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Here’s what a Trump presidency could mean for Canada’s tech sector

In watching Donald Trump become the U.S. president-elect after a long and divisive campaign that was full of vitriol and thin on substance, Canada's tech sector is holding its breath as it enters

Published on: November 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian offices not adapting quickly enough to new technology, Dell finds

Over 40 per cent of Canadian employees feel their workplace technology is further away from the edge than they would like, and more than a third report having a smarter home than office,

Published on: November 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Future Adobe products could let you put words into someone’s mouth

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Do you have a 20-minute file of someone talking? If so, you could use a future Adobe product to put words into their mouth, literally, if this year’s Adobe

Published on: November 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

4 digital transformation lessons businesses can learn from creatives

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - An acclaimed photojournalist, an up-and-coming fashion designer, a sculptor of elaborately-shaped colourful nets that stretch between buildings, and an iconic U.S. filmmaker might not sound like typical digital transformation

Published on: November 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mining CIOs agree credibility is key to leading digital transformation

Martin Palacios used to be the CIO at Vancouver-based First Majestic Silver Corp., but lately he's been going by a new title after his recent promotion - chief transformation officer. Now responsible for

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Adobe isn’t just for creatives, CEO says

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - You don't have to be Creative to benefit from Adobe's Cloud. The audiences for products such as Adobe Spark and Project Nimbus extend well beyond what popular opinion assumes

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Skills gap, women in tech among Canadians’ 3 priorities for innovation minister

TORONTO – The federal government does not have a monopoly on good ideas. That was the first message delivered by Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science, and economic development at Google Canada’s

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s what to expect from this week’s CRTC hearings

This week might decide the future of how - and which - Internet companies conduct their business in Canada. From Monday Oct. 31 to Friday Nov. 4, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Published on: November 1st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is Toronto a better startup environment than Silicon Valley? Google’s engineering head thinks so

When it comes to tech startups, Steve Woods knows what he's talking about. Before he became Google Canada's senior engineering director, Woods founded and ran three Silicon Valley startups, including early voice portal

Published on: October 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Google plans to split $5M among Canada’s 10 most innovative non-profits

TORONTO – Google Inc. wants to make 10 Canadian non-profit organizations very happy. On Friday the company revealed it was bringing philanthropic arm Google.org’s Impact Challenge to Canada for the first time. “Google’s

Published on: October 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Lazaridis Institute to help 10 Canadian tech startups scale up

Ten of Canada's most promising tech startups are getting a leg up as they seek to become the next Shopify Inc., thanks to Wilfred Laurier University's Lazaridis Institute, the school announced Thursday. The

Published on: October 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

ITAC tells government how to close its digital skills gap

If Canada wants to remain competitive on the world stage, its government must adapt to the digital age - and that includes closing the skills gap, according to a report released today by

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Macs cheaper to deploy than PCs, IBM says

Apple Inc.'s products might have a reputation for being expensive, but their enterprise deployment cost is lower than PCs, according to IBM. How much lower? Between $273 and $543 USD per Mac over a four-year

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

15% of Toronto jobs tech-related, new report finds

It looks like Ontario's capital has earned its reputation as "Silicon Valley North." A new report by industry organization TechToronto has found that more than 400,000, or 15 per cent, of the city's

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada lags behind other G20 nations in fostering digital platform innovation: Accenture

Platform-based businesses from Salesforce to Uber have become some of the world's biggest economic success stories in recent years, but Canada's government and business leaders have been slow to foster the type of

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood