When a journalist who owns a technology firm critiques companies that could be construed as direct competitors, he leaves himself open to criticism. He had better make sure that whatever he reports is complete and accurate. Unfortunately, one recent article that crossed my desk did not meet that standard.

An advisor recently sent me a copy of an article that Andy Gluck published online entitled “Advisors Putting Client Data at Risk”. The article begins” To save money, some advisors are putting client data in jeopardy, and the trade press isn’t helping matters”. As Gluck makes clear, two things triggered his article: A comment by an advisor who dared to questions Gluck’s statement on the call that Google Docs  “was not secure” and a recent article in the trade press that suggested Zoho was secure.

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