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May 24, 2019


Forrester Blogs

Make addressing emerging market challenges a priority for your tech-driven innovation efforts

If your firm strives to be Customer Obsessed then a key focus should be on addressing emerging customer needs and challenges. Sadly, where and how they can live is rising fast as a global concern. As...

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Forrester Blogs

Why Sizmek’s Ad Server Shouldn’t End Up With Amazon

Ad serving… sounds boring right? And on its face, it is. Ad servers are the pipes of digital advertising – they (virtually) move content or ad creatives into empty slots on publisher’s pages, and...

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Forrester Blogs

Digital Acceleration Is At A Crossroads — Modernize Everything Or Die

Have you experienced or heard of anything similar to these anecdotes? “Tesla can’t figure out how to manage its glass inventory and replacements” or “I was abroad and had to give Uber my credit card...

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May 23, 2019


Forrester Blogs

Future Of Retail: Implementing Artificial Intelligence In 2019

To help retailers and brands plan for 2019, Researcher Claudia Tajima and I are interviewing experts within Forrester for our series, “Applying 2019 Predictions To Retail.” Last...

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Forrester Blogs

Future Healthcare Success Is Rooted In Exceptional CX

We know that better customer experience (CX) in healthcare better engages customers and patients, improves care outcomes, and reduces costs. But there are several factors contributing to lagging CX...

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Forrester Blogs

Your Customers Want to Self-Serve — It’s Good For Them And Good For You

Your customers have more choice over what products to buy, where to buy them, and how to buy them. What they don’t have is time. In fact, Forrester finds that two-thirds of customers say valuing...

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Forrester Blogs

A Glimpse Into The Future Of The Store

Offline stores are more important than ever despite the eCommerce boom. How will digital technologies transform the future of the store? My colleague Michelle Beeson and I share our points of view....

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May 22, 2019


Revolution Analytics

MRAN snapshots, and you

For almost five years, the entire CRAN repository of R packages has been archived on a daily basis at MRAN. If you use CRAN snapshots from MRAN, we'd love to hear how you use them in this survey. If...

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Forrester Blogs

AI, Automation, And Robotics . . . Oh My!

As companies strive to improve customer experience through better customer and employee engagement, they inevitably face the problem of scalability. How can we provide a seamless, convenient, and...

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May 21, 2019


Forrester Blogs

Make Addressing Climate Change A Priority For Your Tech-Driven Innovation Efforts

If your firm is customer-obsessed, then a key focus should be on addressing emerging customer needs — and, sadly, where and how customers can live is rising fast as a global concern. As noted in my...

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Forrester Blogs

The Impact Of Digital Transformation On The Vulnerability Management Space

As I’m kicking off the next iteration of the Forrester Wave™ for vulnerability risk management in the coming weeks, I’ve been fielding a lot of questions about what I’m going to be focusing on and...

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Forrester Blogs

Service Providers Begin To Get With The New Dynamic At Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a statement last year at a media briefing that has stuck with me: Our business model fundamentally is about creating more surplus outside us. We will only be...

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May 20, 2019


Forrester Blogs

Harry’s Acquisition Reaffirms It: Brand-Building’s In A Generational Shift

Like fading celebrities, brand owners fear one thing most of all: irrelevance. “I think my mom/dad/grandma/grandpa uses them.” The horror. Edgewell Personal Care’s most recent annual report is all...

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Forrester Blogs

CX Execs Rise To Power Across B2C And B2B Industries

Unprecedented Growth Chief customer officers and chief experience officers were once a small community of visionaries and practitioners pioneering customer experience (CX) across industries. But...

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Forrester Blogs

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Even Big Digital Companies Need Little Humans . . . Lots Of Them Amazon offered $10,000 of startup capital and up to three months of pay to qualifying employees who quit . . . and go start a local...

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Forrester Blogs

CX NYC 2019: Q&A With Rick Parrish On Values-Based Selling

Consumers are paying close attention to brands’ moral, social, and political values. They’re making buying decisions based on the values a brand stands for. However, our research shows that companies...

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May 17, 2019


Forrester Blogs

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Equal Access Is Good Business

Yesterday, my LinkedIn feed lit up with posts from individuals and companies stating their commitment to digital inclusion. Why? Because it was Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day aimed...

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May 16, 2019


Forrester Blogs

It’s Time To Transform Insurance Claims

My house is almost a hundred years old. And while it might have some lovely period features (often estate agent speak for dilapidation), it also requires constant care. This makes good home insurance...

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Forrester Blogs

The Rise, Fall, And Rise Again Of The Integrated Developer Toolchain

The recent merger of CloudBees and Electric Cloud is a sign of the times in the world of DevOps as integrated DevOps solutions come back into vogue. Not too recently, this would have been looked down...

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Forrester Blogs

To Excel At Customer Obsession, You Need An Adaptive Operating Model

Many firms have used Forrester’s principles of customer obsession to guide their business and IT transformation journey, striving to be customer-led, insights-driven, fast, and connected. But in...

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InData Labs

5 Steps to Enhance Customer Experience With AI: Tips and Cases

With the growth of computational power and, hence, machine learning solutions, artificial intelligence (AI) is creating more and more value across different industries. To cut off all the hype, AI is unable to do many things that humans can. In some aspects of life and business, AI can act smarter than humans but not in...

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Forrester Blogs

Research Announcement: Forrester Wave™ Evaluation Of Cybersecurity Consulting Providers In Asia Pacific

Research announcement: Another Asia Pacific Forrester Wave™ evaluation is coming. This time, I will be evaluating cybersecurity consulting providers in the region. Gather round! The cybersecurity...

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May 15, 2019


Forrester Blogs

Reviewing Forrester’s 2019 New Tech Predictions — How’d We Do So Far?

Back in November, Forrester outlined its 2019 predictions for a set of hot emerging technologies. We identified which markets were likely to command big investments in the new year and even predicted...

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Forrester Blogs

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Of Canadian Mobile Banking Experiences In 2019

Mobile apps have become the touchpoint of choice for millions of people to manage their finances, and Forrester regularly reviews those of leading banks. We just published our latest evaluations of...

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Forrester Blogs

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Of US Mobile Banking Experiences In 2019

[Note: This is about the findings from our US mobile banking reviews and research. If you want to read about what we saw in Canada, go here] Mobile apps have become the touchpoint of choice for...

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Forrester Blogs

Who Moved The Communications Services Sector?

Success in the communications services sector is indeed a capricious piece of cheese. In it, every new technology advancement brings new business models, new security and sociopolitical debates,...

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May 14, 2019


Forrester Blogs

TV’s Tectonic Shift Just Happened

Did you feel the earthquake that hit the television business today? You should . . . I’ve long used the geologic concept of plate tectonics as a metaphor for the television business. Like the...

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Forrester Blogs

Let’s Get Everyone To The Future

At 5 a.m. this Saturday morning, I will be in a huddle of a few dozen hardy individuals in subfreezing temperatures. At the hour, we will begin a “race” through 60 kilometers of beautiful...

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Forrester Blogs

The Security Snapshot: We’re In The Endgame Now

On April 26, Marvel fans finally received an ending to an 11-year saga when “Avengers: Endgame” premiered in theaters. Without revealing too many spoilers, the Avengers were tasked with undoing a...

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Forrester Blogs

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Having A Digital Ad Strategy Doesn’t Mean You’re Ready For This $100 Billion Market This week, the IAB announced that US digital ad spend topped $100 billion for the first time last year. We’re not...

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Forrester Blogs

What Open Source’s Collision With PaaS Means For Drupal And WordPress Services: FORR in 3 Video

Please check out our second FORR in 3 episode. FORR in 3 is a new video blog series on commerce, content, and services. In this episode, Amanda LeClair and I discuss my recent research on the trends...

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Forrester Blogs

The New Era Of Marketing Strategy

Marketing has been a story of eras: from mass marketing to the direct marketing era to digital marketing and, now, data-driven marketing. As marketing strategy changes and marketing resources shift,...

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Forrester Blogs

What’s Hot In Insurance Tech In 2019?

In 2019, the pressure on insurance business and technology leaders isn’t letting up. Earlier this year in Forrester’s “How Five Drivers Will Shape Insurance Business Technology Investments In 2019”...

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May 12, 2019


Forrester Blogs

CX In India: Looking Back To Look Ahead

So unless you’ve been living under a corporate rock for the past few years, you’ve certainly been bombarded with buzz around two words: “customer experience.” The problem with customer experience...

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May 10, 2019


Forrester Blogs

Employee Personas Strengthen Your EX Strategy

It’s an exciting time to join Forrester as a customer experience (CX) culture analyst. My colleagues are thought leaders at the forefront of both CX and the employee experience (EX). As we build the...

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Revolution Analytics

What's new in R 3.6.0

A major update to the open-source R language, R 3.6.0, was released on April 26 and is now available for download for Windows, Mac and Linux. As a major update, it has many new features, user-visible...

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Forrester Blogs

Reimagine Mobile To Activate Your Total Brand Experience

I focus a lot of my research on marketing innovation and have been working on mobile (first as a marketing guy at a telco in 1998, then as an analyst) for more than 20 years. However, it is still...

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May 09, 2019


Forrester Blogs

Future Of Retail: How Brands Will Address Employee Experience In 2019

To help retailers and brands, I’m delighted to continue our series, “Applying 2019 Predictions To Retail.” Last week, my colleague Claudia Tajima spoke with Harley Manning about how customer...

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Forrester Blogs

Psychological Health: A Mental Tool For Approaching Your Future

Forrester Future Fit is a tool for measuring your readiness for the future. A simple, five-minute assessment lets us statistically project whether you are in the high-, medium-, or low-fitness group....

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Forrester Blogs

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

A Better Mousetrap Is Always Around The Corner The world saw cracks in the armor of Google this week when Alphabet’s earnings reported below analyst estimates. It looks like Amazon and others...

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Forrester Blogs

Define Your Payment Strategy For B2B eCommerce In China

As the world’s largest eCommerce market, China appeals to global B2C and B2B brands alike. But China’s B2B eCommerce market is not as mature as the consumer space, and neither is its B2B...

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May 08, 2019

Cracking Hadoop

[Spark] Hadoop Yarn History Job Metrics

This script scrapes data from the Yarn History jobs webpage and converts it into a Spark Dataset for analysis. [crayon-5ceac63fed1af093721729/]

The post [Spark] Hadoop Yarn History Job Metrics appeared first on Cracking Hadoop.


Forrester Blogs

Your Technology Investments May Not Deliver The Productivity Gains You Expected

Improving productivity has traditionally been a key justification for technology investments. However, trends in overall US productivity indicate that increases in tech spending no longer raise...

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Forrester Blogs

A Global Point Of View: Online Luxury Retail

How will digital change luxury retail? What are the key online luxury retail trends in the West and Asia Pacific? My colleague Michelle Beeson and I share our points of view.

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May 07, 2019


Forrester Blogs

CMOs Take Public Stances On Societal Issues To Tap Into Consumer Energy — Just As We Said They Would

In November 2018, we predicted that CMOs would target societal tensions to gain an advantage in competitive markets. Nike’s 30th-anniversary campaign featuring controversial activist Colin Kaepernick...

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Forrester Blogs

Research Announcement — Forrester Wave™ For Q4 Of 2019: European Cybersecurity Consulting Service Providers

We are currently considering the list of vendor participants that we are planning to invite to a prescreener for our upcoming Forrester Wave™ evaluation in Q4 of this year on European cybersecurity...

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Forrester Blogs

Voice Technology Is The Key To Faster Smart Home Adoption

Smart speakers continue to sell like hotcakes and create ripples of excitement among smart home enthusiasts. This is not only good news for smart speaker manufacturers but also for manufacturers of...

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Forrester Blogs

The Insights Beat: Spring Into Action With Your Insights

It’s official: Spring has sprung. The barren trees show signs of vitality, and fresh blossoms fill the air with their entrancing aromas once more. Dynamic shifts in our environs abound.

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May 06, 2019


Revolution Analytics

Introduction to AzureKusto

By Hong Ooi and Alex Kyllo This post is to announce the availability of AzureKusto, the R interface to Azure Data Explorer (internally codenamed “Kusto”), a fast, fully managed data analytics service...

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Forrester Blogs

A Former Strategic IT Vendor Is Returning To CIO Value — VMware

The company that drove server disruption with its 1990s virtualization solution saw its value disrupted by cloud computing in the 2000s. It then struggled for years to extend its value to cloud...

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Forrester Blogs

Use-Case Selection Will Make Or Break Your AI Strategy in Healthcare

The use of AI in healthcare has moved beyond just science fiction to actual practical applications of the technology in various pockets of the healthcare ecosystem. In fact, in just the last year,...

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Forrester Blogs

CVS Agency Decision Signals A New Era In Partner Strategies: Values Vetting

CVS Takes The Next Step To Align Its Operations And Values After pulling tobacco from its shelves in 2014, last week retailer CVS Health announced that it would not work with agencies who have...

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Forrester Blogs

A Go-To Portfolio Of B2B And B2B2C Insights And Analytics Methods

“I’ll beat you with one hand tied behind my back.” While a childish display of confidence, it is the challenge B2B and B2B2C firms wage by not applying analytics to growth and...

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Forrester Blogs

Forrester’s 2019 CIO Predictions Redux: Innovation And Adaptiveness Accelerate

They say the best thing about being an economist is making your next prediction and not telling people why your last prediction may have been wrong. Well, we aren’t economists, so we are going...

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Forrester Blogs

Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms For B2C Marketers, Q2 2019

“The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms for B2C Marketers, Q2 2019” is live! In this year’s 30-criteria evaluation, we assessed and scored the nine most significant vendors:...

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Forrester Blogs

Best Response To Customer Feedback? Hint: It’s Not “Sorry”

If you tell employees to apologize when a customer shares feedback about a bad experience, think again! Customers give you feedback because they want you to hear them and because they want you to...

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