Forrester Research

  • Forrester's 2011 security strategy recommendations

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    Every New Year brings an opportunity to review existing security plans and adjust strategies for the next year. And, as I participate in these conversations for 2011, a lot of similar themes have popped up. Most CISOs are struggling with the same issues, ranging from dealing with the changing threat landscape to properly supporting the rising adoption of social technologies, employee-owned mobile devices, and cloud services. In fact, Forrester's research shows that a majority of challenges for security professionals all relate to business orientation and alignment. For example, many senior business and IT leaders are asking CISOs to better support and align with the business and IT objectives, requesting regular interactions and updates from security teams.
  • You Say IT, Forrester Says BT: What's the Difference?

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 4:54 pm

    What's in a name? A lot, says Forrester Research CEO George Colony, whose quest to transform Information Technology to Business Technology is taking longer than expected. But would a new name really help bridge the gap between the server guys and the suits?
  • Global IT spending to drop by nearly 11% in ’09, Forrester says

    Posted June 30, 2009 - 9:02 pm

    The high-tech industry might finally be hitting rock bottom, according to Forrester Research, which Tuesday forecast global IT spending to decline by nearly 11% in 2009 before vendors and end-user organizations begin to see some signs of recovery later this year and early next.
  • Oracle vs. SAP: Who Has the Better ERP Apps Strategy?

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 1:23 pm

    Forrester Research last stacked up the application strategies of ERP heavyweights SAP and Oracle in 2006. At the time, SAP's star, in their opinion, was shining much brighter than Oracle's. Much has changed since then. Now, as 2008 comes to a close, Forrester analysts John Rymer, Paul Hamerman and Ray Wang have done another comprehensive analysis of the fierce competitors' application strategies.
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