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Avoiding Death by Amazon: Big Data and AI Toronto Conference

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Last week, CTO Boost attended the Big Data and AI Toronto Conference by Corp at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The 2-day conference drew in 5,000 attendees and featured more than 150 speakers and 90 exhibiting brands — including CTO Boost. While the conference showcased a range of different use cases, industry advancements, and keynote speakers, the overarching theme of the conference focused on solving data-driven business challenges and navigating the latest Big Data tools.

Tech Talk: What the !#%^ does that mean?

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While “technology is changing our lifestyle” is a common phrase, it is more accurate to say that technology is our lifestyle. All of our personal records are online, we use technology for work and education, and we communicate everyday via social platforms. Digital literacy is beneficial for everyone: it helps us to understand the technology that we use every day and how to use it appropriately, it helps us to understand our privacy and security, and it helps understand the technology of the future! So, here’s the 411 on all the tech talk buzzwords and trends you will continue to see in the news.

Women in Tech: She-TO Boost

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It’s no secret that technology is a male-dominated industry. According to a recent study, women hold less than 20 percent of the technology jobs in the United States, despite accounting for more than half of the country’s workforce. Recently, Observer published an article outlining some statistics that show how large the gender gap in technology is. Here are some key takeaways.

Worldwide Stress and the Workplace

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Unsurprisingly, our current society experiences higher levels of stress than previous generations. In 2019, it is estimated that over 700 million people worldwide are affected by mental health issues – many of which are directly correlated to stress. For many academics and researchers, the cause of these elevated levels of stress is clear: The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Mental Heath in the Tech World: CMHA Mental Health Week

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The tech industry is built on constant innovation. Tech is fast-paced, and this sector can often come with high-stakes, high-expectations, and high-stress for those working within it. Since tech is often about maximizing opportunities before your competitors, many people working in tech feel as though it’s crucial to work 24/7 to stay at the front of the latest technology or risk falling behind. For many organizations – especially start-ups – small teams are often challenged with the task of managing a large workload, as well as other life responsibilities.

What is the best database for hybrid cloud and why you should care

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The digital landscape is rapidly changing. In North America, approximately 89 percent of the population is online

The Rise of the Cloud (costs included)

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There’s been a large focus on enterprises moving to the cloud over the past few years. Competition between key players like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud has proven beneficial to consumers, economically, but now that everyone is on board, will the costs begin to rise? Recent studies say, yes.

The Big Data Goldmine

If you’ve been anywhere but under a rock over the past ten years, you’ve likely heard the term Big Data. But what is it really and why should you care?

Building a strong framework to monetize data

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The days of data privacy as an afterthought are well behind us, but the motivation to monetize consumer data remains strong. The downside is, many companies are stockpiling information without much regard to basic security features; the upside is, a reliable framework can save the day.

How tech leaders are raising the bar on company culture and how you can, too.

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Demand in the IT sector is high and there’s no shortage of competitive offerings when it comes to salary and perks. So how do you attract and keep the best talent?