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Employee Vaccination Mandates: Indecision Is The Riskiest Decision Of All

Alla Valente October 14, 2021
Whether it's the carrot or the stick approach, the key to a decision on vaccination mandates is to make a definitive decision. Failing to do so constitutes a risk in itself. Find out why in this post.
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Build Contingencies To Prepare For Inflation That May Not Be Transitory

Christopher Gilchrist October 13, 2021
For tech execs, it’s key to understand where inflation is occurring, its short- and long-run effects, and the practical steps that can be taken to manage it. Inflation can be classified in three ways: supply-side, demand-side, and built-in. Supply-side inflation pushes costs higher, weakening industry purchasing power; demand-side inflation pulls prices higher, weakening consumer purchasing […]
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Facebook’s Outage: Breaking The Ad Empire — For A Day?

Mike Proulx October 4, 2021
The Facebook ecosystem outage should remind advertisers to have proactive risk mitigation plans in place.
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GRC Platforms Morph From Maslow’s Hammer To The Swiss Army Knife

Alla Valente September 22, 2021
Winston Churchill said it best — “Never let a good crisis go to waste” — and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) vendors have heeded the advice not once but twice. In 2002, after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act intended to protect investors from fraudulent accounting activities by corporations, vendors turned GRC technologies into a Maslow’s hammer of […]
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Stormy Times For Cloud Compliance?

Lee Sustar September 20, 2021
Find out why enterprise risk management (ERM) professionals are taking a hard look at compliance in the cloud.
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Stop Firefighting — Learn From Firefighters On How To Deal With Crises

Phil Brunkard August 24, 2021
The Firefighting Dichotomy When problems or crises arise in a business context, we often hear leaders refer to how busy their teams are firefighting. This paints a picture of chaos in the workplace, with overworked and stressed-out teams running from problem to problem, not addressing an issue before they are interrupted by the next predicament. […]
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The Cyber Insurance Roller Coaster: As Demand Speeds Up, Some Insurers Disembark

Heidi Shey June 28, 2021
The first half of 2021 has been anything but quiet for cyber insurance. Forrester has seen a steady flow of client inquiries on the topic, with questions coming in not just from the private sector but also from the public sector. Some are trying to navigate acquiring a cyber insurance policy for the first time, […]
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Infographic — Face The Business Risks Of Climate Change Head On

Renee Murphy June 22, 2021
Climate change poses numerous business risks. No industry is immune. Use this infographic to explore how the climate crisis affects businesses and how bold action can mitigate your organization's risk exposure.
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Organizational Change Is About Orchestrating Organizational Systems

Christopher Gilchrist June 1, 2021
In our previous blog, we discussed the strategic shift from efficiency to effectiveness and the organizational implications from it. One implication is the ever-quickening pace of technology advancement and how organizations position themselves to exploit that advancement at scale to adapt or create new capabilities and services. The key element here is “at scale.” New […]
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The Trust Imperative

Stephanie Balaouras May 12, 2021

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Trust Is Your Business Imperative

Enza Iannopollo May 12, 2021
Forrester's new research provides a concrete definition of trust and identifies seven key levers to help companies win the trust of their customers, employees, and partners.
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Earth Day 2021

Renee Murphy April 23, 2021

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AI-Powered Supplier Value Management (SVM) Software Will Liberate And Empower Procurement Professionals

Duncan Jones April 22, 2021
Today, Forrester published a report on how “Modern Smart Applications Are Transforming Supplier Value Management” (available to Forrester clients). It explains why AI was relatively slow to reach the procurement function and also what changed to belatedly power a wave of innovation. I cite several examples, both from large SVM software suite vendors and from […]
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GRC Platforms: What You Need To Know Before You Buy

Alla Valente April 13, 2021
Businesses always need to adapt their operations to changing circumstances, and the pandemic has only exacerbated the need to rethink risk management strategies. COVID-19 has simultaneously highlighted the necessity of risk management and exposed the gaps that exist in many governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs today. The pandemic also accelerated digital strategy and transformation […]
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Three Human-Centered Imperatives For Our Tech-Enabled Future

Christopher Gilchrist April 8, 2021
Learn the three tactics your organization can use to shift from technology supporting business value to technology shaping business value.
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A Human-Centered, Technology-Enabled Future

Christopher Gilchrist April 1, 2021
As I begin my career at Forrester, it seems proper to have my first blog introduce my coverage areas and how they interact, generate relevancy, and create value.  The nature, design, and performance of managed organizations is evolving to accommodate drastic advancements in technology. To put this into context, technology investment has increased. However, productivity has declined from these investments over […]
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Systemic Risk For 2021

Renee Murphy March 31, 2021

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The New, Unstable Normal

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Vaccines Bring Hope, But New Challenges Arise

Tom Mouhsian March 17, 2021
There are now multiple COVID-19 vaccines paving the path to an eventual recovery of social and economic activity lost to the pandemic since 2020. However, it will not be an easy path due to tremendous challenges ranging from supply chain and distribution difficulties to ethical and policy-related concerns.
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GameStop Could Happen To You, So Prepare For It Now

Fiona Mark March 3, 2021
The GameStop incident was not a one-off phenomenon. Tech leaders should heed these five takeaways.
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Tech Giants Will Make Texas Power Reliable

Brent Ellis February 25, 2021
We’ve been seeing lots of stories about the effect of the power outages in Texas, and more will come over the next few weeks. When it comes down to it, the “R” in ERCOT was overlooked. One of the lesser-covered issues in the media is the impact of that lack of reliability on the migration […]
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