Cisco boosts Toronto’s tech credibility with $100-million innovation hub – The Globe and Mail

In the global race to attract high-tech business, Toronto appears to be pulling ahead. Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that it has chosen Canada’s largest city as one of its four new global innovation hubs, a $100-million investment. The move, which follows a December announcement by the Ontario government that it will give financial support to help the company expand, adds to a sense of momentum around the province’s tech … [Read more...]

Ramping up for more

Ramping up for more: A large multi-use development (and park) is coming to a tiny part of Southcore! http://www.nationalpost.com/search/index.html?q=southcore   … [Read more...]

5 Steps for Interviewees

If you think an interview is a one-way street then you are sadly mistaken and this perception could be one of the reasons why you are not getting the jobs you want. A mistake made all too often is not asking questions at a job interview. Typically an interviewer will ask you at the end of the job interview if you have any questions. If you respond with a “no”, you look unprepared and ill equipped for the job. If you say yes, and ask questions that are important you’ll likely impress your … [Read more...]

The Telework Trend 101 (Part 3/3)

Technology Replaces the Traditional Office As personal technology revolutionizes and reshapes the corporate landscape, it brings us closer to a global society and ushers in a new version of the typical workday.  Telework is an essential step in enabling employees to become mobile and work anytime, anywhere.  Work is now what you do, not where you go each morning.  Organizations that encourage telework shift focus from where work is performed to the quality of work that is produced.  They … [Read more...]

Register for “Workshifting – Essential tools for mobile workstyles” Webinar

The nature of work has changed. You don’t go to work; you take your work with you wherever you go. Join Shawn Snobelen and David Potter from Citrix as they discuss how their market-leading and award-winning cloud-based services are transforming the future of business.Learn why small businesses are using GoTo cloud services to connect, share, and collaborate. Webinar Topic: Workshifting - Essential tools for mobile workstyles Date: Wednesday, November 14 Time: 12 PM (EST) Speakers: Shawn … [Read more...]

The Telework Trend 101 (Part 2/3)

What is Telework? Telework is any type of work that is performed away from a traditional office space through the use of a computer and/or telecommunications technology.  This new employment arrangement accurately reflects the evolution of workspace culture, integration of technology, shifting business objectives, and awareness of the impacts of travel.   By its very nature telework can be performed on a full-time, part-time or occasional basis from essentially four different … [Read more...]

Co Working Attracts Start-Ups & Investors

  By now we have all heard some variation of the co working figures that point to the fact that the number of co working spaces has grown by 400% over the past two years. No matter how this is interpreted, one thing is certain: the trend is undeniable and isn’t losing steam. So what is the ‘big deal’ about co working anyway?   The co working culture and atmosphere is the most effective we have seen at fostering the building of business relationships and allowing ideas to flow freely. … [Read more...]

Recover from your next meeting with an Ostrich pillow

Important Fact: around 20 minutes is ideal for a power nap. Watch the video: … [Read more...]

Stop Losing Leads

On October 9 we will be hosting our second Lunch and Learn of the Fall, called Power up the Performance of your Company’s Sales Team, hosted by Lou Natale here at the Rostie Group. We are the lab for Your Virtual Butler, a CRM solution for workspace providers. A CRM system is instrumental for tracking and converting leads for any business. Here are few more ideas we put together for closing sales once you have your leads. You will never convert 100% of your leads but how do you increase … [Read more...]