So a few hours after posting my blog entry on the RMR potential of identity theft protection services and the sobering new research numbers showing a massive escalation in breached personal data, I walked out to my mailbox and got a little reminder of the incidental, randomness of life.
Right now, I am researching and writing the September cover story for SDM on new, even surprising, RMR opportunities in the industry. There are definitely a lot of viable, valuable opportunities. Today I saw some research numbers that were both sobering and supportive of an RMR opportunity I’ve frequently heard about while researching RMR opportunities: identity protection.
On behalf of the entire SDM team, congratulations to three great women in security who, this past weekend, completed the 2011 Boston Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢â¬Â Holly Tsourides, vice president, Worldwide Sales, VideoIQ; Laurie Aaron, vice president, Government & Alliances, Quantum Secure; and Tracy Larson, president, WeSuite.
A few years ago, United Parcel Service ran a series of TV commercials with the slogan, “What Can Brown Do for You?” In the annals of advertising, this campaign probably won’t go down as one of the most memorable or exciting.
In my last blog, I introduced a partnership BNP Media forged with BirdDog Jobs, a career center specializing in the skilled trades. Today, we’re pleased to announce another partnership. BNP Media is joining forces with Mike Rowe Works Trades Hub, a new portal Web site dedicated to the advancement of the skilled trades and to helping trades people excel at their jobs.
For the last two years, more than 13+ million U.S. workers have been unemployed, many for very long stretches. Let that number – 13 million – sink in for a moment. That’s like saying the entire population of Illinois has been laid off.
This week I attended the last National Association Oil Heating Service Managers Show in Hershey, PA. Actually, it’s not the last show for this fine organization, but it will be the last show by that exact name.
This spring has been a heartbreaking year with so many fatal tornadoes. I grew up in the Midwest, so tornado warnings and hunkering down in the basement during tornado season are something I grew up with.