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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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

by Jim Taylor | 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 […]

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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 […]

Happy Holidays and All the Best in the New Year

by Kevin Gillingham | Dec 17, 2018

From all of us at Activo, we would like to wish you and your family a warm and happy holiday season and all the best in the year to come. Holiday Hours All Activo offices will be closed between December 22nd and December 26th. We will re-open December 27th, close again from December 29th to […]

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Why Structured Cabling Is the Backbone of the Digital Building

by Kevin Gillingham | Nov 01, 2018

By now, you are familiar with the benefits the digital building will bring—from reducing costs and improving safety to simplifying maintenance and troubleshooting, improving customer and user satisfaction, and more. But underlying the realization of these promises is a fundamental question. Will your network be able to support the demands digital buildings place on it? […]