The top 3 skills business leaders need to prioritize in 2021

  The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in many business strategies, particularly around their ability to respond to a changing business landscape with resilience. In hindsight, it’s clear that the biggest challenge for organizations was a massive digital shift as remote work became essential to conduct business safely. Business leaders never saw it coming, or at […]

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B2B News 12/10: Facebook Antitrust, Garda World Takeover Fails, B2B Booze

B2B M&A, Product Launches and Appointments for December 10, 2020   Undoing Acquisitions:  The big news in acquisitions today is about undoing them. The FTC is suing Facebook for “illegal monopolization” through acquiring WhatsApp and Instagram. The efforts come following a cooperative investigation by 46 states and 2 territories of the US. The B2B implications are […]

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Top B2B News 12/7 – Trucks, Clicks and Trees

TRUCKS: Nesco will acquire Custom Truck One Source for $1.475 billion US. Both companies are leading providers of specialized truck and heavy equipment rentals, sales and aftermarket parts and service. The acquisition will serve growing infrastructure end-markets, including transmission and distribution, the 5G revolution build-out as well as rail and other national infrastructure initiatives. The […]

HP: Cyber-attacks set to become more targeted in 2021

  Cybersecurity predictions for 2021 show the ripple effect of COVID-19 is likely to continue, leading to a rise in thread hijacking, whaling and human-operated ransomware HP today released its 2021 predictions on how security threats – such as human-operated ransomware, thread hijacking, unintentional insider threats, business email compromise and whaling attacks – are set […]

Crabbier coworkers during the pandemic? Here are some experts’ solutions.

Work-Based Conflict during Covid-19:  Two Experts Weigh in on the Causes and the Solutions   In 2020 even workplace conflict has gone remote. Connecting to our workplaces from our home offices has done nothing to reduce workplace conflict. As a result conflict resolution and mediation consultants are seeing an uptick in the number of enterprises […]

Equifax Announces Sue Hutchison as New President of Canadian Business

Equifax announced today that Sue Hutchison will be the company’s new Canadian business leader. Hutchison joined the company as the new Canada Region President, effective November 30. “Sue brings strong expertise in lending and digital payments through her experience in FinTech and Financial Services,” said John Hartman, President of Equifax International.  “Her breadth of knowledge […]

nCino and Accenture Help Vancity Transform Its Commercial Lending Operations

Canada’s largest community credit union implements cloud-based platform to manage its commercial loan lifecycle   nCino, Inc.  a pioneer in cloud banking and digital transformation solutions for the global financial services industry, and Accenture, have supported Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, in evolving its commercial lending business through the implementation of the nCino Bank Operating […]

B2B News: ServiceNow to Acquire AI Pioneer Element AI

ServiceNow to establish an AI Innovation Hub in Canada   Element AI Co-founder, Dr. Yoshua Bengio, winner of the 2018 Turing Award, will serve as a technical advisor for ServiceNow    ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, it’s fourth recent acquisition in the AI space. Element AI will  enhance ServiceNow’s  intelligent workflow […]

Former Google Fiber VP Jill Szuchmacher joins Ting Internet

Ting Internet, a top-rated fiber-optic Internet Service Provider (ISP) and division of Tucows announced today that Jill Szuchmacher, formerly VP Ops at Google Fibre, will bring her her proven Internet leadership to the team as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice-President Networks for Ting Internet. Szuchmacher joins Ting Internet after executing in high-profile roles, most […]

“Oh, it’s a total Slack attack”: Chris Schermer’s Post-Covid Tech Reality

Chris Schermer was recently elected the 2021 chair of MAGNET and runs Minnesota’s SCHERMER. This is the third in our post pandemic tech questionnaire series; read April Dunford’s and Kal Irani’s. Name: Chris Schermer Website: www.schermer.co (not .com) What you did before the pandemic: Founder + President, SCHERMER, a Minnesota-based, globally-focused B2B Marketing agency. What you […]

Canadian Marketing Awards Go Virtual to 1300 attendees; Subaru, SickKids, HSBC, Sobeys win top awards

Subaru Canada named top winner at 2020 CMA Awards Show Organization announces creation of National Marketing Week annually in November. Subaru Canada, in partnership with Zulu Alpha Kilo, and Sick Kids Foundation, in partnership with No Fixed Address, were among the top winners at the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) virtual Awards Show and Gala this […]

How Cloud Native Solutions Can Enable Scale and Resilience for Critical Business Systems

Whether we’re tackling customer relationship management or collaborating with remote teams in real time, the way we work has evolved because of applications leveraging cloud technologies. Cloud has enabled customers to adopt new features more quickly and easily scale to meet demand. These digital tools have quickly become essential in our current business landscape where […]