• Welcome to Asymmetric Insights

    by  • September 25, 2013

    Welcome to the new digital home of Asymmetric Insights (AI). Asymmetric Insights is a next generation technology research, analysis, and strategy firm located near Washington, DC  where focus on helping companies and government agencies navigate the rapidly evolving intersection of risk, digital security, and public sector use of technology. Why Asymmetric Insights? I have...

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    The Next Step

    by  • September 11, 2013

    In July, I chose to move on from my position at Altimeter Group to be able to focus on areas that I felt important – risk, technology, and the public sector. So I have set out on the next step in a long journey to create the boutique research and advisory firm that provides...

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    Monday Musings – May 6, 2013

    by  • May 6, 2013

    Focus Point For The Week Too often, someone’s “Plan A” should really be their “Plan B.”  We are often confused about what should be our primary plan and and what should be a back up plan. The reason for this is because we are often in reactive mode – we focus on being reactive...

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    Monday Musings – April 29, 2013

    by  • April 29, 2013

    Focus Point For The Week I have been speaking with a number of people lately about disruption and innovation. The conversations range from shifts in a market to the introduction of a new technology to the impact of new government regulations and programs. I have received a lot of great ideas and insights from...

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    Social Media Crises Has Many Points of Failure

    by  • February 19, 2013

    by Alan Webber, Jeremiah Owyang, Altimeter Analysts. Yesterday’s Burger King brandjacking was an important reminder to brands and their agency and software partners about how vulnerable social media accounts are.  These forms of attacks are increasing in frequency, such as Jeep’s recent twitter hack. Surprisingly, Altimeter Group’s research has found from analyzing 50 crises...

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    The Three Vital Questions

    by  • February 19, 2013

    One of the things that I have been faced with as an analyst and an advisor to leaders in businesses, government agencies, and non-profits is that they all have problems and the reason they engage with me is they need help to solve them. Whether it is a vendor who is trying to better...

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