2016 marks a record-breaking year for M&A activities. Unfortunately, it’s also another year of a large number of data breaches and hacks becoming front-page news. CxOs, law firms, dealmakers and investors involved in M&A generally ignore Cyber risks that have implication on deal execution, deal value, reputation; post-M&A liabilities, operations and bottom-line; or acquirer vulnerability. This is partly based on awareness, lack of knowledge or misconceptions about Cyber risks and assessments.
Die Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie (IKT) ist zum Nervensystem unserer “smarten” Gesellschaft geworden. Und trotzdem haben wir noch keine flächendeckende digitale Agenda in der öffentlichen Verwaltung, wie unsere letzte Studie ergeben hat.
Enterprise Information Management (EIM) has evolved over the past decade and is an accustomed component of every enterprise. It is seen by many in our ever-changing and fast developing IT world as a slow moving heavy dinosaur, based on on-premise solutions.
One can look at the Internet of Things in a way where sensors are embedded in the physical world, e.g. plant sites, offices, homes or humans. Sensors embedded in the physical world of humans are also known as wearables. Wearables such as fitness trackers and the like are an important component of the Quantified Self . But wearables are more; they also include items like smart watches and smart eyewear. Gartner expects a strong growth in the wearable market in 2015, rising 38% from 2014.
If data is the new gold, it’s fair to assume your organization owns data that is sensitive due to privacy laws or its critical to your companies business. Do you know the type of data you produce, collect, own and process? Do you know its location? Do you know what happens to the data right now? Do you know what happens if it leaks outside or is lost forever? Most of you might not be able to answer these questions properly.