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Intuit, Autodesk, Microsoft illustrate tech’s dominance of Canada’s best places to work

Turns out Intuit Canada, Autodesk Canada Co. and Microsoft Corp. aren't just well-known tech brands - they're leaders among Canadian workplaces too. All four companies, along with Mississauga, Ont.-based workforce management (WFM) and

Published on: May 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

AI could double Canadian annual economic growth rates [infographic]

With artificial intelligence (AI) on the rise, it's time to look at the potential this technology can bring to organizations around Canada. According to a new report by advisory firm Accenture PLC, "AI

Published on: May 1st, 2017 Alex Radu

#ITWCchats recap: The worst job you’ve ever had

If I asked you what the worst job you’ve ever had was, it probably wouldn’t take you long to come up with an answer, and maybe even a funny anecdote or two. While

Published on: April 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Lazaridis Institute launches data platform to help Canadian tech companies grow

Canada will soon have its own data platform for technology companies looking to track their growth metrics. The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy in Waterloo, Ont.,

Published on: April 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Justin Trudeau talks innovation, U.S. trade disputes in appearance at Vidyard HQ [video]

It's been just over a year since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's last high-profile appearance in Silicon Valley North, and his latest visit did not disappoint. During a fireside chat on April 25 at

Published on: April 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto Public Library forges new space for makers as core to its digital transformation

Picture this: a video studio with a green screen that you can book, an array of Raspberry Pi devices, and 3D printers complete with lessons on how to use them. Am I describing

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ex-Google exec launches new site to help bring more women to Canada’s corporate boards

I’m sitting in a room outside the Toronto Stock Exchange TV studio, sharing one of those trendy Danish style couches (all sharp angles and faux leather), with Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, when I think:

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Christine Wong

“A mental wizard hat” – the verdict is still out on Elon Musk’s proposed brain implants

Desktop computers and personal laptops are yesterday’s news – the latest hot topic around the technology industry is computers for the brain. Yes, you read that correctly. Computers for the human brain. At

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

C-suite’s digital goals increasingly driven by competition, not disruption, IBM finds

While digital disruption gets the lion's share of credit for digital transformation in publications such as ITBusiness.ca, a new study by IBM Corp. indicates that executives are more likely to be wary of

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

45% of employees admit to unsafe data access practices, Dell finds

Most employees know how important it is to protect sensitive enterprise information, but in practice many admit they engage in risky behavior. That's the conclusion of a new Dell survey of 2,608 professionals who

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Howard Solomon

Tech CEO asks ‘How do I hire women?’ on LinkedIn: Here’s how his network responded

The fact that women are underrepresented in Canada's technology sector doesn't exactly come as a news flash, but one tech CEO is openly reaching out to his network to do his part towards

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Prepare to disrupt yourself: Netflix cofounder on starting a successful business

When Marc Randolph started Netflix Inc. with cofounder Reed Hastings in 1997, he couldn’t have possibly imagined what the company would become in just 20 years. Speaking at Ingram Micro’s 2017 Cloud Summit

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Celestica prepares for the future by investing outside its primary industry

It might still be known best as a component manufacturer, but Celestica Inc. has a great deal more to offer its partners and clients, as president and CEO Rob Mionis made clear on

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Fully autonomous vehicles still 10 to 15 years down the road, says BlackBerry QNX exec

Carmakers must calm consumer fears about cost, not just collisions, to fuel the market for self-driving cars, an executive from BlackBerry QNX said Thursday. During his keynote at a Toronto conference, Grant Courville

Published on: April 20th, 2017 Christine Wong

Facebook’s AR/VR push could be a boon for businesses, analysts say

The Facebook Spaces virtual reality (VR) platform and AR (augmented reality) Studio software that the social media giant announced at yesterday's F8 developers conference could provide large brands and small and medium-sized businesses

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood