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Matt Harris talks about why he still prefers BlackBerry

Solid performance with the BlackBerry 10 at Mercedes AMG Petronas

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An interview with Matt Harris, IT Director at Mercedes AMG Petronas BlackBerry has refocused its efforts on business customers looking to be

The educational case for social media in the workplace

Countering the movement from many companies to rule out social media like Facebook and LinkedIn on company time comes a school of thought that says "don't ban it; use it to your own

Published on: May 29th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Frontfundr platforms launches, benefits from new investing regulations

A crowd of B.C.’s venture and finance communities gathered yesterday at The Profile in Vancouver to network and herald the launch of Frontfundr, Canada’s newest crowdfunding platform. Their timing appears impeccable with the

Published on: May 28th, 2015 Bret Conkin

Ellen Pao may have failed in court, but she’s started an important conversation

The Ellen Pao versus Kleiner Perkins case in Silicon Valley has been wonderfully interesting to follow. If you haven't been following it, the San Francisco case saw Reddit's interim CEO, claiming gender discrimination

Published on: May 25th, 2015 Monica Goyal

Economics and digital security are closer than you think

One of the modern cyber security blunders companies make is leaving the entire population within the company with zero information about this serious threat. Recent events indicates that organizations across the divide lacking

Published on: May 22nd, 2015 Robert Cordray

Why managers should have a sense of humour

If you're managing some members of your staff, you probably could stand to learn a few good jokes. Now, we are not suggesting that managers should be sent to comedy school and that

Published on: May 20th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Five ways to motivate staff to complete courses

Your company may embrace continual learning for its employees and as a human resources professional, you may have helped establish an exciting array of courses to help them grow their skills and careers.

Published on: May 15th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Have you met the 21st century employee?

While resistance to change continues to be alive and well in many organizations, the world is changing every day. We are in a time when entire economies, organizations and industries are transforming. And

Published on: May 12th, 2015 Ayelet Baron

‘Thanks Mom': Stories from 12 successful women in tech

What's the secret behind a successful career in tech? Is it the friends you make in elementary school, the college you go to or simply the whims you choose to follow along the way? Turns out, it

Published on: May 11th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

BlackBerry Leap – Can BlackBerry win the startup?

The BlackBerry Leap is another in the series of new BlackBerry models introduced over the past year. Each is, in its own way, radically different than the others in some aspect of design,

Published on: May 7th, 2015 Jim Love

How VCs raise money and why you should care

How do VCs raise the money that they invest in your startup? Robert Antoniades gave a fascinating glimpse of the process as a guest of Startup Grind Toronto back in March. Antoniades is

Published on: May 5th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

6 initiatives making it ‘cool’ to be a woman in tech

Girls love technology. The thing is, there’s still a disconnect between tech being seen as cool for girls. While some girls don’t care and shake it off, others succumb to peer pressure and

Published on: May 4th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

More Canadian women entrepreneurs, but are they playing in the big league?

As a former W100 ranked woman entrepreneur, I am always curious to see how women entrepreneurs are faring.  Recently released figures from the Dell Women Entrepreneurs Scorecard, report that 3% of women-owned businesses

Published on: May 4th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

How to get your employees to buy into mandatory training

Contrary to what your mother might have told you, most workers do not consider learning as its own reward. Many trainers have faced a group of sullen students, people who feel overburdened to

Published on: May 1st, 2015 Roz Bahrami

How Influitive uses IT resources to powerfully boost employee engagement

There is a lot of interest in apps, and new ones are being continuously developed to make things easier, more efficient, and accessible. From apps to summon taxis, to doing personal banking, to

Published on: April 30th, 2015 Marylka Empey