Welcome to the FoxNet Managed IT Services Blog

16th Annual FoxNet Charity Golf Tournament

FoxNet hosted its 16th annual Golf Tournament on August 23rd in support of Kidsability and Waterloo Region Junior Achievement. Participants enjoyed a wonderful day on the links thanks to FoxNet and their generous sponsors. This year the tournament raised a remarkable $16,000, which will be put to excellent use in helping youth across the Waterloo Region. Kidsability empowers children with …

Read More →

The FoxNet Annual Charity Golf Tourney Raises $16K to Benefit Local Children

For Immediate Release WATERLOO, ON | August 27, 2018 – FoxNet, a Waterloo-based IT service provider, raised $16,000 during its 16th annual charity golf tournament this month in support of local non-profit organizations. The proceeds from the FoxNet Golf Tournament will support local organizations whose programs empower special needs children and youth to realize their full potential. Last year, the …

Read More →

Increasing Parking Revenue Through Improved Parking Management and Revenue Discipline

By William Dupley   Introduction Increasing parking revenue using smart parking technology is achievable by evaluating the Smart Parking Value Chain. There are four domains in this value chain: Parking Management: Ability to make strategic application and use of existing and planned parking spaces, both on-street and off-street, in a given area. Parking Revenue: Ability to ticket for parking and …

Read More →

Increasing Parking Revenue with the Smart Parking Value Chain

By William Dupley Parking has become a never-ending frustration for commuters. These days, many would be more than happy to be picked up and dropped off by a drone to eliminate the headache of traffic and parking. As such, it’s no secret that significant technological trends on the horizon are about to put tremendous pressure on the parking industry. There …

Read More →

Business Innovation Enabler: The new role of IT

By William Dupley Introduction As companies look to modernize, they begin to explore the benefits of embedding IoT technologies into their existing products. This can extend their offerings, improve decision making with more advanced analytics, and ultimately serve their customer segments better. In many of these instances, it’s striking that the presidents of said companies are the ones driving IoT …

Read More →

FoxNet Tees Off for KidsAbility and Junior Achievement in Annual Charity Golf Tourney

For Immediate Release WATERLOO, ON | July 27, 2018 – FoxNet hits the fairway again this year for its 16th annual charity golf tournament in support of local non-profit organizations. Last year, the event raised over $12,000 to assist with programs and services for KidsAbility and Waterloo Region Junior Achievement. The company hopes proceeds from its Thursday, August 23 tournament …

Read More →

Why Good Companies Fail

Recently, a customer asked me to develop a seminar for his executive team and board of directors on the topic “Why Good Companies Fail.” A fascinating question which begs to be answered. After all, how could good (and even great) companies like Nortel, Kodak, and others fail? Yet somehow they have. Each the leader in their respective industries; now bankrupt. …

Read More →

Smart Parking Pilot Project: An IoT Milestone

Last month, FoxNet was thrilled to be part of the Data Hub Sessions at Communitech. Joined by the City of Stratford, ODX and eleven-x, we enjoyed the opportunity to be part of a panel discussing the Stratford’s Smart Parking Pilot Project. It was a great experience, allowing us to share information about how IoT solutions can make cities smarter. The …

Read More →

FoxNet Paving the Way for Smart Cities

WATERLOO, ONTARIO | June 28, 2018 – FoxNet is paving the way for future data-driven smart cities. Recently joined by municipal leaders and data experts in a panel discussion about smart parking solutions, the IT provider encourages smaller companies to partner with governments and scale up their smart city solutions. The panelists discussed the City of Stratford’s Smart Parking Pilot …

Read More →

FoxNet Rides for Mental Health

“It was early! It was wet! It was a great way to raise money for a cause close to our hearts at FoxNet.” Bill “RPM” Fox The FoxNet team pumped up our bike tires, dusted off our helmets and hit the country roads for Ride Don’t Hide this June.  We are proud of our FoxNet team, who raised over $1500 …

Read More →

Team FoxNet Participating in Ride Don’t Hide

Mental illness is an issue that will impact all Canadians at some point in their lives, either directly or indirectly. For this reason, we are eager to take part in the Ride Don’t Hide event on June 24th. Our team of 12 (and growing) will join thousands of riders coming together to help put an end to the stigma of …

Read More →

Keys to Successful IoT Implementation

by William Dupley Introduction A successful military strategy depends on the ability of leadership to identify potential obstacles and barriers and ensure their strategy is agile enough that it can adapt. IoT projects also require in-depth implementation barrier analysis to uncover any potential obstacle that could impact a successful implementation. IoT and OT (Operational Technology) are now being deeply integrated. …

Read More →

IT Solutions Provider Brings Innovative Tech to the Table at Municipal Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1st, 2018 WATERLOO, ONTARIO | June 1, 2018 – FoxNet is sharing its innovative smart tech solutions with city leaders across the province in a two day IT & Communications collaborative conference from June 4-6, 2018 aimed at building smarter, more efficient municipal infrastructure through solutions backed by inspiring and industrious people.   With its latest …

Read More →

Protecting Data With Cloud Solutions

Cloud solutions continue to grow in popularity. It’s a cost-effective way to approach data storage and backups for your business. You gain a flexible solution that’s tailored to meet your business’s needs. But is storing data on the cloud safe? It’s a valid question. Businesses across all industries need to be concerned about the security of their data. Whether it’s …

Read More →

Smart City: What is the winning formula for a Smart City?

by William Dupley Introduction It’s no secret that the IoT wave has caught the interest and fascination of many cities and manufacturers, but the truth is that IoT data on its own holds limited value. IoT initiatives collect real-time data and provide real-time alerts, but all this data still needs context. IoT data needs to be enriched from other on-premise, …

Read More →

FoxNet ranks Top 100 Solution Provider – 2018 marks their thirteenth year on the list

WATERLOO, ON | May 3, 2018 – FoxNet has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Solution Providers at the annual CDN (Computer Dealer News) Awards. This marks the thirteenth consecutive year FoxNet has made the list. “We’re thrilled for the recognition and look forward to providing our customers with top of the line technology to help their institutions …

Read More →

Smart Parking Architecture Case study: IoT in Stratford Ontario

Authors: William Dupley Digital Strategist, and Kirk Anderson Business Intelligence Architect, FoxNet Solutions The CBC has written an excellent summary of the Smart Parking application that FoxNet Solutions has been implementing in Stratford, Ontario. “The smart parking initiative brings the City together with partners eleven-x, FoxNet and Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX), involves sensors embedded in the asphalt that send …

Read More →

Economic Development and IoT for Cities

by William Dupley Economic Development was the #1 topic according to the National League of Cities latest report.[i]  What is very interesting is that Data/Technology and has dropped to the 10th position on the list of Issues this year. I am not surprised by this.  I was reading an article about a city that implemented an IoT project in 2015 …

Read More →
Scroll to Top