29 May 2018

Canadians Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline & Pacific Terminal for C$4.5B

The Government of Canada has reached an agreement with Kinder Morgan to purchase the company's Trans Mountain Expansion Project and related pipeline and terminal assets for $4.5 billion. The transaction is expected to close in August 2018.

  • Image result for government of canada imageThe Trans Mountain Expansion Project involves building a new pipeline 
  • along the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline running from Edmonton, Alberta to Burnaby, British Columbia, and expanding the capacity of the terminal in Burnaby.
  • This expansion will increase daily capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels, while improving market access to the US Pacific Coast and Northeast Asia.
  • In the course of the federal review of the project, the Government consulted 117 potentially affected Indigenous rights holders for four additional months, marking the deepest federal consultations ever done on a major project.

20 April 2018

OPINION - Why do Organizations FIB?

Recently we collected an article from the Lorne Rubis Blog that illuminates a well-known HR problem. Thank you to Lorne and Garrett Rubis.


19 April 2018

MARKET - Reinventing The Customer Experience

Michael Forhez of Oracle and Michelle Evans of Euromonitor  Identified Nine Key Drivers along the Customer Journey

  Staying relevant is no easy task given the multitude of underlying forces now continuously shaping a new world of commerce. The speed of thought, coupled with its ever more connected consumer means relevancy is a very desirable element of the Customer Satisfaction Strategy. To address this need, Oracle and Euromonitor International partnered to examine key drivers along the customer journey.

04 April 2018

INNOVATION - ATB Financial Moved Entire Organization to G-Suite

Alberta's Financial Services Company Chooses a Cloud Based Strategy for Operations 

Early in March, TechRepublic published a story which bears reading for any organization that isn't using cloud based IT Infrastructure.

The story caught our attention because The Paradigm Corporation has been using the G-Suite platform internally and for clients since 2011. There are so many benefits for large and small organizations it would be impossible to illuminate them all in a single InfoStream article. However, suffice to say, it was the easiest and most beneficial transformation ever made in IT Infrastructure by the small Paradigm team. Routinely, we hear from former contractors and employees who now use the Google Enterprise infrastructure to support their daily activities.

By July of 2018, ATB Financial will have completed the conversion of the entire 5,000 member team and the first year of operations. The TechRepublic article features the story of this transformation from two perspectives: Chief Transformation Officer, Wellington Holbrook and Chief Evangelist, Lorne Rubis, discuss the implementation strategy and tactics as well as the experience of moving ATB Financial to G-Suite.