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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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Predictions 2021 Hub

Explore our blog posts, videos, guides, and other resources to understand the dynamics that will shape 2021.

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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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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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The New, Unstable Normal

Learn how COVID-19 will change business and technology forever in this webinar

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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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Announcing The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Ratings Platforms, Q1 2021

Paul McKay February 25, 2021
The cybersecurity risk ratings (CSR) market is a bit like Marmite or SPAM (the pork product in a can, not the unwelcome emails) — some customers love it, others hate it. We see examples of both extremes in our customer interactions, interviews, and research on this market. Our responsibility as analysts is to highlight where […]
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Reflections On 2020: Cybersecurity Predictions Versus Reality

Heidi Shey February 8, 2021
You’re probably tired of hearing about 2021 cybersecurity predictions. This is something different. We’re taking a look back to what we predicted would happen in 2020 and grading our predictions. After all, why make predictions in the first place if we’re not going to reflect and assess ourselves afterward? When we make predictions, we aim to identify what is different that we think […]
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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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AI Drives The Evolution Of Technology And Data Governance

Achim Granzen January 26, 2021
Learn why data and tech governance initiatives must evolve to embrace ethics and risk this year.
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The Security Snapshot: Are You “More” Normal?

Amy DeMartine November 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic unequivocally changed how employers think the workforce could and should look like. As firms have been growing more acclimated to the “new normal,” insider threats, breaches, and employee unrest are on the rise. You need to know which security vendors fit your needs and which strategies to take. As we head into month […]
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Black Friday “All Season Long”? Expect The Bots To Follow Suit

Sandy Carielli November 5, 2020
I was scouring some of the Black Friday ads this week, and the trend seems to be less “Black Friday” than “Black November and probably most of December, too.” Best Buy is touting, “Black Friday all season long.” Target offers weekly “Black Friday Now” deals. Walmart? “Black Friday Deals for Days!” None of this is […]
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