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Automated payroll, bias reduction among 4 new features announced by SAP at SuccessConnect

LAS VEGAS - Mike Ettling, the president of German enterprise software firm SAP SE’s SuccessFactors product line, might have called his first appearance at the company's two-day SuccessConnect 2016 conference an "un-keynote," but

Published on: August 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

VoIP provider Axsit receives CRTC certification

As of Aug. 30, Mississauga, Ont.-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider Axsit (pronounced “access it”) is a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)-certified telecom and high-speed Internet reseller, officially bringing eight months

Published on: August 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Cutting-edge campus, exploding research key to retaining Canada’s top tech talent, SOTI CEO says

The $1.3 billion annual investment that Ontario's government announced in February to fund the province's Student Grant program might help many an aspiring tech worker attend the University of Toronto or Waterloo, but

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Watch Don Tapscott deliver a TED Talk about the blockchain [video]

"The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the next few decades has arrived," Canadian technology author Don Tapscott says at the beginning of his Aug. 25 TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design)

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New regulations, reported $1.27 billion USD loss highlight Uber’s interesting summer

Between new regulations in a key Canadian market and a reported $1.27 billion USD operating loss during the first half of 2016, Silicon Valley darling and "sharing economy" icon Uber Technologies Inc. may

Published on: August 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Tech sector calls the most meetings – but they’re more likely to be remote, ShoreTel says

Given tech's collaborative reputation and the lack of cubicles in many of its leading offices, perhaps it's less than surprising to learn it holds more meetings than any other industry, according to a

Published on: August 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

VoIP provider Axsit sold following CCTS-certified service breach

Mississauga, Ont.-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider Axsit (pronounced "access it") has been sold, one month after it was determined the company had breached its service obligations, the Commissioner of Complaints for

Published on: August 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How RateHub secured nearly $500K in support from the federal government

In six short years the number of offices owned by Toronto-based fintech startup RateHub.ca has quadrupled, its employee numbers have increased more than 15 times over - and today, the company announced it

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

IBM’s HR leaders on how a culture of innovation can boost employee engagement

Editor's note: Originally published on July 22, 2016. Updated with new interview on Aug. 7. Innovation is built into IBM Corp.'s DNA, and that extends to its HR practices, its HR leaders say.

Published on: August 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s why such few Canadian tech companies received 2016 Randstad awards for HR

Tech enjoys a reputation as an employee-friendly sector - so why did this year's Randstad Awards give the impression that such few Canadians want to work in it? To be clear, both Canadian

Published on: August 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Foursquare proves that Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential campaign is hurting his business

It turns out that being a billionaire presidential candidate who regularly objectifies women, refers to much of his country's largest ethnic group as "rapists" and "criminals," calls its democratic system "rigged," proposes a

Published on: August 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Tech decisions made by business leaders, IT departments increasingly in sync, Dell finds

A new survey commissioned by Dell Inc. indicates that IT managers and the C-suite might be stronger partners than previously believed. For example, according to the Dell State of IT Trends 2016 survey,

Published on: August 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

U of T, Waterloo among World Economic Forum’s top 50 tech schools worldwide

It would appear that two of Canada's top technical universities are fairly well regarded around the world too. A recent survey of QS World University ranking data by the World Economic Forum placed

Published on: July 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile now accounts for 84% of Facebook’s ad revenue, COO says

Focusing on mobile continues to pay off for Facebook Inc.: the company's mobile ad revenue reached $5.2 billion USD during the last quarter, accounting for 84 per cent of overall ad revenue, COO

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s tech sector is much larger than you think [infographic]

Technology plays a much larger role in Canada’s economy than is commonly believed, according to a new report by the Ryerson University-affiliated Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As Canada’s fifth-largest sector, it

Published on: July 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood