Articles by Tessa Anaya

Content Analyst at Capterra, dedicated to helping SMBs access the insights that elevate their organizations. B.A. in English, University of Michigan. Based in Barcelona.

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What is a digital signature and what advantages does it offer SMEs?

Published on 2022-01-10 by Tessa Anaya

Paper has been overshadowed since the use of digital systems took over the business world. These digital systems provide convenience and immediacy that other formats can’t offer. However, to validate and authenticate digital documents, a cryptographic system is necessary, especially for legally binding documents. Out... Continue Reading

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The top Canadian technology trends for 2022

Published on 2021-11-04 by Tessa Anaya

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... Continue Reading

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A guide to low-code platforms for SMEs

Published on 2021-10-19 by Tessa Anaya

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,... Continue Reading

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Implementing diversity in HR: rising to the 50 – 30 Challenge

Published on 2021-10-14 by Tessa Anaya

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... Continue Reading

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Green marketing: 5 sustainable trends for your SME

Published on 2021-08-24 by Tessa Anaya and Caroline Rousseau

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... Continue Reading

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How to build a tech stack for your restaurant or bar

Published on 2021-08-05 by Tessa Anaya

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... Continue Reading

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A checklist for securing startup funding in Canada

Published on 2021-07-28 by Tessa Anaya

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... Continue Reading

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User authentication: 55% of Canadians reuse passwords across accounts

Published on 2021-06-30 by Tessa Anaya

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... Continue Reading