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How eLearning can help fill “dead time”

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In most businesses there is a cycle that alternates between periods of crazy rush, periods of normalcy, and periods of down time.

Busting the myths of the future of work: How not to lead in the 21st century

I am often invited to share interactive keynotes on the future of work and too often I am asked to highlight the best practices of companies like Google and Facebook. I rarely comply

Published on: May 20th, 2016 Ayelet Baron

As-a-Service changes the game for Toronto start ups in surprising ways

Something is changing in the Toronto tech community. The evidence was on display at a recent SalesHacker event. Prior to the event, host Kenny Goldman was warned he wouldn’t get much of a

Published on: May 20th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

4 forces shaping customer engagement and 3 priorities to address it from Gartner

At this year’s Gartner Marketing Conference there is a lot of talk about the forces driving change and the technologies to manage them. What first appears to be a summit for marketers is

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Fawn Annan

Marketers are a business’ best asset to bring customers closer: Gartner

In a recent Gartner Inc. survey of 330 CMOs and Marketing VPs, 73 per cent claim an ownership or share position in the profits and losses (P&L) of a business because of marketing's

Published on: May 18th, 2016 Fawn Annan

3 ways to prove ROI on your next marketing initiative

In taking on the role of CMO at ITWC, I realize I am like all other marketers. I'm searching for the holy grail in justifying actions and dollars spent, from public relations to

Published on: May 16th, 2016 Fawn Annan

Wearable sports tech is everywhere, but do we really need it to be?

While I may be just a lowly sports tech writer, I’ve also spent years racing competitively as an alpine ski racer (see the above photo). I know a thing or two about high-level

Published on: May 5th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

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

There’s an allure to Silicon Valley. The namesake TV series and movies about its history like the Social Network, show a scrappiness and drive of bustling entrepreneurs. That deep down go-getter attitude, mixed with

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

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