Amazon Announces Plans to Create 3,500 Jobs at Vancouver and Toronto Tech Hubs

Submitted by Business Link Web on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 12:00

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced plans to create 3,500 new corporate and tech jobs at its Canadian Tech Hubs in Vancouver and Toronto. The new roles will support existing teams across Amazon, including AWS, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, and Retail and Operations Technology. 

The jobs created as part of announcement will include software development engineers, user experience designers, speech scientists working to make Alexa smarter, cloud computing solutions architects, sales and marketing executives, and more. 

Digital Main Street: Future Proofing Niagara

Submitted by Business Link Web on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 09:49

Are you a main street business looking for the right digital tools and technologies to help you survive and thrive in a digital world?  

It’s no secret that in recent years, consumer patterns have shifted to include more online spending. While many consumers prefer to support local businesses and Canadian products, the modern urban lifestyle often prioritizes the convenience of an online experience. Compounded by COVID-19 closures and ongoing restrictions, the need to have a robust online presence has never been more urgent.  

Revisiting the Digital Divide and e-Readiness in the Time of Pandemic

The term “Digital Divide” is often used to describe the discrepancy in access, usage and skills related to information and communication technology (ICT). Since the advent of the internet, several scholars have studied the digital divide as an important social and economic issue affecting regions, nations, communities, institutions and individuals. Some of my colleagues and I have also examined and developed different approaches to measuring the digital divide and e-government readiness of nations in an attempt to derive policy implications and strategies.  

Business Link Web Fri, 10/02/2020 - 13:30

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