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Top 5 real-world IoT applications in 2022

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next phase of the industrial revolution. Technology allows physical devices to be brought into the digital domain. IoT is the fusion of the “real world” with the “digital world,” allowing for accessible communication between people, objects and processes. The application space for IoT is disparate. Different categories of users have different needs and expectations. As one of the categories of IoT users, businesses have needs that can accelerate the introduction of new applications. These needs include increasing productivity and ensuring…

Importance of Sustainable IT

Sustainable IT, also known as Green IT, aims to minimize the negative impact on the environment in all areas of IT operations, including the design, manufacturing, operation and disposal of technology, computers and other computer-related products. It is the practice of environmental sustainability in the IT industry. In the IT industry and offices worldwide, desktops, laptops and servers rely on electricity. Various equipment must either be charged or plugged in at all times. Computers and servers generate heat, which requires additional energy to cool the equipment. Across…

Top 5 cybersecurity trends heading into 2023

Cybersecurity has always been a never-ending race, but the rate of change is accelerating. It has grown into a fast-moving sector as security providers and hackers compete to outsmart each other. New threats and innovative ways to combat them are emerging all the time. Companies continue to invest in technology to help run their businesses, layering more systems into their IT networks to support remote work, enhance customer experience and generate value, all creating new vulnerabilities. This blog will explore the top cybersecurity trends to look for…

Internet of Things (IoT): What is it, and why does it matter?

Undoubtedly, the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the essential branches of new technologies. Many companies can reap the benefits of the IoT – it is a technology that can save money, reduce costs and is environmentally friendly. But what is behind it all? IoT breaks down into four major components: devices, connectivity, data processing and user interface (UI). With the rapid technological enhancement of the IoT ecosystem, the device is now on the network, connecting devices everywhere to users who can then manage the devices…

Top 5 most in-demand tech jobs in Canada for 2022

Canada’s Information Technology (IT) industry offers some of the highest-paying jobs outside the United States of America (USA). Software developers wanting the highest Canadian salaries in their field will gravitate to cities like Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal. Canada is currently facing a shortage of technologically skilled professionals and software engineers as it loses many of its sharp, talented college/university graduates to the attraction of Silicon Valley. However, it makes up for this shortage by bringing in skilled foreign workers from all around the world to keep pace…

How higher education institutions can help fuel Canada’s tech talent pipeline

The tech ecosystem in Canada is booming. Major cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Waterloo are gaining significant momentum. According to a recent report from Silicon Valley Bank, Canadian tech startups saw a record-breaking more than $16 billion CAD in venture capital investment in 2021, more than double the previous high of just under $8 billion in 2019. And 14 Canadian tech companies achieved unicorn status, reaching a valuation of more than $1 billion, in 2021. When it comes to growth in the tech sector in…

How Big Data can improve consumer experiences

The term “Big Data” has been thrown around a lot in recent years. But what does it mean? And how can businesses use it to improve and personalize the consumer experience? What is “Big Data”? Big Data refers to the large, and sometimes hard-to-manage, volumes of data collected by businesses every day. In this increasingly digital age, organizations can collect data from a variety of sources – from purchase history to social media commentary, businesses can collect insights into their customers across multiple touchpoints. And that data…

Emerging trends in digital marketing for 2022

As our lives become increasingly digital, from banking and grocery shopping to booking vacations and buying a house, digital marketing gets more important, and complicated. On top of knowing the fundamentals of things like SEO, PPC, branding and UX, digital marketers now have to juggle emerging social media channels, regulations, content, automation and personalization, just to name a few. Here’s a list of the top five emerging trends in digital marketing. 1. The Metaverse A highly immersive online experience is a key part of what will drive…

The importance of digital literacy in the workplace

As remote and hybrid work models become more common in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, digital literacy in the workplace is becoming increasingly important. While it used to be that digital skills were only important for staff in the IT department, times have certainly changed and today’s organizations can benefit from increasing digital literacy across the board. And while digital literacy plays a significant role in a company’s ability to stay current, improve processes and continue to serve its customers and clients in new ways, increasing…

The benefit of holding virtual events

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in new ways of doing business and hosting events. With no choice due to lockdowns and restrictions on gatherings, many events – from conferences to award galas and everything in between – moved online. And while some events are starting to return to an in-person, or hybrid, format there are still many benefits to holding events virtually. Increased attendance According to some, attendance at virtual events can be between five and 10 times higher than at a face-to-face event. And when you remove the need…