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Forrester Research:  Database-As-A-Service

Forrester Research has recently published a report on Database-as-a-service (DBaaS), a new and emerging publiccloud database service. Business leaders demand next-generation applications and new insights to drive more intelligent engagement and better decisions. To get there, enterprise architects need to design an agile technical architecture that can scale automatically with capabilities, such as databases, that are always available to support ... Read More »

B2B e-Commerce Expected to Grow

Business-to-business (B2B) e-Commerce sales will top $1 trillion by 2020 and account for 12% of the total $9.39 trillion B2B sales in the United States, according to Forrester’s inaugural five-year B2B e-Commerce forecast. This estimate represents an 8% compound annual growth rate over the next five years, with B2B sales reaching $780 billion by the end of this year, Forrester ... Read More »

Forrester Research Brief: The New Art Of Data

CMOs Must Partner With CIOs To Lead Data Innovation  Forrester published recently a brief on ‘The New Art of Data’ stressing the point of digital customers, channels, and competitors are putting pressure on firms to leverage more, and messier, data to arm their products, employees, and operations with digital capabilities. But being “data driven” isn’t purely a technology challenge, and ... Read More »

Six Steps To Become A Digital Business – Digital Transforms the Game of Business

Business leaders don’t think of digital as central to their business because in the past, it hasn’t been.  But now your customers, your products, your business operations, and your competitors are fundamentally digital.  A piecemeal strategy of bolting on digital channels or methods is no longer sufficient. Instead, you must think of your company as part of a dynamic ecosystem ... Read More »

Forrester’s 2013 Data Privacy Heat Map

Forrester has published a data privacy report to help security and risk professionals navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws around the world.  Forrester created a data privacy heat map that highlights the data protection guidelines and practices for 54 different countries. Due to the dynamic nature of data protection legislation, information within the interactive tool is kept up-to-date with ... Read More »

Predictions 2014: All Things Data

It appears that in spite of the general notion about the commoditization of data Forrester Research says data’s value is on its way to be finally recognized in the shift in power from companies to customers. For several years, Forrester Research has noted a shift in power from companies to customers.  Customers call the shots; they can and do transfer ... Read More »

The New Privacy: It’s All About Context

Adopt Contextual Privacy to gain A Market Advantage says Fatemeh Khatibloo of Forrester Research “Privacy is dead”: It’s a trope so often repeated you might actually think it’s true. But in the age of smartphones and sensors, privacy is not only possible, it’s essential for building trust, the foundational currency of social, mobile, and local services. Context is key: Businesses crave ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member Forrester Research

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is a global research and advisory firm serving professionals in 13 key roles across three distinct client segments. Our clients face progressively complex business and technology decisions every day. To help them understand, strategize, and act upon opportunities brought by change, Forrester provides proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and ... Read More »

Evaluating BI Services in Asia Pacific

Local Market Expertise And Experience Should Be A Primary Evaluation Criterion For BI Services: “Global” business intelligence service providers do not necessarily have a strong presence in all (or even most) of the key markets in Asia Pacific. While access to global resources can be a clear differentiator, a strong physical presence in the region is essential to helping ensure ... Read More »

Asia Pacific Technology Predictions: 2014

Asia Pacific Technology Spending Will Increase 4% In 2014: Economic challenges will remain in 2014 as the global economy continues its unsteady rebound, but the regional tech market will demonstrate resilience. Forrester expects IT spending in Asia Pacific to fare slightly better in 2014, with regionwide growth of 4%; the regional growth rate reaches 6% if we exclude Japan. The Age ... Read More »

The Age of The Customer Will Reshape Asia Pacific’s Tech Markets in 2014

Forrester’s team of Asia Pacific (AP) analysts released our top 10 predictions for the Asia Pacific tech market in 2014 this week. The most critical overarching trend for the region in 2014 will be the strengthening age of the customer, which we define as a 20-year business cycle in which the most successful enterprises will reinvent themselves to systematically understand ... Read More »

Forrester Research Q3 2013 Revenues Declined by 1% – Announces Organizational Changes

Total Q3 revenues were $69.6 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared with $68.5 million for the third quarter of last year. Research revenues decreased 1%, and advisory services and other revenue increased 8% compared with the third quarter of last year. For nine month total revenues were $219.2 million, compared with $217.9 million for the same period last ... Read More »

Forrester Research: Be Aware of an Approaching Tech War — Outcome is Going to Change Customers

As the Web becomes the AM radio of digital, the mobile App Internet will rise. This market will be dominated by two or three ecosystems — semi-closed worlds built on a closely fitting set of apps, phones, tablets, computers, operating systems, and partners. An ecosystem owner will possess extraordinary market power — able to dictate terms to content providers, customers, ... Read More »

Forrester Research Q2 Revenues Up 7.6%

Total revenues were $79.1 million for the second quarter of 2012, compared with $73.5 million for the second quarter of last year.  On a GAAP basis, net income was $7.8 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2012, compared with net income of $5.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the same period last year. ... Read More »

Forrester Research Reports Double Digit Growth for 2011

Total revenues were $283.6 million for 2011, compared with $250.7 million for 2010 up 13% Research Services revenues were $191.6 million up 13.7% Advisory Services and other  revenues were $91.9 million up 11% On a GAAP basis, net income was $23.0 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, for 2011, compared with net income of $20.5 million, or $0.89 per diluted ... Read More »