Category Archives: Tech Media Telecom

The Machines Are Coming: What Does That Mean for Liability?

robot

From Dilbert to Davos, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is entering the mainstream. Goldman Sachs believes we are “on the cusp of a period of more rapid growth in its use and applications”. Gartner describes it as “a juggernaut trend for the … Continue reading →

IP Mismanagement and D&O Shareholder Derivative Actions

broken light bulb

Until recently, cyber security was not a prominent issue for oversight by boards of directors. Intellectual property (IP) board oversight even less so: Boards were aware of its potential financial impact from the periphery yet perceived it to be a … Continue reading →

A Risk and Insurance Christmas Carol

Modern Ebenezer Scrooge

In Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, we join a forlorn Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey across his past, present and future. This timeless tale shows us that a lack of perspective, perception and reflection can set us, and those … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2014

Scariest risks 2014

As risk advisors, WillisWire bloggers tend to think less of ghouls and goblins during the Halloween season than of the frightening real risks our clients face. This year they faced more than their share of new ones, with ISIS, Ukraine, … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Tech-Media-Telecom Risk – Vulnerabilities in Emerging Markets

Scariest risks 2014

Today’s technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies are fast expanding in a complex and often violent world. With operations and supply chain dependencies in frontier and emerging markets, their growth is often exponential, and further opportunities abound. However, exposure to natural … Continue reading →

Unlimited Paid Time Off. The Future or a Fad?

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With so much talk about the importance of a healthy work-life balance, it may be a surprise to learn that Americans work longer hours and take fewer days off per year than workers in many countries around the world. Yet, … Continue reading →

Threats to Telecommunications Operators in Fragile and Conflict Landscapes

city destruction

According to the International Telecommunications Union, the expansion of access to telecommunications services has been one of the most dramatic economic and social developments in low-income countries over the last decade, showing accelerated rates of expansion in access to mobile … Continue reading →

The Changing Risks for Technology, Media and Telecommunications Companies

The world is an increasingly unstable and uncertain environment within which to work. Today’s technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies are increasingly global and digital in nature with operations in or dependencies on fast-changing or challenging parts of the world. Continue reading →

Open Source Software & Risk Management – The Perils of FREE

Free* (neon)

Wouldn’t it be great if you were developing a software application and instead of building a program from scratch you could pull “free” software from the web to help save time and money? Imagine if there were over 5,000 different … Continue reading →