Articles By Ashley Huffman

2015 predictions: The future of Canadian retail

In 2015, the face of retail in Canada will drastically change into showroom style boutiques and branded ecosystems - creating new opportunities for brands, distributors and retailers to engage consumers in-person and virtually

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 16th, 2014 Ashley Huffman

How Softchoice has embraced the decentralization of IT

Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in how IT has been characterized, managed and centralized.  For the longest time, IT teams have been known as the gatekeepers of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2014 Ashley Huffman

How to effectively outsource IT projects

Besides humans, your company’s telecommunication network is your most important asset. If you take a second to think about it, every aspect of your business is connected to a network. It allows your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Ashley Huffman

What a hackathon can teach your company about agility

Trying to stay relevant in 2014 can feel pretty impossible. If you’re a frequent viewer of Mashable.com and Gizmodo.com, the pace at which things happen is staggering. Luckily, the secret behind this agility

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Ashley Huffman

Adobe Creative Cloud: 2013’s Most Undervalued Business Tool for Startups

Since 1985, Adobe has been bringing the world innovative software solutions, including 17 generations of Adobe Illustrator. This year, they shook things up with Adobe Creative Cloud, and it has been a year

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 24th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Adobe updates to Photoshop, Premiere Elements add populist appeal

It happens to the best of them, from Apple and Sony, to the Government of Canada.  Let's not forget that missing hard drive debacle involving over 300,000 student loan credentials in September 2012

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 4th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

WebSan Solutions Inc. for Mid-market Solution

Each year, our sister publication Computer Dealer News hosts the Channel Elite Awards to recognize IT Solution Provider for their innovation, leadership, and commitment for creating value for their customers. As Canada's leading

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 13th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Why you should care about startup demo days

If you look at news on the web, it can seem like a dreary time. But there’s a lot going on that’s inspiring. Especially today as Incubes, a local incubator, as it launches

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 10th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

How to instantly develop the power of the ask

The one thing that every successful entrepreneur I've interviewed agrees upon is the tremendous power behind the skill of “the ask.”  In layman's terms, this means asking a real human for help. Asking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Ideacity wraps – the hidden gem of the GTA & world alike

Ideacity is a hidden gem of the Greater Toronto Area, even though it’s known as “Canada’s premiere meeting of the minds.” If you happened to be walking past the footballers at University of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Ian Webster’s rise as the everyday geek hero

“Everything is amazing right now, but no one is happy” is a notorious quote by Louis C. K.. Indeed, everything is awesome. So much so that it takes companies coming up with something truly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Who will disrupt the Netflix model in Canada?

I recently went online to buy one of my favorite television series "La Femme Nikita", Season 5 (circa 2001). With it not being streamable on Netflix, I looked to Amazon and iTunes. Unfortunately due to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 1st, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Developers get to name their price for outsourced projects

Think of a Web developer's control over the Internet as the same sort of control a player has over their virtual landscape in Sim City. The world is literally in the palm of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

The best advice from Adobe Summit 2013

When some of the greatest minds in marketing have advice on the why they are successful, it’s time to take a knee and listen. Last week I took part in Digital Marketing Conference,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 14th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Adobe says ‘we’re not gonna take it anymore’

Marketing geeks all around the world can rejoice, that's if they've found there way to Salt Lake City, Utah.  Today marks the official start of Adobe's Marketing Summit 2013, running from March 4

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2013 Ashley Huffman