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Technology Investing Trends and Insights

Capitalizing on growth opportunities amid a global slowdown Inflation, rising interest rates, and geopolitical uncertainties – the world economy has changed this past year. And that has had a corresponding effect on the global venture capital landscape as well. A landscape where high valuation multiples for companies seeking investment is no longer common and competition…

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Rapid Automation at the Enterprise Edge is a Growing Trend

Macro-economic factors expected to accelerate automation of complex field work The world continues to change, and ongoing technology, environmental and geopolitical realities are only accelerating this change. For example, governments today are under increasing pressure to diversify their energy sources to improve both security and sustainability of supply. They need to balance the demands of…

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Delivering on the Promise of 5G

Insights on how 5G and edge computing fuel next-generation applications 5G is picking up speed, both figuratively and literally. According to Precedence Research, the global 5G services market size is projected to surpass US$ 1.87 trillion by 2030. The adoption of 5G networks and the combination of 5G capabilities and other enabling technologies, such as…

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Why 5G Drones?

How 5G moves the needle in drone use cases By Amy Karam TELUS 5G thought leader There is much anticipation and excitement around the new and enhanced capabilities that 5G will bring to wireless communication and an associated wide range of new services and solutions. 5G is not just another G or ‘generation’ of mobile…

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An International Cyber Security Gathering

May saw an increasing return to in-person activities in the Wesley Clover hospitality portfolio. One UK event in particular served as a very opportune and collaborative affair for a number of our global Wesley Clover and Alacrity technology companies. The following is a recap from our team on the ground in Newport, Wales. Organized by…

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New Venture Fund Supports Disruptive Innovation in Canada and Abroad

Diving into Deep Tech with BDC Capital Many businesses were forced to pivot, others just got the timing right, but one thing is clear, the scale of innovation has been escalating worldwide. Innovations come in many forms. What innovations qualify as truly disruptive, and what unique challenges do these organizations face? We spoke with Thomas…

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Opportunity Awaits in the Largest Technology Park in Canada

Kanata North in numbers: Annual GDP exceeds $13B, 33,000 people employed, 1,200+ open positions currently Kanata North was not known for its high-tech strengths when I started Mitel together with Mike Cowpland in 1972. Since that time, however, the continued attraction of world-class talent, leading edge innovation and global business growth have combined to make…

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Catching the IoT Automation Wave

Organizations worldwide reap benefits from automating processes Timing is everything, in life and in business. Remote working conditions, budget constraints, furloughs, lockdowns and other restrictions brought on by COVID-19 forced organizations to pivot and adjust their operations. Reacting quickly proved to be essential to survive. For many worldwide, this meant speeding up ‘digital transformation’ –…

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The Continued March of Microsoft

Dominance at the Enterprise Desktop that is Unyielding For years, speculation over the ability of the company who created the original PC ‘disk operating system (DOS)’ to remain relevant and growth oriented in the face of new competitors and innovations has made for often-passionate debate. Those who grew up or came to love using Microsoft…

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Net Dollar Retention: The New Magic Number

Insights and opportunities from Canada’s largest SaaS conference Investors evaluate many metrics to determine how appealing a funding opportunity could be. Customer and revenue retention performance have always been important, but are now viewed as even more so for organizations that are subscription-based. This was a recurring theme among the more than 100 global investors…

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