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June 2023

Amplify Advisors: Empowering Businesses through Sound Strategies 

By | Alberta IoT Association News

What is a Cloud-Based ERP? 

In the rapidly evolving landscape of enterprise technology, cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have emerged as a game-changer. At its core, a cloud-based ERP is a software solution that enables businesses to manage and integrate key operational processes, such as finance, human resources, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, in a centralized and scalable manner. Unlike traditional on-premises ERP systems, cloud-based ERPs are hosted and accessed through the internet, providing users with anytime, anywhere access to critical business data. 

How Does a Cloud-Based ERP Differ from a Traditional ERP? 

The fundamental difference between a cloud-based ERP and a traditional ERP lies in their deployment models. Traditional ERPs are typically installed and maintained on local servers within an organization’s premises, requiring significant upfront investments in hardware, infrastructure, and IT resources. On the other hand, cloud-based ERPs are hosted on remote servers maintained by the ERP provider. This cloud-based approach eliminates the need for on-site infrastructure, reduces maintenance costs, and allows for seamless updates and scalability. 

Another key distinction is the accessibility and flexibility offered by cloud-based ERPs. With cloud-based systems, businesses can access their ERP software securely from any device with an internet connection. This enables real-time collaboration, remote work capabilities, and empowers businesses to adapt quickly to changing market demands. Cloud-based ERPs also leverage the power of data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, providing businesses with actionable insights and intelligent automation to drive informed decision-making. 

How Can a Cloud-Based ERP Help Your Business? 

Implementing a cloud-based ERP system can bring numerous benefits to businesses of all sizes. In their recent presentation at the Alberta IoT member meeting, Amplify Advisors highlighted these advantages of cloud-based ERP systems and demonstrated how businesses can harness the power of this technology to gain a competitive edge. 

 Here are a few ways it can help streamline and elevate your operations: 

  1. Enhanced Scalability:  

Cloud-based ERPs offer the flexibility to scale resources up or down based on business needs, allowing organizations to easily accommodate growth or downsizing without disruption. 

  1. Cost Efficiency:  

By eliminating the need for extensive hardware investments and ongoing maintenance, cloud-based ERPs significantly reduce upfront costs and lower the total cost of ownership, making them an attractive option for businesses with limited budgets. 

  1. Improved Collaboration:  

Cloud-based ERPs facilitate seamless collaboration by enabling real-time access to shared data and documents. This enhances cross-functional communication, accelerates decision-making processes, and fosters a culture of collaboration and innovation. 

  1. Data Security and Reliability:  

Cloud-based ERP providers prioritize data security and invest in robust infrastructure to protect sensitive business information. Regular backups, encryption, and compliance with industry standards ensure that your data remains safe and accessible, even in the event of unforeseen circumstances. 

  1. Business Intelligence and Analytics:  

Cloud-based ERPs leverage advanced analytics tools to process and analyze large volumes of data, unlocking valuable insights that can drive strategic decision-making, optimize operations, and identify growth opportunities. 

By leveraging the potential of cloud technology, businesses can streamline operations, enhance collaboration, and drive growth. If you’re looking to embark on a digital transformation journey, Amplify Advisors can guide you through the process, ensuring a seamless transition to a cloud-based ERP system that meets your unique business needs. 

About Amplify Advisors 

Amplify Advisors is a leading consulting firm specializing in providing innovative solutions to businesses seeking to optimize their operations and enhance efficiency. With a strong focus on digital transformation, Amplify Advisors has built a stellar reputation for delivering comprehensive and cutting-edge ERP solutions to organizations across industries. Their commitment to excellence and customer-centric approach has positioned them as a trusted partner for businesses looking to thrive in the digital age. 

Learn more about Amplify Advisors here.

Alberta IoT Start-Up Visa Program: A Gateway to New Opportunities 

By | Alberta IoT Association News

The Alberta IoT Start-Up Visa (SUV) Program has taken a significant step towards empowering newcomers in the province by forging a new partnership with Gateway. Gateway, a leading organization dedicated to connecting newcomers with essential services, offers a unique experience that aligns perfectly with the program’s goals. Let’s explore how both the Alberta IoT SUV Program and Gateway aim to help Alberta newcomers navigate a new and complex landscape. 

One of the biggest challenges that newcomers face when arriving in Alberta is understanding the intricacies of the local service landscape. With multiple agencies and departments involved in providing essential services, it can be a daunting task to find the right resources. Alberta IoT’s partnership with Gateway aims to bridge this gap by providing Start Up Visa candidates with a clear understanding of Alberta’s service landscape. By offering comprehensive guidance and support, the Gateway partnership will help scale-up entrepreneurs and their families to build confidence and trust in relocating to Alberta. 

The Partnership 

Gateway’s partnership with the Alberta IoT SUV Program goes beyond a mere service provider relationship. It is built on shared values and a common purpose, inspiring collaboration within the sector. Both organizations are committed to unlocking the economic, social, and civic potential of newcomers, and their collective efforts create a synergy that drives positive change. 

Gateway acts as a catalyst, facilitating connections and partnerships between newcomers, businesses, and government agencies. This collaboration not only benefits the individuals involved but also contributes to the growth and innovation of the Alberta IoT ecosystem.  

Gateway’s steadfast commitment to newcomers revolves around a clear set of values that align perfectly with the Alberta IoT SUV Program. Their mission is to connect newcomers to the right service at the right agency every time, ensuring that individuals receive the support they need, when they need it most. By streamlining the process and eliminating barriers, Gateway empowers newcomers to take control of their journey and make informed decisions. 

The partnership between the Alberta IoT SUV Program and Gateway is a game-changer for newcomers in Alberta. By leveraging Gateway’s expertise in connecting individuals with the right services, the program creates a welcoming and supportive environment for aspiring entrepreneurs. With this partnership, SUV participants can embark on their entrepreneurial journey with the assurance that they will be provided with the necessary support, ultimately contributing to the growth and prosperity of Alberta’s tech sector. 


Alberta IoTee: 4th Annual Golf Tournament

By | Alberta IoT Association News

Calling all golf enthusiasts and tech professionals!  

Join Alberta IoTee’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament. 

Alberta IoT is thrilled to announce the return of our highly anticipated Golf Tournament! Mark your calendars for July 21st, 2023, and join us at the Lynx Ridge Golf Course for a day filled with golf and networking. 

At Alberta IoT, we take immense pride in fostering a thriving community within Alberta’s ever-expanding tech ecosystem. Our mission is to provide unique platforms that bring together our members and prospective members, allowing them to uncover growth opportunities and forge valuable connections. 

After the success of our 2022 tournament, we are more excited than ever to welcome you to this year’s event. Last year, the tournament brought together golf enthusiasts and industry professionals from across Alberta’s tech sector, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and excitement. The positive feedback we received from participants and sponsors alike was overwhelming, and we are excited to do it all again this year. 

Our Golf Tournament is more than just a day on the green. It’s an opportunity to build a strong community and connect with like-minded individuals in the industry. We strongly encourage our members and participants from the technology ecosystem to break away from traditional channels and develop lasting relationships in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. 

Participants will have the chance to engage in lively discussions and exchange ideas on the fairways. The atmosphere is always buzzing with excitement as individuals from various sectors within the tech industry come together, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration that extends far beyond the tournament itself. 

Event Details:  

July 21st, 2023  

Lynx Ridge Golf Course  

Full day event – Golfer Registration opens at 9:30 

To secure your spot in this exciting event, REGISTER TODAY. Spaces are limited, and demand is high! 

Let’s unite the tech community, unleash its potential, and drive Alberta’s tech ecosystem to new heights. This is an event you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Unleashing Alberta’s Manufacturing Potential: Spotlight on August Electronics

By | Alberta IoT Association News

Alberta, a province known for its vast natural resources and thriving energy sector, has increasingly recognized the importance of diversifying its economy. In recent years, manufacturing has emerged as a key sector with tremendous potential. This resurgence is driven by a combination of factors such as technological advancements, evolving consumer demands, and a strategic shift towards economic diversification. This sector not only presents an opportunity for Alberta to reduce its reliance on the energy industry but also creates new avenues for skilled employment. August Electronics, based in Calgary, is an example of a company committed to adding to the province’s manufacturing landscape by keeping skilled workers in Alberta and attracting new talent to the province. 

August Electronics has emerged as a prominent player in the province’s manufacturing scene. The company specializes in electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and boasts a strong reputation for delivering high-quality products and exceptional customer service. With state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to innovation, August Electronics has been at the forefront of driving manufacturing excellence in Alberta. 

One of the key factors contributing to August Electronics’ success is its dedication to nurturing a skilled workforce. Recognizing that human capital is the backbone of any thriving manufacturing industry, the company has implemented comprehensive training programs and apprenticeships to equip its employees with the necessary skills and knowledge. By investing in continuous learning and professional development – they have onsite training programs to keep worker certifications up to date, and continually push to reach new levels of certification that allow them to fulfill increasingly complex and sensitive contracts— August Electronics ensures that its workforce remains at the cutting edge of technological advancements. 

August Electronics actively collaborates with local educational institutions, industry partners, and government initiatives to foster a culture of innovation and long-term partnerships. They firmly believe in viewing clients as partners and prioritize establishing strong, enduring relationships with them. By treating clients as valued collaborators, August Electronics aims to create a synergy that goes beyond a mere business transaction. This approach ensures that both parties are invested in each other’s success and work together to achieve common goals. 

In addition to their emphasis on client partnerships, August Electronics is committed to maintaining a positive work environment and protecting their culture and values. They take pride in being recognized as a great place to work and are selective about the partners they choose to collaborate with. They believe that a successful partnership is not only based on the compatibility of services or products but also on shared values and a mutual commitment to excellence. 

To preserve their culture of excellence, August Electronics sets high standards for their partners and actively seeks out those who align with their values. They understand the importance of a cohesive work culture and the positive impact it has on employee satisfaction and productivity. By partnering with organizations that share their commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment, August Electronics ensures that their employees thrive and contribute to the company’s success. 

Overall, August Electronics values long-term partnerships with clients and prioritizes shared values and a collaborative approach. Their dedication to creating an environment where employees feel valued and motivated is reflected in their rigorous selection process for partners. By nurturing these relationships and upholding their cultural values, August Electronics continues to excel in their industry while contributing to the growth and advancement of the manufacturing sector in Alberta. 

As August Electronics expands its operations and forges new partnerships, it continues its contribution to Alberta’s economic growth. The company’s commitment to manufacturing excellence creates jobs, stimulates local businesses, and attracts further investment to the province. By leveraging its expertise and tapping into Alberta’s skilled workforce, August Electronics plays a pivotal role in establishing the province as a hub for advanced manufacturing. 

Alberta’s manufacturing industry has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, and August Electronics serves as an example of the sector’s potential. With its emphasis on skilled work, innovation, and collaboration, the company continues to drive economic growth while setting a high bar for manufacturing excellence. As Alberta embraces diversification, companies like August Electronics play a crucial role in shaping the province’s future as a manufacturing powerhouse. 


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Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member-based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology.