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OiA Sunday Reading List #6

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This week, Open-i Advisors launched our own GDPR consulting service. Here’s a short reading list to end the week on, with a few GDPR themed articles we find fairly interesting.

4 Marketers Share How GDPR Will Shake Up Brands’ Data Strategies

Open-i Advisors Announces GDPR Preparation Service for Hosting and Cloud Providers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Open-i Advisors’ New GDPR Preparation Service Helps Hosting and Cloud Providers Map their User Data

Open-i Advisors guides clients through their GDPR compliance journey in a thorough, flexible, and cost-efficient manner.

Washington, D.C. — April 3, 2018 – Any business collecting, storing, processing, or otherwise handling data containing personally identifiable information on European Union citizens needs to plan for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect May 25, 2018.

Open-i Advisors’ new GDPR preparation service makes it easy and affordable to assess how web hosting and cloud computing providers collect, store, and use customer data. Our data consultants are experts on mapping the way your organization uses data, finding possible risks, and determining what steps you can take to mitigate risks. You’ll be presented with a document that can be either assessed by our partner lawyers or your own legal team.

We work with you to create a report that includes:

  • A summary of risk points
  • A map of data flows by department
  • A list of suppliers and other ​third​ parties with whom the client may share data (or who may share data with the client) with their GDPR statements included as relevant
  • A list of all found public privacy or disclosure statements, ready for review

“By working with Open-i Advisors, you can save time and money by packaging up everything you will need to hand off to legal counsel so that they can address your needs in as low cost a manner as possible,” says Open-i Advisors Co-Founder Christian Dawson. “Our legal partners are experts on GDPR compliance, so if you’re looking for a holistic solution we can provide that as well”.

GDPR preparation from Open-i Advisors provides data expertise when you need it, with a data-consultant led discovery process, to analyze how data is used across your organization. Our process is straightforward and simple:

Initial Compliance Check: We speak with key people at your company to assess your data privacy risks and measure your current privacy controls against the GDPR.

Data Discovery – Internal: An extensive register of your organization’s current data processing activities will be produced, along with a comprehensive visualization of the organizational data life-​cycle in its entirety.

Data Discovery – External: Open-i Advisors will do a public search of statements made by your organization, including privacy policy, email submission forms, white paper submission forms, client sign-​up forms, etc.

Final Compliance Check: Open-i Advisors will highlight areas of anticipated concern to consider business process changes where necessary, and to discuss with legal counsel.

This GDPR preparation service is offered for a reasonable hourly fee, which will result in a low cost for your company to gain all the insights you need to identify internal changes needed by your organization.

Find out more about GDPR Preparation for Hosting & Cloud Companies here: https://openiadvisors.com/consultancy/gdpr-preparatory-consulting/

About Open-i Advisors

Open-i Advisors is a consulting company focused on Internet-related industries. Its hands-on approach helps organizations manage their customer data and determine their optimum market focus using next-generation industry segment data gathering and analysis. Open-i Advisors industry-expert consultants offer their experience and leverage a process that includes the power of quantitative data to better understand and actualize client goals. For more information, please visit www.openiadvisors.com.

OiA Sunday Reading List #3

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This week has been a busy one at Open-i Advisors Inc. Here are some of the things our consultants have been reading. A lot of it this week focuses on the fact that neither people alone, or data alone, can get the job done. Only together are they most effective. Here’s our reading list:

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Join Open iAdvisors and iMiller Public Relations to Explore “Why the Why Matters”

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We are excited to announce a joint webinar on Tuesday, February 6th at 11AM EST. Come learn from two of the industry’s top growth agent organizations how to best put your business on a path to growth! Sign-up details below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Open-i Advisors Launches New Consulting Practice for the Internet Industry

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Practice leverages expert consultants and quantitative data to addresses needs of rapidly changing internet industry.

Europa Park, Germany, March 14, 2016 – A small group of Internet infrastructure industry veterans announced today the launch of a new consulting practice called Open-i Advisors. Open-i Advisors’ ambition is to become the leading provider of quantitative data for competitive businesses. Combining consulting research with assessment methodology, IP, and tools, the new practice will target the global Internet infrastructure market, estimated to be worth over $3 billion a year. The practice is launching in the US, Canada and EU, before it is rolled out worldwide.

The Internet industry is changing rapidly, and many organizations need actionable plans to steer them in the direction of growth and success in a competitive field. Open-i Advisors helps businesses make smarter decisions by providing them with access to industry level key performance indicators (KPIs). The organization offers access to data broken down in usable ways; it works with organizations to enhance their knowledge and understanding of industry competitive landscape, in order to make decisions that effectively allow businesses to achieve their objectives.

The practice offers Open-i Advisors’ global client base, access to a full range of consulting services, including: channel development; sales cycle management; marketing assessment and strategy; efficiency overviews; management development and leadership strategy.

Open-i Advisors opens its doors with an initial team of six consultants, led by group co-founders Christian Dawson and Hilary van der Meulen. This group, which includes tech industry veterans William Toll, Taylor Tricarico, Phil Chen and Patrick Siconolfi, has decades of experience working with the majority of the world’s Internet leaders, in more than 110 countries. The practice will recruit highly skilled and experienced people throughout the Internet infrastructure industry, to augment an existing talent pool of industry veterans.

Dawson, co-founder of Open-i Advisors says, “As this industry changes, companies need to know how to change with it. We can help them do more than just follow their gut; we can help them validate and plan for growth.” Co-founder van der Meulen added, “Working one-on-one with clients, our experts can provide actionable insight and advice, but more importantly, they can find and apply quantitative data that can transform client businesses.”

Ridley Ruth, COO of Dropsuite said, “We are grateful to Christian Dawson and Open-i Advisors for their efforts towards our exciting recent re-branding.“  Soeren von Varchmin, Host at WorldHostingDays said, “Having worked with this team for years prior to the launch of this group, I believe that they bring something special to this industry that is worth getting connected to. I am excited by the breadth and depth of their insights, and I am pleased that I’m among their first clients.”

About Open-i Advisors

Open-i Advisors is a consulting company focused on market differentiation. It’s hands-on consulting projects assist organizations in determining their optimum market focus, most projects include access to next-generation industry segment data gathering and analysis. Open-i Advisors industry-expert consultants offer their experience and leverage a process that includes the power of quantitative data to better understand and actualize client goals. Led by Christian Dawson and Hilary van der Meulen, Open-i Advisors is currently seeking additional clients in the US, Canada and EU. For more information, please visit www.openiadvisors.com.