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Activo Providing Essential ICT Services for Hospitals and Long-Term Care Facilities

by Kevin Gillingham | Jun 01, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life, with its impact on hospitals and long-term care facilities being severe. A key to tackling the virus has been the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT), with the Canadian government classifying it as one of the ten critical sectors in the country. Our doctors, nurses, clinicians, […]

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How 5G Technology Transforms the Internet and the Way You Do Business

by Kevin Gillingham | Apr 17, 2020

It wasn’t long ago the technology marketplace was abuzz about 4G technology. The year was 2009, and the enthusiasm surrounding 4G was unparalleled. Users were promised mobile broadband speeds that would be 10-times faster than Turbo-3G – or roughly 80 Mbit/s in optimal conditions. But fast forward to 2020 and 4G is old news. Today, […]

Video Analytics

How Video Analytics is Helping Secure Your Home, Business, and City

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 27, 2020

Video has been a transformative technology since its emergence in the 20th century. However, it’s taken many decades for it to realize its full potential. With the emergence of artificial intelligence, big data, the IoT, and video analytics, we’re finally getting a taste of just how impactful video can be outside of pure entertainment. What […]

Smart City

How Smart Buildings Can Lower Costs and Increase Productivity

by Kevin Gillingham | Jan 23, 2020

There is a growing demand for spaces that integrate people and systems in a dynamic, functional, and efficient way. These spaces known as smart buildings use the Internet of Things (IoT) to automate operations resulting in lower functioning costs, increased employee productivity, and enhanced customer experience.   Among the many benefits, intelligent building technology offers […]

Cloud Computing

Cloud-Based Communication Solutions Offer Flexibility for a Distributed Workforce

by Kevin Gillingham | Dec 17, 2019

Cloud-based communications are changing the way we work. A largely mobile distributed workforce favours newer toolsets across voice, video, SMS, and group messaging to communicate with prospective customers or even within their organization anywhere, anytime!   Statistics in Favour of Cloud-Based Communication Solutions? The Cloud Communications Market anticipates a growth of $ 4.4 billion by […]

Communication Network

How to Generate Maximum Return on Your Communications Investment

by Kevin Gillingham | Oct 07, 2019

The rapid proliferation of technology leaves many business leaders understandably overwhelmed and confused. But when it comes to unified communications, there’s no room for anything but clarity. The investment is too significant not to develop a conscientious and proactive plan. Here are some ways you can maximize your return: You Need a Network Systems Plan […]

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Trends That Will Shape the Future of the Contact Centre

by Kevin Gillingham | Aug 12, 2019

Some things never change. Companies that put their customers front and centre continue to thrive in a competitive market and, to this end, contact centres remain an indispensable touchpoint. But in our technology-filled world, where do your customers want to find you and what do they want to hear when they do? In a recent […]

INTERNET OF THINGS

8 Steps to Maximizing Success in the IoT

by Kevin Gillingham | Jun 26, 2019

The IoT and the transformations it brings are filled with potential—access to expanding markets, the innovation of new service models, improved efficiencies, and more. But, despite those promises, there’s one question that often halts potential IoT-adopters in their tracks: Where do I begin? In a recent blog, Cisco looked more closely at what organizations can […]

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5 Factors Driving the Digital Building Transformation

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 21, 2019

The digital building has become a widely talked about phenomenon, and today’s technological advances are rapidly turning ideas and concepts about it into realities. But behind the hype and excitement, what’s really motivating this evolution? In a whitepaper highlighting its digital building solutions, Cisco identified five influences that are moving organizations towards digital buildings. We’ve […]

Why You Need to Be Ready to Deploy a Digital Building Architecture

by Kevin Gillingham | May 29, 2018

The digital building is the foundation of your transformation, delivering efficiencies running throughout the entire lifecycle of your infrastructure including: Savings of up to 30% in energy use, maintenance, and spatial management. An over 15% increase in productivity. The elimination of as much as 50% of our energy waste. However you look at it, the […]