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September 2015, Volume 2 Issue 8

Emerging Tech Issue

Just When You Thought You Were Safe - When Leading Edge Becomes Bleeding Edge

By Ellen Koskinen-Dodgson

No one plans to make the painful slide from leading edge technological awesomeness to bleeding edge disaster. We all plan to implement transformative projects where the rewards far outweigh the risks. We aim for kudos, but sometimes, like a slow motion train wreck, leading edge can become bleeding edge and it's your fault.

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5th Generation Networking By Peter Aggus
Wi-Fi 802.11ac is promising speeds up to 1.3 Gbps so some say "why install cabling?". Category 8 cabling promises up to 40 Gbps, but do we need that speed? What's behind these numbers and what do you need to plan a 'future-proof' infrastructure?

Physical Security - a Word from a Pro By Guy Robertson
I'm a thief, and this is how I work. You hurry off to a meeting and leave your laptop in your car. It takes me less than a minute to break in, start the engine and go. I sell the car to a crooked dealer. I sell your laptop too, but not before I've copied all of your confidential data, which I then sell.

Emerging Technology - Software Defined Radio (SDR) By Bill Tracey
Software-defined radios are expected to become the dominant technology in radio communications. SDRs, along with software-defined antennas, are the enablers of the 'cognitive radio'.

You're Invited - Oct. 28, 11-2

Join CUBE Global and TMC in Victoria for a free lunch-and-learn for HR (and DR) professionals. Learn how

HR Can Lead Disaster Recovery Success

We address the questions:

  • What if your disaster recovery plan worked flawlessly but your staff didn't come back to work?
  • Why do they go home too soon and return too late?

Join attendees from industry, the media as well as local and provincial government for the seminar (including a short tour of the disaster recovery site) to learn, have a light lunch and discuss the issues.

For more information, contact David Miller at or 250-727-9811

TMC Speakers

Guy Robertson, a global expert in Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery Planning

Peter Aggus, a Business Continuity expert who understands the human side of Emergency Planning

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