Most Companies Don’t Know Who Shares Their Sensitive Information: Ponemon Institute and Opus

Completing our tour of neglect is a report from data security vendor Opus and the Ponemon Institue about data security risks of sharing information with third parties. Attention grabbers: 56% of companies have experienced a third party data breach and 57% don’t have an inventory of third parties receiving their sensitive information. Oh, and the average breach costs $7.3 million to fix.

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Infoworks Launches Automated Data Warehouse

September 28, 2017

Customer data platforms produce something a lot like a data warehouse, but CDPs are packaged software that delivers the result much more quickly than a conventional data warehouse project. So it’s interesting to see Infoworks announce cloud-based “automated Big Data warehousing” that speeds development and maintenance. Infoworks lacks the focus on customer data unification of a CDP but corporate IT groups might still see it as an alternative. The same technology could also streamline CDP operations.

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Independent Grocer Is First to Deploy Amazon Just Walk Out Technology

December 7, 2022

Here’s a retail story that doesn’t involve a media network – but don’t worry, it does feature Amazon, AI, and Kansas City.  Independent retailer Community Groceries will be the first non-Amazon company to deploy the Amazon One entry gate and Amazon’s Just Walk Out checkout technology.  Amazon One grants entry after reading your palm or credit card, while Just Walk Out tracks what customers put in their cart and charges for it.  O brave new world.

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