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Avoid IT project cost overruns with responsible Board oversight

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Everyone has read about the failure of large, multi-million dollar IT projects. Yet no one considers that it might just happen to

Apple Numbers vs. Microsoft Excel: spreadsheet differences and compatibilities

The benefit of spreadsheet programs for businesses, both big and small, is unmatched. Functions or preinstalled formulas in business make creation of spreadsheets for personal, financial and business analysis extremely easy. Apple Numbers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2014 Robert Cordray

4 things to consider before you install IP video surveillance

Back in August, we started examining the Top 10 issues and trends affecting IP surveillance. In our first installment, we looked at bandwidth, storage, and security issues; our second dealt with hardware issues,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 5th, 2014 Robert Moore

Brave ‘now’ world: rise of the chief data scientist

This is part three of a three part blog series. Read part two about how predictive analytics is disrupting the finance sector and part one about how the emergence of big data has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Cindy Gordon

Brave ‘now’ world: predictive analytics disruption in financial services

This is part two of a three-part blog series. Part one examined how big data has changed our approach to crafting business questions and the expectations of what information we'll have access to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Cindy Gordon

Brave ‘now’ world: Everything predictive and connected

As humans, we have an insatiable appetite for deriving insights from data. With the intensification of big data and the promise of connecting the dots, our hunger for meaningful insights is greater than

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

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