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A non-Brexit post – Remember Microsoft and LinkedIn?

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Remember when all we had to worry about was whether Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn was going to work? It still matters. And

Mobile app development is growing, can enterprises keep up?

Gartner predicts that by the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations' capacity to deliver them. According to The

Published on: June 24th, 2016 Tamer Marzouk

Canadian women entrepreneurs to make a global splash at DWEN Summit

Leading up to this year’s Dell Global Women Entrepreneurs Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, June 26-28, I connected with some of the Canadian women entrepreneurs who will be participating. With the theme

Published on: June 23rd, 2016 Cheryl Sylvester

Saying you’re sorry won’t get you ahead, advisor tells women

At last week’s Women in Technology conference  (WITI) in San Jose the keynote speaker admonished women for saying "sorry" so often. Wendy Wallbridge, a strategic and intuitive advisor to Fortune 100 leaders and

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

How effective are MOOCs for corporate training?

In an effort to cut costs and speed delivery of corporate training, many human resources professionals are recommending the use of massive open online courses (MOOCs). These date back to about five years

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Roz Bahrami

Why we need a conversation before fearing jobs being lost to automation

Before we can address the question of what jobs will be created for humans as automation takes over current roles, we need to focus on a question that most people are not asking.

Published on: June 13th, 2016 Ayelet Baron

Experts on why you should stop listening to experts

If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? More than likely not. Yet, if a famous entrepreneur gave you advice, you would more than likely follow it with little reservation. Although

Published on: June 9th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

Golf wearables more than just keeping score

Once upon a time about the only reason you wore a thing on your wrist was to tell you what time it was. It didn't know elevation, wind speed, water depth or the

Published on: June 8th, 2016 Charlie Teljeur

Smart Watches: It’s time to be picky!

Smart watches have become more than just a way to tell time as the Apple watch and Fit Bit are becoming increasingly popular. I have had my share of experiences with smart watches - some

Published on: June 6th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Instagram to bring brand pages to Canadians before the end of the year

In a recent visit to Facebook's new Toronto offices, Marne Levine, Instagram's COO, announced that of the 400 million monthly active users on the platform, 8.5 million of them are Canadian. In conjunction with

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 Karim Kanji

Soft skills: The surprising success secret of VarageSale co-Founder

For a taste of how things are changing for founders, consider Tami Zuckerman. May is, after all, Female Founders month. Zuckerman was the guest of Startup Grind Toronto, and she talked about what

Published on: May 26th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

How eLearning can help fill “dead time”

In most businesses there is a cycle that alternates between periods of crazy rush, periods of normalcy, and periods of down time. Companies generally opt for one of two choices during the down

Published on: May 25th, 2016 Roz Bahrami

Busting the myths of the future of work: How not to lead in the 21st century

I am often invited to share interactive keynotes on the future of work and too often I am asked to highlight the best practices of companies like Google and Facebook. I rarely comply

Published on: May 20th, 2016 Ayelet Baron

As-a-Service changes the game for Toronto start ups in surprising ways

Something is changing in the Toronto tech community. The evidence was on display at a recent SalesHacker event. Prior to the event, host Kenny Goldman was warned he wouldn’t get much of a

Published on: May 20th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

4 forces shaping customer engagement and 3 priorities to address it from Gartner

At this year’s Gartner Marketing Conference there is a lot of talk about the forces driving change and the technologies to manage them. What first appears to be a summit for marketers is

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Fawn Annan