The Most Misleading Announcement of ASIS 2014

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 02, 2014

One magazine called it "the biggest news to come out of the first day of ASIS 2014." Another described it in biblical terms.

What could get them so excited?

Answer: a struggling small analytics company partnering with Axis.

In this note, we examine Sightlogix's struggles, the meaning of the 'partnership' and what drove this fawning coverage.

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