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Shane Schick
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Attended Ryerson University
Lives in Toronto, Canada
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By the time you finish reading this sentence, there’s a good chance someone in Canada will have dumped one of the companies they do business with, or at least be thinking about it.
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Photo by MiroAlt Everyone knows how startups are supposed to evolve. A couple of young geniuses come up with a great idea that they start building in their parents’ basement. Their fledgling company attracts thousands of users, media attention and eventually a lot of venture capital financing. Then, to cap...
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There was a time, not very long ago, when all a new salesperson might be given to do their job was a desk, a phone and possibly a list of accounts and prospects on a few sheets of paper. Soon, it might start to look strange if salespeople aren’t equipped...
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Photo by Elvert Barnes Although lots of sports analysts and commentators are making big predictions about what will happen when the New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl 2015 this Sunday, there’s only one sure winner: the companies who capitalize on the sales and marketing opportunities it...
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“LOL can only take you so far.” Alan Lepofsky laughs out load as he's saying this, which essentially proves the point he is trying to make. The Toronto-based analyst with Constellation Research is standing in a movie theatre in San Francisco, which has been turned into a makeshift breakout room ...
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With all the various computer security scare stories out there, it might seem like it's impossible to keep data safe today. However I recently wrote about a possible approach that promises to be "unbreathable.http://bit.ly/1tfGGj2
They say bad things come in threes, and in computer security it usually goes something like this: You find out your firm has suffered a…
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Nobody I went to school with grew up thinning they'd want a job making Websites, nor would we have thought about becoming "search engine optimization" specialists. In this story I'm looking at how location data may create another new wave of career paths.

http://360.here.com/2014/10/14/next-big-job-boom-location-intelligence-analyst/
A few months ago, a firm called Javelin Group posted a new opening on its careers section. “Location and analytics consultant,” the job description read....
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A threat intelligence report prepared for the U.K. government suggests IT professionals need better information to protect against cybercriminals.
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When a movie director yells “Lights, camera, action!” the goal is usually to create something that entertains. To Michael Litt, however, the rolling of a camera could be an equally powerful opportunity to sell. Litt is the co-founder and CEO of Vidyard, one of Canada’s hottest startups (and a Salesforce...
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If you want to sum up the way Canadian marketers are facing their collective opportunities and challenges in 2015 as a one-word status update or a hashtag, you could go with: #Invested. That doesn’t just refer to the dollars Canadian organizations are putting into marketing products and services more effectively,...
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Photo by Mish Sukharev Innovate. Ask for outside advice. Have a solid plan. Hire the best, and build strong relationships with your key suppliers. It may all sound like common sense, but the Business Development Bank of Canada is suggesting more small businesses need to keep these five things in...
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Some are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them. And then there are the people who go about trying to bring out the greatness in others. Hint: They're usually not wearing a cape. 

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He already has so many options available to him – Superman, Spider-Man, Batman – but my eldest son recently told me he decided to come…
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  • Ryerson University
    Journalism, 1992 - 1996
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  • ShaneSchick.com
    Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer, 2012 - present
  • IT World Canada
    VP/Editor-in-Chief, 2007 - 2012
  • Transcontinental
    Editor, ITBusiness.ca, 2000 - 2007
  • Plesman Communications
    Senior Writer, CDN, 1997 - 2000
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