How Not to Destroy a Deal

January 7, 2020 All Industries M&A

Kison Patel, the CEO of software company DealRoom, remembers working for a private equity firm trying to do a deal not long ago. His firm bombarded the target company with requests for information — including repetitive requests for the same information, often in Excel spreadsheets. Eventually, the seller got fed up and walked away.

Europe’s Bite May Not Match Its Bark

December 1, 2019 Technology Cyber

European Union regulators have shown they are serious when it comes to fining global technology companies. They have enacted massive fines against the chipmaker Qualcomm, Google and others in recent years. But is the EU’s reputation of cracking down on tech companies justified?

The CISO Grind

November 5, 2019 All Industries Human Capital

It can be challenging to be a CISO, or chief information security officer. Few people inside the organization understand what they do, but still place an enormous amount of pressure on them to safeguard the organization.

How to Oversee the IoT

November 5, 2019 All Industries Risk

The Internet of Things is here. You may have a smartwatch that monitors your fitness routine or a smart home that allows for remote control of the lighting, security or temperature. But when it comes to business, leveraging the Internet of Things to accomplish specific tasks is no plug-and-play matter.