From Nanodegrees to Mini-MBAs: The Micro-Education Trend

by: Meghan Behse Remember when the “Education” section of a resume was two brief lines outlining the institution attended and the degree or diploma earned? Well, today, that little corner of the CV is exploding with certifications and credentials, often from programs employers have never heard of. The reason behind this trend in continued education is simple: an increase in both supply and demand. The upswing in demand can be […]

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Tech Gadgets to Pair with Your Smart Devices

by Daniella Postavsky It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of gadgets popping up everywhere. But the following items promise to resolve your stress: they pair nicely with your existing smart devices and are guaranteed to make your life easier. Komfy Switch with Camera The Komfy Switch from D-Link does a lot more than turn your lights on and off: its air quality and movement sensor can trigger a […]

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Microsoft Feature – How to Start up a Start-up

This article originally appeared in Microsoft’s SMB Advantage newsletter—sign up here for more insightful and educational posts. What could be more exciting that starting your own business? You finally have the opportunity to go out on your own and build an empire, or at least, to work on your terms. Having a fresh business concept is a must, but any entrepreneur who’s been down this road will tell you that getting a […]

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How to Choose the Right IT Supplier

Many businesses struggle with knowing when and how to change IT suppliers. Finding the right choice involves knowing the factors to consider and how the transition will work. “I think I have outgrown my current IT supplier.” You may have started using a freelance IT professional or a small IT company several years ago when your needs were more basic. Now that your business has grown, you’re questioning whether your […]

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The Rise of the Corporate Blog: Is Blogging Right for You?

Marketing your business online is now a necessity, but it can be extremely complicated, and the techniques and tools are ever changing. Even more discouraging is the difficulty, despite analytics tools, of measuring return on marketing spend (ROMS). For these reasons, there’s no foolproof guide to online marketing. But what we do know (for now) is that the more new, relevant material you create online, the better your business’s search […]

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3 Apps to Improve Your Productivity

From making your computer an extension of your smartphone to providing detailed analytics reports about your daily habits, we examine three mobile apps you should download. AirDroid This app allows individuals to access and manage their Android phone or tablet from their computer. Receive a notification on the side of your desktop or laptop screen every time someone calls or sends a message, and then answer or respond without even […]

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Ten Reasons to Fall in Love with Windows 10

Windows 10 has arrived, and Microsoft’s newest version of the world’s most popular operating system is earning millions of smiles from critics, gamers, and business folk. Here are some of the highlights: Tested by millions of users The Windows Insider Program gave users a chance to see and shape the operating system from its earliest stages, and by the official launch of Windows 10, four million people were already using […]

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ForaHealthyMe.com: A Virtual Care Community

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in this province. Nearly 80 percent of Ontarians over the age of 45 suffer from a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis, and as the population ages, the challenges involved in caring for this large and diverse population will grow – and so too will the economic burden on the health care system. In Canada, it is […]

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Tech Gadgets: Power Up!

Just about everyone is now reliant on multiple devices and 24/7 accessibility. It comes as no surprise, then, that some of the exciting innovations available this fall seek to free you from that wall outlet and keep you moving. Mophie’s Juice Pack H2PRO While Mophie’s latest generation iPhone 6 case isn’t the sleekest on the market, it’s certainly the most hardcore and multi-functioning. The Juice Pack H2PRO contains a 2,750 […]

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Winter Is Coming! Apps to Help You Survive (or Love) the Cold

by Meghan Behse The Weather Network Nothing helps you combat the ice and cold like being prepared. While the Weather Network’s app is no newbie, it continues to be the most reliable weather forecaster for your phone or tablet. Check current, short-term, and long-term weather, receive severe weather alerts, and track incoming storms with their radar maps. The new follow-me function tracks a forecast within one kilometre of your location, […]

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