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Canadian executives’ digital IQ lower than international counterparts: PwC

Canadian executives lag behind their foreign counterparts when it comes to digital transformation, according to a recent "Digital IQ" test by international consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). According to the company's latest Digital IQ

Published on: April 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CPES 2017 ready to help Canada’s printed electronics industry grow

The players in Canada's rapidly growing printed electronics sector can look forward to an industry conference that's scaling up along with them. Unlike last year's conference, which focused on educating attendees about the

Published on: April 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Taxation, not NAFTA, is Trump’s biggest threat to Canadian business, say Baird and Charest

Two Canadian political veterans warned Friday that Donald Trump’s plan to cut U.S. corporate tax rates is a far greater threat to Canadian businesses than his push to reopen the North American Free

Published on: April 7th, 2017 Christine Wong

Bell still on top, but complaints against telecoms continue to drop, CCTS finds

A new report by the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) once again identifies Bell Canada as the telecommunications services provider with the most customer complaints, but also notes that fewer confirmed

Published on: April 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Vancouver airport launches self-serve kiosks to meet new border clearance program

The Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Primary Inspection Kiosk program will be expanding in Vancouver this spring. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has announced that it will be increasing the number of self-serve border

Published on: April 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

E.U. regulations behind Microsoft’s new Windows 10 privacy controls

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union privacy regulation scheduled for implementation next May, has led Microsoft Corp. to revise Windows 10's privacy controls in its upcoming Creators Update. In an

Published on: April 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Boeing’s new venture arm sees life on Mars, flying cars in humanity’s future

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing is launching a new venture arm of its company called HorizonX, and one of its first two investments is with an enterprise augmented reality software firm, it announced on Wednesday.

Published on: April 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Lowe’s Canada exploring virtual reality for home improvement

Home renos could be the next industry to be infiltrated by virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) technology. Home improvement giant Lowe’s Canada, through its Innovation Lab, has announced Holoroom How To,

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Luxury car maker Infiniti launches IoT and smart city incubator in Toronto

Move over, Ford Canada - another automotive manufacturer is wading into the tech industry's territory. The Canadian arm of Japanese luxury vehicle manufacturer Infiniti announced today the launch of Infiniti Lab, an accelerator

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Xerox CEO’s digital strategy to target SMBs

NEW YORK – Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson made his case for digital transformation during the Rochester, N.Y.-based company's biggest announcement in 110 years. Jacobson was named CEO during the summer of 2016 before the

Published on: April 3rd, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

New Toronto AI research centre to get financing from all levels of government, private sector

Toronto’s push to become a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) is finding support from all levels of government, academia and private businesses. The University of Toronto’s newly unveiled Vector Institute for Artificial

Published on: March 31st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Coalition supports conference and awards program to drive digital transformation

A coalition of Canada’s top IT firms and business organizations committed to a bright, digitally-driven future has come together to support a national conference and award program designed to empower Canadian companies to

Published on: March 30th, 2017 Steve Proctor

NRC hack cost Ottawa ‘hundreds of millions,’ Globe reports

Any business that's suffered a cyber security breach knows that it can be a costly experience, but few could stomach a report from the federal government that a 2014 breach at the National

Published on: March 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Toronto establishing itself as a global leader in AI with new research institute

Toronto is hoping to challenge Silicon Valley as one of the most prominent hotspots for artificial intelligence (AI) research. The University of Toronto (U of T) has announced the creation of its Vector

Published on: March 29th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How Xerox Canada helped Family Service Toronto streamline its 100-year-old record-keeping system

Since 1914 Family Service Toronto (FST) has been connecting families and individuals in distress to counselling, community development, advocacy, and public education programs - and used paper to keep track of its clients

Published on: March 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood