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The Future of eCommerce

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: eCommerce Mobility
Another great conference hosted by VEF (Vancouver Enterprise Forum) this week! VEF always does a great job of bringing the local technology community together once a month to stimulate ideas, conversations and connections. This month was no different with panelists discussing all things eCommerce. » read more
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The Copyright Notice Flood: What to Consider If You Receive a Copyright Infringement Notification

By Michael Geist  |  Categories: Technology law
For the past few months, I’ve received daily emails from people who have been sent a copyright infringement notification as part of Canada’s notice-and-notice system. Most of the notifications come from CEG-TEK, a U.S.-based anti-piracy firm. 
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Leadership Communication: What to Say and How to Say It

By Eric Kimberling  |  Categories: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
All business transformations require effective leadership buy-in and communication. The executive and management teams sponsoring a major change in an organization are tasked with an important mission: what to communicate to employees and how to say it. » read more
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In Defence of Stock Photos

By Glen Farrelly  |  Categories: Trends
Stock photography - that is a library of royalty-free photos - seems to be the subject of much mockery lately. Buzzfeed has numerous, hilarious pages involving the glorification of the cheesiness of stock photos.
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Five Leadership Lessons from Successful Manufacturers

By Eric Kimberling  |  Categories: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Manufacturers are critical to economic growth – even while commodity-based manufacturing is outsourced to other countries in exchange for the higher-value manufacturing currently experiencing a renaissance.
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Security Researchers Identify Malware Threat to Virtual Currencies

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Security
INTERPOL cyber threat researchers, including a Kaspersky Lab expert, have identified a threat to the blockchain in virtual transactions that could result in them being embedded with malware or other illegal data, including child abuse images.
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Careers in Corporate Digital Media

By Glen Farrelly  |  Categories: Business innovation
I recently spoke to a class of university undergraduates on possible careers in corporate digital media. It was a short guest lecture to cover the basics to consider a career in this field.
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CRTC, Competition Bureau Enforcement Actions Show Anti-Spam Law Has Teeth

By Michael Geist  |  Categories: Technology law
As the launch of the Canadian anti-spam law neared last spring, critics warned that enforcement was likely to present an enormous challenge. Citing the global nature of the Internet and the millions of spam messages sent each day, many argued that enforcement bodies such as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and the Competition Bureau were ill-suited to combating the problem.
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Improving content marketing programs with agile methods

By Ben Bradley  |  Categories: Sales and marketing
Thinking about improving content marketing? By starting with the desired outcome and then working backwards (and keeping an agile mindset), you can always fine tune and find ways to keep improving your content marketing programs.
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Toronto Startup Synaptop Succeeds on Dragons' Den

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: New technologies

Synaptop's successful pitch on CBC's Dragons' Den aired on April 2nd, 2015.

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