George Lawrie

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What The US Infrastructure Bill Means To You

Renee Murphy November 10, 2021
After months of negotiations in Congress, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is about to become law. This new law will address specifics such as climate change, sustainability, and cybersecurity that all have specific requirements which, in turn, will drive your policy and regulation in the future. If you do business with the US federal […]
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Predictions 2022: As Digitization Accelerates, Lack Of Equity, Labor, And Trust Will Plague Healthcare

Natalie Schibell November 1, 2021
The pandemic tested the healthcare industry in unprecedented ways in 2021. In the year ahead, COVID-related challenges — as well as new challenges and opportunities — will shape the healthcare landscape.
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Supply Chains Evolve To Become Collaborative Supply Networks

George Lawrie October 28, 2021
Align Finance, Sales, And Marketing For Supply Chain Success Thanks to all of you who helped with the research for The Forrester Tech Tide™: Smart Supply Chain, Q4 2021, our latest report about the maturity and business value of supply chain applications. Our survey told us that integrated business planning (IBP) is eclipsing sales and […]
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Taming The Supply Chain Tiger — Practical Measures To Mitigate Logistics Congestion

George Lawrie October 27, 2021
In a recent blog, my colleague Alla Valente described the increased risk of late shipments in complex, interconnected supply chains. As she pointed out, any element may fail as a result of random events such as strikes or earthquakes. Project managers following critical chain methodology build project “buffers” to absorb random shock. But in logistics, […]
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When Systemic Risks Collide: Why Supply Chain Issues Are The New Normal

Alla Valente October 26, 2021
Before March of 2020, “supply chain issues” was a term we’d hear after a natural disaster or labor strike — that all ended the moment we ran out of toilet paper. Unquestionably, the supply chain crisis has been a secondary theme of the pandemic, one that continues to escalate. For the 15 months since the […]
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Predictions 2022: CMOs Emerge As Emboldened Business Leaders

Mike Proulx October 26, 2021

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Forcepoint Acquires Bitglass

Andras Cser October 22, 2021
In its quest to add to its Zero Trust edge (ZTE), also known as secure access service edge (SASE), portfolio, Forcepoint acquired cloud security gateway (CSG), also known as cloud access security broker (CASB), provider Bitglass for a Forrester-estimated $200-300 million last week. Beyond the usual criteria (ability to retain marketing and development talent of Bitglass), […]
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The Emerging Mental Health Ecosystem Will Help Drive Down Costs And Increase Accessibility

Daniel Hong October 15, 2021
It was World Mental Health Day earlier this month, on October 10 — a day designated by the World Health Organization to raise awareness of mental health issues globally and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. It’s a solid reminder to embrace the progress we’ve made in mental health support but also recognize […]
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The Race For Growth Is On

Ted Schadler September 28, 2021
How will your firm grow and succeed when your competitors have access to the same resources? Find out in this sneak preview of our upcoming Technology & Innovation event.
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Headspace Health Looks To Build Mental Resilience In All Employees By Giving Them More Choice

Daniel Hong August 27, 2021
Ginger announced its intent to merge with Headspace earlier this week. The combined entity, Headspace Health, will create a workforce of 800-plus and a $3 billion valuation. Yeah, it’s big for the mental health space. The vendor will join the upper band of large employee mental health support providers (which includes firms such as Modern Health […]
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New Technologies Transform Transportation Management

George Lawrie July 12, 2021
Transportation management systems used to focus on streamlining operations and reducing costs. But today, cloud-based systems use advanced technologies to focus more on customer and employee experience. Learn how.
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An Agency Decision Is A Technology Decision

Joe Stanhope June 23, 2021
Companies that rely on agencies are, by extension, reliant on their agency’s technology capabilities. Our new research helps buyers evaluate agencies' technology strategies so they can make the right choice.
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Rationalize Your Product Portfolio For Real Customer Focus

George Lawrie June 8, 2021
Smart Manufacturing Offers More Choice If you follow our research on smart manufacturing and product lifecycle management, you know that manufacturers today have more ability than ever before to develop and bring to market exciting new product variants. You have also seen our work on collaborative work management, project portfolio management, and accelerating product delivery with […]
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The Connected, Empowered Consumer Will Improve Population Health

Arielle Trzcinski June 3, 2021
Learn how creating connected, empowered, consumers in healthcare will address three major industry pain points: containing chronic care costs, keeping individuals healthy, and decreasing healthcare inequalities.
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Learn How Modern PLM Lays The Foundation For Smart Manufacturing And Supply Chain Resilience

George Lawrie June 3, 2021
Manufacturers used to compete on economies of scale. Design engineers were the only users of product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. Their task was to design the lowest unit-cost piece parts for mass production. But now manufacturers must compete on customization and on time-to-market. It’s why industrial giants have bet their future on software. Drivers and […]
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We’d Love Your Feedback On New Applications Designed To Master Supply Chain Resilience

George Lawrie June 1, 2021
Lead time and availability determine customer experience. We all learned about that during the crisis. But now there is a global shortage of everything, from 20-foot containers to lumber and basic chemicals. You must master supply chain resilience to meet your customers’ lead time and availability expectations. Moreover, you must guarantee supply chain sustainability to […]
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Four Takeaways From The Super (Advertising) Bowl

Jim Nail February 8, 2021
By the end of the third quarter, there wasn’t much doubt about the outcome of the game. But suspense lingered about how the ads would perform in this high-stakes contest for brands and their agencies. Advertising holds up a mirror to society, nowhere more than the premier advertising event of the year, the Super Bowl. […]
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What A Biden-Harris Administration Means For The Healthcare Industry

Daniel Hong January 26, 2021
The new administration will quickly move to create a healthcare system that tackles key health insurance pain points for consumers: plan quality, accessibility, and costs. Learn what health insurers should expect.
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Amazon Launches Pharmacy Offering, Furthering Its Strategy To Make Healthcare Shoppable And Convenient For Consumers

Arielle Trzcinski November 19, 2020
The Amazon Effect Comes Full Swing To Prescription Services Amazon Pharmacy, the company’s much-anticipated online prescription fulfillment service (built from its acquisition of PillPack two years prior), launched this week. With this announcement (and its past healthcare investments), Amazon becomes a direct competitor with legacy retail pharmacies CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and others. In […]
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The FDA Just Launched A Digital Health Center Of Excellence — Why It Matters And What It Means To You

Arielle Trzcinski October 28, 2020
Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched the Digital Health Center of Excellence (DHCoE), bolstering the shift toward digital that the healthcare industry has already been embracing. Investment in digital health is at an all-time high. The market cap created from nine IPOs in 2019 from companies in the digital health space […]
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