Nicom Finalist in CME/NRC Technology Awards

Although not the grand prize winner, Nicom was a finalist in an awards competition for “developing and implementing innovative new technologies”. The award is being presented by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters association and the National Research Council.

This award was based on our Container Dwell Time Management System which, for the Halifax Port Authority, provided an immediate reduction in overall transit times for shipping containers being sent inland, enabling the HPA to pinpoint areas that required attention.

We congratulate MedMira for being the winner. MedMira is well-known for their rapid-diagnostics systems for detecting diseases.

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Press Release – Nicom Certified to Handle Controlled Goods

Halifax, November 19, 2012 – Nicom IT Solutions of Halifax is now certified to handle military-related goods and technology in accordance with the federal government’s Controlled Goods Program.

That means that Nicom can now be exposed to sensitive data in the course of its work, including drawings, parts lists and assembly instructions that contain sufficient information to replicate assemblies used on satellites, spacecraft, munitions, missiles and other military and aerospace systems.

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The Passing of a Remarkable Man

(Written by David Nicholson, Nov 5, 2012)

It is with great sadness that I must relay to you the news that yesterday we lost our dear friend David Miller.

David was truly an incredible person.  He was a quiet, gentle man with the gift of being able to make anyone he met comfortable.  Even when facing death his spirits were high and he still thought of others before himself.

David was a long time professional peer and friend who I first started working with in 1995. David started as a computer programmer at Nicom but his passion was working with the computer equipment. He became one of our key technicians and was responsible for keeping the computers humming for hundreds of our clients. There was not a problem that he could not fix, and would often go above and beyond to keep our customers happy.

He was respected and loved by all of the staff he ever worked with at Nicom as well as by his clients.

Anyone who was fortunate enough to be in his company can attest to his likeability, professionalism and to his amazing outlook on life.  Many of us can say without hesitation that David had a positive influence on our lives.

David was truly an amazing individual, father, husband and son. He will be missed forever. Our hearts go out to his wife Edie and family.

– David Nicholson

There will be visitation Wednesday, November 7, from 2-4 and 7-9 at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 125 Sackville Drive.