The Government of Canada (GC) has launched the latest iteration of its digital strategy, which includes a continued effort to introduce secure digital identities for citizens.
In the foreword to the Digital Operations Strategic Plan (DOSP) 2021–2024, which was released last week, chief information officer Marc Brouillard said that the COVID-19 pandemic has “significantly accelerated the global shift to online services” and praised civil servants’ efforts.
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Tiny shoes and lowered flags: Memorials spread for 215 First Nations children found buried in mass grave in B.C.
Two days after the remains of 215 children were found buried near a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., the country is making small steps to acknowledge the enormity of the horrific discovery, including the federal government announcing it would be lowering the flags to half-mast.
There is no question that 2020 has been a pivotal year in history, but how it will affect the future largely remains to be seen. In digital marketing, we are noticing the continuation and acceleration of many trends. Marketing professionals believe that the digital transformation boost represents the biggest opportunity born of the current situation, giving us an indication of what the future might look like.
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Shopify Inc (TSX:SHOP)(NYSE:SHOP) recently scored a partnership with Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL). The partnership will see Shopify stores promoted in Google shopping and Shop Pay integrated with Alphabet’s own merchant offerings. Alphabet, more commonly known as “Google,” announced the partnership after a scorching-hot year for e-commerce, which saw online sales grow 44% year over year. It was the biggest annual sales jump in two decades — nearly triple the industry’s 15% annualized growth rate.
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