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How a Successful ello.co can help Montréal Tech Companies

Ello.co has had a great week. The Burlington, Vermont based start-up has seen amazing demand for its newly launched social network. This is clearly great news. A social network thrives from connected people using it, so ello.co clearly needs everyone to have enough of their friends using the network to make it valuable. Otherwise, well, ello.co could become the next ...

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Vermont Tech Jam’s Lessons for Montreal

Vermont has held its annual Tech Jam, a gathering of some of the most important and high-profile technology companies in the state. The goals of the Tech Jam are multiple: • to highlight the innovation in the state • create interest in technology amongst youth • provide a forum for companies looking to hire. The energy at the event this Friday was quite ...

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In Defense / Defence of Apple’s Maps

Much has been written about how back Apple's new mapping solution is, but before we pour hot oil on it and go running back to Google, let's sit back a bit and see whether it might not actually be better. After having spent a few days using Apple maps, there is a lot I've found to like about it. For one, it gives me a lot of more pertinent information. There's a ...

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Ten Ways mobile Enables Business Effectiveness

We gave a presentation today to a Montreal Breakfast Networking Event to share some thoughts on how mobile can enable business effectiveness. The first half of the presentation looks at how mobile can support and develop customer relationships, and the second half of the presentation covers how mobile supports improved business efficiency.

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What Mobile Applications can Learn from Montréal’s Mirabel Airport

I find Montréal's Mirabel airport absolutely fascinating. Imagine building the world's second largest airport only to close it down a few years later. But, to my eyes, Mirabel was not only an airport, it was also a dream to make things better for the traveler, with a lot of interesting concepts. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to use Mirabel, arriving in ...

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Using Mobile to Upsell Retail Customers and Increase Lifetime Value

We've all been there, in front of a counter or with a waiter, taking our order, yet we're not sure what we want or really what's fully available. What we do know for sure is that we're expected to make a choice, and we often times make a bad choice for us and a bad choice for the retailer. I saw an application this week made by a Montréal company and it really made ...

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Tour Guide Applications on iPhone

Having a mobile device that is able to give you information about where you are is a quite amazing new innovation that can be used in many scenarios. In a city like Montréal where there are many tours and many reasons to have tours, such an application can be extremely useful. Imagine a scenario where you would like to promote different products in different ...

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Accelerating Enterprise Productivity with Mobile Applications

Every company is always looking for the next big way to gain a lead over their competitors. Yet running a business today is often like fighting at the trenches. A lot of small innovations are going to move the front line forward and earn market share for a business. Improving productivity through the automation of business processes is one such way that enterprises ...

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Demantling the Fiscal Barriers to BYOD

In enterprise computing, the phrase BYOD is all the rage, Bring Your Own Device. The idea being that employees can bring their own computer-based devices, such as laptops, smartphones and tablets, to work instead of using corporate issued devices. This has very much started with the iPhone and been accelerated with the introduction of tablets such as the [iPad]](h...

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Accelerate Your Mobile Development

Montreal is a city with many tech companies, of which many are completely capable of deploying resources to build mobile applications. Some, however, are also seeing a lot of value in outside expertise. For many tech companies, mobile will become a core technology and offering for them. As mobile devices become increasingly popular, companies will have to maintain a ...

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