Author: Mary Aksim

Mary Aksim is a consultant with a focus in information management and contract bid preparation. She started at Systemscope as a co-op student and transitioned to a full time consultant in 2018.


Reopening Our Office: Best Practices during COVID-19

Systemscope reopened its physical office this week. As of September 14th, any staff member who wanted to transition back to working in the office, full or part time, had the option to. As we prepared and actually reopened, we identified three best practices that worked well for us: good communication with the team, clear signage and flexibility.

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You are not working from home, you are at home during a crisis, trying to work

There is a lot of discourse about working from home right now. It’s understandable, COVID-19 has forced us to embrace working virtually from home offices.

This is not ordinary remote work. Traditional work-from-home scenarios have been up-ended as people try to simultaneously juggle work, family and self-care under a higher amount of stress. Some days are better than others.

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Blockchain could be part of future information management solutions, but it’s not ready yet.

Blockchain is presented as a secure transaction information solution and described with words like “decentralized”, “unalterable” and “permanent”. It’s no wonder that it has piqued the interest of businesses and particularly e-commerce companies who are looking to cater through Privacy. Business wants to be able to create, edit, collaborate on and disseminate their information in a secure environment. They also want to use their business information to inform evidence-based decision making. Is it any wonder that business wants to know how blockchain can help them with these goals? read more