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...
Keynote Speaker Erin Bury's insights on the Rogers Small Business Centre Launch Events
Every small business owner needs to worry about big picture issues like business development, hiring, and growing revenue. The key to focusing on overall company growth and vision is finding ways to outsource and automate the day-to-day, whether it’s bookkeeping or IT. Having a key stable of vendors and service providers that keep a small business chugging along is key, and often selecting a provider with a wide breadth of services can save time and money in the long run. At 88 Creative we’ve been a Rogers Small Business customer for years, and their internet and wireless services help our team stay connected – key for a digital-first agency. We’ve also worked with Rogers-owned Vicinity, a loyalty program for small business, so we know their commitment to helping SMBs goes well beyond providing internet and phone services. They also have a commitment to hosting community events that unite SMBs, including their annual Rogers Talks events during Small Business Week, which have hosted speakers incl...
In-store WiFi should avoid one-size-fits-all approach: report
Millennial women are looking for personalized experiences on their smartphones when shopping in retail stores while men crave convenience, according to a new report from Euclid Analytics.
How Much Bandwidth Does My Small Business Need?
This is the final installment in a series of 4 posts on high speed connectivity and what it can mean for the Canadian small business owners and their businesses. The series introduces the concept of the “high speed business” and explores what the business of the future can/will look like for owners and their customers. Small Businesses Power the Canadian Economy There are over 960,000 small businesses, with 20 employees or less, in Canada. These are the businesses that fuel our economy and are run by fearless owners like you and other entrepreneurs. They’re the businesses like the local catering company you used for that “special event” and the marketing company that promoted it. It’s the local restaurant you frequent to read the newspaper (do we still do that?) over breakfast or your getaway coffee shop where you meet with a trusted advisor (no doubt another small business). In 2012, there were over 11 million Canadians working in the private sector. Small businesses, with less than 20 empl...
6 Ways Wi-Fi Can Improve The Customer Experience
It’s no secret that customers’ mobile use is changing their retail experience and purchase habits. Learn how you can leverage it to improve the customer experience.
Rogers Brings Gigabit Internet Speeds to Small Business Customers in Ontario
Customers will save time and increase productivity with top speeds able to download a 3GB data file in less than 30 seconds and to upload to cloud applications up to 2.5X faster than before TORONTO, April 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Don't blink – the business day is about to speed up. Rogers announced today it will deliver its fastest internet speeds yet to small business customers with Rogers IgniteTM for business Gigabit. Small businesses will be able to leverage blazing internet speeds and unlimited data usage to improve productivity with faster file transfers, real-time data backup for business continuity, and high quality video conferencing. The increased bandwidth also means small businesses can connect more users online simultaneously, without compromising Internet performance. "Internet connectivity and speeds have a direct impact on the productivity and growth potential of a small business," said Charlie Wade, Senior Vice-President of Enterprise Products and Solutions, Rogers. "Gigabit speeds will give ...
How Bandwidth Can Practically and Positively Impact Your Business
This is the third in a series of 4 posts on high speed connectivity and what it can mean for the Canadian small business owners and their businesses. The series will introduce the concept of the “high speed business” and explore what the business of the future can/will look like for owners and their customers. Speed & Access Matter In today’s business world, speed is king. Whatever type of business you operate, whether it be service or product based , business to business, business to consumer, ecommerce or brick and mortar the right high speed business internet option can be critical to your level of success. This may be the time to review your business internet service and bandwidth needs, especially if you’re looking for new ways to reach, connect and engage with your customers. Let’s take a look a few “high speed” business scenarios that might merit a service review. SEE ALSO: Can Bandwidth Help Build Your Business? The High Speed Service Provider High speed access, with free WiFi, can help you impr...
Active in-store WiFi Engagements Quickly Escalating:
WiFi availability is nearing ubiquity across all retail sectors, representing a significant opportunity for brands.
How Companies Are Putting the Internet of Things to Work Today
Web-enabled toothbrushes tend to get the headlines, but automating commercial and industrial processes is where the Internet of Things really shines.
Small Cell as a Service Enables In-Seat Deliveries for Legia Warszawa Football Fans
Football fans attending Legia Warszawa home matches will be able to buy food and drinks using a mobile app and have it delivered to them in their seats.
[Case Study] How Next Pathway Uses Wi-Fi As A Service
IT Teams are under pressure and struggling to keep up with mobility demands on their networks – our research shows that Canadian businesses are spending 70% of their time on day-to-day operations and only 30% of their time innovating. We think there is an opportunity to overcome this 70/30 gap by delivering solutions as a service to our customers, so we take care of the day-to-day management of their IT systems. One of those customers is Toronto-based Next Pathway. We spoke with Chetan Mathur, CEO of Next Pathway, to find out how they are using the Wi-Fi as a Service (Wi-Fi aaS) solution as well as some of the benefits they are hoping to see. 1. Can you start by telling us a bit about Next Pathway? Next Pathway is a Big Data technology firm, which means that we are committed to helping enterprises realize the benefits of Big Data and improve their timelines when delivering digital products. “Big Data” as a concept has been widely talked about for the last few years because of the potential...
Q&A with InnerSpace Co-Founder Jason Gamblen
To promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the Canadian technology sector, Rogers supported one of the companies that competed in this year’s Global Mobile Innovators Tournament at Mobile World Congress. The tournament is put on by IBM and 4YFN and is designed to help developers and start-ups pave the way to the future of mobile. The tournament gathers companies from around the world (1,200 in total) to compete in Barcelona. We spoke with Jason Gamblen, co-founder of Toronto-based InnerSpace, about the experience at Mobile World Congress, competing in the tournament, and their Internet of Things application. 1. Can you start by telling us a bit about InnerSpace? InnerSpace is an indoor location mapping company aimed to help enterprises visualize opportunities to increase the efficiency of their physical spaces and engage with visitors on their mobile devices (an increasingly important segment as 80% of consumer engagement, with businesses, is expected to happen on mobile devices this ye...
Top 5 IT Challenges Facing Canadian Businesses
Business success increasingly hinges on a company's ability to use new technology to drive innovation and improve operational efficiency. Download this PDF to learn some of the top IT challenges facing Canadian businesses today.
4 Essential Guidelines for Evaluating Managed Network Solutions
The increasing complexity and risk of managing networks entirely in-house has a vast majority of business and IT leaders saying there must be a better way. Download this PDF to learn the essential guidelines for choosing a Managed Network solution.
Couldn’t We All Use More Time To Get Back To What's Important?
Businesses cannot succeed in today’s marketplace by simply selling products. It’s just not enough anymore. It’s come down to delivering business outcomes, and what’s been really interesting is to watch this shift taking place. A few months back, we (at Rogers) shared research about the challenge Canadian businesses face today when it comes to managing their IT infrastructure – specifically their business networks. Across the country, business and IT leaders shared that they spend around 70% of their time keeping basic IT services running, or keeping the “lights on”. That leaves them with only 30% of their time to focus on how technology could be used to drive business outcomes. There is a real opportunity to overcome this 70/30 gap by looking at a business’s IT infrastructure as a utility and offering solutions as a service. What do I mean by this? It really means that the provider does all the basic IT work for the business, as they outsource day-to-day management responsibilities. So the provi...
Budgeting Wi-Fi Improvements: What To Expect
Download this PDF to learn more about what you should be prepared to see when assessing your budgets for Wi-Fi improvements.
4 Essential Guidelines for Evaluating Managed Network Solutions
The increasing complexity and risk of managing networks has many business and IT leaders saying there must be a better way. This PDF shares 4 essential guidelines to follow when evaluating managed network solutions.