End of 2016 saw malware infections spike in Canada [Malware map]

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from December 2016. The end of 2016 saw a malware surge in Canada as last-minute holiday shoppers increased their online activity and became a

Published on: January 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Toronto Mayor John Tory [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 7, 2016. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto’s technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: December 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Weekly Update – AWS Canadian data centres, Dell EMC, Toronto Mayor

IT World Canada's Paolo Del Nibletto and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. AWS Canada region open for business Dell EMC goes West for new Canadian channel

Published on: December 9th, 2016 Alex Radu

City staff think Toronto can save $1.2B, create 19,000 jobs with tech

Note: An earlier version of this article, referenced in the link, incorrectly stated that digital transformation could save the city of Toronto $1.2 billion annually rather than over 10 years. ITbusiness.ca regrets the

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Tech sector growth map of Canada for 2016

Canada's tech sector is growing, there's no doubt about that. How much it is growing depends on who you ask. Or to be more precise, how those people that you ask - three

Published on: November 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto Canada’s top city for IT skills, Calgary most expensive, CBRE says

Canada's tech sector employment has surged by almost 25 per cent in the past five years and some of its biggest urban cities and their surrounding areas are the best places to find

Published on: November 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

15% of Toronto jobs tech-related, new report finds

It looks like Ontario's capital has earned its reputation as "Silicon Valley North." A new report by industry organization TechToronto has found that more than 400,000, or 15 per cent, of the city's

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How a coding-averse IT team brought Toronto’s CN Tower into the 21st century

It’s exactly the sort of iconic destination you’d expect to see on the cutting edge of technology, but until recently Toronto’s CN Tower didn’t offer visitors WiFi, let alone a mobile app. Enter

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Slack to open new Toronto-based office this year

Cloud-based collaboration software developer Slack Technologies Inc., which started in Vancouver in 2009 but is now headquartered in San Francisco, announced today that it will soon be opening a new sales and support

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Injured military get a boost from Invictus Games coming to Canada

CHICAGO – It’s safe to say Bruno Guevremont knows how to deal with extreme pressure. He once took a vest loaded with explosives off a suicide bomber during a tour of duty in

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Knee injury doesn’t sideline Russell Martin from social media

Despite a recent knee injury caused by a fall in the shower, catcher Russell Martin has been a solid asset for the Toronto Blue Jays this season. He's known not only as member of

Published on: July 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Toronto-based Hyperloop startup seeks to keep things cool

Canadians dreaming of a future Hyperloop system that will shoot them across the 500 km from Toronto to Montreal in less than an hour can also take comfort in knowing that ride won't

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto joins New York, Paris, Mumbai as latest city to host YouTube Space

Aspiring viral video creators in Toronto may want to head down to George Brown College's Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology to do their next shoot, as Google announced that it's opening

Published on: April 27th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Startup TO: Why ‘The Six’ can compete with Silicon Valley for startup success

There’s an allure to Silicon Valley. The namesake TV series and movies about its history like the Social Network, show a scrappiness and drive of bustling entrepreneurs. That deep down go-getter attitude, mixed with

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Ashley Huffman