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TELUS, CENGN, KNBA Partner to Launch 5G Innovation Zone in Kanata North

5G represents one of the most significant new advances in communications technologies to date and no other area in Canada has the combination of experience, talent and commitment to 5G, in complementary fields of software, data, computing, applications and other technologies, that Kanata North Technology Park has. Today, Kanata North Business Association (KNBA), in partnership…

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Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack

Insights from portfolio company HYAS In recent years, ransomware has evolved from targeting individual computers to locking the files of entire enterprises or public institutions and infrastructure, and demanding exorbitant ransoms. Victims often have little choice but to pay, for fear of losing mission critical data or services. In fact, according to Ransomware Threat Report…

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The Dichotomies of a Surveillance World

Guest post by Simon J. Gibson, CBE, DSc, DL Among our global Alacrity start-up initiatives, our UK operations are among the most mature, and continue to push forward into new areas of technology relevance and opportunity. As Chairman of the Alacrity Graduate Entrepreneurship Foundation in Wales, Simon Gibson is now working hard to establish a…

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Financial Markets Place Continued Confidence in Martello Technologies as Demand for Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) Accelerates

Company closes another $5.75M share offering, led by Paradigm Capital The shift to working from anywhere, combined with a lack of advanced quality assurance tools in SaaS applications, has created an ongoing surge in the need for Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) capabilities – software solutions that test, alert and report on the complete end-user experience…

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Talkative Powers Lululemon with Live eCommerce Video Chat

Enhanced customer experience drives conversions and higher average order value The Coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for video services in all industries as a response to lockdowns, remote working conditions and other restrictions. For the Retail sector, the instant two-way communication enabled by live video chat is transforming and becoming a lifeline for the way…

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Echosec Systems Takes Next Steps Toward Threat Intelligence Industry Leadership

Success based on adaptability, strong leadership and trust What started out as a tool to map social media use around a Canadian university campus has evolved into some of the most advanced, real-time digital threat intelligence software available. And the company behind it, Echosec Systems, now counts some of the most influential organizations in the…

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HR Tech Company Certn Capitalizes on Global Market Growth

Shifts to virtual recruitment, work-from-home drive dramatic increase in need for advanced hiring tools In just months, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about years of change in the way companies operate. The act of hiring and retaining talent is no exception, with 86% of organizations conducting virtual interviews to hire candidates during the pandemic (Gartner…

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Digital Transformation in 2020 — Insights from Alacrity Global

It will surprise no one to read yet again that COVID-19 changed the global business and economic landscape dramatically. Some changes have been devastating, as we know, but some have actually been positive. There is one in particular that we want to highlight here. Digital Transformation — the process of companies introducing new or updated…

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Enjovia Enables Sales of New Gift Experience During COVID-19

Like most hospitality and leisure businesses, the Celtic Manor Resort had to close its main operations  to  the  public  in  March,  in compliance with the coronavirus social distancing measures put in place by the UK government. How long those restrictions would remain in place was not known. Fortunately, management was able to create a new…

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