Articles By Lynn Greiner

Digital transformation should be customer-first, Simplii and Adobe execs say

Corby Fine asked twelve people within his company who makes the decision on what appears on their organization's home page, and, he said, he got fifteen answers. "The most common were marketing, legal,

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Schneider Electric Canada execs talk company’s digital transformation

When people think of Schneider Electric, they think of hardware: power distribution and circuit breakers and all of those other hidden devices that keep our electricity flowing. That's something the company would like

Published on: June 29th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Social network for couch potatoes, robot-building subscription service win big at Startup Weekend

Early last Friday evening, the winners of Techstars Startup Weekend Toronto hadn't even met. Fifty-four hours later, Robert Stanica, Lula Fukur, and Danish Quereshi had fleshed out an idea for a business, conducted

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Cisco rebrands collaboration portfolio

ORLANDO - Cisco's collaboration business has been a confusing beast, the company acknowledged at its flagship event, Cisco Live. That's understandable, since it was pieced together over time, with acquisitions and internal development

Published on: June 18th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Customer expectations at all-time high, Salesforce report finds

Customer expectations are at an all-time high, according to the Salesforce State of the Connected Customer report, released this week. A whopping 80 percent of customers said that the experience a company provides

Published on: June 8th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

The myths around AI, as explained at the Toronto Tech Summit

Twenty years ago, The Truman Show, a satirical movie that portrayed an orphan who was unknowingly the subject of a reality show where his every move was observed by the viewing public, was

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Reducing the cost and complexity of network security

The prospect of a security breach is a fact of business life. Just consider a couple examples from recent months: a simple phishing attack conned a payroll employee at Arizona-based supermarket chain Sprouts

Published on: June 9th, 2016 Lynn Greiner

How upgrading your network can deliver a competitive advantage

In 2014, Gartner reported that the average cost of network downtime to an enterprise was $5,600 per minute. And even if the network isn't completely non-functional, high latency can potentially impact productivity, especially

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 Lynn Greiner

Three ways businesses can shed the burden of managing mobile devices and data

There was a time when futurologists thought the Information Age was going to abolish drudgery for people. Machines and software programs would take care of most menial tasks while humans could be free

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Lynn Greiner

The Top Ten Reasons UC Implementations Fail

Unified communications (UC) is a double-edged sword. Done right, it can enhance and improve communication across a company, with customers and suppliers. It can save money, improve productivity, and enhance employee engagement by

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Lynn Greiner

Cutting the cord in a wireless world: Why looking at a managed services provider makes strategic sense

Today's users don't sit still for long. And, when on the move, they expect to have connectivity to whatever resources they need to do their jobs. The old-fashioned fixed wired network connection just doesn't

Published on: March 10th, 2016 Lynn Greiner

Securing the Internet of Things

The recent hack of a Jeep Cherokee, in which security researchers took control of the vehicle from ten miles away, controlled windshield wipers, entertainment system, steering, transmission, and even disabled the brakes, causing

Published on: September 28th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Is your network ready for the Internet of Things?

We've all seen the predictions. Gartner says that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have 26 billion units installed by 2020, and product and service suppliers will pull in revenue exceeding $300 billion

Published on: September 21st, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Hot, cold and warm backup sites: Which is just right?

When disaster strikes, it's important to get operations going again as quickly as possible. If that doesn't happen, chances are the business will fail; the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency says that forty

Published on: July 29th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

Resources to tap for disaster recovery best practices

We all hope that we'll never need to use them, but disaster recovery and business continuity plans are a critical part of any organization's strategy. The Enterprise Connectivity Series Future-proofing your business Without

Published on: July 28th, 2015 Lynn Greiner