Technological Transformations Are Happening Faster than Ever Before

technology changesWhat technological transformations are going to bring about the biggest opportunities in the technology sector in the next few years. I took a few minutes to outline a few of the obvious opportunities that have just started down this path and are going to pick up momentum in the next 2-5 years. These industries will change the way we live, work, entertain, travel, consume and engage.

  • Internet-enabled home automation (mobile controlled locks, lighting, appliances, etc.)
  • Virtual reality headsets (Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens, etc.)
  • Smart cars & self-driving vehicles

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How to Create Your First Income-Generating Website

steps to successA while back I was asked by an entrepreneur for advice about creating an income-generating website. He had no ideas in mind and simply didn’t know where to start. After taking some time to think about it, I responded with the following. Within a few months he’s already documented a ton of ideas and started executing based upon a few of them. Here is my advice on getting started.

  • Focus on your passions
    It’s a lot easier to understand what others would be willing to pay for or find value in if you focus on an area that you know very well. I see that you are interested in personal finance & fitness; two most excellent categories that are fairly easy to monetize so long as you provide genuine value.

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How 3D Printing Will Change the World

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3D Printing Beginnings

Unlike traditional printers that print on paper, 3D printers work by layering atoms on top of each other in order to print 3D objects. Historically, 3D objects were created via expensive manufacturing equipment that required months, or even years, of advance planning, prototyping and creating a mould which could be used to manufacture duplicates of a single planned 3-dimensional object.


3D Printing Today

Today, 3D printing methods have already begun to revolutionize almost every industry.  3D printers are capable of using a multitude of materials to print various 3D objects: nano-composites, plastics, powdered metals, and even bio-materials!

Although previously impossible, being able to print entirely new designs on-demand has become a reality. This has helped companies exponentially improve their production times. The speed of printing parts and objects is incredible and it just this aspect alone, it has already changed the world!

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N-VisionIT Interactive CEO Brent Mondoux receives Forty Under 40 Award

Ottawa Top Forty Under 40Thank you to my wonderful team at N-VisionIT Interactive for motivating me each and every day to give 100% and push myself outside of my comfort zone. Being recognized with a Forty Under 40 award is an honor and I consider it our entire team’s award, I couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Enclosed is a letter that our company sent to our customers and partners, but I’d also wish to thank all of my loyal blog readers as I sincerely appreciate your input, feedback and emails on a daily basis.

Dear Customer,

Every time we work on your website, mobile application or social media, we’re thinking about the big picture: How can we help you help others?

Because of N-VisionIT’s philosophy and because of the support of clients like you, our co-founder and CEO Brent Mondoux has just received the Forty Under 40 award from the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. The award, which received 150 nominations this year, recognizes top entrepreneurs who give back to the community.

“I attribute this win to our team’s success,” says Brent, who co-founded N-VisionIT with Reid Ivens in 1999. Since then, our business has gone on to build websites, mobile applications and social media marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies including the likes of Sara Lee and Sony as well as both the Canadian and the U.S. government.

Just four years after we opened, N-VisionIT was named one of Profit Magazine’s Hot 50 Companies. Why? Because, as you know, N-VisionIT cares about helping you connect with and take care of your customers.

“We’re not here just to make clients more money. We’re making clients products and services that will help people, and this award is proof of that,” says Brent, who was named one of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 because of his expertise in web development and social media, his achievements with N-VisionIT and real estate firm Amplified Investments, and his philanthropic efforts.

Thanks to a client list that includes you, we’re able to donate website creation and other resources to help charities and non-profit organizations help the less fortunate. Since we created N-VisionIT Gives Back, we’ve built websites that have helped raise money for rare diseases and donations for the homeless.

Please join us in congratulating Brent in his commitment to making the world a better place, and in his contribution to businesses like yours which are striving to do the same.

Sincerely,
The team at N-VisionIT Interactive

Brent Mondoux
CEO, N-VisionIT Interactive
brent@betterwebsites.ca

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Don’t Believe Your Own Lies or You’ll Kill Your Own Business

AssumptionsEach and every day I’m blessed with the opportunity to talk to dozens of leaders in various industries that span the globe.

One of the most common confessions that business owners have shared with me is that they are unable to keep up with the breathtaking pace of technology while keeping abreast of their own respective industries as they evolve.

The second most common confession is the one that troubles me the most.  Business owners have become so overwhelmed with technology that they are literally convincing themselves why they don’t need to adapt.

Some common statements heard in the last week alone include “My customers aren’t on mobile”, “Social media is a fad”, “News companies will cease to exist”.

Now let’s see… false, false, false!

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Thinking Outside the Box Creates Industry Leaders

Industry leadersWelcome to the year 2002.  Meet Company X.  Company X is a manufacturer of one of the world’s most popular hardware devices.  The market share of their products is a whopping 95%!  They’re on top of the world and completely untouchable by any potential threat!  Everyone who tries to stand up against them gets punished severely, ultimately suffering a humiliating and painful defeat.

Flash forward to 2007, essentially rinsing and repeating this story year after year.  The story remains the same… until another company comes along, swoops down and over the next 2 years they even out the market.  Suddenly it’s a 50/50 playing field, but the momentum seems irreversible and another threat enters the market.

Who am I talking about?

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