Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): are you compliant?

On July 1, 2014, Canada enacted anti-spam legislation (CASL) designed to protect Canadians’ electronic transmissions while ensuring Canadian businesses could remain competitive in the global marketplace. In short, CASL prohibits the: Sending of commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s consent (permission), including messages to email addresses, social networking accounts, and text messages to cellular phones, … Continue reading Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): are you compliant?

Protecting yourself from 2019’s biggest cybercrime threats.

Back in January, we saw this story about the biggest cybercrime threats in 2019. It contained warnings about phishing, ransomware, ad fraud, ad nauseum. We felt compelled to offer a few suggestions on our blog about managing your own cyber security, and we think it's time to do so again. First, we suggest you never click on an email … Continue reading Protecting yourself from 2019’s biggest cybercrime threats.

On the schedule: Michigan trade mission to Canada

Another thing we're looking forward to: Michigan's upcoming trade mission to Canada! The mission takes place May 10 to 17, with stops in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario. We'll be joining seven Michigan companies from various sectors (including health, communications, and trade brokerage) as they meet with new business partners in the Canadian market. More info … Continue reading On the schedule: Michigan trade mission to Canada

Why companies flock to Canada’s ‘Silicon Valley’

Access to venture capital, a large pool of talent, and lower cost of living make Ontario's Waterloo region a magnet for tech expansion. Since the early days of hand-held device pioneer BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion, or RIM), Waterloo, Ontario has been known as Canada's 'Silicon Valley'. In fact, an Expert Market study from October … Continue reading Why companies flock to Canada’s ‘Silicon Valley’

The year ahead for Canadian manufacturers

What are Canadian manufacturers thinking about the year ahead? This - and many other questions - were answered in last week's 2019 Manufacturing Outlook Report webinar. The report (a joint presentation between SYSPRO and Next Generation Manufacturing Canada) offered insights into the mood and concerns among Canadian manufacturers. Insights gleaned from the report include: A mood of … Continue reading The year ahead for Canadian manufacturers