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, 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)
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
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)
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)