With social networks dominating our daily news and countless click-worthy headlines at our fingertips, it’s hard to keep on top of every story that catches your eye. In the first half of 2017, the Business Hub readers were drawn to a list of top 10 stories (click here to see the list). But in the social networking sphere, there was another list that dominated…
Check out these eight top-clicked, mentioned and shared stories that audiences on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn loved the most.
The ultimate drone cheat sheet
Get up to speed on the latest drone technologies. From the U.S. Army’s World War I unmanned aerial vehicles all the way to the Kim Kardashian craze that has sparked lightweight selfie-taking drones, these little flying machines have become a sensation. But what are the real business applications of drones, and how will big business start using them in the coming future? It may be pizza deliveries or door-to-door package drops, but it could also be a whole lot more.
10 Hidden Travel Treasures in Manitoba
This year, hop in the car and visit these iconic businesses & attractions in Manitoba. How many do you know? Are you a lifelong Winnipegger who ate Jeanne’s Cake on your birthday and spent every summer at Grand Beach? Or maybe you’re new to our beautiful province, getting acquainted with all that we have to offer? Either way, there’s never a shortage of fascinating, fun places to check out here in Manitoba. Here are some of the most iconic and unique businesses and attractions in Manitoba. See how many you’ve visited.
Edward Snowden’s lawyer addresses security hot topics with Winnipeg IT audience
Both the public and the information and communications technologies sectors need to be more vigilant than ever in protecting their data from hackers and the over-reach of state security organizations, said the lead counsel for National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. “When Edward Snowden first revealed himself as the source of the NSA revelations in June 2013, he said something that sounds eerily prescient in hindsight,” Wizner said. “He predicted in that first interview … ”
Are we entering the era of electric cars in Canada?
The popularity of electric cars is growing, but could they ever dominate the Canadian market? There are currently only around 28,000 electric cars on the road in Canada, but that number is starting to grow. The question is, by how much?
Would you drive this stealth dirt bike?
A dirt bike is lightweight, made for rough terrain and very fast. They allow special forces to slip through woods, navigate narrow canyons, sneak through alleyways or hurtle down footpaths. There’s only one problem: dirt bikes are really, really loud, so any secrecy gained by using a bike is lost to the engine’s roar. To combat this problem, the Pentagon’s future projects wing is funding the development of a versatile electric dirt bike — a silent motorcycle that runs on electric power called “SilentHawk” — so that special forces can have as silent a ride as possible on two powered wheels.
Women in tech: Developing a “code” community
NASA research mathematician, Katherine Johnson, famously portrayed in the Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures, was a progressive woman in her industry and era. As a 1960s space program “computer” — aka a human mathematician who proves and disproves complex formulas — she heroically paved the way for a new generation of coders after her. But how far have we come? To explore this further, we look at the Ladies Learning Code program and the three points every woman in tech should know.
10 extraordinary traits of successful entrepreneurs
Do you have these essential qualities to be a self-starter? It takes a certain type of person to give up the security of a regular paycheque, paid vacation time and health benefits — especially if you have a mortgage and kids to consider. But the rewards can be tremendous once you accomplish your goals and find the success you set out to achieve. So let’s see what it takes to make this happen, with a list of 10 common traits of a successful entrepreneur.
Canada needs 218,000 more ICT workers
Have we entered the next industrial revolution? If so, we’re facing a shortage of skilled IT pros in Canada, as there are not enough workers to satiate the demand. It’s also been harder to attract the best foreign talent, which is also being wooed by Silicon Valley. The Canadian need for ICT employees is high, as the Kitchener-Waterloo area is already offering half the number of jobs compared to the Californian community. Some 182,000 skilled ICT workers will be needed in Canada by 2019, with another 36,000 by 2020. Without the ability to fill these roles, we’ll fall behind in the race for innovation.
Up Next: Craving more hot topics in IT, tech & business? Check out the rest of the best of the Business Hub from the first half of 2017.