Protecting Data Assets Critical Amid Increased Technology Acquisitions
October 04, 2018 / insideBIGDATA
As the mining, collection, packaging, and monetization of data accelerates year over year, it should come as no surprise that the acquisition of technology is the leading driver of mergers and acquisitions in 2018, according to Deloitte’s 2018 M&A Trends Report. The report underscores what many insiders already know: companies are spending significant sums to acquire the technology assets that enable them to slice and dice data like never before. The world’s largest organizations – technology-focused and otherwise – deal in data, not unlike the companies of the 90s that dealt in oil. The data generated and processed by small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) remains among the most valuable – and most vulnerable.