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Marc Lijour

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Marc Lijour is Director, Toronto Office. Before joining Savoir-faire Linux, Marc headed sales for Cisco Canada Education. Earlier, Marc spent seven years as a proud Ontario public servant — crafting policy on the role of technology in K-12 and government, procuring cloud-based software, and promoting collaborative development, including Free/Libre Open Source Software. LinkedIn | Twitter | Slideshare


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The Digital Revolution is happening! The Small Business Digitization Initiative (SBDI) was officially launched on April 6th in Ottawa. A hundred youth from across Ontario are helping Small and Medium-size Businesses (SMBs) thrive. This exemplary collaboration between businesses, academia, young talent, and government is positioning Ontario as a world leader in the Digital Economy. SBDI […]

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23 May. 2017 Reading from 4 minutes.
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The first cohort of the Small Business Digitization Initiative kicked off in Ottawa. Young Digitization Leaders with diverse backgrounds are honing their skills in class and in their work placement. A terrific first cohort Our first cohort is committed to make a difference in the Ottawa region. Some students come with previous business experience, while […]

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5 Apr. 2017 Reading from 3 minutes.
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Happy New Year! If 2016 has been a year of many surprises, 2017 is the time for intelligence and bold actions. Technology is getting smarter, and so must we. Looking back for a moment As always, the passing to January is a time to meditate on what we’ve accomplished, and on what happened around us. […]

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12 Jan. 2017 Reading from 5 minutes.
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Savoir-faire Linux is proud to Sponsor LinuxCon North America. We could not miss this edition happening in our playground, as the conference is coming for the first time in Toronto! Is it the ‘Drake effect’, bringing the buzz to The 6ix, or the combination of our very entrepreneurial tech community and pro-innovation government… In any […]

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18 Aug. 2016 Reading from 4 minutes.
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Traditional banks and newcomers in FinTech are ready to innovate together. Improving the customer experience and reducing friction were the two main themes discussed on June 9 at the Canadian Retail Banking Conference in Toronto. I’ve been invited by RFi Group to talk about innovation, and particularly about how Savoir-faire Linux helps traditional banks transform. In […]

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30 Jun. 2016 Reading from 3 minutes.
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WIRED said that ‘Open Source went nuclear‘ in 2015.  Join the xiRADIO lunch-time podcast on May 18, to explore the forces disrupting the software industry. Today, more than 3 out of 4 companies run on open source software, a pace that keeps increasing (it doubled since 2010). Why so much interest? There exist a wide […]

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3 May. 2016 Reading from 4 minutes.
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I’m writing this note in response to Dwight Fischer’s post on ERP trends for Education. Dwight is CIO at Dalhousie University, and IT leader among his Canadian peers. There have been conversations, also largely led by ERP vendors such as Ellucian and Oracle, about the cloudification of ERP systems (or so-called Student Information Systems). Software […]

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16 Mar. 2016 Reading from 3 minutes.
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Savoir-faire Linux invites everyone in Toronto to join a critical conversation every week to improve productivity and accessibility.

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16 Feb. 2016 Reading from 2 minutes.
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While the IT sector is propelling industry transformation, business owners are still struggling to capture the benefits of digitizing their business. What are the IT trends that really matter?

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19 Jan. 2016 Reading from 5 minutes.
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