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. … Continue Reading

Managing multiple campaign promotions and client and donor outreach tasks could potentially become challenging for non profit organizations with limited budgets. Further —to support businesses— the Government of Canada has announced the recent launch of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) for small to midsize enterprises (SMEs). However, could it also benefit non profit organizations? … Continue Reading

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 to help companies boost their digital capabilities. … 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.  … 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 why are they becoming so popular? … 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. … 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 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Moreover, due to the impact of targeted ransomware attacks, the average demand for ransom jumped by 33% from Q4 2019 to CA$148,700 in Q1 2020 according to the National Cyber Threat Assessment 2020 by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.  … 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 eco-friendly measures in their own operations.  … 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. … 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 seek funding in Canada. … 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? … 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.  … Continue Reading

To help you better understand the trends affecting companies like yours, w e 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).  … Continue Reading

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