Customer Experience, Online Business Systems, Online Business Systems Winnipeg, Winnipeg, WCISC, VP, Client Relationships, customer service

There's Nothing Like a Good Story

Back in May, I had the chance to attend the WCISC conference in Winnipeg and listen to James Comey share his thoughts on security, leadership and integrity. If you’ve had the opportunity to hear James Comey speak, regardless of your political persuasion, I think you’ll agree with me – he is an excellent communicator. Over the hour session he shared many humorous and impactful stories about his role as the Director of the FBI and the direction that his life has taken.

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By Greg Loewen on Jul 4, 2019 3:38:05 PM
Cybersecurity, InfoSec, Security Consulting, Information Security, Threat

The Cybersecurity Marathon

We hear a lot about the pace of change and the increasingly sophisticated threats facing organizations today. You don’t have to look much further than the daily headlines to read about new ways of doing business, or the latest successful data breach. 

What’s becoming very clear is that Cybersecurity is not a sprint, but rather a marathon.
Each leg of the race presents new challenges and requires a commitment to diligence, risk management, and continuous program improvement. What we’ve done in the past is now proving to be insufficient and ineffective for the unpredictable terrain ahead. Different threat landscapes requires different solutions …and occasionally you need to stop, rest, and re-hydrate along the way.

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By Steve Croucher on Jun 27, 2019 1:16:00 PM
Digital Transformation, Online Business Systems, Mass Ingenuity, Digital Business transformation

Tanking at Transformation:  Four Steps to Digital Failure

Digital Transformation has become quite the industry buzzword. It’s become a goal for most organizations to achieve, yet more than half of these attempts are unsuccessful. What is it that prevents a successful digital transformation?  If you’re not one of the companies that has already failed or is on the verge of failure; keep reading to ensure you too, don’t become part of that rapidly growing statistic.

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By Chris Harper on Jun 20, 2019 2:40:25 PM
Design, UX, Clients, Design System, Atomic Design, Brad Frost

An Introduction to Design Systems

Like Agile development practices—Design Systems are quickly becoming another proven methodology woven into the fabric of the digital product process. From Finance and Energy—to Agriculture and Education; enterprise companies everywhere are reaping the cost-saving benefits of having a well-designed and maintained Design System.

But what exactly is a Design System? Why is it important to have one? How do you begin to implement and maintain one, and when should you consider building one for your organization?

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By Kevin Guenther on May 31, 2019 3:47:00 PM
Security, email scam, gift card, phishing, phishing attempts, Amazon

The Gift (card) That Keeps on Taking


So, let me tell you a story.  This is a true story.  A personal story about a request I got from someone who is near and dear to me.

These kinds of requests are becoming more and more common and so I wanted to share what happened so that you can recognize it when somebody comes knocking on your door (or email) with a similar ask.  Who would suspect that a gift card could be the tool of a phishing attack?  You should.

 

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By Steve Levinson on Apr 18, 2019 5:05:12 PM
AI, Employment, Robots, Online Business Systems Winnipeg

Competencies to Succeed in an AI Workforce

Robots are transforming our world, our workplace, our work. Amazing advances in the field of robotics has machines and artificial Intelligence (AI) doing the work of humans. A recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute concluded that nearly two thirds of all jobs could have at least 30% of their activities automated by 2030.

AI is not a new topic but it’s becoming an organizational process that needs to be understood, prepared for, and ultimately adopted. As we work with clients on digital transformation and cybersecurity projects, AI is almost always a topic of interest if not intentional consideration.

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By Tamara Olson on Apr 11, 2019 1:36:14 PM