Outlaw contracts legalese

Outlaw fights back at the incomprehensible legalese that plagues business contracts

It should have been a celebratory time for Evan Schneyer. His travel-oriented startup, Wanderfly, was being sold to Tripadvisor after about five weeks’ worth of discussion. Then, when it came time to sign on the dotted line, the contract challenges emerged that gave birth to his new venture, Outlaw. “It was like a glorified job […]

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Plume Wi-Fi technology may help carriers solve performance issues for remote workers

Being employed by a large enterprise often means accessing applications and data remotely at home, and although it was designed as a consumer technology, a cloud-based Wi-Fi system from a firm called Plume may wind up playing a supporting role in the future of work. Bell Canada recently announced its Whole Home Wi-Fi service, which […]

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Wikibrands launches ‘Blockchain Benchmark’ to study adoption of distributed ledger technology

Marketing consultancy Wikibrands has launched what it is calling a “Blockchain Benchmark” study to show how adoption of the distributed ledger technology is evolving in the enterprise. The survey, which Wikibrands estimates will take at least 17 minutes to complete, went live earlier this week. The topline results are expected in early March and will […]

Steelcase

Microsoft and Steelcase join forces to demonstrate the most creative workspaces imaginable

Start in the “Maker Commons,” where you can hang out on slim sofa-type benches and manipulate white board sketches on a large screen. Then, when it’s time to hunker down and work on your own, head for “the Brody” — a self-contained pod that looks similar to what you might get in first class on […]

iExec

iExec uses blockchain to build a market for renting out cloud services and creating decentralized apps

Blockchain may be the biggest trend in IT since cloud computing, and a French startup called iExec is creating a way to bring the two closer together by using the distributed ledger technology to create a market for renting out processing power as an alternative to Amazon, Google or or Microsoft. In November, iExec released the […]

Toyota

Toyota unveils e-Palette at CES 2018 to show its future direction in mobile business applications

Autonomous driving might create major waves among consumers, but Toyota Motor Corp. used CES 2018 to show off a concept that would take it firmly into the business of serving other companies in retail, classified sales and even faciliating government service delivery. In a keynote presentation that was livestreamed from CES in Las Vegas, Toyota […]

Apple enterprise IT

Why Apple is making a bigger effort to meet enterprise IT expectations

It probably won’t be among the themes of its annual developers’ conference or mentioned at the next iPhone launch, but 2018 could be the year Apple technologies become an even larger presence in enterprise environments. Last Fall, Apple quietly began forming close relationships with IT services firms and resellers who could bring not only its […]

Simon Ferragne

Inside The Mind Of . . . Simon Ferragne

Simon Ferragne is president and CEO of Montreal-based TrackTik Inc. TrackTik’s boasts it is the industry’s only all-in-one security operations management software platform, offering security service companies complete control of every aspect of their business. TrackTik enables customers to streamline operations, and improve business development, through easy-to-use mobile and web-based technology, customized implementation, and technical […]

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4 Tech trends that could improve customer service in 2018

Understanding the customer service industry and its unique relationship with technology can be a challenge. This difficulty primarily stems from the fact that both employees and customers interact directly with customer service technology every single day. It’s not simple server management technologies handled by a small, sophisticated networking team. Making sure all customer service solutions make sense […]

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OKRs: How the right objectives and key results process can help sales teams soar in 2018

At one point or another, you may have heard the saying, “Routine sets you free.” That principle holds true in the business world and can be applied to corporate goal setting, too. With a powerful, routine-oriented goal setting framework like OKRs (Objectives and Key Results), your organization can fall into a pattern of setting, tracking, […]

ClearSlide

Corel draws closer to enterprise sales teams with the acquisition of ClearSlide

Corel may be sketching out a new corporate direction in the sales enablement space with the acquisition of San Francisco-based ClearSlide Inc. on Tuesday. Ottawa-based Corel did not disclose how much it paid for ClearSlide, which was founded in 2009 and has offices across the U.S. In a public statement, Corel said its investment would […]

G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd CMO’s content strategy aims to stay one step ahead of business software buyers

The new chief marketing officer for business software and review comparison site G2 Crowd plans to elevate its content market strategy by targeting buyers who don’t even know they’re going to want applications and services. Chicago-based G2 Crowd brought on Ryan Bonnici, most recently the senior director of global marketing at Hubspot, as its CMO […]

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How PwC fosters creative problem-solving in its growing number of Digital Experience Centres

PwC will be spending the next several months continuing to open a series of Digital Experience Centres in the U.S. and the U.K. that bring together interdisciplinary groups of experts to solve corporate challenges using virtual reality, the Internet of Things and more. The consulting firm officially opened its Toronto Digital Experience Centre on Tuesday, […]

SaaS

Sales and marketing tools dominate the $1.02B being invested in ‘SaaS North’

The needs of senior executives in marketing and sales roles are driving investments of more than $1.02 billion in software-as-a-service startups across Canada, according to a study conducted by B2B accelerator L-Spark. “State of SaaS 2017” will be formally presented as part of SaaS North, the second annual event of its kind organized by L-Spark […]

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Obama’s former digital director reveals the rule that helped him create We The People

One of the first things incoming U.S. President Barack Obama did after walking into the White House was to sign the “Open Government” memorandum, promising a new era of transparency, participation and collaboration. According to Tom Cochran, this was the moment the bleak reality of working in the public sector began to manifest itself. “Not only […]

OpStream

App of the Month: OpStream

Since its foundation a decade ago, J9 Technologies has focused on providing IT Operations Management (ITOM) and Application Performance Management (APM) integration to achieve a “single pane of glass”. It has made sense. Companies wanted to be able to consolidate their data into one screen so that management tools can be effective and controlled. The […]

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Top 8 Blockchain Platforms You Should Check Out Now

In 2008 Blockchain technology was introduced in a paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” by Satoshi Nakamoto. When it comes to talking about this high-end technology, it is a creative invention that interests various people. Since then, this technology has grown into something greater. But… One of the major questions every single person […]