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7 predictions for the 21st century organization in 2015

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There is a lot of hype about the future of work, but many of the changes we will see in 2015 and

2015 predictions: The future of Canadian retail

In 2015, the face of retail in Canada will drastically change into showroom style boutiques and branded ecosystems - creating new opportunities for brands, distributors and retailers to engage consumers in-person and virtually

Published on: December 16th, 2014 Ashley Huffman

The 5W’s of angel investors: Everything you wanted to know about what these investors do

Written by Gerard Buckley with Hilary Green In the shadows of Bay Street, Canada’s established financial district, and communities across Canada, Canada's newest entrepreneurs are feeling the impact of new funding. Partnering with

Published on: December 15th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

In 2015, advertisers don’t need to be sheepish on programmatic

2015 marks the year of the sheep in the Chinese zodiac, but it’s certainly no time for advertisers to be sheepish on programmatic. With the Association of National Advertisers naming programmatic as the

Published on: December 12th, 2014 Joseph Vito DeLuca

5 questions every manager should ask when evaluating software

While the job of evaluating software has traditionally fallen to the IT department, line of business managers are seeing their spending specifically for technology on the rise. So they may find themselves in

Published on: December 8th, 2014 Robert Cordray

Learn to innovate your business ‘Lean Startup’ style with ITBusiness.ca

I've been a big fan of the Lean Startup for some time now.  If you haven't read the book - you should. It will change the way you think about business and technology.

Published on: December 4th, 2014 Jim Love

Why IBM i Systems Security is No Longer an Absolute and What To Do About It

Remember the 400? If you're reading this, I'll bet you have at least a passing familiarity with IBM's midrange systems. On June 21, 1988, IBM introduced the Application System/400 (AS/400) and it changed

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

The dirty secret about habit-forming software products

  This is a guest post by Geoff Foulds It’s easy to enjoy Nir Eyal’s talk on how to build habit-forming products – he’s witty, well informed and full of great stories –

Published on: November 27th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Here’s why the Warner Music Group CTO thinks time to business value is the most important IT metric

Technology is driving change faster than most organizations can adapt. Many IT leaders struggle to add value to the business and must evolve their thinking or risk being disintermediated. It is not enough

Published on: November 21st, 2014 Brian Clendenin

How do the CEOs of wearables startups expect to disrupt the marketing world?

Some of Toronto's hottest startups are in the business of creating tech products that people will actually wear to improve their lives. But how will that impact the world of advertising and marketing?

Published on: November 20th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Can humanizing your workspace boost your employees’ productivity?

Office design has traditionally been left in the hands of finance, operations or office management. It's been regarded as a kind of box-ticking exercise. But all of that changed when Google came along

Published on: November 19th, 2014 Sep Barkhodaee

The future of work is here: Industry lines are blurring in the 21st century

While technological developments make life easier and more efficient, they often contribute to the demise of industries that rely on the old ways of life. Perhaps the most dangerous belief in business is

Published on: November 18th, 2014 Ayelet Baron

Why did Aequitas NEO launch a new stock exchange in Canada today?

This post co-authored by Geoff Foulds. "Canadians deserve a stock market they can believe in," says Jos Schmitt, CEO of Canada's newly approved stock exchange, the Aequitas NEO Exchange. “We have re-mutualized the

Published on: November 17th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Top of Twitter: VP Kirstine Stewart on how tech is changing leadership

When Kirstine Stewart arrived at Twitter Canada, her specialty wasn’t tech or social media. It was content. The term “content” is being constantly reinvented — viewers and users are consuming produced content and

Published on: November 13th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

Shedding light on virtual work in the 21st century

The pace of change continues to increase and with change comes new opportunities to align our organizations to 21st century realities. In the 20th century organization, managers needed to physically see their employees

Published on: November 11th, 2014 Ayelet Baron