Forrester Report: The Rise Of The Headless Content Management System

With mobile traffic pushing aging web architectures to the brink and customers coming to expect compelling digital experiences, more and more engineering teams are turning to headless content management systems (CMS).

A headless CMS uses modern storage, stateless interfaces, and cloud infrastructure to efficiently deliver Internet-scale content experiences on any device.

Drawing on interviews with practitioners and technical experts, the March 2016 Forrester report identifies key features of the headless approach, examines the trade-offs it entails, and highlights its rapid adoption among the "Millennial architects."

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  • what technical and architectural features define the headless CMS
  • different strategies vendors employ to develop headless capabilities
  • customization work and practical trade-offs imposed by the headless CMS
  • factors driving the adoption of the headless CMS at the workplace

"If you have a large engineering team building APIs, and you’re doing native mobile development, then you’ll ‘get’ headless CMS solutions like Contentful."

Rob Frieman, Director of eCommerce at Urban Outfitters