28 05, 2014

If You're in Business, it's Time to Tweet

2014-05-28T14:06:35+00:00May 28th, 2014|NEWT|

The most discussed topics on Twitter last year were #Sharknado (about a tornado of sharks), and the the #RoyalBaby. However, the biggest story in 2013 for the social network in Canada wasn't some pop-culture nonsense - (although that baby is very cute.) It was about how Twitter has proved to be an increasingly important business

23 05, 2014

Why no one is opening your company Email

2014-05-23T09:59:47+00:00May 23rd, 2014|NEWT|

It's not you. It's your subject line. We here at NEWT send our clients emails all the time, letting them know about new feature releases, feature upgrades, new products, company info, stuff like that. Basically what we're sending them is information that will benefit them and their business, and our biggest concern/problem is, we're sending

21 05, 2014

We're Hiring: VP of Residential Sales and Marketing

2014-05-21T16:19:03+00:00May 21st, 2014|Fibernetics|

NEWT's sister division is called Worldline, and they are all about servicing Canadian residential customers. The suite of services they provide, like Unlimited High Speed Internet and Digital Home Phone packages are the best value in the country. The only problem is, not enough people know Worldline exists. This is why we are looking

20 05, 2014

Everyone's Conference Call Nightmares…

2014-05-20T12:44:04+00:00May 20th, 2014|NEWT|

http://youtu.be/DYu_bGbZiiQ This video from Leadercast.com went viral because, we've all been there. Using third party conference tools leads to all of the above happening all the time. For our NEWT clients however the humour wouldn't register as much as we specifically designed the NEWT conference bridge not to drive anyone nuts. The NEWT Conference Bridge

15 05, 2014

The NEWT ANA™ Whitepaper has arrived

2014-05-15T16:03:03+00:00May 15th, 2014|Fibernetics, NEWT|

The new reality for business is, network up-time is essential. From voice and e-mail, to video-conferencing, e-commerce and CRM, to the thousands of other business applications that require access both in-office and remotely, companies no longer consider downtime “just part of doing business.” In fact, it’s the exact opposite. When a network is down, telecommuting

14 05, 2014

Our Business is Growing…. vegetables

2014-05-14T14:08:48+00:00May 14th, 2014|Fibernetics|

Letting our garden grow If you walk around our office right now, chances are anywhere you look there is something growing. Tomato plants, beans, lettuce, onions, peppers are hogging window space in every available office, hallway or meeting room. The reason for this is we're in the middle of the 2nd annual Great

12 05, 2014

This isn't your Father's Salesguy

2014-05-12T15:28:52+00:00May 12th, 2014|NEWT|

We all know the type. The smarmy salesguy. The slick git finagling us into buying something we either don't want or even need. It's a caricature used often in film and literature yet this classic portrayal is so far from the today's reality, it's become obsolete. Pushy sales people are a thing of the past,

8 05, 2014

The Raptors Culture: Going "all in" works

2014-05-08T16:30:26+00:00May 8th, 2014|NEWT|

Coach Dwayne Casey and Kyle Lowry We rely on sports for entertainment, fun, distraction... a whole slew of things but business advice? Not too often. Yet Canada's lone NBA franchise demonstrate a remarkable transformation mid-season due to a simple change in culture, and strong leadership from the top on down. Going into this

5 05, 2014

The Leadership Project by John Stix

2014-05-05T10:05:17+00:00May 5th, 2014|NEWT|

As CMO and co-founder of Fibernetics, perhaps my most important role is to help mentor my management team and staff into becoming better leaders. Part of that is to share quotes and articles that I have found useful in my own career. Below is a typical example of one I came across this past weekend that