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  • Tackling the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

    The cybersecurity breach headlines are nonstop. The amount and types of data and infrastructure impacted continues to increase. Organizations of all types have tuned in and are turning up the search for help. This has led to an increasing skills gap. This gap isn’t necessarily new—in 2010 the Center for Strategic & International Studies noted

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  • Why a Decline in Cyber Attacks on Banks is Bad News for Everyone Else

    There were three canaries in the cybersecurity coal mine recently, all three signalling a rise in the tide of threats for every sector outside of banking and finance, which have actually seen their attacks decline. The first of these three critical reports saw the Anti-Phishing Reporting Group note a record-breaking 250% increase in phishing activities between October 2015

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  • From the C-Suite: How One Company is Making Your Employees Experts

    Many of today’s corporations are growing so fast that both new and established employees struggle to keep up with operational complexities and demands. In customer care this has adverse effects on day-to-day operations; call times suffer, customer frustrations grow, and revenue is lost. Onboarding employees also becomes a drain as training programs take weeks getting new hires up

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  • Mansa Capital’s Latest Healthcare Investment: Accreon

    Boston-based Mansa Capital is a private equity investment and advisory firm specializing in growth companies in the healthcare industry. For one of its recent acquisitions, New Brunswick-based Accreon, partnerships have been a key focus. Founded in 2008, Accreon has seen steady growth, becoming a key player in the Province of New Brunswick’s strong IT ecosystem. Accreon’s commitment to

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  • ONB Case Study: RevJet

    In 2014, Silicon Valley-based LifeStreet Media (a leader in global in-app advertising for Apple iOS, Android, and Facebook developers) spun off some of its technology into a new company — RevJet. Working with Opportunities NB (ONB) and leveraging relationships forged in Silicon Valley’s startup culture, RevJet’s new location for R&D staff from two Ukraine locations established in Saint John,

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  • How to Build an Award-Winning Company


    In business it’s all about winning; winning the bid, winning the contract, winning that elusive customer. When it happens it evokes a powerful aura of achievement. When you add winning awards for your business acumen and results, it creates a culture of success. Opportunities NB (ONB) wanted to investigate the characteristics of award-winning companies. What

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  • This Startup Will Help the World Reduce Food Waste

    Moncton, New Brunswick’s Fiddlehead Technology is employing big data analysis to revolutionize the food and beverage supply chain. The company’s flagship product, Forecast Guardian™, is a cloud-based platform designed to help food and beverage manufacturers maintain more accurate forecasts with less effort. Co-Founders Shawn Carver and David Baxter started the company in 2013, intent on solving

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  • CyberNB: Canada’s Cybersecurity Epicentre

    CyberNB CyberSecurity workshop

    New Brunswick is Canada’s first province to launch a comprehensive cybersecurity plan. As the Canadian epicentre and a world leader in mitigating global cyber risks and threats, CyberNB and the New Brunswick ecosystem members are executing a deliberate action plan to build upon our world-class industry cluster and enhance workforce development, education, and cybersecurity research. New

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  • Innovation Awards Spotlights Key Talent and Expertise

    Local and national c-suite members stepped out in high-style last night to celebrate some of this country’s leading innovative companies and individuals. The 18th Annual KIRA Awards featured 18 finalists in six categories as well as a new award this year — the People’s Choice Award. This year’s top talent featured innovation and entrepreneurship in

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