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…

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…

Canadian cellular network infrastructures being stretched to unprecedented levels

Prior to the implementation of stay-at-home restrictions, 91% of wireless customers said their wireless data speeds were as expected or higher

Canadian cellular network infrastructures being stretched to unprecedented levelsA new J.D. Power study released Thursday found that Canada’s cellular networks performance has not changed year-over-year when it comes to the average number of issues experienced by customers - currently at nine problems per 100 connections. “In our current state of self-isolation, telecommuting and an exponential rise in the use of streaming service —from…

Workplace wellness app launched amid COVID-19

Workplace wellness app employers can use to support and track the mental health of their staff through five-minute daily resiliency micro lessons

Workplace wellness app launched amid COVID-19A mental wellness app has been developed to help businesses and people cope with the stress caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Calgary-based company headversity is a workplace wellness app employers can use to support and track the mental health of their staff through five-minute daily resiliency micro lessons. “It’s important for employers to realize…

Shaw Communications founder JR Shaw has died

He grew Shaw into one of Canada’s leading connectivity providers, serving over seven million subscribers with cable, internet, voice, satellite and wireless

Shaw Communications founder JR Shaw has diedCalgary-based Shaw Communications Inc. announced Tuesday the passing of company founder, Executive Chair, and former CEO, JR Shaw. He died peacefully on Monday at the age of 85. “My family and I are at a loss for words and are deeply saddened at JR’s passing,” said Brad Shaw, CEO of Shaw Communications. “JR was the…

Real estate companies slow to adopt PropTech

Only 36 per cent of Canadian real estate companies surveyed have a digital strategy compared to 58 per cent globally, says KPMG report

Real estate companies slow to adopt PropTechCanadian real estate companies apparently haven’t jumped on the property technology bandwagon and many risk losing market share or a drop in revenue because of that, says a new report released Monday by KPMG. The report, Canada's PropTech Journey: How Canadian Real Estate Companies Are Faring in the Digital Age, says only 36 per cent…

Digital alternative to big banks being launched in Calgary

Neo is the first portfolio company with Harvest, a venture builder dedicated to the Prairies, with headquarters in Calgary

Digital alternative to big banks being launched in CalgaryTwo of the co-founders of SkipTheDishes are launching a digital alternative to big banks.  Neo Financial, a startup based in Calgary, is offering a no-annual-fee credit card and savings account while also giving members access to instant rewards from hundreds of brands – all on one card. “Today, with just the push of a button,…
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