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Yahoo acquisition more about content and ad tech than search, analysts say

Monday's announcement that Verizon Communications Inc. would be purchasing Yahoo Inc. for $4.8 billion USD prompted a range of expert opinion, but most can agree on at least one thing: the American telecommunications

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Over 60% of companies still use dead Windows software, underestimate risk: Spiceworks

Monstrous - but preventable - challenges are ahead for the many North American businesses that are pulling in record profits without boosting their IT departments' budgets, according to the experts surveyed by Austin,

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How to ensure Pokémon doesn’t make your workplace productivity Go down

As Pokémon Go continues to surge in popularity - its daily user base recently surpassed Twitter's, and the average player is now spending more time with it than Facebook - it's likely that

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

MaRS report uses investment in startups to identify 7 trends shaping tech’s future

Consumers can look forward to a future increasingly defined by a global voice, and dominated by robots, the Internet of Things (IoT), and virtual and augmented reality (the last of which has become

Published on: July 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

IIoT expert outlines three steps for implementing Industry 4.0

Manufacturing companies with visions of incorporating the latest automated, cloud-based, analytical tech into their production process need to recognize the value of a measured approach, an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) veteran says. Martin

Published on: July 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Happy IT service desk staff help keep Domtar’s diverse applications running

Frequent mergers and acquisitions has meant that Domtar has a diverse set of applications it must manage and provision, but it has managed to keep its users happy and reduced the turnover at

Published on: July 5th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Cloud technology, enterprise thinking drive Canadian government’s new IT plan

The Canadian government is borrowing a page from the private sector with the new Information Technology Strategic Plan it revealed on June 29. In what Government of Canada CIO John Messina acknowledges is

Published on: July 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CCTS survey reveals that most Canadians don’t know about CCTS

Quick: Name the independent body responsible for resolving complaints with telephone, wireless, and internet service providers in Canada. If you answered "the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services," or CCTS, congratulations - you're

Published on: June 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Relying on human judgment for business decisions a costly mistake, PwC says

Big data gives enterprises an unprecedented opportunity to streamline their operations, increase revenue, and plan for the future, but few businesses are taking advantage, both in Canada and abroad, according to a new

Published on: June 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Could you be Ontario’s first Chief Digital Officer? Province taking applications

Ontario is going global with its next open position. Like a multinational tech giant, the province is casting the widest net possible in its search for the right person to serve as Ontario's

Published on: June 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Movies aren’t Cineplex Entertainment’s only business

Digital menu displays probably aren't the first product that comes to mind when you think of Canadian film exhibitor Cineplex Entertainment Inc. - or the second, or third. Yet for more than a

Published on: June 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Charities can use their success to market themselves with CanadaHelps’ new tool

For years, administration costs have served as a key measure that Canadians use to evaluate the charities they contribute to, but a new offering by Toronto-based online donation platform developer CanadaHelps aims to

Published on: June 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Et voilà! Montreal wins ‘Intelligent Community of the Year’ award

Montreal has joined Calgary, Waterloo, Ont. and Toronto as the fourth Canadian city to be named the Intelligent Community of the Year, the Intelligent Community Forum announced on Wednesday. Announced in the previous

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

IoT can’t live up to the hype: Gartner

Is the Internet of Things dead? That’s the question Gartner analyst Peter Middleton is fielding with increasing frequency since the acrimonious shutdown of Nest’s smart home hub earlier this year. “IoT is at

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Steve Proctor

Exploit consumer bias, steal from the competition to create engaging mobile experiences: Gartner

Toronto, ON. - People have a weakness to make snap judgements and mobile developers should depend on that to better engage audiences via mobile apps, a Gartner analyst says. Michael Maoz, a research

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood