Your roundup of the best tech news for April

Every month, we round up the best tech news to stay on top of changes in the tech space.

Tech leaders top priorities for 2021
2020 caused everyone to reshuffle their plans, including tech experts. This article features insight from 15 tech leaders from the Forbes Technology Council on how they’ve shifted and what they see as their biggest priorities moving forward into 2021. One unique perspective included learning how to be agile. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that the world is completely unpredictable. Being able to escape one’s bubble to gain a broader perspective will in turn help diversify and develop deep expertise in one's work.

Saskatchewan trends to watch out for in tech
2020 was a big year in tech for our province and 2021 doesn’t show signs of slowing down. With many budding new players in the industry, the Saskatchewan tech field has big plans to grow. This article features four exciting growth opportunities happening right here at home, including these companies out of Regina to keep an eye on: OffStreet, Fundraisn, BrewNinja, myComply, SolasGuard, and 54e Dev Studios.

Understanding cyberattacks and how to better your cybersecurity
There is no denying that 2020 was a year of massive disruption in all aspects of life, including the workplace. The entire world shifted from business as usual to new usual, remote work, which unfortunately gave hackers opportunities for destruction. As many companies were doing remote work for the first time, various processes, including cybersecurity, were overlooked just to keep business going and keep the company afloat. These overlooked processes led to a significant rise in cyberattacks. This article features a variety of cyberattacks to look out for as well as a podcast to learn more about how to address the situation if your business is ever attacked. Looking for solutions? Check out SaskTel's Cloud Disaster Recovery.

Eight tips for managing remote employees
Shifting to remote work over the past year has led many companies to realize this ‘temporary’ fix is something that actually makes sense to them for the long haul. With that said, making working from home a more permanent solution means also learning new ways to manage your employees. This article speaks of eight ways to manage your remote employees, including giving your meeting schedule an audit. Are all the meetings you have scheduled necessary or are you just interrupting your employees’ workflow?

Bright + Early brings hope
Over the past year, with the many changes in the market, women and BIPOC Canadians were hit especially hard when it came to the job front. This recent article tells how Bright + Early is bringing some light by supporting underrepresented individuals in the Canadian tech industry. They have launched a new fund, the Better Workplaces Fund, that will contribute to charities supporting women, people of colour, LGBTQ+, immigrants, and refugees in the workforce. Bright + Early has a goal of raising $20,000 this year.

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