What you need to know about the Industrial Internet of Things

We all keep hearing the same refrain: the Internet of Things (IoT) is coming—or in some cases, it’s already here. At least that’s according to the New York Times, they reported General Electric (GE) opened up their big data platform to help facilitate more growth within the IoT industry. But what exactly does that all […]

Canadian telecom regulator begins review of fixed-line services

Canada’s federal telecommunications regulator initiated the final policy review late last month as it attempts to implement a balance to allow consumers to gain access to new Internet and wireless services at an affordable rate while also abiding by federal regulations. The purpose of holding the hearing was to determine if the major cable and […]

How SMBs can use cloud technology to avoid productivity loss

Cloud-based technology has changed the way we do business in the modern world. Cloud services are enabling the workforce to become more mobile and more flexible while increasing compliance, uptime and quality of service. For small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), this offering is invaluable when it comes to streamlining business operations, managing remote workers and […]

Autodesk software now free for all students, academia worldwide

The Bay Area-based Autodesk announced Monday all of its design software will be available to students, teachers and academic institutions free in 188 countries. A press release states “from students as young as 13 years old leveraging Fusion 360 to conceptualize and 3D print prosthetic devices, to college teams developing environmentally sustainable homes using BIM […]

How this company specializes in conversion rate optimization

Website performance is a key priority for any brand. It is no accident that high profile companies have well-designed websites; these sites are the result of heavily-customized and multi-faceted optimization strategies designed to convert page visits to sales. If you want to make your website perform better and earn you more revenue, you may want […]

Maggie Fox: the next stage of success at SAP (SAP CMO series)

It’s a confusing marketing technology world at the moment, and nobody knows technology like SAP. Historically focused on the CIO, now the company is reaching out to bring their expertise to a brand new audience: marketers. And that requires a different kind of marketing, something Maggie Fox is keenly aware of, and excited about. Fox, […]

Canadian government giving $31.4 million to B.C. incubators, accelerators

Over the next five years, four British Columbia incubator and accelerator organizations will be given up to $31.4 million in funding from the Government’s Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP). James Moore, Minister of Industry, is quoted as saying: “By investing in British Columbia’s incubator and accelerator organizations, we are ensuring local promising start-up businesses have the resources […]

Lessons every startup can learn from Uber

To some degree, every startup has to envy what Uber has achieved. Its elegant experience delights ride-sharing customers and disrupts an inefficient and sometimes less-than-squeaky-clean taxi industry. In just five years, it has expanded to more than 200 cities and is now valued at $17.3 billion (U.S.). What startup doesn’t want to sip from that deliciously sweet cup of […]

Google’s new Contributor: great for bloggers, bad for advertisers?

There’s a new offering from the Googleplex that appears small but could be seismic, released without a lot of fanfare. It’s a new way for sites to generate revenue called Google Contributor. What we know so far: What is it? It’s a type of distributed subscription model Google is calling crowdfunding (though it is not […]

What Alibaba can teach us about winning in B2b ecommerce

The average North American likely hasn’t heard of Alibaba, but the Asian retailer is larger than Amazon and eBay combined. The juggernaut, founded in 1999, continues to dominate the ecommerce market and continues to generate substantial revenues and make history. In September, Alibaba made international headlines after having the largest global initial public offering (IPO) […]

Samsung aims to focus more on B2B market

The world’s largest electronics company by revenue says it hopes to continue investments in mobile healthcare and B2B areas, as Samsung believes there will be continued growth in the sector. As ZDNet reports, Samsung wrote in its third-quarter corporate disclosure filed to the Korea Exchange: “We’ll be a company that provides numerous values to customers based on […]