Articles By ITBusiness Staff

2018 federal budget stifles tech industry growth, CATA says

The federal government's 2018 budget takes some admirable steps toward securing Canada from cyber criminals, but is otherwise a fiscally irresponsible, red-tape happy document that will stifle, rather than encourage, growth in the

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

What is needed to sustain momentum and success in Canada’s innovation superclusters?

By Andrea McPhail Last Thursday, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains introduced the five winners of the federal government's Innovation Superclusters Initiative (ISI), officially bestowing five of Canada's fastest-growing sectors

Published on: February 20th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

SMBs can rely on IRAP funding, contrary to Brian Cookson’s recent blog, NRC exec says

By Andrew McNaughton The following was sent to IT World Canada editorial director Brian Jackson as a letter to the editor. I would like to clarify a number of statements that were made

Published on: January 16th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Big data delivers results today’s businesses need to succeed

“One of the chief challenges of running any company is not doing the job right, it's knowing what job to do, it's knowing what to focus on, and being data-driven as a company

Published on: December 15th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Check out the improved Map of the Internet by Cogeco Peer 1

Have you ever wondered what exactly human use of the Internet looks like? With its Map of the Internet app, Cogeco Peer 1 can provide users with a tangible, 3D visualization of the

Published on: November 28th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Apple reclaims world #1 wearable maker spot

After a great third quarter, Apple is back on top of the wearables market, with a new report from Canalys stating that the tech giant now controls nearly a quarter of the wearable

Published on: November 16th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Firefox gets a ‘Quantum’ rebrand, biggest overhaul since 2004

Mozilla's Firefox browser is getting its biggest overhaul since 2004. Dubbed 'Firefox Quantum', the Firefox 57 update brings an entire visual redesign and huge performance improvements. The Quantum moniker comes from Mozilla's new

Published on: November 14th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

LinkedIn ‘Resumé Assistant’ rolling out on Microsoft Word

Microsoft is taking advantage of its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn. The tech giant has announced that it is now integrating LinkedIn capabilities in Microsoft Word for a new service called Resumé Assistant.

Published on: November 14th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Air Canada is using virtual reality to showcase the ‘Air Canada Experience’

Air Canada is getting creative with its marketing ideas. The Canadian airline is the first in Canada to turn to virtual reality technology as a way to showcase its in-flight experience. Designed for

Published on: November 10th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

IT World Canada Cup Pond Hockey Tournament Promo

Do you have what it takes to dominate the IT World? How about the ice? This is your chance to prove both and participate in one of the largest Pond Hockey events on

Published on: November 6th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Are you ready to die? If not, this startup will help you prepare

By Preston Dozsa If Toronto-based startup Willful gets its way, planning for your own death will be the next industry set for digital disruption. Aiming to get more Canadians, particularly millennials and young

Published on: November 1st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Manulife adds Apple Watch to its rewards program

By Alex Coop Manulife is letting its life insurance holders walk their way to a free Apple Watch. An enhancement to the Manulife Vitality program announced on Oct. 23 will allow Canadians who

Published on: November 1st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

New POS terminals help business owners improve customer service with touchscreen-based apps

By Aaron Broverman It may not be long before payment terminals have more in common with smartphones than card readers. The newest addition to TD Merchant Solutions’ point-of-sale (POS) portfolio, Paris-based Ingenico Group's

Published on: November 1st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Ladies Learning Code evolves to bring coding to more Canadians

By Elizabeth Keith Ladies Learning Code is no more. On Oct. 27, the non-profit formerly known as Ladies Learning Code officially rebranded as Canada Learning Code, in an effort to reach more Canadians

Published on: October 31st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian accelerator wants to make Ottawa the SaaS capital of the world

Canadian accelerator for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, L-Spark, has an ambitious goal for Ottawa: to make the Canadian capital the SaaS capital of the world. To reach that goal, L-Spark announced seven new SaaS

Published on: October 27th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff