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Would a ‘robo-boss’ be an upgrade for your manager?

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As technology continues to impact how work is done, there is an intriguing new speculation presented by a recent article in the Globe

Regional angel investing? ‘That’s just wrong!’

Last week David Verrill, chair of the Angel Capital Association, invited to me speak at the Angel Capital Summit in San Francisco along with my super smart co-panelists Jason Best and Sara Hanks.  The conference

Published on: April 25th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Live demo of real-time analysis of human brain networks

It has been a year since the launch of a research and development initiative between IBM Canada, the governments of Canada and Ontario, and a consortium of seven universities, backed by a total

Published on: April 24th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Brilliant? Not good enough to win new business, creative directors say

Lanny Geffen, creative director at Digiflare based in Toronto, came to FITC 2013 to let this audience of designers, developers, business folks know that brilliance alone isn't enough. If you can’t persuade the client to get on

Published on: April 23rd, 2013 Eric Floresca

Does crowdfunding have more sizzle than steak? – Part 2

In yesterday's blog post, Peter Kemball examined crowdfunding from a historical perspective and considered the implications for entrepreneurs. Today, he examines the impact on founders and society at large. Assessment of the impact

Published on: April 19th, 2013 Peter Kemball

Does crowdfunding have more sizzle than steak? – Part 1

To question the merits of crowdfunding seems a surefire means of being awarded an OC – Order of Curmudgeon. Millions of person hours have been devoted to introduce it to the world and

Published on: April 18th, 2013 Peter Kemball

Dos and don’ts of project management: part 2

In my previous blog on project management, I talked about project planning. In this blog I will be talking about managing risks and dependencies. In order to deliver a project on time, it

Published on: April 15th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Who gives a hoot about paying interns?

There is a great deal of commentary regarding HootSuite, a Vancouver social media company, and its practice to offer unpaid 40 hour per week internships in exchange for work experience. Apparently, the internships

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Marylka Empey

Before adopting an app, plan for its death

It seems like every day there is a new Web tool or app launching that promises to make our professional or personal lives  just a tad easier. For all the users and businesses

Published on: April 9th, 2013 Eric Floresca

Developers get to name their price for outsourced projects

Think of a Web developer's control over the Internet as the same sort of control a player has over their virtual landscape in Sim City. The world is literally in the palm of

Published on: April 8th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Dos and don’ts of project management: part 1

In one of my previous blogs I talked about how to get a project approved. In this blog I'll talk about best practices in managing a project. You'll notice there is lots of

Published on: April 5th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Animated GIFs’ retro comeback is about engagement

Last week Google announced that their social network (Google+ for those of you at home keeping score) would begin supporting animated GIFs as profile pictures. With the popularity of Twitter's Vine app coupled with the dominance of

Published on: April 3rd, 2013 Karim Kanji

Top 7 ways to secure your Web site

Pleasing customers is a top priority for business owners, and building trust is a large part of that. When an e-commerce Web site gets hacked or compromised, customers are at risk of identity

Published on: March 31st, 2013 Sean Forkan

Why we need Windows 8

You’ll read lots of reviews out there describing Windows 8 as a schizophrenic operating system. All those reviews are true. No need to repeat them here. The separation between Windows 7 functionality and

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Bourne

Change management: deciding whether to ‘push’ or ‘pull’

It is said that the only thing that's constant is change. Whether it is technology related or there is a crisis and processes have to change, it involves coming up with a change

Published on: March 25th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie