Latest Act-On release doubles down on integration with Microsoft ecosystem

Act-On Software has hitched its wagon to Microsoft Corp.'s horses. With its latest release, the Portland, Ore.-based marketing automation software developer is betting that enterprise users of the latter's Dynamics CRM, Power BI,

Published on: October 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Why PR professionals should be using analytics in their work [infographic]

With data analysis now playing a key role in sectors as diverse as law, sports, and event planning, there is no excuse for public relations practitioners to ignore the value analytics can play

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Reimagining the football helmet for safety

If football fans were asked to name one helmet maker; the answer would mostly likely be Riddell. As the CFL season is well underway and the NFL season is about to kickoff soon,

Published on: September 1st, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Analytics in law? Toronto firm incorporates SPSS, IBM Cloud into practice

"Law" and "technology" rarely appear in the same sentence outside of antitrust cases, but Canadian business firm McMillan LLP is aiming to change that. Last week the Toronto-headquartered organization, which employs some 300

Published on: August 8th, 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

Financial players weigh risks of digital relationships in Canada’s consent-based compliance regime

How is it that you can ever truly know someone? That's the question that various members of the financial sector asked today at a roundtable event hosted by ITWC and sponsored by Equifax

Published on: July 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Convert your big data into beautiful graphics with Google’s Data Studio tool

Big data might represent an unparalleled opportunity for your company to track, analyze, and build future projects around its achievements, but it’s hard to reap the benefits if you can’t present the results

Published on: July 7th, 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

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

New accounting standards means big data problem for Canadian banks

New regulations meant to prevent the type of toxic loans seen in the aggregated mortgage products that triggered the 2008 recession will require Canadian banks to get a masterful grip on their data,

Published on: June 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Big data tips from MLSE’s ‘analytics coach’

Jonathan Carrigan manages one of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment’s most important teams. Although properties owned by Canada’s largest sports conglomerate include the Maple Leafs, Raptors and Toronto FC franchises, Carrigan oversees the company’s

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Christine Wong

Germany takes SAP Sports One with them to the Euro Cup

The 2016 Euro Cup Championship kicks off today with France – the tournament hosts – taking on Romania. Defending World Cup champions Germany come into this tournament a heavy favourite and besides having

Published on: June 10th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Golf wearables more than just keeping score

Once upon a time about the only reason you wore a thing on your wrist was to tell you what time it was. It didn't know elevation, wind speed, water depth or the

Published on: June 8th, 2016 Charlie Teljeur