Nicom Maritime, a division of Nicom IT Solutions of Halifax won a contract to install a seaport software system for the Port of Beaumont in Beaumont, Texas. The system, an integrated vessel scheduling, cargo tracking, and billing system, is similar to the one currently in final stages of testing at the Port of Halifax. Beaumont […]
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I’ve started a list of things that should be in the Smithsonian Institution but aren’t. So far I’ve got one thing: the original scoreboard in the Houston Astrodome. The Astrodome was the very first domed stadium anywhere in the world. I remember well when it opened and the formerly-named Houston Colts moved there. Houston was […]
Earlier in the year, Nicom put into production for the Port of Halifax an “Enhanced Container Tracking” web application, which answers the question definitively, “Where is my container?”. That seems to be a simple enough question, but if the answer is “over there, see, under that stack of other containers,” then that doesn’t do you […]
I just got back from vacation (Florida. Great. Thanks.) and I discovered Uber. My first impression was a good one, and I found the whole experience better than taking a cab. You basically download an app and provide it with your credit card info, all of which takes a minute, then when you need a […]
Did you ever think about online links, and how dependent we are on them? We don’t really think about it much, but we all link dozens or maybe even hundreds of times a day. (In fact, you just clicked on a link to get to this article.) We call them links, but the correct term […]