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What the Shopify IPO Means for Canadian Tech and the Cloud? The launch of the Shopify IPO on the NYSE is a leap forward and a testimony tothe high quality of the Canadian technology sector. In its first trading day, Shopify was oversubscribed by 51% As a solution-focused company, for us it's a day of pride and tribulations to see a fellow technology company launching a successful IPO on one of the world's greatest trading desks, Shopify, that started with humble beginnings, is one of the latest IPO's to hit the market that is both tech, and Canadian. As a Canadian company Shopifys IPO success is a testimony to Canada being a breeding ground for world-class software companies. Shopifys and its solutions are not new to the industry, but the culmination of the right solution at the right time and a lot of hard work is evident from their success. Today, Shopify's ecomme... (more)

What Anthem and Sony Could Have Done Differently By @IanKhanLive [#Cloud]

What Anthem, Sony and Others Could Have Done Differently They say that you are only as secure as your weakest firewall. But then is it just firewalls that protect our network and the information therein, or is it the framework, the policies and the processes that have cracks that let the vulnerabilities seep through? Hackers will be hackers and you really can't blame anything on them. They are doing what they are meant to do, i.e., hack. Now that’s a completely different topic as to why unethical hacking is bad and so on. That’s next time. Right now, let’s talk about what we can ... (more)

Generating Pandemic SaaS Sales By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Three Essential Steps to Generating Pandemic SaaS Sales | Part 1 Selling is a profession that you can never take lightly. To be successful at marketing and selling something you have got to be the best, on top of your game, ahead of the competition and ready to do what nobody else dares to do. The world of SaaS sales is no different. Competition can be cutthroat, with every next company offering the best shiniest object that can help you cure your worst nightmares and keep your numbers and yes the boss happy. That's far too easy! So what is it that differentiates the lions form t... (more)

Technology Growing at an Unprecedented Rate By @IanKhanLive [#Cloud]

Technology Growing at an Unprecedented Rate Overall the global technology arena is set for tremendous growth. We're not specifically talking about consumer or enterprise growth but overall. Today, innovation is taking place in every small city and in the large metropolis. Companies like whatsapp, dropbox and many others that started in dorm rooms and garages are becoming mainstream applications purely because of the massive disruptions they create. Do expect a number of smaller companies to grow rapidly and provide very focused and niche applications. Being narrow and catering t... (more)

Jump on Free Cloud Storage (with Caution!) By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Imagine the scenes from any of the last few Black Fridays with people lined up for days to grab the new flat screen TV or a new iPhone. The moment the gates open up there is usually a crowd of people swarming like bees, trying to get their hands on what they can, and yes there were also many reported cases of snatching, grabbing and what not. If only the world of cloud storage could be so dramatic! Well, cloud storage is a much quieter place, but don't get me wrong, there is definitely action going on. Just this week both Microsoft and Google announced a FREE give away of over 1... (more)