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Keep Your Data Secure — For You AND Your Customers

Eric Holmen, president of SmartReply, is troubled by the amount of data for voice and mobile technology being managed in non-secure facilities, or even overseas, where data security requirements are compromised and not under the oversight of U.S. federal laws. According to Holmen, “Any time a company gives even the smallest amount of customer data to a third party, they need to cover the basics.” 1. Keep it close to home. Make sure your customer data never leaves U.S. soil and never touches a server outside of the country; no foreign transit of data or removal of data out of U.S. federal jurisdiction. Data can


Spam Spammity Spam. It’s Well Worth Studying.

Yahoo! has been instructed not to filter my e-mail for spam. I want to see everything. What are the new trends? How many millions does Mme. Obi-Wan Kenobi want to transfer into my bank account from Darfur? What is the current method of spelling V*I-A*grA? “One mathematically minded blogger who looked into it,” wrote Michael Specter in the Aug. 6, 2007, New Yorker, “found that there are 600,426,974,379,824, 381,952 ways to spell Viagra.” Specter’s 4,600-word article is almost the last word on spam—a monumental discourse on the history, arithmetic (amount of spam and the ROI needed to make a profit), how it works and