TMC's Advisor

Covering IT and Telecom from a Canadian Viewpoint

March 2018, Volume 5 Issue 2

Digital Twins By Ellen Koskinen-Dodgson

Gartner predicts that by 2021, half of large industrial companies will use Digital Twins to improve effectiveness. A Digital Twin is a complex virtual model that exactly represents and predicts the behaviour of a physical object or system under a variety of conditions. Digital Twins are coming to the general business world as well. And should be included in IT and corporate strategies.

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Surprising Risks from Social Media By Peter Aggus

Do you know how aggregation of innocuous data on social media could expose your business to major risk? The Pentagon surely thought they did – until data collected from fitness app users around the world inadvertently exposed the locations of American bases. Your employees may be innocently providing ammunition for your competitors. You need to understand what can be done by data analysts and establish policies to protect the organization.

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Climate Change and Cell Phone Alerts By Guy Robertson

In the hot summer of 2017, more than 840 wildfires burned approximately 4200 square kilometres of BC’s forests and neighbouring land. Hundreds of buildings—including 71 residences—were destroyed. What worries BC residents is a lack of adequate warning that a wildfire is approaching their area. In 2018, however, a new warning system could protect people and give them more lead-time to evacuate their communities.

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IoT Research Best Practices By Lee-Ann Dittrich

A recent study by Ventana Research investigated how organizations are using and plan to use Internet of Things Technologies in the coming few years. Over 90% of survey participants identified that they will be capturing IT and business events using IoT within two years. Based on these findings, they have identified IoT best practices. We present the top recommendations here.

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