Why businesses should ensure data privacy in vendor relationships

By Andrew Bourne ____________________ Whether we realize it or not, we are being tracked everywhere we go on the Internet. In fact, Internet surveillance is so widely used that several vendors have built businesses worth billions of dollars using this model. The websites and descriptions of these renowned data brokers and aggregators openly display the depth and breadth of the information they gather. However, in plain words, it’s a complete surveillance of our digital life.  An innocent facade with severe privacy risks in the background Called adjunct surveillance, this kind…

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Why businesses should take a long-term approach to people, product, and customers

By Andrew Bourne Business success is perceived differently today. Buzzwords like maximization, venture-backed, growth hacking, and well-conceived exit strategies (like IPOs or acquisitions) define entrepreneurial success in the current age. In a mad rush to show high quarter-on-quarter growth rates, corporate leaders have forgotten that the true value of a business is how long it stays relevant in the market and instead focus solely on transient growth spurts even if they cost profits. Any business, no matter how big its initial success, needs to take a long-term approach if it’s…

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