Stephanie Balaouras

VP, Group Director

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Predictions 2022: Cloud Computing Reloaded

Lee Sustar October 27, 2021

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The Trust Imperative

Stephanie Balaouras May 12, 2021

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Reflecting On KubeCon 2021

Brent Ellis May 7, 2021
Kubernetes has made a huge impact on how businesses deploy applications and how they adopt cloud. This year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 virtual agenda was very broad, touching almost every aspect of both developer and operations journeys. As Lee Sustar noted in his blog earlier this week, Kubernetes is being used in a variety […]
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Corporate Climate Action Tech Heats Up

Stephanie Balaouras December 1, 2020
Learn how technology can help optimize your firm's response to the climate crisis.
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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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IBM Spins Off Its Managed Infrastructure Services Business

Bill Martorelli October 13, 2020
On Thursday, October 8, 2020, IBM announced its plans to spin off its managed infrastructure services business into a new public company. Earlier in the year, new CEO Arvind Krishna announced layoffs for an unspecified amount of IBM’s workforce amid the COVID-19 crisis and following several years of revenue decline. It appears this latest move […]
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Infections Are Surging In The US, China, And Brazil — Exercise Caution In Your Return-To-Work Plan

Stephanie Balaouras June 18, 2020
Learn six important insights that will help your business plan a safe and productive return to work from the pandemic.
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Many Of Your Employees Won’t Return To The Office, So Learn How To Support A Remote Workforce Permanently

Andrew Hewitt June 12, 2020
To make your remote workforce thrive, you must look to scale those solutions that maximize the productivity of your remote workers, meet their needs, and maintain security. To help in this challenging task, we’ve pulled together a collection of Forrester's research that will enable our clients to support their remote workforce with the best possible employee experience.
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Address Legal, Regulatory, And Operational Risks For The Return To Work

Heidi Shey June 10, 2020
In addition to government guidelines, firms must consider a number of other factors in bringing employees back to work. Here are four areas you might not be thinking about.
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Answering The Top Return-To-Work Questions For Our Government Clients

Stephanie Balaouras May 13, 2020
Learn more about translating social distancing guidelines to the workplace, providing safe commuting options, and more.
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Business Resilience Is No Longer Optional

Stephanie Balaouras May 12, 2020
In the 2020s, the aftermath of the pandemic and ongoing systemic risk will force every company to become much more resilient. In fact, we believe that resilience — the ability to deliver on your mission and vision regardless of any kind of crisis or disruption, be it extreme weather, political upheaval, cyberattack, or the next disease outbreak — will become a competitive advantage.
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Today’s The 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day, And The Theme Is Climate Action

Stephanie Balaouras April 22, 2020
Today, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations are at an all-time high. But as people around the world stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, levels of toxic emissions have dropped by as much as 60% in some areas, giving many a taste of how the […]
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Entering The New Normal: How To Safely Bring Your Workforce Back

Stephanie Balaouras April 20, 2020
New Pandemic Management Protocols provide guidance on how to bring employees back to work safely and effectively.
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Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms Support Innovation And Are Critical In Turbulent Times

Stephanie Balaouras March 13, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice President Stephanie Balaouras provides guidance for organizations evaluating GRC platforms.
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Why The Private Sector Will Play An Increasingly Bigger Role In Climate Change And Sustainability

Stephanie Balaouras February 24, 2020
In 2017, the US, famously and controversially, made the decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement. And some of the 187 countries that remain in the agreement are struggling to meet their commitments. Recently, Australia came under international criticism for proposing to use a dubious accounting method to meet its 2030 carbon reduction […]
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It’s Time To Dust Off Your Pandemic Plans

Stephanie Balaouras January 28, 2020
The continuing spread of the coronavirus holds important lessons for organizations.
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Decade Retrospective: Cybersecurity From 2010 To 2019

Jeff Pollard December 17, 2019
From the Intel-McAfee deal to the Sony Pictures breach, VP and Principal Analyst Jeff Pollard reviews the past decade’s cybersecurity highlights and lowlights.
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Enterprise Security Vendors Need An Infusion Of Open Source Culture

Stephanie Balaouras November 21, 2019
Forrester VP and Group Director Stephanie Balaouras reviews the infusion of an open source development mentality in IBM Security and the impact on the broader security ecosystem.
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Enterprises Need Plans For Both Climate Sustainability And Adaptation

Stephanie Balaouras November 12, 2019
Discover why sustainability and climate adaptation planning aren’t the same, and why your firm needs both to succeed.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Brigitte Majewski September 23, 2019
IBM Reduces Rising Risks As Data Flows Between Partners With New Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Last week, IBM unveiled a new solution — IBM z15 — that provides data privacy passports and helps clients manage who gets access to data via policy-based controls. As Forrester’s security research has shown, one of the biggest risks in […]
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