Jump on AI bandwagon before it starts writing poetry, experts advise CIOs

Montebello, Que. - Get ready for artificial intelligence to take a leap forward and have a more important role in society and your business in general, two of Canada's leading machine learning researchers

Published on: September 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Lazaridis Institute’s Scale-Up Program announces 10 participants for 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University's Lazaridis Institute has announced the 10 participants in its second-ever Scale-Up Program, a group of startups that help sales teams, event organizers, and companies of all sizes with their digital

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Sun Life’s digital coach ‘Ella’ a chatbot for voice-first devices, mobile

It seems that every tech brand is launching its own smart digital assistant these days, but now Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is jumping on the trend with the announcement of "Ella."

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How HP is preparing for a disrupted future

HP Inc. split from Hewlett-Packard in 2016, and in the year and a half since, the company has focused on having the heart and spirit of a startup, but with the brains and

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

City of Toronto launches Civic Innovation Office

The city of Toronto is putting its money where Mayor John Tory's mouth is by launching a Civic Innovation Office. Tory himself announced the new division Tuesday during Elevate Toronto, a new conference

Published on: September 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New from ITWC: the September 2017 issue of Municipal Interface

ITBusiness.ca parent company ITWC is proud to reveal its newest publication: Municipal Interface, the official magazine of MISA (Municipal Information Systems Association)/ASIM Canada. Though aimed at the many IT workers who toil behind

Published on: September 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

PEI startup using 3D printing to reduce risks of body piercing, pet and livestock tagging

The human body piercing industry is estimated to be worth around $722 million, but many people experience complications ranging from localized infections and skin reactions, to more serious bacterial infections, traumatic tears, and

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Why Canada’s Kinross Gold uses SAP to coordinate its HR operations across four continents

LAS VEGAS, NV. - Larry Duong arrived at Kinross Gold Corp. knowing the benefits of digital transformation first-hand. As a workforce and human resources information system (HRIS) manager for document destruction firm Shred-it

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canada is ripe for transformation, says new Canadian president of Dell Technologies

ITBusiness.ca catches up with Kevin Connolly to talk about what his first steps will be as the new president of commercial sales of Canada at Dell Technologies, and how the company is fostering

Published on: September 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs


Think of generations in terms of digital savvy, not age, Silicon Valley analyst says

LAS VEGAS, NV. – If you’ve read a business-facing publication over the past two years or so, you’ve likely come across the observation that enterprises should adjust their digital transformation efforts to the

Published on: September 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How the makers of Gorilla Glass used SuccessFactors to modernize their HR operations

LAS VEGAS, NV. - Chances are you haven't heard of Corning Inc. But you're definitely familiar with their products. The Corning, N.Y.-based industrial glass and ceramic manufacturer's best-known product, Gorilla Glass, is incorporated

Published on: September 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

HP and Deloitte partner to push 3D printing adoption by manufacturers

HP Inc. and Deloitte are partnering with the goal of accelerating the digital transformation of the global manufacturing industry and they say the first hill to summit in that battle is 3D printing

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How popular are mobile payments in Canada, anyway?

Only 12 per cent of Canadian smartphone owners have used their phones to make an NFC payment, according to Visa Inc. Numbers like that indicate mobile payment technology isn't catching on with Canadians

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood