ITAC welcomes Ontario’s commitment to investing in talent, infrastructure after throne speech

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) welcomes many of the goals outlined by Ontario's lieutenant governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, in her Sept. 12 throne speech, and looks forward to helping the provincial government

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New data breach notification standards should be flexible, adaptive, ITAC says

As Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) prepares to release a second version of the country’s new data breach notification standards this fall, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) hopes the

Published on: August 29th, 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

Former head of SaskTel appointed as new ITAC CEO

Former SaskTel CEO Robert Watson has been appointed as the new president and CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), effective April 18, the organization announced today. He'll be replacing longtime

Published on: April 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Tech industry cheers as 2016 federal budget includes support for STEM training, digital infrastructure

Canada's technology industry can look forward to the federal government investing half a billion dollars' into the country's digital infrastructure, more than $70 million into workforce training, increased startup funding and support -

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

4 ways the Liberals’ 2016 budget could help Canada’s tech industry

As Department of Finance staff toil away in Ottawa to deliver the Liberal party's first federal budget under Justin Trudeau, many in the tech industry are waiting with bated breath to see what,

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What surprises could the Liberals’ 2016 budget hold for Canada’s tech industry?

When Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers the Liberal government’s long-awaited federal budget for 2016, there will be more than a few high-profile industries, including tech, anxiously watching to see how it might affect

Published on: February 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Conservatives’ election year budget gets lukewarm reception from industry observers and critics

In an election year, the Conservative government delivered a federal budget with the first surplus Canada has seen since the recession while finding some new money to invest in high-tech research and innovation. Finance

Published on: April 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

ITAC partners with Magnet to help connect businesses and job seekers

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is partnering with Magnet, a Toronto-based, non-profit career networking platform, to help Canadian businesses in tech with finding and recruiting new employees. On Tuesday, ITAC announced

Published on: February 5th, 2015 Candice So

ITAC calling for Ingenious Awards nominations

If you know a company that is accomplishing some amazing things in the information and communications technology (ICT) field, here's your chance to help it get the recognition it deserves. Ottawa-based Information Technology

Published on: May 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Federal budget has ‘good solid items’ for small businesses, startups

With the federal budget for 2014 now in play, Canadian small businesses and startups are cautiously optimistic towards what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has promised for the fiscal year to come. Releasing the

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

3 digital marketing startups to follow on Twitter

Covering the fourth cohort grad showcase at Toronto-based accelerator Extreme Startups, we met some interesting people on the leading edge of the digital marketing space and reconnected with others. Whether or not you'd

Published on: January 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Using big data to improve farming, one cow at a time

When GrowSafe Systems Ltd. first began studying cattle in 1990, it all started with a team of engineers and computer scientists, working with 386 processors and trying to understand the flood of data

Published on: November 28th, 2013 Candice So

Industry Minister hosts invite-only CASL roundtable

With Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation being given Royal Assent in 2010 and still not being enforced as the regulations are worked out, it could be understandable if some businesses think of CASL as more

Published on: September 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson