Protecting M&A Portfolios from Cyber Threats – It’s Not Just the Obvious Targets

Protecting M&A Portfolios from Cyber Threats – It’s Not Just the Obvious Targets

We spend a lot of time these days talking with private equity investors about the importance of cyber security for their target and portfolio companies. While there is general agreement that it is critical to identify and mitigate potential cyber security risks, those efforts often focus only on the most obvious targets—companies dealing in credit card data, personal financial information, or...

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Co-sourcing: What is it? Is it real? Is it worth doing?

George S Day wrote a Harvard Business Review article about measuring risk of innovation called “Is it real? Can we win? Is it worth doing?” It’s a great article about how companies can measure risk before moving into a new product or venture. I think this type of activity applies really well to most technology projects, including co-sourcing.…

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The Blaze Orange Bedroom

When I bought my first condo, there were a lot of changes I wanted to make and changes I needed to make. The initial inspection uncovered a leaky hot water heater. I required the prior owner to replace it as part of the closing process. After moving in, I painted some walls; I bought a new microwave; I modernized some of the lighting; it was great.…

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Change is All Around

A few of us had the privilege of attending Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto last month.  Themes of the conference? Cloud, Windows 8, and a full refresh of every product line within one 12-month period.  It’s quite a huge undertaking, and with the correct execution, it will be a very exciting year.…

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VDI: Plenty of Potential, but do the Homework Before Diving In

There is no doubt that virtualization has become mainstream in corporate IT.  But as companies look at additional ways to reduce cost, increase security, speed deployments of operating systems and applications, and greatly enable a mobile workforce, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has become more appealing, particularly in mid-sized organizations. Gartner analysts agree that medium-sized...

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