Friday, June 9, 2017

To Some, Friday Cannot Come Soon Enough! British Election MisFire! Excuse Factor of the Day?

British Election MisFire! 
Excuse Factor of the Day?
.By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group 

Why is the world full of excuse creating people?  

Do not blame the British Election, Comey on Donald Trump or a European group of numskulls who act like lemmings, looking for a cliff to throw themselves off. 

It has been a week of WTF!

The tragedies are also in our thoughts with a more serious concern and of course our prayers for those that were caught up in the Islamist Terror.

Dismay is an excellent term for those who have no business sense and run their nations to line their own pockets at your expense.

They say knowledge is power, why then, do people find lame excuses not to do something and pre-judge the requester? 

Is it ignorance or do they know not what they do?

So where am I going with this?  

Simple, in our line of business (Crime/Predictive Analytics, Community Crime Mapping, Social Media Interaction, Fraud and Community Rejuvenation), we are viewed by some, as a threat, a threat against the pure insecurity of the individual’s job.  They think we are going to take it away, in what in their mind, is rightfully theirs.

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
George Washington


“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
Benjamin Franklin

I have heard excuses from professionals worldwide and I must admit in my early days, I might have used a few myself.  The difference is, someone showed me the errors of my ways.  We are never too old or stubborn to continue learning.

Yesterday was a prime example of a “pre-judger”, when someone starts the conversation with the word’s “I am the assistant *****, and have been told to call you, this some sort of sales call, looked at your web and we don’t have the budget, so we are not interested.”  I know that I am dealing with a person who is pre-judgmental and is totally insecure.  In fact, they may have drawn the short straw and was told to get rid of me.

Firstly, budget issues are a non-starter, to begin with!  Of course, it is not in the budget, you have not had the common sense to even listen to what it is and I can tell, that being a mind reader, is not on the resume.  Making the statement it is some sort of sales call, is used as a “put-down” in most cases, an insult if you like.  

We would have no world without salesmen and women!  It is a world of marketing from the day you are born, ‘til the day you die and someone sold your family the funeral package, including the urn, casket, headstone and the dead floral arrangements.

I feel so sorry for the pre-judgers of the world and those they represent.  In a, protect and serve situation, this is dangerous for the citizenry and the fellow workers.  To refuse to meet with someone or an entity that is a successful part of society, who is not wanting to take away the, so called power of authority, but to enhance and assist a community to be safer, is foolish and an insult to those they supposedly serve.

The CommSmart Global Group  Group of Companies is a Circle of Fire in the quiver of public safety, which includes law enforcement, EMS, Fire and all parts of government that interface with the public.  Professionals, through and through and are able to take, the so-called slighted remarks, of those that really do not understand the world of law enforcement in the year 2017 and beyond.  It is they that slapped the faces of their citizens, you missed my cheek completely.

I will tell you, our team, across the country and around the world, are passionate about what we do.  We are serious in the regard of solving the crime, understanding the now of events.  As former law enforcement, which the majority of our staff are, we have the empathy of the situation.  Our low key, listening, and understanding is like no other company in this industry of public safety, we care from the bottom our hearts, living and breathing the day to day events of professional public safety officials and their hierarchy of management.

Just because of a couple of us, I included, have strong British accents, don’t think we are trying to, tell you what to do, or just because we are from the other side of the pond, we have no idea of how it is done in this country of the USA.  This is our country, we live here and are dedicated to making the communities we live in, safer for all.

Where was I? Oh, back to the individual that started all of this yesterday. What you did is proving my point, excuses do not cut it in 2017.  I am able to face the individuals, shake their hand, sit across the table and be logical human beings, who can learn from each other and impart knowledge and understanding, that there are others that know more than us and are willing to share.

“Do not make excuses, whether it's your fault or not.”
George S. Patton Jr.

So is there an assistant *****, or mayor of a city that would like to start over and support the citizens of their municipality with law enforcement tools that can make life safer, more cost effect with the resources and up to speed on the daily changes in the world?  Or do I just use my favorite four letter word?


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Collecting the Chatter on the Streets, Atmospherics Is Serious Business!

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We are surrounded with information to the point that most of us, including government and corporate intelligence units, are on overload and bursting at the seams with data, they know not what to do with.

Many believe you can stockpile information until it is signaled that it is required to be sifted through and analyzed.  Data silos are useless and a complete waste of money, time and effort.  Information needs to be actively analyzed in real time and that is exactly what CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner does.

The reasons we commercialized Atmospheric Noise Collection & Gathering, was with military and law enforcement requirements, in knowing all the intelligence on the streets in the early days of growing communities and of course at times of war or conflict.  

This is our Frontline capability to utilize the people in the know, within the communities, cities, and nations, who, report back their street-level findings.  Seriously vetted individuals who care and report it all, the good the bad and the downright ugly.

It is about understanding society, a government cannot govern unless they know what the people are discussing, wanting and demanding.  If you go on your merry way and ignore the facts of the streets, you end up, with the people rising against you.  The Arab Spring was more than a surprise, it was a disastrous shock, which took all unawares and looks at the results, which are continuing to reverb around the world.

Collecting the Chatter on the Streets which includes social media, like Twitter, Facebook etc., is only the second model that we install.  First, we must make sure that management understands their Leadership role and how they will Communicate this new real-time information in a feasible and productive manner to be effective.   

Now we can start to collect the information and analyze in real time.  It is not just the spoken word within conversations, it is the whole Social Media World, which is much more than Twitter, Facebook, Google + and Myspace.

The ability to use our Social Media Intelligence (SMI) solution, all compliantly scrapes and sifts through the unsocial thumbing world, which includes Social Connections, Blogs, and Personal Websites, sifting among the common themes and threads, on a local and worldwide basis is key to information gathering that will enable the correct and meaningful decisions, acceptable by all.  It is only then you can begin to understand the massive amount of information at your fingers, enabling the correct actions.

The CommSmart Global Group Analytics then kicks into gear.  The proprietary software developed over forty years of information collection, merged with law enforcement and intelligence-gathering expertise, has enabled us to design an easy and logical flow of collection, input and importantly, output.  

This includes our Next Event Predictability Solutions, enabling the use of resources in a profitable manner.  Predicting events, crime patterns and outcomes has become our norm with our gathered and analyzed information.

Too many analysts complain over report creation overload, not in our case!  The hundreds of report capabilities are at your analyst’s fingertips and can even be customized even further.  Our ability to analyze the narrative of reports enables a further level of understanding and in many cases is the decisive application tool.  This flexibility is second to none and developed from within, we listen, observe and discuss with the ever-changing street information and convert these facts into solutions.

It is our diverse team that has placed us fairly and squarely at the forefront of true real-time street information collection to actionable reporting.  We are talking about automatic reporting with report formatting that takes far less time and delivers automatically into the hands of the management decision makers, which can now act with confidence on the information in their hands.  In fact, compared with all other analytic software, we are reverse in time spent in creating and delivering reports to those wanting to be in the know. 

CommSmart Global Group Analytics only requires way under 15% of the analyst’s time for report generation or less.

Mentioning the team, it is comprised of personnel that brings decades of street-level experience and worldwide connections.  Diverse in age, nationality, gender, and experiences, which allows for our overall understanding of the world and local situations.  There is no them or us syndrome, it is an all approach that makes the difference.  We are all in, working cohesively by using all forms of communications, no matter where in the world we are located.  It is our 24/7/365 coverage that is our key to your success.

The training of street-level associates has been perfected and we pride that selection and vetting abilities has become an art form and a science.  We even market our leadership, communications and recruitment processes.

We are very private in our work ethic and can be described as an evolution in information gathering, analyzing and dissemination.  So, for public safety crime statistics, social chatter, public opinions, and views, especially for election manifest creation and really knowing the pulse of the people, we have the key.

No government agency has our capabilities in seeking the facts in real time.  It is our down to earth approach with our listening ears, which is attached to today’s ever-changing technology with visionary intellect.

Simply, WE are in the NOW and KEEP YOU; IN the KNOW…

No matter where you are in the world, we have the reach and abilities to assist you.

Make that contact:

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

See Something, Say Something - Peel Is More Than Pissed!

See Something, Say Something
Peel Is More Than Pissed!
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

The formation of the police force by Sir Robert Peel in 1829  was for the protection of all and was afforded rules, regulations, and monies to attain the protection level of the day.

What has gone wrong?

Cuts, cuts and more cuts whilst the population grows by leaps and bounds through nomadic refugees crossing non-existent borders.  

Bringing their ideology and culture, inflicting their opposite religious beliefs by violent means on those born in their own land.

The government sits on their thumbs and reduces over and over again the ability of national police forces to complete the job at hand.

Islamist Terrorism is alive and well on the shores of the United Kingdom and the public knows it and they too say nothing!

People talk while they plan their deadly deeds and always someone knows something, but keep their mouth shut!

Just review the stabbing deaths that are mounting, 20% cut in funds and staffing of the police and knife crimes up some 46%!

Does not make sense!

Then what do we know?  A lot more logical answers than the seats of government insanity!

Protection of citizens is the priority with the other side of the depleted coin being the public which must do their part too!

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING, is not just some catchy phrase, it has solid meaning when your life is at risk.

Snitching to save lives is not tittle-tattling, it is being positive in protecting your fellow man women and child.  

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