Monthly Archives: October 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Dawn Gamble Runs for the Cure

Fibernetic’s indestructible Dawn Gamble, of Marilyn Denis fame, took part in the CIBC Run for the Cure this weekend, raising money for Breast Cancer research.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.

Breast cancer statistics (From the Canadian Cancer Society)

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the 2nd leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women. Breast cancer can also occur in men, but it is not common.

To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.

It is estimated that in 2013:

  • 23,800 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This represents 26% of all new cancer cases in women in 2013.
  • 5,000 women will die from breast cancer. This represents  14% of all cancer deaths in women in 2013.
  • On average, 65 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day.
  • On average, 14 Canadian women will die from breast cancer every day.
  • 200 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 60 will die from it.

For more information, and to see what you can do, like Dawn, to increase Breast Cancer Awareness, please visit the:

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

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Having fun at Oktoberfest

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The most spectacular Oktoberfest in Canada takes place in the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario. Originally, this metro area was called Berlin, Ontario, so many authentic German traditions have been preserved.

This celebration is filled with opportunities to sample fine beers, cheeses, sausages and German cuisine. People in full authentic costumes roam the streets educating visitors about German and Canadian customs. Music, theatre and souvenir booths are abundant day and night. The entire area, with its Bavarian-inspired architecture, celebrates for nine raucous days culminating on Thanksgiving, the second Monday in October.

Up to 1 million visitors travel to this area to celebrate Oktoberfest. For this reason, residents and business owners must make constant improvements in how they accommodate shoppers and guests.

This year, one of the biggest improvements is the integration of PBX Voice and IP Cloud technology all over the city. The incorporation of this modern service allows those organizing for Oktoberfest to handle a much greater volume of calls and reservations. It also allows guests to plan for travel to Kitchener and Waterloo far ahead of time. The blending of old world charm and tradition with sophisticated modern communication allows everyone to enjoy Oktoberfest more fully without hassle.

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NEWT Customer Case Study: Investment Planning Counsel

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 3.42.29 PMThe Burton Group in Orillia is part of the Investment Planning Counsel, one of the largest financial services organizations in the province. For them, staying in contact with their clients is of paramount importance, therefore having high quality, reliable business and data communications are essential.

Considering the industry they are in, they make no decision lightly in their investing for their clients, or investing in their own business. In 2012 they transitioned to the NEWT Managed PBX Business Phone system for three main reasons:

1 – What Chuck Burton calls a “cradle to grave” service and what we describe as our end-to-end service means the NEWT Business Phone solution isn’t cobbled together technology from a bunch of vendors. Instead it’s patented technology is created, supported and managed by NEWT, and it runs on NEWT”s own private network, meaning calls and data do not transit the less stable public Internet. NEWT is the developer, the system manager, the data and voice provider and the support team. Cradle-to-grave? One-stop-shop? End-to-End? It all means the same thing. NEWT takes care of all their customers voice and data needs, allowing them to take care of business.

2 – The Burton Group is located in Orillia, a small town just north of Barrie in Ontario, yet their footprint is essentially province wide due to their network of local call access provided by NEWT through peering with their Investment Planning Counsel partners. With NEWT, businesses are no longer locked into doing business where they live; they can do business everywhere.

And finally, 3 – being a financial services company means managing their client’s wealth regardless of the circumstances and so Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery aren’t just “nice-to-have”, they are “must-have”. The NEWT Managed PBX solution, due to its advanced Hybrid Architecture, provides unparalleled fault tolerance. Servers within the core network are purpose-engineered for multi-level fault tolerance, with multiple diverse power sources, redundant network connectivity, and redundant connectivity to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) so that no single point of failure exists.

Key functions of the system are distributed across multiple redundant aggregators. In the improbable event of any one failure, the NEWT Managed PBX seamlessly connects to a redundant server within the hosted core. That means in the event of a local issues like a cut data line due to construction or a power outage, which would take a traditional PBX offline, the NEWT Managed PBX continues to operate normally.

pbx_with_phoneTo learn more about the NEWT Managed PBX Business Phone System and its more than 60+ enterprise features, please visit our website or set up an appointment by calling toll free:

1 (877) 777-7118

 

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