Articles By Mandy Kovacs

Seniors most likely to benefit from digital health technologies, but least likely to adopt it

With the number of seniors officially surpassing the number of children in Canada according to the 2016 census, the healthcare industry is bracing itself for what’s being dubbed as the “silver tsunami.” And

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Adobe kills the Flash

Wait, not that Flash. Adobe Systems has announced that it is finally putting an end to Flash Player, its multimedia software plugin. Specifically, the company will stop updating and distributing it at the

Published on: July 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Ontario freight managing startup preparing for digital future

Managing a fleet of freight trucks can be a difficult, complicated job, but one Ontario company is hoping to make the process easier. RoadLaunch provides cloud-based digital management solutions for freight companies across

Published on: July 25th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Four things you need to know for smarter recruiting, courtesy of LinkedIn

Looking for a job can be a difficult, lengthy journey, but so can the hiring process. LinkedIn’s new report, based on a survey of more than 14,000 professionals across 28 countries, explores how

Published on: July 25th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Sports streaming service will make watching NFL games easier in Canada

While having an entire league of their own, it’s no secret that Canadians also love their American football. As a result, sports streaming service DAZN (pronounced “Da Zone”) has announced it will be

Published on: July 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

The next job being eaten by AI: graphic design

Technological innovations are increasingly making traditional jobs obsolete, and it looks like the already tech-savvy industry of graphic design could be next. Toronto-based startup Logojoy’s online artificial intelligence (AI) platform provides premium and

Published on: July 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Uber-like app wants to bring caddies back to the game of golf

The Uber model has transformed the mobile app world, and the golf industry is next. A US-made smartphone app called Looper wants to bring golf caddies back to the game by making caddies

Published on: July 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Where Toyota’s going, it won’t need roads

If you’re just getting used to the idea of autonomous cars, just wait ‘til you hear what’s next: flying cars. Like a scene straight from Back to the Future, 15 Toyota Group companies,

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Global mobile device usage expected to surpass five billion by 2022

It’s the age of the smartphone, and mobile usage is not expected to slow down any time soon. In fact, according to Forrester Data, mobile device usage across the globe is expected to

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto, Vancouver two of best cities in the world for women entrepreneurs: Dell research

When impediments to female entrepreneurship are removed, there is a dramatic uplift in a city’s economic prospects, according to Dell in its 2017 Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index, which was completed in

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Mitacs internship attracting tech researchers to fill Canadian skills shortage

With Canada needing to fill a reported 216,000 highly skilled IT positions by 2021, governments and organizations across the country are looking for ways to lure talent. Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

OpenText unveils new human resources management tool

Human resources is getting a simplified new management software. Canadian enterprise information management company OpenText has launched its People Center, an HR application that will deliver human resource management capabilities, at its annual

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Idaho researchers building robot to test protective hockey skate gear

While blocking shots has always been an integral part of hockey, most players wouldn’t want to be in the way of a Zdeno Chara slapshot travelling at 175.1 kilometres/hour. Hoping to alleviate the

Published on: July 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CEOs believe cognitive computing is the future: IBM report

If you’re tired of hearing about topics like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive computing, you may be out of luck, according to a new report from IBM. IBM Institute for Business Value’s

Published on: July 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Leadership symposium highlights the need for more women in management positions and how to get there

It’s no secret that gender parity in most industries still has a long way to go. While women make up half or almost half of all professionals in the accounting, medicine, and law

Published on: July 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs