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Surveillance Shop soars to new heights

As far back as he can remember, Curtis Dyck never nursed any entrepreneurial ambitions. He played high school football and generally enjoyed himself while he was growing up. But once he started getting serious about life, he really put the pedal to the metal. He’s a natural organizer with a deeply rooted work ethic which has helped him build a super-successful security business and has enabled him to beat out enormous corporate competitors for important contracts on a regular basis. Since... Keep Reading

My favourite part of the conference is getting to meet the industry experts and academics who are studying the future of telecommunications. This year, a lot of them had their heads in the cloud – literally. Cloud computing is the current tech darling and this conference had experts like Peter Coffee, VP of U.S.-based Salesforce.com, explaining cloud solutions like his company’s are already producing huge benefits – and they are.

But there may be a fly in the ointment: too many clouds... Keep Reading

So, when it comes to our technology products, small and portable is what we like. While most of us use mobile phones (82 per cent), laptops, used by two-thirds (66 per cent), have surpassed the standard desktop computer (60 per cent) and 17 per cent of us are already using tablets. Given the multiplicity of devices in use, it becomes increasingly important for brands to have an online presence that is optimized for computers, tablets and mobile phones alike. Once upon a time, that would have... Keep Reading

“Canada has a long history of conducting research, performing technical services and developing technology solutions to support the Canadian aerospace industry,” said Jerzy Komorowski, general manager of the aerospace portfolio at the NRC. “These new programs target challenges faced by the global aerospace sector.”

Two of the programs focus on improving travellers’ safety and comfort. One aims to create a more comfortable and safe journey for air-travel passengers and crew members by... Keep Reading

290,000 Canadian jobs unfilled in second quarter

The results of the quarterly Help Wanted report are based on responses from 3,526 small business owners who were surveyed on unfilled jobs in their firms owing to the shortage of qualified labour.

“While the overall vacancy rate dropped to 2.4 per cent (from 2.5 per), the problem continues to be most acute for smaller businesses,” said Ted Mallett, CFIB’s chief economist and vice-president. “In fact, those with fewer than four employees saw an increase in their vacancy rate (4.5 per... Keep Reading

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