Articles By Buckley Smith

3 lessons from Canada’s public service approach to creating a digital workforce

The Canadian federal government is attempting to implement a strategy to incorporate a more digitally-inclined workforce, and there are lessons to be learned for other organizations trying to do the same. A whitepaper

Published on: March 13th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Microsoft launches free online classes to teach AI to executives

Microsoft Corp. has launched a new series of online courses for executives to learn about AI, as it tries to help businesses catch up to the trend of AI in business. AI Business

Published on: March 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Mastercard acquires Toronto-based Ethoca to improve fraud detection

In an effort to step up its security for digital commerce fraud, Mastercard has acquired Toronto-based company Ethoca. Ethoca uses collaboration-based technology to bring together card issuers, ecommerce merchants, and online businesses to

Published on: March 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Government set to launch 600 mHz spectrum auction for 5G cellular network on Tuesday

We will soon get an idea of the framework of a Canadian 5G cellular network, as Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is set to launch the 600 mHz spectrum auction at

Published on: March 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

GoDaddy brings together SMB resellers to discuss strategy for driving sales in 2019

Half of the small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in Canada do not exist online. Of those that are online, half  outsource the effort to create and maintain an online presence. "This is a huge opportunity.

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

3 women in tech size up the gender gap in 2019

Today is International Women's Day and in honor of that, we are speaking about the state of women in the tech industry and the many challenges they still face when pursuing a career

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Despite surge of female entrepreneurs in Canada, STEM still lagging behind

While female entrepreneurs in Canada are on the rise, a study commissioned by Salesforce.com Inc. and The Gandalf Group shows that they are not breaking into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Nokia brand returns to Canadian carrier market under HMD Global

HMD Global announced today that they will be expanding further into the Canadian market by venturing into the carrier market with the launch of the Nokia 2.1 smartphone. HMD is releasing the device

Published on: March 7th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hit the reset button on Sidewalk Toronto or face legal action, civil liberties association tells government

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), a civil society dedicated to defending Canadian rights and freedoms, has threatened legal action against Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs in a recent letter to Prime Minister

Published on: March 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

AI changing the financial industry, although hurdles remain

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already brought about large changes throughout society, maybe nowhere more than in the world of business. The financial services industry is no exception. According to a survey conducted by

Published on: March 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Could loss of jobs through automation drive the gig economy?

The fear of lost jobs because of increased automation in business is a reality for many industries. According to a study by PwC Economics in 2018, seven major industries (with the biggest risks

Published on: March 4th, 2019 Buckley Smith

HP’s 2019 Megatrends warns we cannot keep up with demand for high-skilled jobs

Throughout the evolution of automation and its involvement in industry across the globe, the prevailing question has always been: "What jobs will be left for us lowly humans?" But ironically enough the question

Published on: March 4th, 2019 Buckley Smith