Articles By Eric Emin Wood

CRTC ruling against zero-rating a boon for businesses, experts say

Last week's decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to forbid the practice of "zero-rating" - exempting certain types of online content such as streaming or social media from a subscriber's

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung officially releases the Galaxy S8

It's finally here. After months of rumours, bombastic keynotes, and enthusiastic pre-release videos, Samsung Electronics Ltd. has officially released the latest addition to its Galaxy line of smartphones. The new devices will initially

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Celestica prepares for the future by investing outside its primary industry

It might still be known best as a component manufacturer, but Celestica Inc. has a great deal more to offer its partners and clients, as president and CEO Rob Mionis made clear on

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook’s AR/VR push could be a boon for businesses, analysts say

The Facebook Spaces virtual reality (VR) platform and AR (augmented reality) Studio software that the social media giant announced at yesterday's F8 developers conference could provide large brands and small and medium-sized businesses

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Audi becomes first automotive brand to incorporate 4DX into Canadian marketing

Now you can add Audi Canada to the list of automotive companies taking a page from the tech industry. Last week the company released a 4DX-enabled version of "Pure Imagination," an ad for

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How Workday makes sure its ERP platform stays ahead of the pack

TORONTO - Chat with Workday Inc. CTO Stan Swete for any length of time and it becomes obvious why his firm's enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a favourite of more than 1500

Published on: April 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

eMarketer predicts Canadian digital ad spending to grow by 16%, mobile by 40% in 2017

Canada's digital and mobile ad spending are predicted to rise higher than ever this year, according to eMarketer Inc., by 16 and 40 per cent respectively. Those numbers are contributing to across-the-board growth

Published on: April 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Disruptive mindset, agile platform key to digital transformation, Workday VP says

TORONTO - Today's executives need both a disruption-embracing mindset and a versatile software platform that allows them to harness the latest customer, workplace, and industry data if they want their companies - and

Published on: April 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How a GTA-based call centre used Workday to scale from 1200 employees to 2000

TORONTO - The call centre business may have a low bar of entry, but that ease of participation also has a negative impact on its profit margins - and makes expansion all the

Published on: April 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Qualcomm files countersuit against Apple in royalty-driven legal battle

Four months after Apple Inc. - one of its biggest customers - filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc., the San Diego, Calif.-based microchip manufacturer has struck back. On Monday Qualcomm filed a countersuit

Published on: April 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Businesses lose more than $15,000 USD per employee every year to inefficient communication: Mitel

A recent study by Ottawa-based enterprise communications firm Mitel Networks has concluded that inefficient methods of communication are costing businesses more than $15,000 USD per employee, per year. To reach this number, researchers

Published on: April 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian executives’ digital IQ lower than international counterparts: PwC

Canadian executives lag behind their foreign counterparts when it comes to digital transformation, according to a recent "Digital IQ" test by international consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). According to the company's latest Digital IQ

Published on: April 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CPES 2017 ready to help Canada’s printed electronics industry grow

The players in Canada's rapidly growing printed electronics sector can look forward to an industry conference that's scaling up along with them. Unlike last year's conference, which focused on educating attendees about the

Published on: April 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung head maintains silence, innocence as trial begins

The de facto leader of Samsung Electronics Ltd. did little more than confirm his personal details during a court appearance on Friday, and has apparently instructed his lawyers to portray him as an

Published on: April 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood