BY JOSHUA WOOD, OCTOBER 11, 2017
SECURITY

IT Security: The door you didn’t know was open

As an IT security professional with many years in the business, I can’t remember a time when IT security has been as crucial to the success and survival of businesses. No matter how good a business thinks its IT security is, the bad guys have figured out how to pick the locks. According to Bob Martin from CISCO Systems, “With breaches at more than 13 retailers and a number of unknown breaches that were never  …>> more
BY TERRY MIRZA, OCTOBER 2, 2017
EDUCATION

Building classrooms for the leaders of tomorrow

Outside of the classroom, today’s children live technology enhanced lives. They communicate through messaging apps, learn skills through YouTube, and coordinate much of their social existence through mobile devices. But elementary, and high schools have not kept pace. They are not in a race for the future, but a race just to catch up to the present. While this presents a challenge, there are ways to bridge the gap. Effective, technology-enhanced learning allows for self-paced  …>> more
BY RANDY MANDRISH, JULY 25, 2017
RETAIL

Brick and mortar’s customer experience advantage in retail

The retail world has been rapidly evolving with the increase in online retailers, digital interaction and growing competition. As the shopping experience becomes immersive, consumers have endless shopping options both online and in traditional stores. In such an environment of multiple retailers clamming for buyers’ attention, how can retailers continue to have a competitive edge? Superior customer experience continues to make all the difference. We all know the scenarios. Sudden lineups that leave shoppers waiting,  …>> more

A simple guide to integrating digital learning into the classroom

As the number of schools embracing technology in classrooms increases, providing sufficient support for teachers to integrate new learning tools into the classroom is a major challenge. More attention must be paid to instill confidence with teachers that the technology being introduced into their classrooms is useful and relevant. Technology cannot become a distraction or a burden, or lead to the loss of valuable class time. If educators aren’t prepared or confident in the reliability  …>> more
BY HARRY ZAREK, JANUARY 17, 2017
CLOUD COMPUTING, SECURITY

Empower users or protect assets? We shouldn’t have to choose.

Business operates in a digital world where we spend a significant part of our day connected and interacting with people, applications and information both inside and outside our organisation. For our internal IT environment, we manage access to applications and data in a formal way. But when our staff go out to the internet, we can’t restrict where they go. We have an “honour principle” that they will go only to business relevant sites. But  …>> more

Want to win in retail? Here’s what you need to know

The retail landscape is more crowded than ever before. Competition ranges from digital stores that can ship to any geography and market, to out-of-country retailers setting up shop locally. With so many choices available to today’s consumer, a retailer must adapt to evolving consumer expectations in order to compete and attract consumers. For most retailers, competitive positioning is based on their brand strategy along with how they engage with customers. Some drive business by cutting  …>> more