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Mobile malware?

I attended the annual RSA conference in San Francisco in late February.  Its always an interesting event.  This year I heard more talk around the issue of mobile application security and smartphones. ... Click here to read more

Friday, March 30, 2012 - 02:28
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l
Attending Selling Up, Selling Out

As Corums relatively new Conference Director, Ive already had the opportunity to help with planning and promotion for several Corum conferences across the country. I recently had my first chance to actually attend one in Seattle Selling Up, Selling Out... Click here to read more

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 04:12
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing
M&A in Hosting and Cloud services segment

I am on my way back from WorldHostingDays that just took place in Germany. The event is well run with over a hundred exhibitors and, as per the organizers, attended by nearly 4,000 professionals. Mark Johnson, our... Click here to read more

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 01:04
Posted by Miro Parizek, Managing Director
M&A momemtum

The momentum is there - 2012 is shaping up to be the best year in a decade for Tech M&A. We feel it every week in our conferences which are generating record attendance. In the seminars where Ive presented over the last few weeks (... Click here to read more

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 09:03
Posted by Bruce Milne, CEO
Interest in M&A in the UK

Corum has just run an M&A update in London. There was double the normal number of registrants. In fact, it has been a good M&A market for well over a year. The cash held by strategic buyers is driving this. Falling inflation, rising... Click here to read more

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 00:37
Posted by John Melotte,
Due diligence as a seller

Much has been said about due diligence from the perspective of how a seller should prepare, and what to expect during the stringent process a sophisticated buyer will employ to assure they know what they are buying. Less has been said about the value... Click here to read more

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 08:57
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
My welcome to Corum Group

I am one of the newest members to the Corum Group. Officially Im the newest Executive Assistant; unofficially Im a new family member. Ive been amazed to see how team-oriented and collaborative this organization is. Corum believes in using all available... Click here to read more

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 05:41
Posted by Amanda Kaiser,
Smaller Deals on the Horizon

Although corporate balance sheets are getting stronger, companies still prefer little snacks of companies and lack the appetite for large $1B+ deals. Much more is at risk for a large deal to be done, so often under the boards supervision they are much... Click here to read more

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 03:23
Posted by Alina Soltys, Associate
New kid on the block

As a Gonzaga University graduate with a degree in marketing and finance, I am excited about my new position at Corum as a marketing assistant. Corum is a great place to learn the ins-and-outs of both marketing and finance.... Click here to read more

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 01:56
Posted by Amanda Tallman, Senior Analyst
SaaS and M&A

Just wrapping up two days at SoftLetters SaaS University in Austin, Texas. Attendance was strong, with over 100 software executives from around the world attending more than 30 diverse sessions on how to build and... Click here to read more

Friday, March 2, 2012 - 03:59
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus

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