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Survey says Canadian Small Businesses Not CASL-Ready

New survey data from Constant Contact reveals that the majority of Canadian small businesses do not fully understand Canada’s long-anticipated Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) which came into effect on Canada Day.

According to Constant Contact less than half of Canadian small businesses (42 percent) feel they understand how to be CASL compliant.

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Internet of Things Poised to Create Entirely New Business Models in Canada

The "Internet of Things" presents a massive opportunity that Canadian businesses have yet to capitalize upon, according to a Telus-commissioned IDC survey released this week.

The survey, which examined the current state of IoT deployments in Canada, found that only 6 per cent of Canadian businesses have implemented an IoT solution, and that another 7 per cent are preparing to deploy in 2014.

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What are the Top Tech Priorities for Online Retailers?

According to the first annual Retail Tech Forecast from LightSpeed, inventory management and predictive analytics software, in-store mobile device integration, and e-commerce solutions are the biggest technology priorities for independent brick-and-mortar retailers.

“Retailers are sending a clear message when it comes to technology: they want solutions that enhance efficiency and improve the customer experience, all things that can help them make more money right away,” said Dax Dasilva, Founder and CEO of LightSpeed.

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Nearly 20 per cent of Canadian Businesses Attacked by Cybercriminals in Past Year

Today CDW Canada unveiled results from a customer survey that found nearly 20 per cent of Canadian businesses were attacked by cybercriminals in the past 12 months.

The survey asked if respondents had experienced security breaches in the past year and what their primary concerns around security were.

Thirty-eight per cent said they treated cybercrime as a major concern within their organization. In addition, 32 per cent cited lack of employee training for security breaches.

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How to Manage a Remote Workforce

Nine out of 10 workers feel managers need to accept flexible working more, according to a from Regus, a provider of flexible workplaces.

According to the company's report, 75% of workers believe flexible working is more productive than five days in a row of fixed office working, and more than 50% of managers who create flexible work environments are rewarded or recognized for their innovation within their company.

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