Articles By 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

ZTE releases a foldable smartphone

Smartphone innovation has tended to sit pretty much on size of screen, thinnest and just this year bezelless design. But ZTE, a Chinese multi-national conglomerate in the telco sector, is introducing a foldable,

Published on: October 24th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Mastercard opens access to its blockchain technology API

Mastercard is taking a bet on blockchain, officially revealing its blockchain technology complete with open API. For its blockchain solution, Mastercard focused on four principles: privacy, flexibility, scalability, and reach. It will be

Published on: October 20th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

CATA wants the Liberals to ‘press the reset button’ to improve Canadian business growth

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) thinks Canada's federal government needs to seriously reconsider its economic agenda, and isn't afraid to say so. On Thursday the organization, which lobbies Canada's governments to enact

Published on: September 29th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Why it’s dangerous to Google Shawn Mendes or Justin Bieber

Each year McAfee produces a list of the world’s most dangerous cyber celebrities. You may remember actresses such as Lily Collins (pop star Phil Collins' daughter) and Emma Watson taking top spot in past years.

Published on: September 21st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

New Apple Watch more like Dick Tracy device than ever

In the classic comic strip Dick Tracy, the ace detective used a two-way wrist watch radio as a communication device. For those waiting to act out their Dick Tracy fantasy and talk into

Published on: September 12th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Dell EMC’s version of the HoloLens highlights its end of 2017 offerings

Dell EMC is prepared for the rest of 2017, announcing a lineup packed with its Windows Mixed Reality headset, 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors, and a welcome customer support change. Dell Visor

Published on: September 8th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Familiar face takes over Microsoft Canada

Former Dell EMC Canada president Kevin Peesker has been named the new Microsoft Canada president. Peesker becomes the first Canadian-born President of Microsoft Canada since Frank Clegg, who retired from Microsoft Canada at

Published on: September 7th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Wireless improves student engagement, device management

Educators often bemoan the presence of mobile devices in the classroom when they're in the hands of students and distracting them from the lesson at hand. But when that device is in the

Published on: August 15th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

London, Ont.-based Voices.com acquires California-based rival

Reversing the news you might expect from this type of announcement, a Canadian online business is expanding its operations by purchasing its U.S. counterpart. On Wednesday, London, Ont.-based online voice talent and audio

Published on: August 9th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

9 suggestions from ITAC for the 2018 Canadian budget

We're in the second half of 2017 and you know what that means - it's time to start thinking about the 2018 Canadian budget and how it may affect the Canadian ICT industry.

Published on: August 8th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

How MediaTile is improving worker safety by digitally connecting remote locations

People working in remote locations are often the ones who stand to benefit the most from new technology like the Internet of Things (IoT), but are generally last to see its implementation. That’s

Published on: August 8th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff