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ESG Risk Management Solutions Are Quickly Coming to Market as Enterprises Expand Their Overall GRC Strategy, According to IDC

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:30pm

Against this background, a wave of ESG risk management solutions is coming to market as a rapidly evolving segment of risk management software.

Key Points: 
  • Against this background, a wave of ESG risk management solutions is coming to market as a rapidly evolving segment of risk management software.
  • ESG is quickly becoming a central component of most companies' overall governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) strategy with IDC expecting that penetration of ESG risk management solutions among GRC users will grow from 50% in 2021 to over 90% by 2026.
  • The IDC report, Emerging ESG Risk Management Solutions (IDC # US48240421), provides an overview of the emerging market for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk software solutions.
  • It also looks at the competitive environment for ESG solutions, including point solutions focused on ESG risk reporting to the financial community as well as integrated ESG risk solutions as a component of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) platforms.

Indigo Exceeds Representation Goal on Anniversary of Joining Fifteen Percent Pledge

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10:00am

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, Indigo (TSX: IDG) announced it has exceeded its representation targets since joining the Fifteen Percent Pledge.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, Indigo (TSX: IDG) announced it has exceeded its representation targets since joining the Fifteen Percent Pledge.
  • In 2021, Indigo exceeded 15% representation across the majority of its business areas including in social (30%), creative studio (86%) and book displays (30%).
  • Indigo continues to expand its assortment with more BIPOC-owned businesses and exciting upcoming partnerships with BIPOC-creators with its private label brands.
  • Indigo founded the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation in 2004 to address the underfunding of public elementary school libraries.

Increasing Cyber Risks Lead to Security Leaders Growing Involvement in the Business

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:01pm

Risk areas like this will continue to drive security leaders focus on building resilience to address the variety of threats they face.

Key Points: 
  • Risk areas like this will continue to drive security leaders focus on building resilience to address the variety of threats they face.
  • Overall, 91% of security leaders report that they understand the causes of their security incidents in the past year up from 87% in 2020, but that growing awareness doesnt seem to be translating into reduced risks to the business.
  • Overall, their spending is being prioritized by best practices, compliance/regulations, and the evolving risks posed by changing workforce or business dynamics.
  • The top security technologies that security leaders are actively researching are:
    Additionally, they plan to increase their investment in:

IDC Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending Survey Highlights Key Findings in the Areas of Customer Experience, Enterprise Intelligence, and Digital Sovereignty

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:30pm

Recent results from the International Data Corporation ( IDC ) Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending (FERS) survey shed light on several key areas of digital transformation.

Key Points: 
  • Recent results from the International Data Corporation ( IDC ) Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending (FERS) survey shed light on several key areas of digital transformation.
  • Future of Customers and Consumers: Customer Experience
    According to the FERS survey data, improving the customer experience (CX) directly impacts the organization's bottom line.
  • Companies reporting improved customer experience pointed to their efforts to reduce customer pain points (22%) and friction in customer engagement (19).
  • The FERS survey provides overwhelming evidence that technology and knowledge of customer data are critical in how organizations deliver customer experience.

2021 Best of Open Source Software Awards Identify the Most Groundbreaking Products Available to Developers and IT Organizations

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 2:44pm

Each year, InfoWorlds Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for businesses and IT professionals.

Key Points: 
  • Each year, InfoWorlds Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for businesses and IT professionals.
  • InfoWorlds central mission has always been to identify the most innovative products available to developers and IT organizations.
  • Increasingly, those products ranging from software development tools to cloud infrastructure software to big data platforms come from open source projects.
  • Our trusted brands, global first-party data intelligence and Triblio platform identify and activate purchasing intent, powering our clients success.

Indigo Announces its Best Books of 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:42pm

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2021 /CNW/ -Indigo (TSX: IDG), today announced its list of the Best Books of 2021, led by The Strangers by Katherena Vermette, an urgent and unputdownable book about intergenerational trauma from one of Canada's most esteemed Indigenous writers.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2021 /CNW/ -Indigo (TSX: IDG), today announced its list of the Best Books of 2021, led by The Strangers by Katherena Vermette, an urgent and unputdownable book about intergenerational trauma from one of Canada's most esteemed Indigenous writers.
  • A dedicated committee of Indigo staff read 5,000 books throughout the year and cast 4,000 votes, before discussing their favourites and deliberating for 20 hours to determine the best of the best.
  • The Best Book of the Year is The Strangers by Katherena Vermette, a Red River Mtis (Michif) writer from Treaty 1 territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • The full Best Books of 2021 list as well as the Best Teen Books, Best Kids Books and Best French Books lists are available at indigo.ca and stores across Canada.

Worldwide IT and Business Services Forecast Shows Signs of Improvement Due to Strong Demand and the Improving Economic Outlook, According to IDC

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:43pm

Worldwide IT and business services revenue is expected to grow by 3.4% (in constant currency) in 2021, according to the International Data Corporation ( IDC ) Worldwide Semiannual Services Tracker .

Key Points: 
  • Worldwide IT and business services revenue is expected to grow by 3.4% (in constant currency) in 2021, according to the International Data Corporation ( IDC ) Worldwide Semiannual Services Tracker .
  • IDC believes that the market will continue to expand through 2023 and 2024 with growth between 3.8% to 4.0% annually.
  • A graphic illustrating IDC's 2019-2025 forecast for IT and business services by macro region (Americas, Asia/Pacfic, and EMEA) is available by viewing this press release on IDC.com .
  • The Americas services market is forecast to grow by 2.4% in 2021, down slightly from the April forecast in constant currency.

Time to Act: Promoting Women and Youth Leadership for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00am

It is a reminder for gender equality, to amplify girls' voices meaningfully, and to support their presence and leadership.

Key Points: 
  • It is a reminder for gender equality, to amplify girls' voices meaningfully, and to support their presence and leadership.
  • Women's effective participation and leadership have been recognized by UN Women reports to improve productivity, enhance ecosystem conservation, and create more sustainable systems.
  • We believe that promoting women and youth leadership can significantly contribute to the development of a country.
  • Next year, Indonesia will be trusted to host the G20 Summit, which will focus on three pillars: promoting productivity, increasing resilience and stability, and ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth.

Bitdeer Group Develops Advanced Compliance Systems for Safer Digital Asset Services

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 7:04am

Bitdeer Group's leadership in pioneering compliance and upholding rigorous standards keeps digital asset business sustainable for the long term.

Key Points: 
  • Together, these actions are establishing Bitdeer Group as the forerunner in the digital asset mining industry.
  • Bitdeer Group is setting the gold standard for worldwide compliance in digital asset mining services.
  • With multiple new policies, procedures, and processes in place, Bitdeer Group is reshaping the digital asset mining industry to create a secure environment for all new entrants and experienced members of the broader digital asset community.
  • Together, they demonstrate Bitdeer Group's commitment to facilitating fully compliant digital asset mining services.

IDC's Future of Intelligence Research Develops New Index to Measure Enterprise Intelligence and Its Impact on Business Outcomes

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 1:30pm

To help these decision makers, International Data Corporation ( IDC ) has developed the Enterprise Intelligence Index, which highlights the levels of enterprise intelligence across regions, industries, and organizational size segments.

Key Points: 
  • To help these decision makers, International Data Corporation ( IDC ) has developed the Enterprise Intelligence Index, which highlights the levels of enterprise intelligence across regions, industries, and organizational size segments.
  • Based on a global study of 1,170 organizations, the Index showcases the impact higher levels of enterprise intelligence have on business outcomes, such as customer acquisition, employee retention, revenue growth, and others.
  • IDC's Enterprise Intelligence Index shows that these investments in aggregate, along with dedicated business leadership initiatives to raise enterprise intelligence, result in positive impact on financial, customer, employee, and operational outcomes.
  • The webinar will also include a preview of the Enterprise Intelligence Index and show how it can be used to measure and increase enterprise intelligence in the digital-first world.