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Our perspective on trends, technology, and other impacts on the industries we serve.

Data security should be the most important concern in protecting your company and customers.

Data Integrity & Security

Company's data is now considered one of its most valuable assets, so it should make sense to do everything possible to protect it. Data loss also includes losses in productivity and data restoration costs. Operating systems, software, and even hardware can be replaced, but data is not so easily recoverable...
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Most off-the-shelf software becomes weighed-down over time with bloated code and unused features.

Beware of Bloated Software and Its Inherent Problems

Many software companies have come and gone trying to provide custom software, semi-custom software. A successful software provider that delivers custom software is typically staring with 80% of the solution in a base system, and then have the team of design engineers, system architects, project managers, and developers to tweak that base system into a “client-specific” solution that fits the operation like a glove. This “semi-custom” solution approach requires a complete a complete and absolute “Problem-Solving Mindset and Culture.”...
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Real-Time Visibility for Remote Field Asset Movement

The ability to effectively manage your election infrastructure throughout the election cycle is absolutely critical. Over the last several years, the industry has seen a tremendous transformation in supply chain and logistics technology. Essential components like easy asset tracking ...
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Build Systematic Efficiencies to Eliminate Hidden Costs

Building efficiency into every aspect of an organization’s system is critical to maximizing both productivity and profits. From supply chain to customer operations and from finance to marketing, each aspect must be coordinated with accuracy. In doing so, companies are able to look at each element in their operations in order to identify weaknesses and capitalize on strengths.

Data visibility lays the foundation for not only detecting hidden costs, but developing ways to save money...
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Ballot and Asset Chain of Custody: The Foundation for Election Security, Recounts, and Audits

Much of the discussion around elections security has been focused – and justly so – on cybersecurity. From electronic voting machines to jump drives and even communications, cybercrime is a real threat to democracy. Efforts to address cybercrime hacking is only part of a complete election security program. The program should also include systems and protocols for handling election assets, particularly ballots.

In addition to cybersecurity, the key to election security, timely election conclusion, and smooth audits and recounts is leveraging technology through systematic ballot and asset tracking, backed by chain of custody visibility, and process management enforcement.

ELECTION SECURITY THROUGH PHYSICAL SECURITY

Physical assets are potential access points to cybersecurity; therefore, security and protection of these physical elements (voting systems, ballots, memory devices, etc.) remains critical to maintaining a secure, but open election process...
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New Assets Upgrade for Security

The role of managing election infrastructure is complex and often logistically challenging. As such, security and protection are of the utmost importance in relation to both hardware and software solutions. At Wireless Data Systems (WDS), we are consistently on the cutting-edge of technology advancements, ensuring that our clients are equipped to handle data in the most efficient, secure, and effective manner. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce the new assets upgrade for security!

When a department is charged with upgrading their equipment for enhanced security and protection, there is a significant effort in receiving the new assets into the department’s accounting systems and operations environment (i.e. warehouse, spoke warehouses, staging facility, etc.). That’s where we come in…
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