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Apple’s iPad Pro, and 4 reasons I’ll wait for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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Among Apple’s latest new product announcements announced last week is the iPad Pro. It’s a larger (12.9” display) iPad aimed at the

10 compliance steps to protect personal information and data

The adoption by businesses of well-intended and organization-wide social media strategies, cloud-based storage and associated outsourcing solutions can present data protection and privacy challenges. Notably, with the rapid emergence and wide use by employees of mobile devices

Published on: September 14th, 2015 Lou Milrad

Six new technologies you should bring into your online training

While online training has been around for about 20 years, its popularity in corporate North America is growing by leaps and bounds, thanks largely to new technologies that promote user engagement. These include:

Published on: September 8th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

What does art have to do with work in the 21st century?

This past weekend I spent time at an art class in the hope of having the kids provide drawings, wisdom and insights for my book, The Journey to Business Common Sense: What's New

Published on: September 3rd, 2015 Ayelet Baron

Data-driven marketing: knowledge is power [Infographic]

In today's marketing landscape, data has become the lifeblood of successful campaigns, creating relevant messaging between brand and consumer. Marketers understand the importance of data and most are looking to incorporate it into

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Joseph Vito DeLuca

Avoiding shiny object syndrome

Have you ever come across shiny object syndrome? It happens when smart marketers look at shiny new tools/tactics and completely forget focus best practices, i.e. "we need a Snapchat strategy immediately!" I don't want to besmirch

Published on: August 31st, 2015 Nectarios Economakis

Four hiring tips for scaling your startup team

You’ve proven your concept. You’ve created predictable systems. You’ve got sustainable profits. But, you can no longer satisfy demand. It sounds like your startup is ready to scale. Before you jump right in

Published on: August 27th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

From Big Pink to big data:  How crunching numbers helps the music industry

The Loser Now Bob Dylan said that the times were a-changin’ in the mid-1960’s.  Truer today than he, or anyone could have imagined, the world of the musician is in a state of

Published on: August 25th, 2015 Robert Cordray

Grow 2015: Unicorns & the Silicon Valley fundraising market

Whistler, B.C. -- "It's never been easier to raise $1M for a startup in the Valley." Tomas Tunguz, a venture capitalist with RedPoint Ventures in Silicon Valley shared fundraising insights to a packed

Published on: August 20th, 2015 Bret Conkin

Boost employee training with fun new technology

The first few days of a new employee's time with your company can set the tone for workplace culture, expectations, and the level of energy expected. So that last thing you want to

Published on: August 19th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Brands and U2 take to Periscope (and Meerkat) to reach fans and customers

Earlier this year we were introduced to livestreaming apps Meerkat and then Twitter-owned Periscope. While Meerkat grew out of the popular South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, Periscope launched as the more

Published on: August 19th, 2015 Karim Kanji

4 fundamental skills every salesperson must have

There has never been a more exciting time for an individual to choose a career in sales. The rise of technology has resulted in the production of amazing new products, and the Internet

Published on: August 18th, 2015 Robert Cordray

Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4

I’m impatiently waiting for the Surface Pro 4 to arrive. While Microsoft Corp. has not made any official announcements, the rumour mill is consolidating around an October launch. I practice information technology and

Published on: August 17th, 2015 David Canton

10 tips for testing the credibility of your website

Researchers at Stanford University recently discovered that three-quarters of all potential customers from your company will decide whether or not you are credible just by look at your website. How do they make

Published on: August 14th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

The 5 benefits of task automation software

Thanks to advances in technology, companies can now streamline tasks that previously required manual labor. Managers with the right tools can do amazing things with data. Organizing files and keeping track of data

Published on: August 12th, 2015 Robert Cordray