The Dangers of Shortcuts

Don Wickelgren
May 7, 2021

This is a real danger of outsourcing. Asia in general is rampant with pirated software even within large established companies. It’s just common practice and normal to everyone.
When we started 10 years ago I understood that and took measures, even when we had a tiny number of 8 people working for us. The US system requires best of class security so the decision was made to purchase all hardware and software within the US and ship to the Philippines.
We carry that philosophy to this day. However you source your vendor to be diligent and make informed choices.



Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.