TMC's Advisor

The Advisor is a periodical published by TMC containing articles of interest to Canadian Business Professionals

This is the August 2021, issue - Volume 8 Issue 4.
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Non–collaborative Collaboration
By Peter Aggus

Companies choose a platform for video/web conferencing, instant messaging, telephony, voicemail, file sharing etc., and it works well for all corporate users. Unfortunately, the internal collaboration system doesn’t inter–work well with outside participants’ internal or cloud systems. Everyone needs to download apps for Zoom, Teams, etc. so that they can join someone else’s meeting. Things look to be changing with developments in gateways. Continue…

Non–collaborative Collaboration
By Peter Aggus

Collaboration systems do not interwork well with other brands so we end up with apps for Zoom, Teams, etc. This may be changing with gateways. Continue…

Build a Virtual Go–Bag
By Ellen Koskinen–Dodgson

In this time of wildfire evacuations, people in risk areas are advised to keep a personal ‘Go–Bag’ handy in case they need to drop everything and go. Evacuations can happen at work, too, triggered by a wildfire, a gas leak, or for other reasons. If you need to evacuate, we recommend that you prepare a virtual Go–Bag with priority items you need to recover your business operations. Here’s what should be in it. Continue…

Build a Virtual Go–Bag
By Ellen Koskinen–Dodgson

When told to evacuate your office building, we recommend a virtual Go–Bag to allow you to recover your business operations. Here’s what should be in it. Continue…

Cloud Security Roundup
By Maria Colasurdo

Cloud security risks are a big concern and are getting worse, according to four recent studies. As examples, 97% of Google Workspace users have authorized at least one third–party app to have access to their corporate Google account and 89% of organizations say that microservices, containers, and Kubernetes have created application security blind spots. Here’s a high–level review. Continue…

Cloud Security Roundup
By Maria Colasurdo

89% of organizations say microservices, containers, and Kubernetes have created application security blind spots. Here’s a roundup of 4 IT risk studies. Continue…

Audit Your Own BCP/BRP
By Guy Robertson

You’ve been working from home for the past 18 months, and a lot has changed – including your office’s risk profile. If you’re like many others, your business resumption plan (BRP or BCP) lives in an “out of sight, out of mind” state, perhaps sitting in binders gathering dust on the shelf or buried in SharePoint or in a corner of a website. It’s time to blow off the dust and audit it. Here’s how to do that yourself. Continue…

Audit Your Own BCP/BRP
By Guy Robertson

A lot of things have changed in the past 18 months, including your office’s risk profile. Here’s the why and how of auditing your BCP/BCP. Continue…