technology

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 2:00pm

Destination BC and Kootenay Rockies Tourism are pleased to present the Grow with Google program. The Grow with Google program goal is for small businesses to grow and succeed online by providing training and support materials.

Through a series of FREE workshops, you can learn about the resources and tools available through Google that can help your business thrive, including Google Analytics, Google My Business, and Google ads.

Join for the three sessions including:

What is it and why do you want it?

The internet is the biggest thing our species has ever built. It spans the globe numerous times. It is intertwined with all aspects of life for a significant portion of the people on the planet. It is immense.

Improved high-speed internet is on the way for 26 communities in the Kootenays, bringing people opportunities to learn, connect and better expand their businesses.

Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbia Basin Trust, is receiving $4.8 million in provincial funds for two new projects to improve broadband access in rural areas.

Here’s what happens: you’re careful. You use a separate password for email, banking, social media, etc. but on a bunch of sites, you reuse the same password. It’s just too difficult to remember the myriad of passwords that we all need to know each day.

The tool used to stop unwanted traffic into (or sometimes out of) a network is called a firewall. This is a term borrowed from its original meaning which was literally a wall built to stop a fire.

It’s a new year and optimism is in the air. Don’t let that optimistic air get knocked out of you by a bad boot. Remember the Boy Scout’s motto: “be prepared.”

A couple of years ago a friend and I were having the “best headphones” debate. This is a favourite debater of audio junkies and like best scotch or best mountain bike trail, there’s no right answer.

It’s a milestone being felt around the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions: after more than three years of hard work, residents in over 12,000 rural households, in more than 62 communities in the region, will have access to new or improved high-speed Internet.

It’s funny how sometimes an offhand comment can reveal how bad assumptions can be.