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4 ways cities can avoid potholes and sinkholes on the road to digital transformation

If Canada's urban centres want to become leaders in digital transformation, they need to agree on a set of data standards, according to a leading University of Toronto engineer, while making a concerted

Published on: December 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How the designers behind Deloitte’s new ‘smart helmet’ put users first

A new wearable device aimed at improving the safety and productivity of miners was unveiled at the Putting Wearables to Work event on Dec. 8 in Toronto. Partnering with Cortex Design Inc., a

Published on: December 12th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Integrating tech into city infrastructure poses challenges, Toronto execs tell Technicity

Technology can offer municipal governments a multitude of opportunities to improve city services, but expectations around integrating it into existing infrastructure on current budgets poses numerous challenges. Speaking at Technicity on Dec. 7

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Digital transformation vital for the future of Canada’s cities, Toronto mayor tells Technicity

TORONTO - Creating a digital working group was just the beginning. If Toronto - and other Canadian cities, including Calgary and Vancouver, both of which joined Ontario's capital on this year's list of

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Optimism drives tech sector hiring in 2017, but skills shortage remains a challenge – Hays

Technology companies in Canada are optimistic about hiring next year, but some are skittish about investing in new grads, despite a shortage of talent, according to this year's Hays Salary Guide. Now in

Published on: December 7th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Shopify, Ceridian declared Canada’s best places to work by Glassdoor

Tech companies have a reputation for treating their employees well, but if reviews on job search engine and review site Glassdoor are to be believed, Shopify Inc. has gone above and beyond. The

Published on: December 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s tech industry needs more women, ITAC says

Canada has an ICT skills shortage problem, and more women joining the industry is the answer, according to a report released today by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). The organization reports

Published on: December 6th, 2016 Alex Radu

Canada’s brain drain under control – but mainly flowing to cities, LinkedIn says

Canada’s brain drain to Silicon Valley has been a perennial concern for the IT sector, but the flow has stabilized, according to LinkedIn Corp., even if it's arriving at only a handful of

Published on: December 5th, 2016 Gary Hilson

City staff think Toronto can save $1.2B, create 19,000 jobs with tech

Note: An earlier version of this article, referenced in the link, incorrectly stated that digital transformation could save the city of Toronto $1.2 billion annually rather than over 10 years. ITbusiness.ca regrets the

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What does each generation prefer in the workplace? [infographic]

It isn't just age that separates different generations in the workplace, but motivations, according to the Staples Business Advantage 2016 Workplace Index. The report found that Baby Boomers are the only generation that

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Alex Radu

Foster innovation and inclusivity through storytelling, Google-led report says

Using innovation and digital storytelling to both foster inclusivity and break down silos between the arts and business communities appears to have been the key message to emerge from a recent joint effort

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Canadian government outlines Global Skills Strategy

MISSISSAUGA - The Canadian government is making good on its promise to make it easier for companies to bring in highly skilled talent from across the world. Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Alex Radu

ITAC wants the enterprise to help make Canada a leader in IoT

TORONTO - The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is looking towards the future. Though it will continue serving its diverse membership base regardless of sector, for now the organization plans to help

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Trump could be bad news for tech company’s global hiring processes

President-Elect Donald Trump’s appointed Attorney General, Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, may be bad news for tech companies in the United States relying on importing talent from across the world, according to

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Alex Radu

Check out what these 5 architecture students built using Yulio’s VR platform

Any project leader who doubts virtual reality's potential to expand their team's imagination should pay a visit to Ryerson University's architectural science classes. They may find themselves in a picturesque cave, a natural-looking

Published on: November 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood