Articles By Christine Wong

IDC’s 2016 predictions: IoT headed for huge growth (and security headaches)

Worldwide use of Internet of Things devices will see explosive growth over the next year but so will security breaches related to them, according to IDC’s global technology predictions for 2016. In a

Published on: November 5th, 2015 Christine Wong

Wearable tech still a tough sell in the enterprise: IDC Canada study

While consumers are lining up to slip on FitBits and Apple Watches, wearable technology is still a hard sell in the enterprise, according to new data from IDC Canada. Only four per cent

Published on: October 28th, 2015 Christine Wong

Pay-to-play streaming model could shape the future of 3D printing

The same pay-per-play streaming model seen in the music industry could be coming to the burgeoning business of 3D printing, according to a U.S. expert in intellectual property (IP). With 3D printers, many

Published on: October 26th, 2015 Christine Wong

Here’s why HR should consider predictive analytics sooner rather than later

It didn’t take a data scientist at SAP’s Toronto conference yesterday to figure out that analytics is still a hot topic in human resources. It was obvious from the big turnout for a

Published on: October 16th, 2015 Christine Wong

Case study: L’Oreal Canada gives its enterprise sales solution a makeover

IT adoption can get ugly at times, even when you’re in the beauty business. Just ask Nadir Belarbi. As CIO of L’Oreal Canada, he runs the top selling cosmetics company in this country.

Published on: October 7th, 2015 Christine Wong

Go digital or get sideswiped, Cisco IoE chief warns Canadian banks

Canadian banks could be sideswiped by upstart rivals if they don’t heed customer demand for digital services, Cisco’s global Internet of Everything strategist warned on Wednesday. During his keynote presentation at the FinTech

Published on: October 1st, 2015 Christine Wong

Trailblazing women in tech can trump the glass ceiling, says Moneris CEO

As president and CEO of Canadian payment processing firm Moneris, Angela Brown has worked her way to the top of not one, but two male-dominated fields: technology and financial services. So when Brown

Published on: September 24th, 2015 Christine Wong

E-tailing tale: How an outdoor outfitter overhauled its ecommerce site

Can you really call your company ‘Canada’s outdoor outfitters’ when you’ve got no stores east of Winnipeg? Yes, if you build out your presence online. Based in Calgary, Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters (WSOO)

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Christine Wong

Snack maker Mondelez adds a strong Canadian flavour to its startup program

There’s a strong Canadian flavour to the latest batch of startups chosen to partner with snack food and candy maker Mondelez International Inc. Four of the eight startups the company selected for its

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Christine Wong

Manulife calls on voice biometrics to authenticate customers over the phone

Manulife has joined the expanding list of Canadian financial services companies betting on biometrics to boost security. The company said Tuesday that customers can now use their own voices to authenticate their identities

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Christine Wong

How Lenovo used website analytics to fix its Yoga 3 laptop flop

It’s every company’s worst nightmare: you launch a new product and wait for the sound of clicks as customers rush to buy it online – but hear nothing except crickets instead. It happened

Published on: August 21st, 2015 Christine Wong

Federal program touts the business benefits of hiring autistic workers in IT

They often possess precision, accuracy, focus, perfectionism and conscientiousness - qualities highly sought after for technology jobs such as coding, software testing and data analysis. Yet among the half a million working-age Canadians

Published on: August 7th, 2015 Christine Wong

Canadian Tire adds digital notes to its bricks-and-mortar playlist

At a time when many retailers are downsizing stores or going completely virtual, Canadian Tire is trying to weave some digital reinforcement into the foundations of its physical stores without shutting them down.

Published on: July 29th, 2015 Christine Wong

Microsoft’s mobile strategy unclear in post-Nokia world

If you’re one of the few Microsoft phone users left here in Canada, you can stop panicking – for now. COO Kevin Turner closed out this week’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in

Published on: July 17th, 2015 Christine Wong

Sports wearables may affect athletes’ privacy, paycheques as well as performance

Wearable technology won’t just affect athletes’ performances but also their privacy, and that could change the business of sports forever, according to experts at a Toronto sector forum. Just days before the Pan

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Christine Wong