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In the 21st century, we need less PowerPoint and more conversations

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The future of work needs to be a burning issue for all leaders. The workplace will tap into the best people who

A fearless look ahead at crowdfunding in Canada for 2015

Crowdfunding hit the mainstream in Canada in 2014 with a record campaign for wireless speaker The Core by Mass Fidelity raising $1.3 million to lead the way. This raise was 60 per cent

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Bret Conkin

5 Canadians to watch in digital technology in 2015

If you're wondering who are going to be the movers and shakers in 2015 in digital technology in Canada you've arrived at the correct spot! 2014 was a year that saw many developments in

Published on: January 5th, 2015 Karim Kanji

Pebble gives Timex Move x20 a lickin’ in smart watch comparison

As a Pebble watch user, I'm appreciative of watches that do more than show the time and date. The Pebble alerts me to incoming phone calls and text messages from my iPhone. It

Published on: January 2nd, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Here’s what Silicon Valley can tell us about Fin Tech trends for 2015

This month I had the opportunity to attend a Fin Tech Conference The Future of Money and Technology in San Francisco. It was a well organized and mostly an American audience. I recommend you

Published on: December 30th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

The BlackBerry Classic review – Two thumbs up for this back-to-the-future delight

Bottom Line: The BlackBerry Classic combines the famous BlackBerry keyboard with a touch screen browser. OS 10 provides exceptional features that simplify the management messaging and documents. The ability to run Android apps

Published on: December 27th, 2014 Jim Love

Will a robot be hiring your next employee?

The issue of whether robots can recruit better than humans is not the stuff of science fiction anymore. For quite a few years, recruiting software, (known as applicant tracking systems or ATS for

Published on: December 24th, 2014 Roz Bahrami

Top 5 high-profile cyber security breaches that have affected millions

With advances in technology, cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and more frequent than ever before. In fact, industry experts now agree that there are two types of organizations in today’s world, those

Published on: December 18th, 2014 Robert Cordray

How well I predicted crowdfunding in Canada for 2014

Twelve months have passed  since my predictions in ITBusiness.ca on how the 2014 Canadian crowdfunding sector would unfold.  So here’s a look back and scorecard using a one to five scale (with five

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Bret Conkin

7 predictions for the 21st century organization in 2015

There is a lot of hype about the future of work, but many of the changes we will see in 2015 and in future years are already taking shape. What we will experience

Published on: December 16th, 2014 Ayelet Baron

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