Five tips for driving organizational innovation
Any business can benefit from a jolt of innovation, including an 84-year-old industrial equipment distributor and a 94-year-old Canadian retailing icon. Gary Agnew, vice-president of Vancouver-based Finning Digital and Chris Greenfield of Welland, Ont.-based Canadian Tire Financial Services, constantly push their organizations to innovate by adopting new processes and technologies.
Canadian towns and cities build efficiencies with IoT
Graffiti cleanup in the city of Vancouver used to be a complicated process. A superintendent would receive a removal request, print it out, and then send a work order to a city employee. It wasn’t always clear exactly where, or how large, the offending message was.
Ian Khan: Why IoT will have a more dramatic impact than the Internet
3 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Change Every Business
Have you entered the Internet of Things yet? If you have a FitBit or other activity tracker that talks to your smartphone, you have. If you have a thermostat, alarm system, or lights in your home that you can control with your computer or phone, you have.
Why Your Company’s Finances Belong in the Cloud
Cloud computing is one of the most important forces fueling today’s business world. As such, the emergence of the cloud has essentially revolutionized how enterprises do business.
IBMVoice: The Promise Of The Internet Of Things Just Got Even A Little Brighter For Everyone
We are quickly moving from a physical world to a digital world, and thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), data has become the key to business success and new levels of consumer satisfaction.
The Digital Marketing Landscape: Canada and Across the Globe
Metrics are a big element of marketing. But while numbers and trends are insightful, it’s what we do with that information that truly matters. In this year’s State of Marketing report, Salesforce surveyed more than 5,000 marketers across the globe to glean insight on top priorities for 2015 across
How managed network solutions can help you meet high user expectations
There’s plenty of talk about how IT is helping companies disrupt traditional business models, but similar trends are affecting how IT itself is delivered and managed too, including wireless area networks. Sponsored by Rogers, the recent ITWC webinar “Create IT Efficiencies with Managed Network Solutions” saw Tracy Markwood, senior director of wireline product management for Rogers’ Enterprise Business Unit, outline the reasons why an organization might want to outsource its WiFi infrastructure. For most IT managers, the reasons probably weren’t all that new – ultimately the goal is to simplify and offload tasks that allow IT departments to better focus on innovation. “With more devices accessing the network, it’s not long before enterprises spend the bulk of their IT budget on patching holes,” Markwood said. According to research from Vision Critical, 70 per cent of IT efforts are dedicated to “just keeping the lights on,” Markwood said, with managed WiFi-as-a-Service freeing people to do things other th...
Digital Marketing Specialist Robert Burko reflects on the Rogers Small Business Centre Launch Events
Small Businesses help to power the economy in Canada and it’s always inspiring to meet the people behind these great companies. These are the entrepreneurs who take the risks, go out on a limb, and who really let the passion for their ideas run wild. They are the ones who create something from nothing and who bring a new degree of innovativeness to the marketplace. They are the game-changers that reinforce the idea that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. I was so excited and hounored when Rogers asked me to help open four of their brand new Small Business Centres in Etobicoke, Barrie and two in Vancouver. These events did something magical because it brought local business owners together to learn, network, share… and, of course, enjoy some delicious food. The energy and electricity in the room was palpable and there was so much excitement from everyone in attendance during the ribbon cutting ceremony to make the launch official. I’m a firm believer in the fact that...
Introducing Rogers Ignite for business Gigabit
There’s fast internet – and then there’s amazingly fast internet. If you’re a small-business owner who’s serious about speed, don’t settle for less than Rogers Ignite™ for business Gigabit.
Transforming Customer Experience Through Internet of Things
As the Internet of Things continues to develop, new uses are born every day. The best IOT ideas may still be to come, but even today companies are finding creative ways to drive revenue up and costs d...