Kelowna Data Centre - Move In Day

With a focus on enhancing the level of redundancy in our systems we are taking the fist step in building out our Kelowna cluster. A key part of our enterprise risk management plan is having our systems geographically distributed.   Our first node in Kelowna supports redundant operations of some of our e-commerce and logistics solutions.  

For a long time we were dependent on backups to data centres in eastern Canada and the ability to spin up machines on public cloud infrastructure.  A strategy commonly used today by many software providers.  However, our analysis found the Mean Time To Recover (MTTR) far to long.  We are building out a network of regional clusters running our software solutions.  Our goal is to have burpless failover between the various data centres in a highly resilient structure.  Kelowna complements our much larger install in Victoria and backup systems we have in Toronto and Montreal.

Responsible Ecommerce Delivery for Smart Retail (Part II)

“Operational models, especially those driven by dirty, environmentally damaging companies, need to action a reconnection of core values, renewing a sense of greater purpose and integrity.”

In the transportation sector generally, and specifically last mile supply chain management in major urban centers, the scenario sees a widespread switch to cleaner energy with electric commercial vehicles (CEV), e-cargo bicycles, hybrids, other small vehicles, and the growth of last mile fulfilment including Amazon Flex and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS). Given the transition of the supply chain into a digital supply chain, and correlating sustainability with logistics, an enlarged definition of supply chain is better captured as supply networks and an ecosystem reliant on cloud, security, visibility, transparency and integrated systems.

Enhanced Two Factor Identification at Your Locker

 Do you require an extra level of security at you pickup locker.  Going beyond just a PIN number to release an order. 

Over the summer we have been working on adding new features to our Lockers power by MightyExpress.   Our new ID scanning module is cable of scanning virtually any drivers license issued in North America or military ID.  We are able to score the ID against our heuristics database to identify fake ID.  Our software then breaks apart the ID, extracting the customer photo, name, and address. 

Growing Out Our Victoria Data Centre

Doubling the Size of our Victoria Server Farm

Our retail and logistics users are demanding more sophisticated real-time data analytics, search and logistics planning algorithms.  We have responded by adding new features and capabilities to MightyCart and MightyExpress; our proprietary SaaS platform for creating omni-channel consumer experiences.  This is being driven by the need to create highly customised user experiences for the end customer.  We have responded by adding detailed product information into Mighty Cart including product ingredients, the ability to create highly customised products individualised for the end customer.  

Ransomware: the most devastating cyberattack on Small and Medium Business

Ransomware is a type of malware installed on your computer without your knowledge it then begins to encrypt and lock your files.  The developers of this software are criminals.  They developed and released this software with the intention of charging victims for access to the encryption keys to unlock their computers.