Social Media Week Vancouver 2011 Wrap-Up

In one word, I can describe last week: WOW! If you're looking for a vibrant social media community, it's quite noticeable that anyone who was or is participating in the Social Media Week Vancouver online (and offline) conversations are extremely driven and passionate individuals to surround yourselves with. #SMWVAN is still buzzing even to this day and it's well over a few days after the event. Last week, on the week of September 19th, Vancouver was lucky enough to be among the 12 different cities in the world to host such a great free week-long conference. Did we mention free? The qual...
More

3 Startup Day Reflections on Community

Over 15 years ago, our co-founders, Tony Chu and Kevin Liang, decided that they would make the leap into the scary, yet exciting startup world. Over the weekend, as the newly appointed online community manager who’s interested in this new “world,” I attended my first Startup Day (Twitter: @startupday) in Seattle, WA, where I had the opportunity to hear 16 amazing 20-minute talks from extremely bright entrepreneurs including the keynote speaker, Eric Ries (On Twitter: @ericries), author of the new entrepreneur book called The Lean Start Up: How Today’s Entrepreneur Use Continuous Innovation...
More

100% Uptime Guarantee – Realistic or Just a Fable?

First off, let me just answer the question here - Real 100% uptime? The answer is no. The first question you are probably asking is: why is that? “I see companies like Amazon offering nine 9’s of uptime” or other companies promising me 100% uptime. Before I answer that question, let’s take a look at a couple of news making events that had a significant impact on the customers that they served. “Milions of Hotmail users cut off by Microsoft cloud failure, millions of users of Hotmail and other Microsoft services worldwide were unable to access their online accounts this morning after ...
More

7 iOS Apps to Manage and Monitor your Web Hosting

Today, many companies are integrating mobile devices into their company and putting more emphasis on remote access and capabilities because their employees simply need to be connected all the time.  The reason for this is that the BYOD (bring your own device) revolution has changed how companies and their employees are interacting with their infrastructure.  Mobile access to their systems is no longer a nice to have, it is now a must have that ensures real-time monitoring and access to their business infrastructure including their servers and websites.  Because of that, we here at Canadian Web...
More

Lunch at Alleluia Cafe in Richmond, BC

The Richmond area is known to have great and cheap Hong Kong style cafes and we recently paid Alleluia Cafe a visit over lunch a few days ago. For us, one of the great things about this place is that it’s nearby our offices and walking distance. When you’re having a busy day, you want to be able to get to a place and get seated right away and that’s exactly what happened. Our team arrived and we were seated within minutes – minimal wait time is ideal for the busy professional; now, to think of it, we might have just missed their lunch rush. Here are some of the items that we ordered. Note: ...
More