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April 2018, Volume 5 Issue 3

False News Risks By Peter Aggus

Last month we looked at Social Media risks. If you felt safe because you avoid social media—think again. It turns out that you can have an analytics profile loaded with data about you and your business even if you have never signed up for a social media account. Even worse – the profile data may be untrue, posted by a competitor to gain advantage. This is the world of ‘false news’. Here are our recommendations about how to protect yourself.

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Cellular as a Disruptor By Bill Tracey

5G cellular has promised Gigabit/sec speeds for all users for some time and it is now ‘coming soon’. Demonstration systems are showing what the technology can do, and it is impressive. Even better, some service availability dates have been announced in the US so Canada won’t be too far behind. Here is what 5G cellular will and will not do, how it works, and what you need to do to prepare for it.

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How Do You Rate?

Our IT Assessment Team can identify your capacity to deliver and explain how you compare to best practices on:

  Reliability
  Staffing Levels
  Costs
  Customer Service

For a free copy of “What To Assess and Why”, Email: assessment@tmcconsulting.ca.

Gartner's 2018 Tech Trends By Lee-Ann Dittrich

Gartner calls the entwining of people, devices, content and services the intelligent digital mesh. My favourite example is Honda’s ‘Safe Swarm’ technology where vehicle to vehicle communications will allow safer merging, congestion and hazard information broadcast and even cooperative merging where other cars will make way for a new entrant to the roadway. Here are Gartner’s top ten strategic technology trends for 2018.

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Before You're Hit by a Bus By Ellen Koskinen-Dodgson

Here’s the question—if you didn’t show up for work (hit by a bus or whatever) and your infrastructure suffered a massive failure, what would happen? The magical best case is that there’s someone at work who knows exactly what you know and can do what’s needed to fix everything. The worst case is that there’s a wealth of critical information stored in your head and your company can’t fix the outage for days or more. Here’s the minimum that you need.

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