Market Trends

Virtual Reality Opportunities for Technology Developers

Virtual reality (VR) systems are receiving a flood of attention from software and technology developers. As one of the most exciting emerging sectors in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, VR is benefitting from considerable investment with the expectation that it will become a multi-billion-dollar space within the next

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Virtual Reality Technology Development Timeline

Virtual reality has evolved from science fiction to one of the most entertaining and educational platforms available. But the ascension of virtual realities hasn’t been as quick as many believe; there have been decades of labour-intensive research and development projects behind contemporary VR systems. While the pursuit of computer-generated, immersive

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Canadian Fall Economic Update: Impact on Business Incentives

Canada’s recently-released Fall Economic Update offers many provisions that directly support business competitiveness and make it easier to invest. Most beneficial to manufacturers is the announcement that the full cost of machinery and equipment can be written off immediately. Businesses outside of the manufacturing industry will also benefit from a

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Influencer Marketing Trends for Social Media Success

The term “influencer marketing” has likely been mentioned around your strategy meetings. Who in your primary industry has a large and active following to whom they could positively promote your brand to help sell your product or service? No longer a social media fad, influencer marketing is rapidly being integrated

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2018 Canadian Manufacturing Industry Trends and Investment Intentions

Earlier this year, PLANT Magazine and Grant Thornton LLP released their annual Manufacturers’ Outlook publication. The comprehensive source of business practices and management attitudes identified several key trends that demonstrate a fast-changing manufacturing landscape. While this year’s report is generally more optimistic than years past, it also identifies that manufacturing

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