Why there should be more focus on healthcare IT

Healthcare is one of the most important industries in the economy. Over the past couple of years, there have been a lot of advances in healthcare technology. In order to reduce costs over

Published on: March 9th, 2016 Robert Cordray

The IT skills shortage — fact or myth?

For some years now, I have been seeing a reasonably large number of articles about the "impending skills shortage" in IT. Based partly on my own recent experience and also on that of

Published on: March 8th, 2016 William Turgeon

The web’s gotten complicated

So you have a website, how many third-party organizations are involved in making it run? It’s easy to forget about them, but third-party agencies are ultimately going to be supporting your site. Most

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Mike Gifford

Federal program touts the business benefits of hiring autistic workers in IT

They often possess precision, accuracy, focus, perfectionism and conscientiousness - qualities highly sought after for technology jobs such as coding, software testing and data analysis. Yet among the half a million working-age Canadians

Published on: August 7th, 2015 Christine Wong

Multiple or all-in-one software systems: where should your money go?

Money is easily spent, gone in the blink of an eye. One moment your budget is doing fantastic and extra money is sitting in the bank, waiting to be spent. Just one small

Published on: January 9th, 2015 Robert Cordray

Top 5 high-profile cyber security breaches that have affected millions

With advances in technology, cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and more frequent than ever before. In fact, industry experts now agree that there are two types of organizations in today’s world, those

Published on: December 18th, 2014 Robert Cordray

Here’s why the Warner Music Group CTO thinks time to business value is the most important IT metric

Technology is driving change faster than most organizations can adapt. Many IT leaders struggle to add value to the business and must evolve their thinking or risk being disintermediated. It is not enough

Published on: November 21st, 2014 Brian Clendenin

How Softchoice has embraced the decentralization of IT

Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in how IT has been characterized, managed and centralized.  For the longest time, IT teams have been known as the gatekeepers of

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Ashley Huffman

Millennial sales pros driving ‘bring your own app’ trend

It wasn’t too long ago that companies were grappling with the reality of bring your own device (BYOD), and while not everyone has come to terms with that trend, we now have yet

Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Tibor Shanto

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

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Clendenin

How to effectively outsource IT projects

Besides humans, your company’s telecommunication network is your most important asset. If you take a second to think about it, every aspect of your business is connected to a network. It allows your

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Ashley Huffman

Dear CIO, communicate the business value of IT

“What is the value of an exercise machine?” – Probably one of my favourite opening questions by Gartner analyst Richard Hunter, vice-president and Gartner Fellow, just prior to sharing with the audience his

Published on: November 21st, 2013 Brian Clendenin

Toronto one of world’s top 21 smart communities for 2014

Toronto has been named one of the world's 21 smartest communities for the second year in a row, thanks to its quest to grow its role in the broadband economy. On Monday, the

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Candice So

Three thoughts for IT security professionals, from SecTor’s G. Mark Hardy

For IT professionals, the security landscape is constantly changing, with new threats regularly cropping up and new ways of combating cybercrime trying to keep up. Yesterday, cyber security expert G. Mark Hardy delivered

Published on: October 9th, 2013 Candice So