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Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 500,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide, rigorous and objective methodologies, and the shared wisdom of our most innovative clients. Through proprietary research, data, custom consulting, exclusive executive peer groups, and events, the Forrester experience is about a singular and powerful purpose: to challenge the thinking of our clients to help them lead change in their organizations.

Forrester: Massive Ransomware Outbreak Highlights Need For A Digital Extortion Decision Tree

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5/12/2017 might be another day of cyber-infamy based on malware as hospitals and critical infrastructure providers are locked out of their machines due to what appears to be a new variant of ransomware dubbed WannaCry spreading through corporate networks. Like the ransomware outbreaks in mid-2016 here in the US, NHS hospitals are experiencing patient care […]

Forrester: Cloudera IPO Highlights The Big Data And Hadoop Opportunity

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Last week, Cloudera successfully completed an IPO, raising $259 million of equity capital, including the over-allotment option. Shares were priced at $15 per share and traded up to over $18 per share on the first day of trading, giving investors a 20%+ return. Cloudera describes itself as a company that “empowers organizations to become data‑driven […]

Forrester: Are You On An Agile+DevOps Journey? Don’t Miss Out On Continuous Testing Services!

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It happens often in conversations with clients that I realize they have disjointed initiatives going on to support their digital transformation. The most dangerous parallel initiatives are those where, on one side, they are changing their development teams to become more Agile, but a separate initiative in the same enterprise exists where their Operations folks […]

Forrester: DevOps, Invest For Velocity And Quality!

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Delivering exceptional customer experiences and product for your business take speed and flexibility. More than ever before, speed and flexibility are required from every part of your organization, business and IT alike. DevOps provides your business leaders, enterprise architects, developers and I&O leaders a philosophy to achieve, not only the velocity that customers desire but […]

Forrester: Check Out The New Forrester Wave™ Of Leading DRaaS Providers

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I am pleased to announce that the new Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service Providers, Q2 2017 for infrastructure and operations professionals is now live! This Wave evaluation uncovered a market in which four providers — Sungard Availability Services, Bluelock, IBM, and iland — all emerged as Leaders, although their strengths differ. Another five providers — HPE Enterprise […]

Forrester: Demise of OpenStack Innovation Center does not mean demise of OpenStack

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The ever-dependable Barb Darrow at Fortune reported late last week that the OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC) is to shut down. Cue wailing, gnashing of teeth, and portents of doom. But this may not be quite so bad as it appears, because the OpenStack Innovation Center isn’t nearly so critical to the open source cloud computing […]

Forrester: Go Ask Oprah: The ‘O’ Comes to Alexa

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Hearst magazines announced last week that Amazon Alexa users could invite Oprah — or at least her voice — into their homes. Fans of the media personality, which includes just about everyone, can ask Alexa to play a quote recorded by Oprah from her 2014 book What I Know For Sure. A different quote will […]

Forrester: Google Next 2017 Review – Google Cloud Is A Serious Contender In the Public Cloud Space

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In the last few years, Google has made concerted efforts to target the enterprise cloud computing space. At Next 2017, more than 11,000 customers, partners, developers, and analysts joined Google in San Francisco to learn more about Google Cloud’s latest enterprise updates. We compiled this post following a review of the event with all the […]

Forrester: Traditional I&O Is Dead – The DevOps Phoenix Rises

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If you already belong to a high-performing DevOps organization and you are working on leveraging opensource for monitoring to drive feedback loops, or delivering better security with DevSecOps, or making sure you are understanding continuous testing then you don’t need to read the following – you can stop now. However, if you are facing the challenges that […]

Forrester: DevOps has reached critical mass, CIOs need to get on board

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DevOps is one of the most powerful weapons that CIOs have in their arsenal. DevOps unites the entire enterprise in delivering business transformation with superior customer experience. Companies like Target, Capital One, Walmart, ING, Nordstrom, Netflix and JetBlue are already reaping the benefits. In order to unlock the promise of DevOps, CIOs must lead the call for […]

Forrester: AI’s emerging role in IoT highlighted at IBM Genius of Things event

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IBM hosted an artificial intelligent (AI) event at its Munich Watson IoT HQ, where it underlined its claim as a leading global AI and internet-of-things (IoT) platform providers in the enterprise context. AI and the IoT are both very important topics for enterprise users. However, there remains some uncertainty among enterprises regarding the exact benefits […]

Forrester: Yes, Cloud Is Still Safe Despite The AWS Outage If You Learn From Failure

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On February 28, 2017, many internet sites and business services suffered disruptions. Some early speculation that it was another hack like the October DDOS attack on Dyn. The reality was less nefarious but nonetheless far-reaching. Amazon’s AWS unit soon revealed a failure in its S3 storage service in a particular region (Eastern US). Just about […]

Forrester: The Cloud Is Disrupting Hadoop

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Forrester has seen unprecedented adoption of Hadoop in the last three years. We estimate that firms will spend $800 billion in Hadoop software and related services in 2017. Not surprisingly, Hadoop vendors have capitalized on this — Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR have gone from a “Who?” to “household” brands in the same period of time. […]

Forrester: Pricing Strategies For SaaS Providers

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Most leaders of SaaS providers understand the importance of minimizing Churn and maximizing account enrichment, but few fully appreciate how vital to those goals is a good pricing and licensing strategy. My newly published report Pricing Strategies For Software-As-A-Service  is a must read for any business software company that sells or is thinking of selling […]

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