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Startup TO: Why ‘The Six’ can compete with Silicon Valley for startup success

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There’s an allure to Silicon Valley. The namesake TV series and movies about its history like the Social Network, show a scrappiness and

Top 4 things that mattered about Facebook’s F8 update

Earlier this week, Facebook held its F8 conference in California. The (almost) annual conference is an opportunity for the social media giant to announce new platform integrations, marketing opportunities and overall successes. Here

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Karim Kanji

Watch out for the enemy within

Quick – name a security risk to your business that represents over half of security attacks. Did you think “people inside my business?” Probably not. Yet the 2015 IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Monica Goyal

Tech taking Canadian sprinter to the Rio Olympics

For Canadian sprinter Gavin Smellie no training session for the Rio Olympics is complete without a session in front of a computer screen. “When we run, we wear a small GPS that tracks

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Steve Proctor

Wanted: Visionary IT leaders

The only constant is change, and that is the reality for most organizations and individuals. It used to be that change was an event, but now it’s part of our daily fabric. Change

Published on: April 7th, 2016 Marylka Empey

How to empower women in IT (and beyond) on #InternationalWomenDay

When I attended the Avanade's fourth annual International Women's Day celebration, held in Toronto this year, I expected to be impressed by the panel of women experts.  I was, but I also came

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Cheryl Sylvester

Can you find your authentic blogging voice? I found mine – but it wasn’t easy

I thought writing my weekly blog was going to be easier than what I'm currently experiencing. I thought I would take one of the many ideas that pops up in my head and

Published on: March 28th, 2016 Fawn Annan

Great tools to help HR pros acquire talent

Acquiring talent remains one of the greatest challenges facing human resources departments today. As more and more baby boomers retire, the search for workers with experience and specialized skills to replace them is

Published on: March 28th, 2016 Roz Bahrami

Podcasts present perfectly prime and personal marketing potential

I love listening to Terry O’Reilly Saturday mornings on CBC Radio. Mixing profound insights with sharp wit, he takes listeners behind the advertising curtain. Whether he’s talking about branding, marketing or celebrity promotion,

Published on: March 21st, 2016 Fawn Annan

5 things to look for in an instructional designer

Instructional designers are the professionals who make e-learning happen. They build the learning modules in your online training software, design and create online courses, and test the content through online exams to ensure

Published on: March 16th, 2016 Roz Bahrami

Why there should be more focus on healthcare IT

Healthcare is one of the most important industries in the economy. Over the past couple of years, there have been a lot of advances in healthcare technology. In order to reduce costs over

Published on: March 9th, 2016 Robert Cordray

The IT skills shortage — fact or myth?

For some years now, I have been seeing a reasonably large number of articles about the "impending skills shortage" in IT. Based partly on my own recent experience and also on that of

Published on: March 8th, 2016 William Turgeon

Latest victim of app disruption: your performance review

Employees of tomorrow may never experience the night-before-the-annual-performance-review jitters as workers wait in agitated anticipation of discovering whether they rate as good, bad, or adequate. For workers of present, when the day arrives,

Published on: March 7th, 2016 Roz Bahrami

4 benefits of making the move to Windows 10

Many business users are reluctant to upgrade to Windows 10. Some of them simply don't see the need to upgrade. Other business users don't feel it would be worth the risk. If their

Published on: March 7th, 2016 Robert Cordray

What are Vinod Khosla’s personal KPIs?

There were some eye openers at the 2016 Startup Grind Conference when Vinod Khosla shared the KPIs that have guided him during his 30-year venture capital investor career. Khosla started out stating that,

Published on: March 2nd, 2016 Geoff Foulds