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Protect your customers and grow your business with Zero Trust

Organizations that go Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) have effectively moved on from the standard security approach of placing IT systems behind a (supposedly) impenetrable network perimeter. ZTNA is gaining popularity rapidly. Gartner recently published eight cyber predictions for the next few years, and recently predicted that ZTNA’s star would continue to rise in the

How to get the inside track on insider security threats

Texas A&M psychologist Anthony Klotz dubbed it the Great Resignation. Others are calling it the Great Reshuffle. Whatever it’s called, this phenomenon of millions resigning from their jobs (4.5 million in the US in November 2021 alone) and over 40 per cent of workers worldwide thinking about quitting their current position is a clear and […]

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Be mindful of the gaps in your hybrid workplace

The acute phase of the global pandemic seems to have passed, and many businesses have settled into a hybrid office model. However, as is often the case with something new, there are growing pains, and many business leaders face the challenge of closing the remote work gaps revealed since the lockdowns back in the dark […]

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Being AI SAVY drives exceptional service in a digital environment

William Gage, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning at York University, sees empathy as the key ingredient in experiences that keep people happy and engaged. “It’s too easy and too common for people to feel like a number. When you have as many people as we do [York University has over 50,000 students), you […]

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Spirit of innovation on display at Channel Innovation Awards

In uncertain times, Canadian channel organizations are finding new ways to thrive. This spirit of innovation – channel players helping customers solve pressing problems – was on full display at the 2022 Channel Innovation Awards on Apr. 26. The virtual event also saw the release of the annual CDN Top 100 Solution Providers ranking, a […]

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Protecting identities online is critically important

According to Verizon’s 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, 85 per cent of security breaches involve the human element. These breaches, said Shiven Ramji, CPO, Auth0, come in two scenarios. “In the first you’re working at a company and you want access to an application – a SAS application or one of your own internally built […]

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Offering customers a great and secure experience online

Consumer expectations have risen dramatically over the past number of years. People are now able to instantly connect with their favoured brands, and with each other, and it is generally assumed that brands will provide them with experiences that are convenient, customizable, and frictionless. As for security, it is pretty much assumed. In order to […]

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Get out in front of a fast-evolving cyber threat

2020 was a chaotic year on all fronts. 2021 was no better, particularly from a cyber perspective. While there are encouraging signs with regards to the pandemic, the fact that most companies are facing more cyber threats now than before COVID is alarming. Certainly it should put business leaders in a proactive and preemptive frame […]

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How you sign on the dotted line has been transformed

Companies around the world are working to transform their operations, using key digital technologies to become more efficient and agile, and to save on costs and offer a higher calibre of customer experience. Document e-signature processes represent one of the brightest areas of opportunity to accelerate digital transformation. The global pandemic has forced companies to […]

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Hit the ground running in the emerging next normal

Has your company done all it can to successfully transition into the next normal? Before COVID-19 surfaced, organizations were undergoing digital transformation at varying speeds. But as the world prepares to move into the post-pandemic “next normal,” DX has gone from distant prospect to daily reality, with those pursuing it most vigorously standing to most […]

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Empower your IT group to build your post-pandemic workplace

With the global pandemic on the wane, the future of the new workplace is uncertain. Employers, faced with what is becoming a “war for talent,” can’t afford to get it wrong. While many employees are eager to return to the social contact and collaborative work environment of the office, many are equally adamant that work […]

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Sophos opens new data center in Canada

One of the key features of cloud is how it enables the rapid movement of data and resources between regions. But when it comes to sensitive information such as government or health or financial data, movement is risk. Canadian data residing in the U.S., for example, might be accessed by the U.S. government through its […]

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At a time when confidence levels may be fluctuating – THINK

Organizations around the world did a great job of keeping things rolling after the pandemic struck back in spring 2020. However, the pandemic won’t be the last “macro” event to influence the economy. Like it nor not, change is here to stay. Rolling with whatever is to come next will require a special kind of […]

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Encouraging a culture of speed in your organization

Culture is the number one barrier to organizational transformation and success. If you want to get leaner and more agile, definitely assess and streamline your technology. But what about your company’s culture? Many will look to big-name companies for the way forward. They want to innovate like Apple, move with Google’s speed, and predict customer […]

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Learn how to turn digital transformation promise into results

In 2020 we heard a lot of talk about digital transformation. But too often it was just talk – a 2018 McKinsey survey found that while 85 per cent of respondents wanted their business to be digital, less than 20 per cent said they actually were. A second McKinsey study from 2019 found that companies […]

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It’s time to harness AI for business impacts

The concept of a fourth industrial revolution was first introduced a decade ago as “Industry 4.0” by scientists developing a high-tech strategy for the German government. This concept has since gone global, and most would agree we are entering a new era featuring many exciting advances in areas like AI, nanotech and robotics. But making […]

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A new world of connected and autonomous heavy equipment

In a world that has hit the digital fast track, the industrial sector is looking to connected and autonomous machines to help them perform better, produce more, and reduce costs. Earlier assumptions about job loss and disruption seem to have flown out the window as decision-makers in this sector see the many and varied benefits […]

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Why there must be a renewed focus on business continuity

For nearly two years, much of the world has been living online – conducting business, holding meetings, educating and being educated, and retaining some semblance of a normal social life. Businesses have been particularly hard pressed to not only keep clients happy and feeling appreciated but also ensure employees have everything they need to perform […]

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Don’t look now, but here comes the future of digital signage

Unless you live in a remote part of the country, chances are there’s at least one digital sign within a block of where you live. Digital signs are everywhere now, and the market around them is projected to rise to $32B by 2026 from $17.23B in 2018. The industry around digital signs has definite momentum […]

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Moving past legacy technologies in a digital new world

Although legacy systems may be essential pieces of infrastructure, their maintenance comes at a cost. They are generally complex and by design do not always interact easily with other other technologies. This leaves companies with a multilayered “patchwork” architecture. Businesses are slowly but certainly moving through the pandemic. But a tipping point has appeared. The […]

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