How Halifax-based Home Except won AARP’s innovation award

After Home Except Inc. won the inaugural American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Innovation Champion award in June for its sensor-based, camera-free home security solution, we figured they deserved a closer look. The Halifax-based

Published on: July 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How New Signature powered a Florida-based construction company’s digital transformation

Digital transformation isn't just for enterprises. As Microsoft solution provider and CDN Channel Elite Award nominee New Signature demonstrates, some of the companies that stand to benefit the most from digital transformation operate

Published on: July 17th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Using the Microsoft HoloLens to brew better beer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Microsoft HoloLens isn’t actually brewing beer, but for Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Ore., it helps them reduce waste and improve the quality of its craft beers. Founded in 1988

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Canadian businesses failing to invest in mobile technology, SOTI warns

Nearly a third of Canadian businesses are failing to invest in mobile technology to improve their operations, a new study has found. In fact, according to a survey commissioned by Mississauga, Ont.-based Internet

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Inaugural youth tech conference aims to motivate Canada’s top young innovators

It’s been widely reported that the Canadian technology sector is experiencing – and will continue experiencing – a broad skills shortage, but one organization is hoping to change that by inspiring youth. The

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

IoT bat sensors changing the game of baseball

One of the biggest trends this year in Major League Baseball (MLB) is “launch angle”. MLB has actually drafted a text book definition of what launch angle is. According to MLB, launch angle

Published on: June 10th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Avaya ready to help municipalities with all of their unified communication needs

WINDSOR, ON. - It's best known for providing unified communications (UC) services to enterprises, but Avaya Inc. wants Canadian municipalities to know it has plenty to offer local governments too. In fact, the

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians believe connected technologies are the future of healthcare: new report

With Canada’s aging population putting an unprecedented amount of pressure on the country’s healthcare system, technology will increasingly play an important role in maintaining and improving access. According to the 2017 Future Health

Published on: May 29th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

From rut to cloud: Kinark’s digital transformation

Before its digital transformation Kinark Child and Family Services, a Markham, Ont.-based child mental health services provider, was not just behind the pack technologically — it was nowhere to be seen. “They were

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Glenn Weir

SAP Leonardo reinvents the digital innovation system

No single technology can fully deliver what a business needs to digitally transform, but SAP’s latest solution is hoping to bring together several software capabilities to assist its customers on their digital journey.

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian telecom sector competitive in world market, IoT will help it be more efficient: new report

Most Canadians believe the country’s telecommunication (telecom) industry is uncompetitively expensive and compares poorly to those in other regions, but that’s not entirely accurate, according to a new report by the Montreal Economic

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Flourishing Internet of Things still faces adoption, security challenges, Juniper finds

Internet of Things (IoT) growth predictions have been bullish for a number of years, and new data from Juniper Research predicts the number of connected devices will triple in the next five -

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Gary Hilson

Rogers experts predict more connected devices, but increased security risks in 2017

The 2017 technology market will continue to see Canadian businesses take advantage of connected devices and artificial intelligence (AI), the tech experts at Rogers Communications Inc. say, greater defensive measures will have to

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

UX helps consumer wearables beat connected enterprise in the IoT race

Zayn Jaffer talked about connected business during an expert panel on Wednesday but it was his feet that really spoke volumes. Jaffer, director of emerging businesses at Best Buy Canada, told an audience at

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Christine Wong