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Toronto-Waterloo, Vancouver rank among top 20 on best startup ecosystem list

When it comes to increasing the success rate of startups across the globe, it’s all about location, location, location, according to new research from Startup Genome. The company’s 2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry COO on the renewed focus on partners

TORONTO - The shift to enterprise software for BlackBerry has brought about an entirely new focus on the company's partners. Beard, who held executive positions at Oracle Corp., SAP division Sybase, and cloud call

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Alex Radu

BlackBerry COO on the company’s dive into the automotive industry

TORONTO - You might not know it, but chances are there is some sort of BlackBerry software in your vehicle. Beard, who held executive positions at Oracle Corp., SAP division Sybase, and cloud call centre firm

Published on: March 22nd, 2017 Alex Radu

Greenhouse produce company using digital transformation to reduce costs and increase production

One doesn't often associate farming with digital transformation, but that isn't the case with Nature Fresh Farms Inc., one of Canada's largest independent greenhouse produce growers. Nature Fresh isn't new to using smart

Published on: March 22nd, 2017 Alex Radu

Trucking sector investment group staying ahead of the competition through digital transformation

Staying ahead of competitors is always a top priority for any business in any field, and it has been the driving force behind the Tandet Group’s digital transformation. The Oakville, Ont.-based diversified investment

Published on: March 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Expect talent, investment, and Canada to be key points in the 2017 federal budget

The 2017 Canadian federal budget will be officially introduced in the House of Commons on Mar. 22, and it is expected to include a special focus on innovation and technology. From attracting and

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada’s banks leading in digital transformation by embracing rivals: PwC

Canada’s banks are becoming digital transformation leaders by collaborating with their fintech counterparts, according to a new report by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Financially speaking, what the organization calls “the big six” (Bank

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Associate BlackBerry brand with security and ‘Enterprise of Things,’ not phones, COO says

Its partnership with Ford may have dominated recent headlines, but did you know BlackBerry is collaborating with 250 auto makers? Or that its software is now installed in 60 million cars? BlackBerry COO

Published on: March 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

39% of working Canadians would take a pay cut for professional development, survey finds

Though we're guessing that "having a job" and "being paid a living wage" remain the topmost professional concerns for working-age Canadians, a new study indicates professional development is up there too. According to

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Anti-Trump McDonald’s tweet a cautionary tale for social media managers

The explicitly anti-Donald Trump message tweeted by the official McDonald's Twitter account on Thursday morning, and its viral aftermath, provides a timely reminder that business leaders need to focus on ensuring both the

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Ottawa tops list of Canada’s top tech hubs [infographic]

B2B marketplace services provider Expert Market has decided to crunch some numbers and identify the best cities for technically inclined Canadians to work - and, equally importantly, live - in. The company delved

Published on: March 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

5 incredible content marketing secrets from Diply’s CTO (you won’t believe #3!)

When we demanded that Diply's chief technology officer, Gurminder Kandola, cough up his employer's secret recipe for generating 1 billion monthly views and maintaining an Alexa top-20 ranking for North America, he spilled the

Published on: March 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

The definitive review of Microsoft Teams

The developer preview period of Microsoft Teams is over. Microsoft Corp's. new team collaboration tool is now available globally, adding a potentially new app to consider for your business. With competitors like Slack,

Published on: March 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

Let CMOs take the lead in digital transformation: Accenture

The majority of Canadian CMOs know they should be taking the lead in digital transformation, but barely a quarter of CEOs are giving them the freedom to do so, according to a new

Published on: March 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Intel to acquire self-driving tech company Mobileye in $15 billion deal

Intel Corporation has announced that it will be acquiring Mobileye NV, an Israel-based company specializing in chips for vision-based autonomous vehicles, in a deal valued at approximately $15.3 billion. An Intel subsidiary will

Published on: March 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs