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Directors’ Digital Divide: Boardroom Practices Aren’t Keeping Pace With Technology

The stakes have never been higher for professionals to manage critical issues such as cyber risk, regulation, culture and ethics, and the constant pressure to drive business performance. For this study, the segment of governance professionals refers to board members, board directors, chief legal officers, corporate secretaries and investor relations staff. Boards cannot continue to rely on poor security practices and outdated approaches to keeping their sensitive board matters and materials safe from cyber-attacks. Board management technology that provides end-to-end governance management is required — the ability to safely communicate and collaborate, make decisions, and use their limited meeting time in the most effective manner are paramount.

In April 2018, a Forrester Consulting study was commissioned by the Diligent Corporation to evaluate the technology used for board governance. Forrester conducted an online survey with 411 governance professionals from 11 countries around the world in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific to explore this topic.

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