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Cogeco Peer 1’s MPLS technology now available globally

Global network services gives customers the scalable, cost-effective and holistic solution they need to digitally transform their business  TORONTO, ONTARIO, June 22, 2017 – Cogeco Peer 1 today announced the expansion of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) connectivity services to customers in the United States and Europe, providing more businesses around the globe with a holistic solution that can help reduce IT complexity and enable digital transformation. “Cogeco Peer 1 MPLS enables businesses globally to leverage the best in cloud, hosting, colocation, managed IT, security and connectivity services together, through a single service provider, on one scalable, easy-to-manage network,” said Bertrand Labelle, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation. “In a digital age of data-hungry applications and cloud-based technologies, organizations now need powerful connectivity solutions that can keep up with the growing demand for seamless mobility solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and big data analytics capabilities.” According to Gartner, one of the…

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Artificial Intelligence: is it real?

What it means for business, government, and the individual For the very few of you who may be questioning whether Artificial Intelligence is here for real, it might be worth having a chat with Siri, Cortana, or Alexa. They’re always game for a conversation. Or at least, a command. The fact is, the field of AI has been around for decades. Today, with the continued growth of big data and the ability to quickly develop neural networks, AI is becoming more and more prevalent. And with the wider availability of toolkits, frameworks and open source data sets for software engineers, the pace of AI development keeps on accelerating. Google, Microsoft, IBM, Facebook, and many other technology leaders are all scrambling to hire the best AI talent, acquire AI start-ups, invest more heavily in AI research, and market their own flavors of AI-enhanced products and services. Two years ago, in 2015,…

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A Bitcoin Primer: What it is, and how to use it

No country issues it. No bank holds it. No institution backs it. No coins (or bills) even denote it. Bitcoin is cryptocurrency – entirely virtual, transacted almost exclusively online, it exists only in digital form, its value determined wholly by the market. Since its inception in 2009, Bitcoin has been a curiosity for many, and a mystery to many more. After all, can a currency that exists purely online even be real? The answer is yes. Yes, it can. In fact, its value is very real. It recently surged to well above $2,000 USD – more than doubling its value in one year. One financial analyst at Saxo Bank predicts its value could hit $100,000 USD in just ten years. At the same time, its value can fluctuate wildly. In May 2017, for example, it took a dive of more than $500 in just one day. So how exactly does…

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Drip? Flood? Hurricane? How much content is too much content?

For technology professionals, there’s no shortage of content online, but let’s be honest: much of it is of questionable value. The reason? It’s easy – too easy – to push content out there. The critical question is, what’s the optimal amount of content an organization needs to produce for its audience to get the desired effect? If the content is worth producing at all, it should answer a very loud “Yes!” to these four essential questions: Is it relevant? This is the most important question to ask of all. It’s absolutely critical to look at the information being sent from the perspective of the intended audience. Is it meaningful to them? For example, does it address a prevailing technology trend? Is it a new perspective on a current issue? A unique perspective on a recent event? Some piece of truly breaking news – for example, a new product release, technique,…

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How can we develop women in tech?

Author: Ali Palmer, Technology Consultant, Odgers Interim Management In our latest Women in Digital series of blogs Ali Palmer, Technology Consultant, Odgers Interim Management outlines some of the key issues that can help support women into technology roles. There’s no question that we need to encourage more women into technology. Women represent over half of the creative talent pool in this country, but remain under-represented in the industry. Our economy needs digital skills to thrive and grow, and encouraging more women into the industry creates diversity which many studies have shown increases the bottom line. But how do we achieve this? At a foundational level, there needs to be an emphasis within schools to encourage young women to study maths and the sciences. These subjects need to be brought to life and placed within the context of careers. For instance, how many young girls realise that maths and science can…

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Cogeco Peer 1 launches new Partner Portal and customized Partner Programs

Three unique Partner Programs empower channel partners across the globe to improve client service and increase sales TORONTO, May 17, 2017 – Cogeco Peer 1 is excited to introduce the Cogeco Peer 1 Partner Portal, as well as three new Partner Programs designed to meet the unique needs of a wide range of channel partners globally. “We believe our Partner Portal and three customized Partner Programs will empower our channel partners to better support their clients, accelerate sales and boost their respective bottom lines,” said David Ramsey, Global Director, Strategic Alliances & Partners, Cogeco Peer 1. “We listened to, and worked closely with, our different partners in various industries around the world to develop resources we fully expect will help our partners drive new business.” Designed for partners such as digital agencies, system integrators, VARs (value-added resellers), agents, developers, Managed Service Providers, and ISV’s, the Cogeco Peer 1 Partner Portal…

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