Alberta CEOs release plan for the future economy

"Alberta is the place where talented people should work together to create new opportunities and solve the toughest problems"

Alberta CEOs release plan for the future economyA report released Tuesday by the Business Council of Alberta (BCA) proposes solutions to make Alberta the place where the brightest minds come together and solve the world’s biggest challenges. "Alberta is the place where talented people should work together to create new opportunities and solve the toughest problems,” said Dawn Farrell, a member of…

U of C establishes IoT research chair

Focus on IoT research in the areas of energy, smart cities, transportation, and workplace safety including COVID-19 related solutions

U of C establishes IoT research chairRogers Communications and the University of Calgary have announced a five-year agreement to advance innovative Internet of things (IoT) research with the establishment of the Rogers Internet of Things Chair. Research will be led by Dr. Steven Liang, PhD, a renowned researcher at the Schulich School of Engineering. “This initiative will bring ground-breaking IoT research…

Bell launches Canada’s largest 5G wireless network

The network is now available in Montréal, the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, says Bell

Bell launches Canada’s largest 5G wireless networkBell announced  Thursday the launch of Canada's largest 5G wireless network, offering what it says is unprecedented mobile data speeds and Canada's broadest selection of 5G-capable smartphones. The network is now available in Montréal, the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver and it will  expand to more centres across the country as the next-generation wireless technology grows in…

Bell selling 25 Canadian data centres to Equinix

Bell says the data centres located at 13 sites in eight cities across Canada are being sold for more than $1 billion

Bell selling 25 Canadian data centres to EquinixBCE Inc. (Bell)) announced  Monday it is selling 25 data centres at 13 sites to global interconnection and data centre company Equinix, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.04 billion. "This transaction reinforces Bell's strategy to focus investment on the network infrastructure, content and services necessary to advance how Canadians connect with each other…

Build a customer persona to drive online traffic

Put yourself in the shoes of your customers, with the help of analytic tools and surveys, in order to market to them correctly

Build a customer persona to drive online trafficBuilding an online audience takes time. And as you start to grow online and engage with your audience more and more, you will need to build a customer persona. When you create a customer persona, you’re putting yourself in the shoes of your customer. You’re learning about their habits, behaviours and interests. Once you figure…

COVID-19 lessons can improve health, legal systems

Client interfaces in law and medicine are as moribund as they were a century ago. It’s time to use technology to better advantage

COVID-19 lessons can improve health, legal systemsIn the time of the 1918-19 Spanish flu, the world was very different. Of course, there was no Internet, TV or social media. In fact, there wasn’t even any radio until a few years later. All the news was provided by the newspaper and almost all long-distance transportation was by rail or ship. We’ve come…

BaseLynx keeps all your devices charged

This robust, elegant gadget charges various devices while keeping them organized

BaseLynx keeps all your devices chargedAs your device arsenal or gadget collection grows, so do your charging needs. But there are elegant solutions, like the BaseLynx Modular Charging System from Scosche. I found the real beauty of BaseLynx is in its minimalist design around four charging modules, three of which can operate independently or be powered individually. Hinged together, they…

Customer satisfaction falling flat for digital banking experiences

The massive investments made by banks in mobile offerings have yet to show dividends in terms of elevating customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction falling flat for digital banking experiencesCustomer satisfaction with retail banks in Canada was high before the outbreak of COVID-19, but satisfaction is falling flat in the critical area of digital banking experiences, according to the J.D. Power 2020 Canada Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. “Canadian banks have seen, for the most part, significant improvements in customer satisfaction related to products and…

Why your bad cell signal isn’t necessarily the carrier’s fault

If you find yourself cursing your cellular provider for the lack of cell signal, remember that it just might be the fault of your car or building’s construction materials or even that leafy tree to your right

Why your bad cell signal isn’t necessarily the carrier’s faultPicture this: You’re driving home from work, just about to finish up a phone meeting through your car’s Bluetooth, when suddenly your call drops – you’re once again in that dreaded dead spot in the middle of the city where important conversations go to die. The default culprit you’re most likely to blame in this…
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