What a year!
We've seen local Manitoba businesses and startups on the rise, witnessed countless inspirational and educational events across the world — from Brandon and Winnipeg to Las Vegas and Amsterdam — and have been wowed by incredible tech innovations that have entered the market through 2016. The world of IT and tech is expanding with unlimited potential, and it's always thrilling when creative minds invent tools or techniques that can drastically alter and improve our business community.
A sincere thank you to our readers
One of our ongoing highlights throughout 2016 has been the involvement from our Business Hub community, as we strive to be one of your go-to business resources. We love it when you find value in the Business Hub and we thank you for reading articles, watching videos and sharing these with one another.
In particular, this fall we were recognized by BizTech as one of the "30 Must-Read Small Business IT Blogs." It is a proud accomplishment for everyone involved in the Business Hub including our authors, videographers, interviewees, business leaders, editorial team and corporate leadership. Our team of writers and contributors are truly experts in their positions as IT pros, technology experts, leading telecom product managers, engineers and business-savvy thought leaders, and the acknowledgment of their achievements is something we value.
Learning from the top 30
BizTech's list is filled with expertise from industry leaders, and we are humbled to be named alongside these great publications. In fact, we've been following many of these experts for quite a while, and their excellent insights help us learn what is happening in other niches and geographies of the IT community.
- Wahl Network – Chris Wahl @chriswahl Visit: http://wahlnetwork.com
- CTO Vision – @ctovision Visit: http://ctovision.com
- Wasp Buzz – @WaspBarcode Visit: http://waspbarcode.com/buzz
- Tech Bunny – Jenelle Crothers @jkc137 Visit: https://blog.techbunny.com
- Digitalist Magazine by SAP – @digitalistmag Visit: http://digitalistmag.com/smb
- IT Business Edge – @ITBusinessEdge Visit: http://itbusinessedge.com/blogs/smb-tech
- Laurie McCabe’s Blog – @lauriemccabe Visit: http://lauriemccabe.com
- Small Biz Labs – @smallbizlabs Visit: http://smallbizlabs.com
- Database Star – @databasestar Visit: http://databasestar.com
- Microsoft US Small and Midsize Business Blog – @Cindy_Bates Visit: http://blogs.business.microsoft.com
- SMB Retail Technology News – @smbretail Visit: http://smbretail.com
- American Express OPENForum – @AmexOPEN Visit: http://americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/explore
- TechAisle – Anurag Agrawal @AnuragTechaisle Visit: http://techaisle.com/blog/
- Troy Hunt – @troyhunt Visit: http://troyhunt.com
- The Tech Savvy SMB – Kevin Tea @kevincumbria Visit: http://techsavvysmb.net
- The Pulse of IT (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise) – @HPE_SMB Visit: http://thepulseofit.com/en-us/category/technology
- SmallBizClub – @thesmallbizclub Visit: http://smallbizclub.com/category/technology
- SmallBiz Viewpoints – @AngelBiz Visit: http://smallbizviewpoints.com/category/technology
- MTS Business Hub – @MTSTalks Visit: http://www.mts.ca/business/the-business-hub
- IPSpace – Ivan Pepelnjak @ioshints Visit: http://blog.ipspace.net
- How-to Geek – @howtogeek Visit: http://howtogeek.com
- SmallBiz Daily – Rieva Lesonsky @Rieva Visit: http://smallbizdaily.com/category/technology
- Smart Hustle – @smarthustlemag Visit: http://smarthustle.com/category/technology
- fossBytes – @fossbytes14 Visit: http://fossbytes.com/category/technology-tech
- Talk Tech To Me (GFI Software) – @GFISoftware Visit: http://gfi.com/blog
- Google Small Business Blog – @GoogleSmallBiz Visit: http://smallbusiness.googleblog.com
- Small Business Computing – @SmBizComputing Visit: http://smallbusinesscomputing.com
- IT Pro Guru – Dan Stolts @ITProGuru Visit: http://itproguru.com
- The Networking Nerd – Tom Hollingsworth @networkingnerd Visit: http://networkingnerd.net
- Small Business Trends – Anita Campbell @smallbiztrends Visit: http://smallbiztrends.com/category/technology-trends
Tip: If you're looking for an easy way to follow a list of sites like this every day, try using a reader such as Feedly, which lets you create folders of site bookmarks that you can scan through to get headlines and summaries of all the articles in record time.
Ready for a whole new year
Next year is already exciting for the world of IT and tech, and we can't wait to see the new innovations that will help business owners and operators improve their companies. Next gen wearables, connected homes and offices, autonomous vehicles, machine learning and artificial intelligence promise to make 2017 a fascinating and inspiring time.
We wish you all the best over the rest of the holidays. Have a safe and happy New Year!