Thursday, January 22, 2015

Smart Metering

Smart Metering Benefits

Smart metering and secure data loggers are changing the way we collect and monitor electricity, gas or water data, providing information that allows you to advance control over your consumption and importantly, your real costs.

Smart metering and data loggers make the process of utility data collection much more efficient, secure and free from human error, removing the problem of estimated and inaccurate supplier bills.

The quality and security of data provided from the meters, enables a range of analytical benefits, assisting to highlight waste, improve efficiency and generate cost savings.

  • Automated by the minute, half hourly, hourly or daily data collection.
  • Timely, accurate information.
  • Ability to monitor, measure and manage energy.
  • Accurate meter readings and invoices - no more estimated bills or accruals.
  • Accurate apportionment of costs to profit or cost centers.
  • Improved forecasting and budget allocation accuracy.
  • Improved visibility provides incentive for control methods.
  • Future supplier procurement and tariff optimization benefits.

Ultimate control of all the Data in Motion and expandable to all devices within the company, including BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices.  In fact all flows of data in or out to the servers.

To be a called a Real Smart City or Company, this is required!


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Gypsies Tramps And Thieves Lurking Behind The Hot Spots, Corporate Locations, Public & Residential Wi-Fi

Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves Lurking Behind The Hot Spots, Corporate Locations, Public & residential Wi-Fi.

It is all about TRUST!  As a society we are too trusting in oh so many ways and in the wrong direction!  Leaving residential doors and our cars unlocked, placing your wallet, pocketbook, Smartphone, Phablet, Tablet or Laptop on a counter and turning your back.  Then there is the Wi-Fi Hot Spots that entice you and foolishly, we, us, are all guilty of using for convenience, never listening to logic or reason!

Take a good look the next time you are in one of those anti-social coffee shops on who is sitting inside and importantly, who is lurking in a vehicle looking like they are doing paperwork in the parking lot.  They are not!  They are tapped into the coffee shop Wi-Fi and looking inside your personal and corporate information and stealing it.  Then, they hitch a ride into all that you, your family and corporation hold sacred through the power of the Information Super Highway.

That is just the surface of the vulnerability of our personal and corporate information and it starts with YOU!

Just who is protecting your interest, which by the way starts at home?  Who are these executives who supposedly are all knowing of every single crevice, nook and cranny of Hackers, Phishers and Man in the Middle Thieves?  No corporation on this earth has the budget or staff to protect their data and information just for their company.  In most cases they are being reactive to attacks and fighting the clock, disgruntled clients and Presidents, CEO’s and V.P.’s who have not one iota of understanding of the daily issues or as we have found, are so flippant to the situation they believe they above and it will never happen to them.

The nomadic nature of government, city, and county management is also prevalent in the world of finance.  They are always looking for the next best thing before someone finds out that they are incompetent in their job and are using old techniques that worked back in the day and they are lazy enough to never keep up-to-date. 

Why?  Simple, they think that as an executive or head of an IT Department they can waffle their way through with their specialized language and bamboozle everyone.  Once the pressure is placed on them, they go to the Head Hunter and move on, to start all over again and take their outdated solutions and stock options with them.

The finance industry is the worst and are not addressing the issues.  Leadership is out of step and wallowing in their false success.  Perfect example is the retail hacking event, starting with Target.  It was not Target that was totally at fault, the credit/debit card industry was.  Yes, the bank!  Although the retail industry needs to listen to us and improve their data security and enjoy a customer service experience that they never knew existed, with a solution we have for them.  The investment, depending on their size, is pennies per customers.

Why is America still using archaic magnetic strip and pin method of security?  It is so unsafe and the out datedness is sickening, harmful and a disgrace!

The first mass use of the smart cards (chipped) was as a telephone card for payment in French pay phones, starting in 1983.   Smart-card-based "electronic purse" systems store funds on the card so that readers do not need network connectivity. They entered European service in the mid-1990s.

US Banks say it is too expensive, for who?  We know what you do, you pass the cost on and allow the person who has deposited their monies for you store and use for making profits to pay the conversion!

No, we are not annoyed or vexed, just passionate about doing it right and protecting those that are TRUSTING you.

I guarantee that there are some right now wanting to shoot the messenger for stating facts, well-known facts which are logical and have the solution right at their fingertips.  The message is clear and those that voice disgust of us stating these issues, are the problem! 

One will be a Bank in Utah with a Phishing issue for their clients, who are oblivious to the truth and did not like being told the facts.  The president could not wait to get off the phone call!  You need to listen to those that know and understand that those that are in the banking business and in most cases see the computer as a nuisance.

That is why TRUSTED REMEDY was designed and has been protect Europe for decades and we now believe the same level of data protection is brought to America and expanded worldwide.

TRUSTED REMEDY Is Your TRUSTED Data Protection from any device!  Yes, any device, your Smartphone/carrier is acceptable and it secures all from each email, phone call and text message or the connection itself.  This includes Tablets, Laptops and Desk Computers, both home based and corporate. 

Yes, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), something the IT Department says cannot happen!  It is and successful for our clients which include European Banks, Governments, commerce and industry. 

We are not new in the area of data security we have decades of success and are expanding worldwide. TRUSTED REMEDY works and we are constantly ahead of the curve within our security departments and are constantly protecting you for minuscule investment to be protected.

Be Smart, with CommSmart Global…


Telephone: +1 (614) 655-1247

Copyright 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

When Hiring and Firing Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

When Hiring and Firing 
Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Budgets cuts work both ways, HR departments, who are guided by department heads are the ones who advertise the positions available and then interview the potential candidates.  Are you using outdated logic in your hiring process?

Choices of candidates is a decision that will cost your company thousands of dollars, in training and slowdown in the integration of the new hire.  Are you really sure that the choice is correct?

Even when downsizing a company, are you really sure you letting go the right person or persons?  The overall effect on those left behind can change the inner communications factor of a company.  You may think you have been in a cost cutting mode, but in fact, it costing you money and lost communications.

Analytics, facts, figures and inner communication must be taken into consideration when making change.  There goes that word, change, and we all have the picture of what effects change does to company or even a country.

Like Law Enforcement, when faced with a massive budget cut of 20%, you immediately grab the highlighter pen and start going through files.  Many of the cuts are wrong and personal in nature and should be thought through very carefully.

The hiring process is just as important in the decision making process and you are banking your corporate future on the new hires.  They must be trained correctly, have communication skills to understand their new environment and importantly, have the dedication to work for the company.  Otherwise you have just cost all within the company, a major problem.

CommSmart Global and Comme Ca Consultancy has been reviewing and solving corporate problems linked to recession/downturn and growth/expansion introducing our successful and proven corporate communications strategies that work hand in hand in your realigning of your corporate future and profitability.

It is about Cultural Change, not only the marketplace, but how you do business. From Cyber Security with Data in Motion to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), the inner security of each and every player within your team. top down and bottom up is vital.

What is your "real" opinion of the Sales/Marketing department?  I know, many think they are nothing more than mouthing low lifers!  


When selected and trained correctly, they are your corporate life blood!  With sales, which is income, there is no company and you have no job.

It is about understanding the inner culture, working together for the same goals, not back stabbing and in-fighting.

This is not something that just appeared on our horizon, it has been used in Europe for decades and these proven communication skill sets will make positive change to you and all within your company, no matter what the size.

WE are in the NOW and
KEEP YOU; in the KNOW…

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