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Enterprises, SMBs learn their best ERP tips from each other, NetSuite exec says

San Jose, Calif. - Small and medium-sized businesses often use enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to help their companies act like enterprises, but the reverse is arguably more important, Jason Maynard, executive vice

Published on: May 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson says Salesforce is ‘completely misnamed’ as CRM

San Jose, Calif. – Ask NetSuite Inc. CEO Zach Nelson if he plans to integrate his products with Salesforce and you'll get an earful. That's what one member of a Q&A session discovered

Published on: May 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Secrets to scaling sales in the digital age with Hubspot’s chief revenue officer

Do a Google image search for "salesperson" and you'll find this fine specimen up near the top: "How did we create a field, 100 years ago, that's going to go out and represent

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

“Strategic value” in supporting startups, MasterCard says

Two years after adding Toronto-based wearables firm Nymi to its first list of supported companies, MasterCard Inc.'s Start Path program returned to Ontario's capital yesterday, inviting startups from around the world to showcase

Published on: May 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Sharing economy: It’s a wild ride but it’s here to stay, says Zipcar co-founder

One of the sharing economy's global innovators came to Canada on Tuesday to proclaim that the trend is not only here to stay, but killing the traditional business model as we know it.

Published on: May 11th, 2016 Christine Wong

Increase employee engagement by giving them a SoapBox to stand on

Like many in the manufacturing sector, the majority of workers employed by dairy giant Parmalat Canada receive hourly wages – not the greatest recipe for an engaged workforce, Scott Goodman, the company’s vice-president

Published on: May 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Space pioneer helping young women find career launchpad

It’s been 24 years since Roberta Bondar’s historic space mission, but the Canadian astronaut, scientist, teacher, and photographer is continuing to expand her orbit as role model, especially for young women. In late

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Steve Proctor

3 tech trends in Asia-Pacific that hint at Canada’s future: IDC

Is the future state of Canada's technology market already playing out in the Asia-Pacific region? Some sophisticated trends in the mobility and augmented or virtual reality markets seen in the east will inevitably

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Facebook Canada head Jordan Banks on finding talent and getting them fired up

When Facebook, Inc.’s Canadian division opened its first office in Toronto seven years ago, its only mandate was to support clients with advertising, and there were only five employees, all of them focused

Published on: April 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

The U.S. Olympic team’s 3 guidelines for making a product that changes the world

Three years after the term was first introduced, wearable technology is already changing the face of sports, according to the U.S. Olympic Committee's senior technologist - but if the developers behind this still-nascent

Published on: April 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CPEIA awards honour smart textile firm, graphic display maker for innovation

A smart textile manufacturer and graphic display maker became the first recipients of the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA)'s inaugural Innovation and Commercialization awards during a ceremony today at the Canadian Printable,

Published on: April 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How a “cutting edge” non-profit used VR to help Syrian refugees

When you think about how residents from Canada and other countries have helped Syrian refugees, virtual reality (VR) technology probably isn't the first method that leaps to mind. Yet VR turned out to

Published on: April 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

PwC Canada recognizes Celestica, Farmers Edge with innovation awards

A tech-driven farming startup and an industry-hopping supply-chain management firm are among the winners of this year's Vision to Reality (V2R): Innovator of the Year Awards, consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Canada announced this evening.

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Priv’s poor reception pushes BlackBerry back to mid-range smartphone market

It may have become a beloved fixture in the IT World Canada offices, but first-quarter sales were soft for BlackBerry's latest high-end device, the Android-powered Priv, with CEO John Chen saying in a

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Why your firm should host a hackathon – and 5 ways to ensure its success

Hackathons have become de rigueur in the tech world - Facebook, Inc. held its 50th in February - but it's not just tech companies that can benefit from scheduling an all-day brainstorming and

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood