Canada unapologetic about creating new Twitter account

Canada published its first tweet today. Yes, many Canadians have been on Twitter for years of course. But the country never had an official account before Wednesday. It opened up the account with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

9 reasons to name a non-executive chairperson to your board

It is natural for entrepreneurs and founders to want to control the destiny of their company. Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are often cited as examples of why a founder should stay in control.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Canada’s IT labour shortage: Challenges and opportunities

The productivity gap in Canada is widening. At the same time, the Canadian IT market is experiencing increased demand, yet has a serious forecasted labour shortage. In a research note released by IDC

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Clendenin

‘New IT’ vs ‘Old IT': Cloud computing’s technology disruption

The transition from "Old IT" to "New IT" is accelerating. And, the discussions about what this means to organizations can be passionate at times  ̶  particularly around cloud computing. We are increasingly hearing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

CASL strikes Canadian inboxes: 5 strange and unique requests for consent

If you haven't heard of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) by now, then you're pretty good at filtering out email. The new law that went into effect July 1 has many businesses blasting out

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canada becoming one of world’s top Twitter strongholds, eMarketer finds

Canadians are already known for being heavy Internet users, spending more time on the web than almost any other country in the world. But soon, we may be able to add another distinction

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2014 Candice So

Role models most helpful to women tech entrepreneurs

In support of the 40Forward program,  Annelies Van den Belt, CEO of DC Thomson (findmypast.com, friendsreunited.co.uk) inspired the startup community in Toronto at multiple events. On May 5, the Toronto StartupGrind community hosted Annelies Van den Belt at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 9th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Crowdfunding: An investor’s perspective

Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of being invited by the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada to be a panelist at their breakfast briefing "Igniting Entrepreneurship and Capital Flow in Ontario." The other

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 17th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Canadian availability unknown for new Nokia Lumia devices

SAN FRANCISCO -- There’s lots to say about Nokia’s latest smartphone, the Lumia 930. It has a 5-in. screen, can be charged wirelessly, has a 20 MP camera, will ship with Windows Phone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

For many Canadian businesses, security is a balance between risk and return

In a recently media release, we announced that based on the numbers, the main reason for the failure of companies to adequately protect customer data is a fear of productivity loss. The announcement

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Canadians to consume 800% more mobile data by 2018: Cisco

Canadians should probably start looking to add more room to their data plans, according to Cisco System Inc.'s predictions. Cisco is releasing its Visual Networking Index Forecast research today, sharing its best bet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Prototype device gives consumers insight into heart health

When Dr. Wadea Tarhuni, the president and CEO of Windsor Cardiac Centre, was recently working with a patient dealing with heart health problems at his clinic, he sent him home with what looked

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CIRA giving $1M to projects that “enhance Internet for all Canadians”

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is launching a new program that will fund projects by as much as $100,000 each if they can improve the Internet for all Canadians. CIRA, which manages

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So