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News & Views is published monthly by 180 Systems. Our objective is to provide recent articles to our readers on business technology topics. In some cases, our blog contains a title with a hyperlink to a source article, a quote from the article and our comments. In other cases, we have provided a blog without a hyperlink for original content by 180 Systems. We encourage you to post your own comments. You can also access our blog by topic.

What’s happening at 180 Systems?

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Michael Burns was diagnosed with cancer and underwent treatment last year. The good news is that it all worked and Michael is healthy again, so much so that he recently rode a bicycle from Toronto to Niagara Falls in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Lawrence Young, B.Comp.Sc., C.Adm, CMC, I.S.P. joined 180 Systems last year. He brings over 15 years of ERP system selection experience to our team and is based in Montreal.  

Jeff Zygouras, MMPA, CPA, CA recently joined 180 Systems. Jeff was a TA (Teaching Assistance) at UofT for Michael Burns for many years for a graduate course on Management Information Systems. Before joining 180 Systems, Jeff worked in public practice and industry.

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Are newsletters a waste of time?

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Many of us get so much email that we don’t have time to read newsletters even from trusted sources. So why write a newsletter if it’s deleted by many if not most readers as soon as it is received? Over the past year, we have opted not to potentially waste our time. But we have now decided to resurrect our newsletter partly because we don’t want you to forget about us but also because it’s good for Search Engine Optimization. Another reason is that the primary writer of our newsletter is healthy again…

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Something Different

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Hidden Miracles of the Natural World

180 View – Unfortunately we also don’t notice things that we can see.

Frostie Dancing To Shake Your Tail Feather!

180 View – I wish I could dance this well.

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Newsletter Changes

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We have been sending newsletters each month for a very long time but as some of you may have noticed, we have only been sending them intermittently over the last year. The reason for the change is not writer fatigue but the perception of reader fatigue with all the emails. So in the future we will only send them out a few times a year. As well, in the past we often commented on published articles that we thought were interesting but from now on, we plan to only include original material we have published. We also often had a link to something that we considered humorous or thoughtful (click here for examples posted in the past). We are not sure whether to continue to include these links in the future but have included another one this time which can be accessed by clicking here. Please let us know what you think about our new approach. Thanks

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National Geographic Video

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180 View – There is more to life than ERP.

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Pass The Salt

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180 View – Only watch if you know what a typewriter is.

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Food City Commercial

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180 View – It’s one minute long but packs a punch. I have received very different responses to this that included too sappy, made me cry, very clever and American propaganda.

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Google Commercial

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180 View – Sweet reunion no matter where you live.

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Ode to Joy

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180 View – Have a joyful holiday.

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Washington Conservatory

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180 View – If only we could all work as well together.

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