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Brave ‘now’ world: Everything predictive and connected

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 09/02/2014

As humans, we have an insatiable appetite for deriving insights from data. With the intensification of big data and the promise of

10 responsibilities of independent directors at private companies

The role of an independent director is important for all companies and not-for-profit organizations alike; however, it is particularly important for private companies where it is not always apparent who has the interests

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Switches and servers need upgrading for IP surveillance

In my last post, I began enumerating the top 10 issues and trends that will affect IP surveillance in the next few years. Part 1 discussed gauging the impact IP-based cameras will have on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Robert Moore

8 reasons to be optimistic about women’s leadership in tech

I'm optimistic about women's leadership in technology companies and here's why. Last week I attended the 4th annual Women in the IT Channel luncheon, celebrating four women leaders in the Canadian technology sector.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 28th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

20 chairperson responsibilities for curing a ‘dysfunctional board’

I hear much reported on the dysfunctionality of growth stage company boards and board meetings by investors and entrepreneurs alike. They often give the appearance the situation is out of their hands or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 27th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

What might California’s BYOD decision mean for you?

Chris Thierry is the founder and president of ETeleSolv. Based in Montreal, ETeleSolv is a provider of technology expense management software, as well as expertise in telecom management, e-procurement, e-commerce, and supply chain

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 27th, 2014 Chris Thierry

Android Auto: New dimensions in mobile technology

Mobile technology is all around us. Once only part of phones and PDAs, it has expanded into a dizzying array of tablets, ultrabooks and hybrids, blurring the lines between devices we know and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2014 Robert Cordray

What the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge teaches us about content marketing

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge is a fantastic example of what happens when a silly meme is co-opted  in exactly the right way. It has all the elements of a perfect viral meme:

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2014 Russel Cooke

9 reasons to name a non-executive chairperson to your board

It is natural for entrepreneurs and founders to want to control the destiny of their company. Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are often cited as examples of why a founder should stay in control.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Why a pre-commercialized company stresses about business valuations

When you take advice from your shopping friend, drinking buddy, the person you last met at a startup get-together or the latest mentor thrown at you by an accelerator, you basically get what

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

E-commerce and the digital wallet: A Q&A with PayPal’s James Barrese

Born and raised in Silicon Valley, it’s not surprising James Barrese grew up to become a technology innovator. PayPal’s chief technology officer lent his skills to the U.S. army as a high-frequency communications

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

3 trends mark the dawn of the age of IP video surveillance

As technology marches on to the beat of Moore’s Law, the trends that face users of surveillance technology are quickly evolving. The shift from analogue closed circuit television (CCTV) to Internet protocol (IP)-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Robert Moore

Negotiating IT contracts isn’t an emotionless exercise

In movies and on the television screen, negotiators are often presented as cold, calculating and logical individuals who have learned to deal with extremely stressful situations while ignoring their emotions. For this reason,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 21st, 2014 Robert Cordray

Customer connections are key to the new marketing: VC Investor

I caught up with Katherine Barr, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and a panelist at this week's Grow Conference in Whistler.  In line with the conference theme of living in a connected

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

How Oracle’s Mark Hurd uses human resources to drive revenue

Mark Hurd, president of the software production giant Oracle, recently shared his views on how human resources can drive company revenue. The workplace is changing rapidly, and CEOs and their HR departments are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2014 Joseph Stark