How to help your company make the shift to flexible working
The world of work is changing: the traditional office is on the way out and as remote working, hot-desking, and online collaboration becomes more common with teams always connected but rarely meeting. CIO-turned-digital-advisor Ian Cohen said, "Most businesses are used to the challenge of managing an occasionally connected workforce, where people would use mobile technology to hook back into the enterprise network every-so-often. Now, individuals are always connected -- but the nature of work continues to change."
Six ways to protect your database
As the amount of corporate digital information continues to grow, companies are putting more of their IT security efforts into protecting back-end databases. According to a recent report from Chicago-based cybersecurity company Trustwave, databases hold “a treasure trove of assets that is only getting larger as digital information grows at record rates.”
How The Connected Customer Will Impact Your Business
Everyone will be impacted by the world becoming more connected, customer and company.
Join the conversation on topics that affect gender balance in STEM fields with Catherine Brownstein
This Research Associate in Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children’s Hospital is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and an innovator for women in STEM fields.
The billion dollar (social media) cybersecurity problem
Across the globe, there are over 3 billion people that access the internet and 2 billion of them have social media accounts. It’s huge. And people are spending a lot of time on those accounts – on average, users spend three hours every day on social media. It’s not just on the consumer side. Social media platforms have become a key component of business success. Some estimates are suggesting that within the next five years, CMOs will spend over 20% of their marketing budget on social.
Q&A with Charlie Wade
Keeping up with technology is challenging – and expensive. It wasn’t so long ago that we bought software in boxes, and now even downloads seem outdated. The answer to ever-evolving digital demands? “As a service” (aaS) solutions. Rogers Business Forum talked to Charlie Wade, Senior Vice-President, Enterprise Products & Solutions, about how Rogers flexible and affordable aaS solutions benefit business customers large and small.
Resolve to Evolve
If you’re a business owner or decision maker stuck in the “because that’s how we’ve always done it” mindset, you risk being left behind as your competitors get ahead by readily embracing advanced technology. To stay relevant, innovative and, yes, competitive, your business needs to be continually evolving – and technology is at the forefront of the evolution.
Deconstruction & reconstruction: the foundation for innovation in Canada
Out of all of the building blocks to creating an innovative and productive workplace, perhaps the most transformative is processes. In previous articles, I’ve touched on other elements, but process is a piece to this puzzle that can make a tremendous difference to a company’s success and viability. Business process change isn’t about making a tweak here or there to keep your company on course. It’s about taking business processes, deconstructing them, and reconstructing them with an eye on technology. For example, making the shift to cloud computing. It’s a simple concept but it’s not just about technology. This is also about having the management courage to make a shift.
Support early in life crucial for women in IT: Panel
Growing up, Gale Blank didn’t have to look far for encouragement and support in anything she tried. In fact, positive female role models surrounded the current Vice-President of IT for Holt Renfrew, urging her to test the boundaries of work and life.
How one strategist sold his bosses on innovation
Businesses find it hard to innovate when they’re at the top of their game. Why fix what isn’t broken? But as countless companies have experienced, organizations that stick with the status quo become more vulnerable to disruption by competitors and new business models.
5 threats to mobile security and how to combat them
Mobile devices have changed the way we work, offering more flexibility in how we perform our day-to-day activities. However, with these benefits come a number of mobile security threats. Here are five such dangers and how to mitigate them.