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Google plans to split $5M among Canada’s 10 most innovative non-profits

TORONTO – Google Inc. wants to make 10 Canadian non-profit organizations very happy. On Friday the company revealed it was bringing philanthropic arm Google.org’s Impact Challenge to Canada for the first time. “Google’s

Published on: October 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Lazaridis Institute to help 10 Canadian tech startups scale up

Ten of Canada's most promising tech startups are getting a leg up as they seek to become the next Shopify Inc., thanks to Wilfred Laurier University's Lazaridis Institute, the school announced Thursday. The

Published on: October 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

ITAC tells government how to close its digital skills gap

If Canada wants to remain competitive on the world stage, its government must adapt to the digital age - and that includes closing the skills gap, according to a report released today by

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Macs cheaper to deploy than PCs, IBM says

Apple Inc.'s products might have a reputation for being expensive, but their enterprise deployment cost is lower than PCs, according to IBM. How much lower? Between $273 and $543 USD per Mac over a four-year

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

15% of Toronto jobs tech-related, new report finds

It looks like Ontario's capital has earned its reputation as "Silicon Valley North." A new report by industry organization TechToronto has found that more than 400,000, or 15 per cent, of the city's

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada lags behind other G20 nations in fostering digital platform innovation: Accenture

Platform-based businesses from Salesforce to Uber have become some of the world's biggest economic success stories in recent years, but Canada's government and business leaders have been slow to foster the type of

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

‘The time to act is now’ for digital transformation: Dell CMO

Dell Technologies has collaborated with Vanson Bourne in order to conduct research on digital transformation and whether or not businesses are ready for what is being called the fourth Industrial Revolution: the digital

Published on: October 13th, 2016 Alex Radu

Ladies Learning Code aims to close IT skills gap by bringing tech education to 10M Canadians

A new initiative by Ladies Learning Code aims to hit the organization's largest audience yet. The Toronto-based not-for-profit, which its organizers formed in 2011 to bring tech education to as many children, teachers

Published on: October 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Rogers CEO doesn’t think Wireless Code should even exist

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Guy Laurence can empathize with the customers who submitted the complaints cited by the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) in its recent critique of Canada’s Wireless Code

Published on: October 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Inside Deloitte’s office of the future

Deloitte Canada's newest office is bold, unorthodox, stylish, attractive, and tech-driven - everything you'd expect from a group of accountants working at a 158-year-old firm, Toronto managing partner Ryan Brain jokes. And yet

Published on: October 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Even California’s adult entertainment companies are investing in the blockchain

We've covered, at great length and in explicit detail, the many benefits that businesses from banks to manufacturers to retailers have to gain by investing in the blockchain - but let's be honest,

Published on: October 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Innovation, collaboration, curiosity key to business success, Microsoft’s Gates and Nadella say

Fostering an innovative, open-minded, and collaborative corporate culture - one that gives employees the means to pursue new ideas and the freedom to abandon them if they don't work out - has a

Published on: September 30th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

HP describes main failure around firmware outcry as ‘communication’ problem

PALO ALTO, Calif. – An open letter alleging that HP Inc. intentionally programmed a recent security firmware update to shut down OfficeJet Pro printers using third-party ink cartridges presented a communication opportunity the

Published on: September 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

4 trends the head of HP Labs believes will define the next 30 years of tech

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Whenever Shane Wall is asked what he believes the next big thing in tech will be - and as HP Inc.'s CTO and global head of HP Labs, he's

Published on: September 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s top business technology management students to compete in competition hosted by ITAC, ITWC

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to partner with IT World Canada to host the first National Business Technology Management (BTM) Student Competition between Schools represented by teams of two to

Published on: September 27th, 2016 ITBusiness Staff