As the world becomes increasingly digital, small businesses are feeling the pressure to adopt new technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a large influence on the digitalization trends of SMEs. With the growing demand for digital businesses, the government of Canada has launched the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), investing $4 billion in plans … Continue Reading

During the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses in Canada have proved that investing in workplace technology makes a business more resilient. As SMEs continue aiming to build businesses that can adapt to changes in the market, they are wondering which tech trends will be the most beneficial in 2022.  To help small businesses predict the smartest ways … Continue Reading

Low-code platforms and applications are on the rise — and it looks like they’re here to stay. Research by Gartner shows that by 2025, 70% of new applications developed by enterprises will be created using low code or no code technologies (full report available to subscribers). But what exactly is a low code platform, and … Continue Reading

Diversity has become highly prioritized over the last year thanks to movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo. Professional leaders and the Canadian government have increased efforts to address the systemic racism that places Black, female, LGBTQ2, indigenous, and other minority communities at a disadvantage in the corporate world. The 50 – 30 Challenge is one … Continue Reading

Canada has suffered several cyberattacks in the recent past. On top of that, the pandemic has pushed companies to take most of their business online, which makes them susceptible to increased cyberattacks and data breaches. Last year, about 61,000 small to midsized enterprises (SMEs) fell victim to cyberfraud according to a survey conducted by the … Continue Reading

As the world faces the mounting challenges of climate change, Canadians have shown concern about the balance between economic growth and environmental protection. As Canada continues to increase focus on sustainable development efforts (such as those outlined in the government’s Federal Sustainable Development Strategy), small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) are wondering how they can implement … Continue Reading

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, restaurants and bars have had to quickly understand and implement new digital technologies. Some chains already used common tools like restaurant management software, as well as point-of-sale, accounting, and payment processing software. Here we examine some of the new tools and restaurant tech that are helping them remain competitive. The … Continue Reading

Sifting through the abundant startup funding Canada has to offer can be overwhelming for burgeoning startups with limited resources. Canada’s many grant opportunities are one reason the nation was named the fourth-best global startup ecosystem by StartupBlink. While it may demand comprehensive research and an administrative approach, applying for grants is a great strategy to … Continue Reading

Since the earliest days of the computer, user authentication has been an ongoing challenge for designers. How does a system ensure that the person sitting behind the device really is who they say they are? Passwords have long been the standard method of user authentication. But today, biometric techniques such as fingerprints, voice scanning, facial … Continue Reading

Biometrics are the physical characteristics that can be used to digitally identify a person. Examples of such characteristics include fingerprints, faces, retinas, the voice, and DNA, all of which can be used for biometric authentication.  How does biometric authentication work? Healthcare providers and law enforcement have long been interested in biometrics, but as the technology … Continue Reading

Top Canadian Tech Trends for 2021

Published on 2021-02-26 by Zach Capers

To help you better understand the trends affecting companies like yours, we asked 100 small-business leaders throughout Canada about the investments they’re making in new technologies (see our survey methodology at the bottom of page).  In this piece, we’ll tell you all about the top three tech trends business leaders say they’re planning to adopt … Continue Reading

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