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The Integrity of Your Organisation is at Stake

Open Sources Data Research supporting your NGO’s interests and integrity Human suffering from natural and man-made disasters has rarely been so widespread and catastrophic. Meanwhile, the exposure of abuse of vulnerable peoples by charities, contractors, United Nations personnel and others is discrediting individuals, organisations and the entire humanitarian sector that works for people in desperate need […]

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Post-Secondary Education Institutions and the Internet

Increased global access and use of the Internet present both challenges and opportunities for all sectors of our modern world. Post-secondary education is one sector that needs to consider how to best utilise the promise of the Internet (and, mitigate the risks) in order to maximise schools’ public profiles, their recruitment campaigns and their ability […]

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Africa and Social Media: Part Two

Social Media Usage Social media are crucial components of Africa’s Internet activity. According to the 2014 “Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology” report by the Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, approximately 78% of Internet usage in Africa is in social media.  Social media have become increasingly important fora for Africans to air their political views, […]

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Africa and the Internet: Part One

Introduction Africa is the world’s richest continent in terms of natural resources, but one resource that it is woefully lacking is data and information, the continent’s rarest and most valuable commodity.  Organizations and investors operating in Africa have little to go on in terms of official statistics and data sets.  Even in cases where these […]

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Social Media Enhancing Investment Due Diligence

The ever increasing availability of “online data” provides investors, big and small, with a tremendous new opportunity to enhance their due diligence capabilities.  To demonstrate some of this potential, Confidion undertook an analysis of indicators of questionable activities discovered through citizen comments in social media channels and “open gov” databases around three investment fraud cases […]

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Welcome to Confidion

Welcome to our new website. While we still have some work to do here, it is almost done. In the coming weeks, as our consultants have time, they will begin to blog on topics closely related to what we do and the things we are most interested in. Thanks for stopping by and please visit regularly.

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