• One-Stop ERP-Sec

    The two most prominent providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) security have now merged: Boston-based Onapsis announced this week that they have acquired Heidelberg-based Virtual Forge. While the deal terms were undisclosed, we do know that the resulting company will have three hundred staff, which creates a solid global base on which to drive growth. Led by Mariano Nunez, this newly-combined team looks formidable.

  • Letter from the CEO: Thank You to the HMG Community and Strategic Partners for Their Incredible Support for a Record-Breaking 2018

    As I look back on what has been an historic year for HMG Strategy, I realize that we couldn’t have made the incredible strides that we have as well as the enhancements to our business model if it weren’t for the extraordinary support of the technology executives and sponsors who make the HMG community the world’s largest independent and most trusted executive network on the planet. Our continued growth at HMG Strategy, now entering our 12th year in serving the community of technology executives, has been extremely gratifying as I look back over the 30-plus years that I've spent in the technology industry and as an executive coach.

  • HMG Tech News Digest January 18

    Trending News on Chinese Startups Looking to Outmaneuver Tesla in Silicon Valley, Netflix Raising Rates Amid Stronger Competition, and O'Hare Planning Major Expansion

  • Making MSPs into MSSPs

    The Wikipedia entry for managed services has its first reference to security at Word 345 of the narrative. When you Google 'managed services', the People-Also-Searched-For box lists cloud computing, data center, IT service management, outsourcing, and Software-as-a-Service, with no references to security. Suffice it to say, managed services from MSPs are viewed as broader and largely distinct from managed security services from MSSPs.

  • Using AI to Cluster and Protect Data

    One of the oldest previously-classified US documents, written over one hundred years ago, explains how to make secret ink: “Take one ounce of linseed oil, 20 ounces of liquid ammonia, 100 ounces of distilled water. This mixture must be shaken up before using with a quill pen. Write in free space between words written in pencil. To make this writing appear, dip the whole letter in cold water, and read secret writing while wet. Upon drying the writing disappears.”

  • Five Cyber Security Hopes for 2019

    Fifty years ago, the surprisingly political Smothers Brothers convinced CBS to let Pete Seeger perform on their show his anti-war protest song, Waist Deep in the Big Muddy. The famous song’s perfect title reflects its basic Vietnam-era premise – namely, that our country was stuck in a terrible situation with no obvious solution. And like the sad hero of the song, once you get stuck deep enough in the mud, there might be no escape.

  • Great Leadership Remains the Key Driver of Success

    Elon Musk’s subterranean high-speed transit tunnel project in Hawthorne, a suburb of Los Angeles, is a stark reminder to all of us that visionary leadership remains the key driver of success in today’s hyper-competitive global markets.

  • HMG Tech News Digest December 21

    Trending News on Alphabet Energy Spinoff, New Tunnel Reveal in Los Angeles, Open Source Code in Public Projects, and Japan's New Home Robot