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In 2023, a quarter of all targets we diligenced presented themselves to investors as tech-enabled service businesses – a trend that is growing every day. For these targets, a key outcome of diligence is helping an investor ascertain (or a seller explain): “Is this business really tech-enabled?” What does it mean to be tech-enabled? Definitions […]

For most mid-market businesses, a “bring your own device” (BYOD) approach is the default mobile strategy – with cost as the primary driver. But without an effective mobile device management (MDM) strategy, sacrifices in productivity and security may offset the cost savings. Even among businesses scoring highest overall in our security assessments, less than two […]

Over the last decade, engineering teams have overwhelmingly favored microservices over monolithic architecture, based on the benefits of continuous delivery, scalability and improved resiliency for cloud-delivered products and services. Earlier this year, however, Amazon made headlines for returning to a monolithic architecture for video monitoring. This raised the question: would 2023 mark the Return of […]

Crosslake made the 2023 Inc. 5000 list, marking the third consecutive year the company has earned this achievement. The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent, entrepreneurial businesses. “We are deeply grateful to the clients who have enabled our success — and […]

As legislation around cybersecurity tightens, the total cost of a ransomware attack may now include fines and penalties on top of other recovery costs. Waiting to take action until after a breach occurs is too big of a risk. Yet even as cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated in their attacks, businesses can take practical steps […]

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