3 things revealed by the top 2016 SMB IT priorities and challenges

Posted by Louis de Grandpré_ on Nov 22, 2016 12:45:00 PM

SMBs must identify their IT challenges and priorities in order to achieve their goals and limit their risks. With an often limited flexibility, SMBs can’t afford to follow a trial and error approach, in IT or other departments.

Techaisle identified the top challenges and priorities for SMBs in 2016, and at the very least, it can be said how surprising many aspects are. Do you see the reality of your business reflected in these IT priorities and challenges or do you see things differently?

I invite you to share your views on this subject at the“Stratégie PME 2016” conference at kiosk 116.

Below is my analysis of the challenges and priorities in the IT field for SMBs in Quebec.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, IT infrastructure, Trends, Cloud, Managed services, CIO/IT leaders

Wi-Fi in high-traffic public areas: a revolution is underway

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Oct 4, 2016 1:15:00 PM

As mobile traffic surpassed wire traffic in the fall of 2014, the infrastructure behind public Wi-Fi is becoming less efficient and more costly to deploy. With an increasing number of mobile devices using Wi-Fi as their main Internet connection and with users choosing Wi-Fi as soon as it is available, the traditional Wi-Fi limits are soon reached. 

The installation and use of a traditional Wi-Fi infrastructure in high mobile traffic areas are hindered by the following limitations:

•  The difficulty of creating an efficient plan to install access points;

•  Overrun channels due to too many users connected to the same access point;

•  An ever-changing mobile access point;

•  The complexity of access point management by the WLAN controller.

For these reasons, the quality of the signal, uncertain to begin with, is greatly affected by interferences.

However, things are changing thanks to new technologies like Smart Wi-Fi.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, BYOD, IT infrastructure

3 pillars of your IT infrastructure that help create value-added data

Posted by present on Aug 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Technology in general and mobile technologies in particular are changing the way we view the world and act.

Just think of the drastic transformation within the movie rental industry to see how radical the change has been in the last 15 years. The time when the neighborhood store shopkeeper advised you of movies according to your tastes and desires is over. Today, while staying in your living room, it's Netflix that makes a selection on the screen for you based on your research and what you have previously watched.

New tools in the media world where technologies are essential have helped change what is shown to us, as can be seen in the following video.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, IT infrastructure, Big Data

6 of the best TED Talks to innovate with technology

Posted by present on Aug 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

How to relax and contribute to innovation at the same time? Watch the 6 Ted Talks that we have selected for their relevance to the challenges that CIOs and other leading companies are facing so they can continue to innovate in a world increasingly focused on technology.

Some videos are less than 6 minutes, while others are 10 to 15 minutes. Watch them at your own leisure and according to your interests. Add this item to your favorites to be able to come back later when you want to be inspired, all are extremely interesting and motivating.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, IT infrastructure, Trends, Big Data

iOS 10 coming this fall: 3 changes companies must consider

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on Aug 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

In June, I had the chance to participate in the most recent World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) with Apple. In addition to its highly noticed ads for its MacOS operating systems, and tvOS, watchOS, the tenth version of iOS, operating system for iPhones and iPads was announced and presented. Naturally, it will bring a multitude of improvements for users, and enhancements to most functions that are used daily.

It would be impossible to do justice to all of these improvements by attempting to name them. However, some improvements are likely to have an impact for business users. I would like to present a few that I think may be influential.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, Future of retail

Digital Transformation:  10 Latest Technology Trends in 2016

Posted by present on Jul 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

New technology trends have increasingly had major repercussions at the individual level of IT departments and businesses.

If the implications of these trends may seem distant for many Canadian business leaders, they should nevertheless be taken into account to allow the evolution of both the organization and the business models in the context of current digital transformation.

The latest research by Gartner, on key technologies for 2016 classifies 10 trends in 3 categories.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, IT infrastructure, Trends, Digital transformation

Sales Assist: the mobile application for selling customized products

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on May 24, 2016 10:12:52 AM

The customized construction industry maintains a traditional mode of operation with little computerized versatility, due to lack of adequate computing resources.

Present developed Sales Assist, an application designed to optimize the quote process; the desire was to provide business tools with a high level of adaptability to meet the clients very specific business needs.

The solution was first to adapt an automated process for the control and selling of doors and windows for this construction company.

Before proceeding we needed to see how it could adapt to the reality of all companies that sell custom made construction products, the following problems had to be resolved within this particular company, before we could move forward.


Case study: company manufacturing and installation of doors and windows

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, Digital transformation

Hush Pager optimizes internal communication with mobility

Posted by Nicolas Huet_ on Mar 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

DID YOU KNOW The world's first mobile phone call was made on April 3, 1973, when Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival telecommunications company and informed them he was speaking via a mobile phone. 

Mobile applications have been rapidly multiplying because they enable significant operational gains. Present, has been developing such applications for several years for its customers and for the first time we are launching a mobile application on a large scale called Hush Pager. This innovative tool facilitates communication within work groups, resulting in increased productivity and performance.

Hush pager, a new pager 2.0

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Topics: Mobility, Trends

8 statistics on the state of digital transformation in companies

Posted by Marc Beaulieu_ on Feb 23, 2016 8:50:52 AM

The digital transformation of businesses and all organisations is happening, and at the very least, we can say is that this revolution has had significant impacts. First, there are the negative consequences, such as the disappearance of many companies over the last 10 years.

85% of companies in the original Fortune 500 list in 1955 are gone! And yet there are frontrunners such as GE, Rolls Royce and Airbus that lead the parade using the new technologies of the digital age to become leaders in their industry. As well, there are thriving businesses that were born due to digital transformation such as Uber or AirBnB.

For all companies that want to ensure their survival, whether SME or multinational, the challenge is the same: to succeed in a digital economy. To better understand the importance of this revolution, here are some key statistics on digital transformation.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, Digital transformation, trend

Three aspects that are (also) part of digital transformation

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Feb 9, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The digital transformation of enterprises should not be seen as a technological revolution. If you fall into this trap, your transformation journey would probably be a resounding failure.

Digital transformation is primarily a change in vision, corporate culture and the relationship with customers. Technology is the vehicle for this transformation.

 

1. Organisational and corporate culture aspects

 

• The end of IT isolation
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Topics: Mobility, Big Data, Digital transformation

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