Cloud Computing

Tech Disruptors With The Biggest Impact

Dave Borrelli | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Business
Dave Borrelli

In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, we often become immune to how convenient and productive our lives have become thanks to innovation. What was once unthinkable even 10 years ago, like the way we binge watch entire series on Netflix, or using Waze to decide the best way to get to a meeting, is now commonplace and almost taken for granted.

Logging Providers Are The Good Type Of Hackers

Deepi Harish | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
Deepi Harish

Log management systems are largely based on one concern; finding the root cause of a problem, like security breaching, diagnosing issues, chasing down server errors and looking up customer activity. There is now a market for the logging management industry, whereas there's nothing new about all softwares and systems producing log files.

Privacy Must Be Defined By Consent In Today's Connected World

Kris Constable | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Kris Constable

I'm aware consent is a loaded term, and that's part of why I feel it's an important term to use in terms of personal information. There are many vulnerable people in the privacy space, and they're often ignored and even put at greater risk by the privileged who feel they have nothing to hide.

Firms Of The Future Embrace The Power Of The Cloud

Jeff Cates | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

Small businesses are migrating to the cloud in droves. A recent study found that 31 per cent of Canadian small businesses are currently in the cloud, a six per cent increase from 2014. If you're not following suit, you risk losing out to other firms who are able to harness this technology.

3 Reasons Cybercrime Is A Growing Threat For Organizations

Matthew Held | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Concerns are warranted as drones continue to grow in popularity. Individuals and organizations are being vigilant in their need to detect, protect and respond quickly to security and privacy issues.

6 Tips To Implement Cloud ERP properly

Matthew Held | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Enterprise resourcing planning software has lagged behind cloud computing solutions in other business areas like CRM and storage. Cloud ERP will grow in the next few years because large vendors like Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP are ramping up product offerings.

Beat Your Competition With Frictionless Customer Service

Dave Borrelli | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business
Dave Borrelli

Research shows that 94 per cent of customers who have a low-effort or frictionless service experience will buy from that same company again. hose who have a poor customer service experience? Watch out. Nearly everybody (95 per cent) will talk about a bad customer service experience to an average of 21 people.

The Pros And Cons Of Traditional Versus Cloud ERP For SMBs

Matthew Held | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Enterprise Resource Planning is business process management software that allows organizations to manage and automate back office functions like product planning, marketing, sales, distribution, human resources and manufacturing into a unified, comprehensive structure.

How To Protect Your Business If Your Cloud Provider Goes Bust

Matthew Held | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Most people have experienced the negative aspect of "buyer beware" for themselves or when purchasing for their company. How can you minimize being left high and dry if a company you do business with goes bankrupt or becomes insolvent? The old adage "always prepare for the worst and hope for the best" remains true.

The Time Is Right For Small Businesses To Embrace The Cloud

Brad Fisher | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Business
Brad Fisher

Cloud technology is transforming how businesses operate -- from convenient and secure data storage to hosted business applications and telecom services. The cloud also offers endless possibilities for smaller companies to lower their costs, improve productivity and match the service levels of larger enterprises.

5 Tips to Increase Your Privacy With Windows 10

Matthew Held | Posted 08.06.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

The release of Windows 10 marks the arrival of Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella's vision towards a "mobile-first, cloud-first" computing world. If you plan to upgrade to Windows 10, consider configuring the settings during the installation phase if you want to protect your privacy.

Declutter Your Business: Work in an Office, Live in the Cloud

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Business
Nancy A. Shenker

Our company recently moved into a new office, which presented a terrific opportunity to change those patterns. First of all, we have no closet...seriously. As a result of our move, we are now compelled to operate with just the necessities. We work in an office, but we live in the cloud.

Should We Get Our Heads Out of the Cloud?

Elaine Mah | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

Cloud computing is the popular buzz-phrase to describe all kinds of online access to information that has been embraced by both individuals and businesses of all sizes because of its ability to improve mobility and offer new services. But is that convenience coming at a price?

Cloud Computing: The Great Equalizer of Tech Power

Larry Keating | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Business
Larry Keating

The power of sophisticated, robust, scalable computing, formerly the reserve of only those who could afford it, is becoming available to companies of any and every size. When this becomes true for all information systems, accounting, HR, project management, etc., information technology as a competitive edge will no longer be the domain of only those who can afford it.

Should You Work in a Coffice?

Sam Title | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Business
Sam Title

While every Coffice differs depending on many factors -- location, ownership/management, size, menu, etc., -- you'll want to first make sure the Coffice fits with your own values and work style, as you might do with any career choice.

Return to Xanadu: The Joy of Co-working

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Business
Nancy A. Shenker

About 40 years ago, I lived in a co-op (cooperative student housing) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. My home was aptly called Xanadu, a fo...

Canada welcomes the IT world

Elaine Mah | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

Next week, the who's who of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry around the world will arrive in Montreal, Canada, for the biannual World Congress of Information Technology (WCIT). With all the economic upheaval making business headlines, why does this specialized gathering matter?

What's Your Data Worth?

Elaine Mah | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

With information being so critical to businesses continuity, coupled with the fact that we're connecting with more devices and creating more data than ever before, it's no wonder a lot of companies are looking to public cloud solutions. But this convenience could be a trap.

Cloud Computing and the Streaming of Everything Will Change Media Forever

Mitch Joel | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada
Mitch Joel

Imagine a media world where the consumer has unlimited access (for a fee) to any piece of content on any of the devices they choose. This is the true promise of streaming that should get the traditional broadcasters and publishers either extremely nervous or amazingly innovative.