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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 […]

Tis the Season: Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from Activo!

by Kevin Gillingham | Dec 16, 2019

There is no better time than the holiday season to reflect on the past year. Thank you to our clients, our employees, and all those who contributed to our success in 2019. May you have a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year. Holiday Hours December 24th: Open till 12:00 P.M. December 25th-29th: Closed […]

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Activo ‘Sleeps Out’ to Fight Youth Homelessness

by Kevin Gillingham | Nov 18, 2019

While most of us retreat to the warmth of our homes during winter, over 6000 homeless youth in Toronto experience homelessness every night. Homelessness takes its toll on young lives, with around 85% of homeless youth suffering from mental-health problems, and 42% reporting at least one suicide attempt. On November 21st, Jim Taylor, President of […]

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 […]

Security

Can Surveillance Cameras and Sensors Help Us Create a More Sustainable World?

by Kevin Gillingham | Apr 29, 2019

Sustainability is top of mind for many of us these days. Whether we’re hearing about plastic pollution or warming trends, we all want to know what we can do to create more sustainable lives for ourselves and those around us. This is driving innovation in every industry, physical security included. Here, we look more closely […]