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SaaS Outages: When Lightning Strikes, Thunder Rolls

Brent Ellis April 12, 2022
Just like with self-managed infrastructure, the key to surviving a SaaS outage is knowing the risks, implementing strategies to mitigate and control those risks, and then testing your strategy to make sure it works and that everyone knows how to execute in the case of crisis.
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Here’s How To Update Your Risk Management Posture Given The War In Ukraine

Alla Valente February 28, 2022
Risk management leaders in Europe and worldwide are already being impacted by the war in Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russian and Belarusian actors. Forrester analysts provide their guidance in this post.

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Evolve Your Nearshore Contingency Plans In Response To War In Ukraine

Jeffrey Rajamani February 25, 2022
Learn which IT service providers have substantial operations in Belarus, Russia, or Ukraine and what steps you should take if you rely on them for services today.
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Ransomware Affects The Entire Retail Supply Chain This Holiday Season

Allie Mellen December 15, 2021
US online holiday sales grew by 30% in 2020, and Forrester forecasts that it will grow another 10% year over year in 2021. This growth raises the stakes for retail professionals to support the increased demand, which ultimately makes them a prime target for ransomware attackers. Why Should Retailers Pay Attention To Ransomware Preparedness? Ransomware […]
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Predictions 2022: Top-Tier Manufacturers Will Prioritize Creativity And Sustainability

Paul Miller November 11, 2021
Supply shortages. Sustainability pressures. Geopolitical tensions. Find out how manufacturers will respond to these unique challenges in our 2021 manufacturing predictions.
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Predictions 2022: How CX Can Shine In A Year Of Shortages

What It Means November 11, 2021
“Shortage” will be the name of the game in 2022. CX leaders will have to help their organizations contend with out-of-stock products, understaffing, and unhappy customers. Senior Analyst Judy Weader and Researcher Sam Karpinski explain how CX leaders can shine during a difficult year.
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Retailers: Stop The Bots From Further Wreaking Havoc With Your Supply Chain

Sandy Carielli November 8, 2021
Retailers, the time is now to manage supply chain risks, raise bot defenses, and prioritize customers this holiday season.

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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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CX Predictions 2022: The Year Of The Grand Pivot

Judy Weader October 27, 2021

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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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Could The Chip Shortage Derail Your IT Transformation?

What It Means September 23, 2021
The short-term impact of the chip shortage is clear to anyone who’s tried to buy something with a plug or a battery lately. But what long-term impacts should IT executives look out for? VP and Research Director Glenn O’Donnell provides insights.
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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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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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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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The Global Chip Shortage Won’t Ease Soon

Glenn O'Donnell April 21, 2021
The world is suffering from a systemic shortage of chips. Worry not, your supply of Cool Ranch Doritos is just fine. The chips I’m talking about here are based on silicon, not potatoes or corn. Semiconductors power just about everything now. Your car is a small data center on wheels. When you do a Zoom […]
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Make COVID-19 The Supply Chain’s Final Cautionary Tale

Alla Valente February 3, 2021
2020 taught us that we underestimate the role of the supply chain until we're inconvenienced. It also taught us that supply chain risk is business risk.

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Prodigal Son Gelsinger Returns As Intel CEO

Glenn O'Donnell January 13, 2021
Early today, Intel announced CEO Bob Swan will be replaced by VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. Facing stronger competitive challenges, Intel has struggled. As you can see, Intel’s stock (INTC) has languished while its peers grew exceptionally well. In the past 12 months, INTC stock lost 5.3% while Qualcomm (QCOM) gained 66.29%, AMD gained 80.18%, and […]
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Brands Bear (Some) Blame For Conditions At Outsourcers

Ian Jacobs January 13, 2021
Between really bad press (here and here) and bankruptcy (here), large contact center outsourcers have seen a rough last few months. Bad press for outsourcers spells trouble for and affects the brands that contract with them: Consumers will react regardless of whether the news comes from the company itself or up the supply chain. Negative […]
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Predictions 2021: Retailers, Brand Manufacturers, And Mall Operators

Sucharita Kodali October 20, 2020
In the wake of the pandemic's deluge of disruption, retailers, brand manufacturers, and ecosystem players such as mall operators are entirely rethinking their businesses, heralding much change ahead. Read what we predict for retail in 2021.
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