Articles / Technology Edge

Volume 16, Issue 2

Business travel technology smarts

Business travelers have gotten pretty complacent about travelling with their electronics. Need to finish that important presentation? No problem, there is power and probably even Wi-Fi on the plane. Want a friend or an Uber to pick you up at the airport? No drama, just take your phone off airplane mode as soon as you land and your ride will be awaiting. Those golden days may be ending.

While it’s unlikely that we will be forced to fly naked anytime soon, and that is indeed a horrible image... Keep Reading

Thousands of traditional businesses have embraced non traditional methods of digital marketing, customer relations management (CRM), online booking, payment and scheduling systems that actually beef up their bottom line.

Without these 21st century tools, it’s getting harder and harder to compete in ANY field.

So where does a traditional business operator turn to gain entry to this not-so-mysterious digital world? The obvious place to start is Calgary-based Pump Interactive, A Digital... Keep Reading

According to a UPS Canada survey, 62 per cent of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) find that e-commerce plays a critical role in their business. Findings from the Small Business Challenges survey indicate that a company’s website (64 per cent) and Facebook (40 per cent) are the most frequently used e-commerce channels.

“What we’re hearing from our customer’s corresponds with the data . . . ,” says Jim Bena, UPS Canada. “E-commerce is a prominent component of business and... Keep Reading

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

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