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How Avigilon Can Help Secure Your Site and Comply with COVID-19 Protocols

While securing your facility is always crucial, the COVID-19 pandemic adds an extra layer of urgency as businesses look for ways to manage public health protocols. Avigilon’s solutions help security teams see and do more with minimal investment in new resources. Combining the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software with the Access Control Manager… Read More»

How Cisco Meraki Can Help IT Teams Support Remote and Hybrid Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way most organizations operate. With large numbers of employees working from home, IT teams have to provision and manage employee’s devices remotely. More changes are in store as organizations begin their return to office plans or consider hybrid office environments, and Cisco Meraki can help ease the transition.   Managing work from home and hybrid work environments has been challenging for IT teams, and it’s also… Read More»

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Fibre vs Satellite: Who is the Winner?

We have written extensively about the benefits of fibre internet, especially regarding community-owned broadband networks. With growing numbers of consumers subscribing to Starlink and other satellite communications providers like SES and OneWeb, it may seem like fibre, long touted as a future-proof internet solution, is about to be edged out by satellite. Spoiler alert: it… Read More»

PSAPs Need to Act NOW to Be Ready for the CRTC’s Mandated NG9-1-1 Transition Timelines

As a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), you are likely aware that the mandated NG9-1-1 transition timeline for moving to Next-Generation 9-1-1 is looming. The CTRC’s deadline to shift from voice-only to digital for emergency calls is March 30, 2024. While three years may seem like ample time, it’s not for a project of this magnitude. The time to plan and assemble your teams is now.  In April 2020, the CTRC moved the mandated NG9-1-1 transition timelines from June 2023 to March 2024, acknowledging that during a pandemic, it… Read More»

5 Things Municipalities Can Do to Stand Up to the Big Telcos

In the last few months, we haven’t shied away from stating our opinions on (and suspicions of) big telcos that claim they’ll connect rural Canada. We’ve called out their self-serving interests. We’ve recounted their history of letting rural customers down. We’ve even come right out and said big telcos shouldn’t connect rural Canada. We’ve thoroughly… Read More»