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At the Consumer Electronics Show Mobile App Showdown event, iHeartLocal, an app that's about building relationships with the places that we frequent

Why you’re okay if you don’t fit the profile

Incubators have a dirty little secret: they’re not for everybody. When Paul Graham developed the incubator model he was laser-focused on companies with the potential to scale to billion-dollar valuations, fast. This, Graham

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Keep your premium low – don’t be a schmo

As you head into the new year, you may be looking to renew your insurance and here is something you should watch for: the schmo tax! That’s what people are calling insurers’ practice

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Monica Goyal

Setting up a successful business model

A business model depicts how a company will create, deliver, and capture value, and is traditionally focused around a main goal of selling a service or product. Ultimately, businesses have a tendency to

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Robert Cordray

The negative correlation between time and your online security

Is your website secure? Most organizations assume that their site is, but most often this is based on assumptions rather than evidence. One element that many organizations misjudge is time. If we look

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Mike Gifford

How Google is boosting cloud networks

One of the most advanced computer networks has been built by Google over the past decade. Thousands of miles fiber of optic cables serve as Google's backbone. Furthermore, Google uses advanced networking software

Published on: January 14th, 2016 Robert Cordray

Don’t be your company’s lone security hero – form an A-Team

Many of you will remember the A-Team and how their crazy team was able to overcome impossible challenges. Well, web security is a next to impossible challenge and organizations can’t expect a single

Published on: January 13th, 2016 Mike Gifford

3 CMO trends for 2016 show how ‘digital disruption’ is evolving

I have covered the gamut of prognosticators in helping me to determine the most popular and most interesting marketing trends. While reading the many published experts, I asked myself what do the trends

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Fawn Annan

The web’s gotten complicated

So you have a website, how many third-party organizations are involved in making it run? It’s easy to forget about them, but third-party agencies are ultimately going to be supporting your site. Most

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Mike Gifford

Avoid these 6 common mistakes that can derail your startup

Today, the promise of technology lures many inventors to launch promising startups. While this trend bodes well for the future, some talented individuals sometimes overlook basic steps that help promote success. Avoid these

Published on: January 11th, 2016 Robert Cordray

CES 2016: the good, the nice, the useful and the odd

Greetings from Las Vegas! CES is in full swing, with many press conferences and attendees. The Samsung press conference attendees lined up two hours in advance of the event with thousands of media representatives covering

Published on: January 8th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Security: web hosting and development

It’s not too surprising that the web is more complicated than most people are aware. There are some who probably still think that there is a single server delivering files that are just like

Published on: January 7th, 2016 Mike Gifford

First peek from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Greetings from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where there are over 3,500 exhibitors and over 170,000 attendees! The show is big -- it brings in $210M to Las Vegas' economy. The

Published on: January 6th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

5 Canadians to watch in digital technology in 2016

2015 was a very eventful year in Canada. We saw Justin Trudeau's Liberals topple the Harper Conservatives decade long grip on power in this country. When it came to technology, we continued to

Published on: January 4th, 2016 Karim Kanji

3 things you should know about purchasing HR apps

Sooner or later every human resources professional purchases a mobile app and is bitterly disappointed with it. We blame ourselves for lack of sufficient research, we blame the maker for producing a lemon,

Published on: December 28th, 2015 Roz Bahrami