It's time for the CIO to take control of the disparate social initiatives and create a uniformed strategy that lays out the necessary people, process, and technology changes to make a social business work. But how do you get there?
The View From Forrester provides best practices and analysis of burning issues and trends impacting Information & Knowledge Management and Infrastructure & Operations professionals.
The View from Forrester Research
Is it time to start moving your workloads to the cloud?
The access and connectivity videoconferencing provides can have enormous impact on your business - but how do you get there?
Unfortunately I don’t often hear “strategy” and “IT service management (ITSM)” in the same sentence, unless of course someone is maligning the ITIL 2011 Service Strategy book or if an organization is justifying a significant investment in a new ITSM tool (to me this is too often the breeding ground for failed aspirations). Alternatively we often talk about (and are consumed by) tactical ITSM issues and our tactical responses. So where and what is your ITSM strategy? And where is your ITSM strategic plan?
Collaboration software-as-a-software platforms are emerging as the collaborative backbone of the distributed workforce. But are these tools ready for prime time?
The same forces that are eroding some jobs will fuel new ones. Taking a page from Forrester's Service Management and Automation Playbook, Stephen Mann outlines what the hottest infrastructure and operations (I&O) jobs of the next five years will be.
Partnership gives Lenovo boost in the global enterprise market and provides EMC with a greater footprint in China, blogs Bryan Wang.
Drawing from recent inquiries from Forrester's clients, analyst Dave Johnson looks at what matters to today's I&O professionals, and provides five critical insights into their pain and needs.
With the annual Forrester/itSMF USA IT service management (ITSM) survey fast approaching, Forrester's Stephen Mann speculates that this year's results will be significantly different from that of last year - showing that organizations have upped their collective ITSM game.
Forrester's Eveline Oehrlich explains why it's time to forget ITSM and focus on its evolution – “Service Management and Automation”.
VMware Doubles Down On Heterogeneity With Nicira Acquisition, Steers Course To The Software Defined Datacenter
As HP, IBM, Dell, and Cisco battle each other to develop workload-centric infrastructures that tie hardware and software together, VMware continues to blaze the software-only path. Forrester's Dave Bartoletti shares how the latest acquisitions signal an important strategy shift for VMware.
What does the changing of the guard mean at VMware? James Staten takes an in-depth look at Pat Gelsinger's ascension and what it means for VMware's customers.
Cloud computing is a big priority for 35 percent of enterprises. But, how do you ensure your strategy is sound and you're not getting caught up in market hype? James Staten introduces you to Forrester's Cloud Computing Playbook.
ServiceNow has finally gone public. Here's what it means for ServiceNow, its customers, and other ITSM tool vendors.
Stephen Mann takes a moment to look at the IT service desk from the perspective of its end users, with words of wisdom from one anonymous customer.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 IBM Escalates The DevOps War With UrbanCode Acquisition
- 2 Forrester's top emerging technologies to watch, now through 2020
- 3 SaaS ITSM tools: Forrester delivers market overview
- 4 Office productivity software no closer to becoming a commodity
- 5 Internet Of Things: Software platforms will become the rage in 2015