Articles By Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Harnessing star energy; Boeing halts 737 MAX; Google fires another activist

A Canadian company is set to harness the power of the stars; Boeing announces it is halting production of 737 MAX; Google fires another activist employee. Much has been said about a need

Published on: December 18th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Ottawa to begin sharing data with Waze for Cities

The City of Ottawa has announced plans to partner with the Waze for Cities program. “Many residents need road and traffic information to get around in their busy work and family lives. Whether

Published on: December 16th, 2019 Buckley Smith

TikTok hiring country manager for Canada

It seems TikTok, the Chinese-owned social media company headquartered in California, is looking to make a move into Canada, following a job posting for a country manager for Canada on LinkedIn. The posting

Published on: December 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – 2020 job trends; injured Amazon workers protesting; don’t lose the Apple cloth

The fastest growing jobs in Canada for 2020; injured Amazon workers are protesting the company; Apple warns users not to lose cleaning cloth The new year is almost upon us! And as we

Published on: December 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Nova Scotia’s CDO urges other governments to create digital services teams

Following a recent merger of Nova Scotia's internal services and external services teams to create the Nova Scotia Digital Services team, Natasha Clarke has gotten the chance to oversee some of the already

Published on: December 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Googlers upset about founders departing; Amazon employees at risk; iPhone 11 Pro stealing location data

Google employees are upset that founders left instead of fixing the culture; Amazon putting its employees at risk to fulfill holiday deliveries; iPhone 11 Pro collecting location data even when told not to

Published on: December 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Applications for free IT career training courses closing soon

ComIT - a registered charity that provides free IT career training courses to those who can prove a need - has three January courses with application deadlines approaching. On Dec. 20, online applications

Published on: December 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Insight shifts its PCM Canada operations under its Insight Canada brand

Insight Enterprises announced earlier this week that it is consolidating the operations of its PCM Canada business with its Insight Canada brand. Insight - an enterprise infotech firm based out of Arizona -

Published on: December 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Manitoba municipality launches landline emergency alerts

A Manitoba community with a history of poor cell service has launched the emergency alert service through landline phones. The Rural Municipality of Grey, which is located about 40 km southwest of Winnipeg,

Published on: December 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Government of Nova Scotia launches Digital Service team

In an effort to provide better digital services to its citizens and public servants, the Government of Nova Scotia launched the Nova Scotia Digital Service team today. Announced in a blog post from

Published on: November 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Sidewalk Labs signs letter of intent to collaborate with George Brown College

Sidewalk Labs is further cementing its footprint in Toronto by signing a letter of intent to collaborate with George Brown College on future projects related to its ongoing smart city project in the

Published on: November 28th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Ontario to launch e-scooter pilot project in 2020

E-scooters are on their way to Ontario as the provincial government announced yesterday that it will be launching a pilot project starting on January 1, 2020. Announced by Vijay Thanigasalam, the parliamentary assistant

Published on: November 28th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Uber appealing London ban; Google fires 4 key labour organizers; WeChat banning Chinese Americans

Uber is appealing the stripping of its license in London; Google fires 4 employees who were key to labour organizing; WeChat banning Chinese Americans for discussing Hong Kong Yesterday’s big news was the

Published on: November 27th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Microsoft added to Digital Health Canada’s Certified Education Provider Accreditation Program

Digital Health Canada recently announced that five of the Microsoft Learn tracks have been added to its list of accredited programs in its Continuing Education Provider (CEP) program. CEP courses are comprised of

Published on: November 26th, 2019 Buckley Smith

More than 70 per cent of consumers say their expectations for apps have increased over past two years, says new report

Digital services are more ingrained in our daily lives than ever before, and with the increased use of those services has come increased expectations of the quality of those services, according to a

Published on: November 20th, 2019 Buckley Smith