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Insight Maker News: July - August

Two months ago, we were proud to announce version 5 of Insight Maker. This release added many new features including interactive simulations and a new user interface. Since then, there have been many updates polishing the release. There are several announcements we want to make in this Summer edition of the Insight Maker newsletter.

New: Comprehensive Encryption

Insight Maker now uses SSL/TSL encryption for all connections. This provides an increased level of security and privacy when using Insight Maker. By utilizing this protocol for all connections to Insight Maker, it becomes impossible for third parties to eavesdrop on your connection to Insight Maker. You can tell this encryption is activated by the usage of the https protocol when accessing Insight Maker rather than the traditional http protocol.

Model Report

At the heart of Insight Maker is a desire to increase model sharing and encourage collaborative work. As part of this, we are launching an experimental news and discussion site: Model Report. Model Report allows you to submit, rate and discuss systems thinking, modeling and simulation news and content. Anyone can read Model Report, but to submit or comment on content you will need an invite-only account thus preventing spam. Model Report is for any news related to systems thinking, simulation and modeling whether or not it relates to Insight Maker. Display of content on the site is determined by user voting and no preference is given to Insight Maker related content.

Enabling a Better Tomorrow: A Systemic Perspective

It is often said that the majority of the problems we face today are the direct result of yesterdays solutions and if that is the case then might we be considered the poster children for Pogo's "We have met the enemy and he is us?" Enabling a Better Tomorrow: A Systemic Perspective is an approach to using modeling and simulation to better understand situations and develop effective approaches for dealing with them. The intent is to figure out how to solve problems so they stay solved and not create new ones in the process. This program is accessible here and the associated Free Webinar Series begins next week. Register for sessions here.