Connectivity-powered digital transformation of Canadian businesses can play a key role in Canada's effort to achieve its climate change commitments, according to a new Accenture report commissioned by the Canadian Telecommunications Association. The report, Canada's next sustainability frontier: Powering digital transformation with connectivity, says that while Canada's current strategies for fighting climate change, which focus on renewables and clean tech solutions, are important, other approaches, such as the modernization of Canadian industrial operations using data and technology to become more efficient, are needed to achieve Canada's sustainability goals. "Through digital transformation, business operations can become more productive, grow with less inputs or waste, and shrink energy and fuel consumption in the process," said Jefferson Wang, global networks practice lead, Accenture. "Connectivity services, enabled by modern wireless and wireline networks, are an important foun
As harvest time in Ontario ramps up at this time of year, all of us are likely to see a lot more tractors, combines, and other farm-related vehicles on our roads and highways. My family and I farm in Oxford County. It’s where a lot of corn and soybeans are grown, so we know there will be plenty of tractors, wagons and trucks on the road hauling those crops to grain elevators and on-farm storages in the coming weeks. This makes traffic safety for both farmers and motorists absolutely essential so we can avoid accidents on our roads and highways. At the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), we’re always active at this time of year in particular to encourage drivers to be patient and alert around slow-moving vehicles as well as remind farmers to be cautious and courteous when they’re taking equipment on the road.