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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.

The next big thing?

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180 View – We live in amazing times and in the years ahead will use technology we know nothing about now but will depend on and enjoy then. I have seen so much change in technology since my first job working on an IBM mainframe with green screens and now my cellphone is way more powerful than these mainframes that were expensive and filled a room.

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Pat Wade

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I am delighted to announce that Pat Wade has joined 180 Systems. Pat’s primary role is to coach our clients through their system implementation. Pat has 20+ years of experience to draw upon and our clients have already found her assistance invaluable. Pat is also assisting in the selection process through demonstrations and contract negotiation. Her previous experience on the other side of the table (as the vendor) gives her insight that few people can offer and that our clients also find invaluable.

Prior to 180 Systems, Pat was President of Equation Technologies which implemented hardware, networks and software to support their client’s financial and operational requirements. In 2001, in order to provide more focused expertise to clients, Equation limited its products and service offering to packaged and custom ERP software applications – financial, supply chain, professional services, warehouse management, and human resources. Pat’s firm grew to 25 employees and was recognized by the Accounting Technology magazine as one of the “Top 100 Pacesetters” in North America. Throughout the years, Pat and her team have delivered hundreds of successful implementations.  In late 2012, Equation Technologies merged with BAASS Business Solutions and Pat joined the firm as a Vice President.  Pat has been in transition the last few months as she wound down her responsibilities at BAASS but she has already made a huge positive impact at 180 Systems.

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Happy Holidays

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We wish you a happy and healthy holiday and all the best for 2015.

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Our Newsletter

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One of the reasons we have not sent out our newsletter for a while was our concern with Canada’s new anti-spam legislation. We did not want to send out an email to all our readers asking them to opt-in. Our objective for our newsletters has always been to provide useful information rather than marketing material and we have also always had an opt-out facility. Please let us know if you would rather not receive our newsletter in the future. For those that stay opted-in, we plan to once again issue our newsletter on a monthly basis. Stay tuned. Thanks

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Consultant / Business Analyst Opportunity at 180 Systems

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Another reason you have not heard from us for a while is that we have been very busy and hope the same goes for you. We are now looking to hire a consultant/business analyst as per the link at http://www.180systems.com/about/careers/.  Please pass this on if you know anyone that might be a good fit. 

Thanks

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Industry Focus by 180 Systems

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We have changed our website to reflect our expertise in a number of industries including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Professional Services
  • Not for Profit and Public Sector
  • Financial Services
  • Service Management
  • Third Party Logistics
  • Hospitality
  • Construction

On our website you will now find key requirements and systems that are industry specific.

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Are Robots Hurting Job Growth?

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January 13, 2013 – from CBS News – “Technological advances, especially robotics, are revolutionizing the workplace, but not necessarily creating jobs….”

180 View – Great video and sounds convincing but there other points of view. See the next article.

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Robots Taking All Our Jobs? Ridiculous

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September 26, 2013 from Information Week – “…It is time to consign neo-Ludditism and its particular refrain that “technology costs jobs” once and for all to the dustbin of history. Robots, automation, machines and productivity are key enablers of human progress and absolutely no threat to overall employment. As such, economic policy should put the pedal to the metal, at every possible opportunity, for faster technological improvement, better use of that technology in the workplace, and higher productivity.”

180 View –We think jobs will be eliminated with robots. People without skills will suffer the most but hopefully they will be trained to do more meaningful and higher paying jobs in the future.

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Gartner warns of vendor upheaval in technology shift

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October 7, 2013 from Computerworld – “…Gartner analysts warned that a data explosion threatens to overwhelm, sensors will be everywhere, 3-D printing will change everything, and smart machines will replace people… sensors may automatically alert a vendor of a broken part, triggering a 3-D printer to produce a replacement…”

180 View – It was not that long ago that we heard that the internet would change everything… and it did. Then came the smart phone which is doing it again. Now Gartner is predicting other technologies are about to do the same along with killing jobs which is discussed in a follow up article “As the digital revolution kills jobs, social unrest will rise”. We also read in a recent article by CBC News that “Ontario’s youth unemployment among worst in Canada” but the article lays the blame on the older generation (the baby boomers) who are not ready to retire. We think that things will even out as the boomers eventually fade away and make room for the younger generation. We think that all those robots will be needed as there won’t be enough labour to do all the work when we (the boomers) are gone.

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How A Tesla Is Made

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From Devour – “Here’s a look inside the Fremont, California factory where an army of massive, robotic arms transform giant rolls of aluminum into a Tesla Model S.”

180 View – Fascinating – a must see video. Too bad the Tesla is still so expensive.

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