83% of IT and business leaders say adapting to change requires better apps and infrastructure, according to Economist Intelligence Unit report supported by Appian

Supporting remote workers (72%), integrating information and workflows across the organization (69%), and changing systems and processes quickly (69%) are the top 3 areas for improvement

LONDON, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Appian (NASDAQ: APPN) today announced the availability of “IT’s changing mandate in an age of disruption,” a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), supported by Appian. The report’s findings are rooted in a twin survey, conducted by The EIU, of more than 1,000 IT decision-makers and senior business executives at major corporations around the globe.

IT is in the hot seat. Learn why in this Economist Intelligence Unit report sponsored by Appian. IT backlogs are significant and IT’s control over the digital infrastructure is slipping. In parallel, there is overwhelming agreement that applications need to improve to make organizations more responsive to changing business conditions. 83% of respondents say adapting better to external change requires moderate-to-considerable IT infrastructure and apps improvement.

IT is in the hot seat. Learn why in this Economist Intelligence Unit report sponsored by Appian. IT backlogs are significant and IT’s control over the digital infrastructure is slipping. In parallel, there is overwhelming agreement that applications need to improve to make organizations more responsive to changing business conditions. 83% of respondents say adapting better to

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ABQ economic leader leaves for national role

Snythia Jaramillo

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After nearly four years leading Albuquerque’s economic development efforts, Synthia Jaramillo has accepted a national position with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

“The opportunity to work directly with Hispanic business enterprises on a national scale is really exciting,” Jaramillo told the Journal.

Jaramillo began her new role as senior vice president of corporate relations for the national Hispanic chamber this week, after leaving as Albuquerque’s economic development director.

Jaramillo, who worked for the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce before taking the city job, said she’s maintained a close relationship with the national chamber for much of her career, and the opportunity to help businesses grow on a national level appealed to her.

“I’m going to be doing what I was doing locally, but on a national scale, and that’s really what excited me initially,” Jaramillo said.

Jaramillo, the first Latina to serve

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Business investment set to be left behind

September 09 2021

UK business investment is expected to decline this year despite the prospect of record economic growth, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) economic forecast.

The leading business group predicts UK GDP growth for 2021 of 7.1%, which, if realised, would be the strongest outturn since official records began in 1949.1

Following robust GDP growth in the second quarter, the UK’s economic recovery is projected to slow into the autumn as staff shortages and supply chain disruption partly limit the gains from the lifting of restrictions in July. Consequently, the UK economy is only expected to return to its pre-pandemic level in Q1 2022 with growth of 5.2% forecast for 2022.

The UK’s economic recovery is expected to be driven by historically strong consumer and government spending:

Despite signs of renewed consumer caution amid rising Covid cases, the momentum from the ending

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Bad for business: World Bank China rigging scandal rattles investors

A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund – World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo/File Photo

LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Some investors and campaigners expressed dismay on Friday at revelations that World Bank leaders pressured staff to boost China’s score in an influential report that ranks countries on how easy it is to do business there.

They also said the World Bank’s subsequent discontinuation of the “Doing Business” series of annual reports could make it harder for investors to assess where to put their money.

“The more I think about this, the worse it looks,” said Tim Ash at BlueBay Asset Management, adding that the reports published since 2003 had become important for banks and businesses around the world.

“Any quantitative model of country risk has built this into ratings. Money and investments

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