Articles By Derek Malcolm

Canadian government invests $1.4 million in Waste Robotics

Today, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, François-Philippe Champagne, on behalf of Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, announced that Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is investing $1.4 million in Waste

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Canadian companies must train employees in new tech or get left behind: PwC Canada report

According to the latest Digital IQ report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers Canada (PwC) released yesterday, Canadian executives are falling behind globally when in comes to proactively advancing the digital transformation of their companies. While the

Published on: March 7th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Healthcare app from Telus and Babylon brings the doctor to your smartphone

In Vancouver yesterday, Telus Health (the healthcare division of national telco Telus) and British digital healthcare provider Babylon Health announced the launch of Babylon by Telus Health, an virtual healthcare app that will

Published on: March 6th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

ADP updates its Workforce Now HR tool with AI, greater mobility

Human resources software management company ADP Canada recently announced an update to its flagship tool for HR professionals, Workforce Now, bringing AI capabilities and a simplified system for managing employees in Canada and

Published on: March 5th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Data privacy experts flag ‘smart cities of surveillance’ at ITAC Smart Cities Technology Summit

Before an audience of leaders from the ICT industry, government and public and private business sectors, a panel of data security and privacy experts at the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Smart

Published on: March 4th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Microsoft announces HoloLens 2, its mixed-reality headset with game-changing tools for businesses

The next generation Microsoft’s mixed-reality headset, the HoloLens 2, made its debut in Barcelona this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC), wowing spectators with its latest upgrades, which the company says are focused

Published on: February 27th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Google relaunches Test My Site, its mobile web page speed tool

Time is money when it comes to doing business on the internet, with sluggish sites often meaning the difference between getting that sale and not. And with a reported half of all web

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Canadian Government’s Future Skills Council to address workforce gaps and trends

During an announcement last week at Ryerson University, Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu and Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the long-awaited announcement that Ryerson University will be the home of

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Big Data Challenge inspires high school students, helps bridge Canadian STEM and analytics skills gap

In a packed conference room at SAS Canada’s Toronto headquarters, a group of four high school students addresses an attentive crowd that includes a judging panel of some of the country’s best data

Published on: February 23rd, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Sage opens nominations for new Circle of Excellence Accounting awards

The Canadian arm of Sage Group plc, makers of multi-platform cloud business management software Sage Business Cloud, recently announced the launch of the Sage Circle of Excellence Accounting Awards, honouring the best and

Published on: February 21st, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Drone Delivery Canada’s new Condor drone can haul 180 kg of cargo

It’s not every day you get to see a helicopter in a downtown Toronto event space surrounded by glass and Bay Street skyscrapers. Unless the copter in question is Drone Delivery Canada’s (DDC)

Published on: February 20th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

PathFactory adds new capabilities to give marketers and sales teams better content insights

Marketers and salespeople alike have been living by the 'Content is King' mantra for years. But how that content is impacting potential customers, or if it is at all, can oftentimes be difficult

Published on: February 19th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Canadian shoppers want more tech in stores, but with a human touch

In an ever-evolving, tech-driven ecommerce world, it’s hard to beat the convenience and simplicity of one-click, digital shopping. But when it comes to the brick and mortar retail experience, a new study is

Published on: February 14th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Workstyle personas are key to employee and business success: Microsoft workplace study

Whether you work best in a collaborative group or prefer a quiet space in the office or at home, everyone has a specific way they like to get the job done. With the

Published on: February 14th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

NexTech Solutions launches a 3D ad platform for Facebook

Toronto-based NexTech AR Solutions Corp. announced today that it will be offering its ecommerce customers a new platform allowing users to publish 3D advertising to Facebook. The innovative company, whose lineup of augmented

Published on: February 13th, 2019 Derek Malcolm