Technology Enables Canadian Companies to be More Globally Competitive
Studies show companies that invest in information and communications technology (ICT) are more productive, more innovative and more competitive. If chosen wisely and implemented to its full potential, technology can accelerate sales and profits. It can take your company to a whole new level and even transform your entire business model. However, Canadian companies continue to lag behind in productivity compared to the US. The BDC offers the new $200 million BDC SmartTech Fund for 2012 as a solution to invest in ICT.
What is ICT?
ICT ranges from technological tools and applications to software programs, virtual applications and the way they are all connected. The BDC SmartTech Fund supports the following technologies:
Technical solutions for online sales and marketing, e-commerce, cloud computing, search engine optimization (SEO) and even social media!
This includes smart phones, tablet computers and voice over Internet protocol.
Software and services to work smarter and become more innovative, including software to help manage sales, inventory, operations, finance and more!
Hardware that makes it possible to surf the Internet, use software and protect your information, including computers, routers, servers and network technology.
Human capital, from planning and installation to maintenance and upgrades, this knowledge needs to be supplied by employees or external professionals with the right education and ongoing training.
For more about technology projects, including cloud computing that qualify under the BDC SmartTech Fund, click on the link below:
Networking Lunch Seminar February 21, 2012 at http://g3t.ca/COXXfu
Source: * www.BDC.ca
Liza Lee February 1st, 2012 10:11:26 AM