digital interaction continue to grow. Now more than ever, firms need to understand their customers […]

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Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Digital Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2017

James McCormick April 5, 2017

Early Digital Intelligence Tech Players Deliver Platform Value – But Have A Way To Go As digital disruption continues its unstoppable march, digital engagement is rapidly evolving and customers’ expectations that they will get what they want during moments of digital interaction continue to grow. Now more than ever, firms need to understand their customers […]

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Which Vendor Will Deliver Your Digital Customer Experience Platform? Here Are 17 Candidates

Forrester December 3, 2013

Choosing digital customer experience solutions isn’t easy for application development and delivery (AD&D) pros, or for their counterparts in the business. Tech pros used to respond to digital business needs by acquiring, say, a web content management or eCommerce system. They may have integrated other software tools to deliver extended capabilities. And it was good. […]

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AMD Acquires SeaMicro — Big Bet On Architectural Shift For Servers

Richard Fichera September 26, 2012

[For some reason this has been unpublished since April — so here it is well after AMD announced its next spin of the SeaMicro product.] At its recent financial analyst day, AMD indicated that it intended to differentiate itself by creating products that were advantaged in niche markets, with specific mention, among other segments, of servers, […]

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AMD Acquires SeaMicro — Big Bet On Architectural Shift For Servers

Richard Fichera March 1, 2012

At its recent financial analyst day, AMD indicated that it intended to differentiate itself by creating products that were advantaged in niche markets, with specific mention, among other segments, of servers, and to generally shake up the trench warfare that has had it on the losing side of its lifelong battle with Intel (my interpretation, […]

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ARM Servers - Calxeda Opens The Kimono For A Tantalizing Tease

Richard Fichera March 11, 2011

Calxeda, one of the most visible stealth mode startups in the industry, has finally given us an initial peek at the first iteration of its server plans, and they both meet our inflated expectations from this ARM server startup and validate some of the initial claims of ARM proponents. While still holding their actual delivery […]

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comScore And Nedstat: An Exciting End To A Hot Summer

Joe Stanhope September 3, 2010

Here we are again.  As we approach Labor Day, less than three weeks after IBM announced its agreement to acquire Unica (see my blog post with Suresh Vittal here), comScore announced yesterday that it has acquired the venerable European Web analytics vendor Nedstat. Total cash and stock consideration for the purchase is valued at approximately […]

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Thoughts on IBM and Coremetrics

Joe Stanhope June 16, 2010

It's a funny thing, I was sitting in my office on Monday trying to decide what to blog about next, and as if on cue we had very exciting news yesterday in the Web Analytics business.  IBM announced its agreement to acquire Coremetrics.  So ended the deliberations on blog topics. You can read the official […]

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Twitter And My Spring 2010 Schedule

Joe Stanhope April 28, 2010

I was traveling for the past couple weeks in the United Kingdom to meet with clients.  Following a set of very successful meetings I ran into a bit of trouble.  Just as I was planning to return home a volcano in Iceland erupted and brought air travel in Europe to a standing halt.  I had […]

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Web Analytics Will Emerge As A Cornerstone Of Customer Intelligence

Joe Stanhope April 9, 2010

Last week I hit a major personal milestone.  My first report as a Forrester analyst went live! As thrilling as this is for me, I hope it will be even more exciting for Customer Intelligence professionals. The report is titled How Web Analytics will Emerge As A Cornerstone of Customer Intelligence, and is based on […]

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Google announces plans to offer Google Analytics Opt-Out

Joe Stanhope March 19, 2010

I was on client calls most of the day, and when I came up for air in the afternoon to check my RSS reader and Tweetdeck to see what what going on in the world I made a fascinating discovery.  Like many of you I came across the following post from the Google Analytics Blog: […]

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Exciting times in Web Intelligence!

Joe Stanhope February 26, 2010

Hello everyone, welcome to my first blog post as a Forrester Analyst. I joined Forrester in late January after nearly six years at Alterian, an Enterprise Marketing software company, where I was Vice President of Platform Strategy, supporting Product Marketing, Analyst Relations and Corporate Development. First and foremost, I’m thrilled to be on board at […]

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What Makes A Standard?

Forrester July 28, 2009

[Posted by John Lovett] Follow Me on  Something rather amazing happened yesterday in the Web Analytics realm that was enabled by social media. A longstanding conversation regarding all things Web analytics has been playing out in Twitter under the hashtag #wa. [If confused by this already, you may want to drop off here.]  Recently, Washington state has jumped on […]

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Forrester Wave™ [Web Analytics]: Just the Facts Please

Forrester July 23, 2009

[Posted by John Lovett] Follow Me on  In our line of work, sometimes you strive for shock and awe, while other times, you just write the facts. In the case of the Forrester Wave™: Web Analytics that published today, I did the latter. While it felt somewhat anticlimactic because there was no sizzling scandal and […]

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