Articles By Lindsey Peacock

Stolen credit and debit cards sold for $20 on dark web: survey

A new report has put a hard price on an individual data breach — and demonstrated just how cheaply cybercriminals sell off our sensitive stolen financial data. The latest research reveals that credit

Published on: October 21st, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Scotiabank amps up digital operations, adds 350 jobs with new FinTech incubator

One of Canada’s big five banks has announced plans for a new innovation hub with the mission to spur a transformation for its digital operations. Scotiabank has developed its own internal financial tech

Published on: October 19th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Scheduling issues are costing retailers time, money, and employees: survey

A new study finds that businesses in the service industry may be grappling with the same internal issue across the board: scheduling hourly employees. WorkJam, a company specializing in employee relationship management tools,

Published on: October 16th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Canadian small businesses eager to expand abroad: survey

A new survey shows that while many small businesses across Canada have big dreams to expand their operations abroad, some may lack the high-tech tools needed to do so successfully. This latest research,

Published on: October 15th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

MyAbiliti app takes disability case management mobile

MyAbiliti, a new app released by absence management firm Morneau Shepell, is aiming to make case management simpler for employees with disabilities. Specifically targeting those on disability leave from work, the app works

Published on: October 14th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Companies investing in new technology rewarded with revenue surge: survey

A new study from Dell Inc. shows that business leaders driving the adoption of newer technologies in their organizations are experiencing sizeable growth compared to their hesitant counterparts. According to the PC manufacturer’s

Published on: October 14th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Global PC shipments slump to 71 million in Q3 2015

A combination of unsettled currencies, inventory issues and operating system transitions are the factors being blamed for a larger-than-expected slump in PC shipments for the third quarter of 2015. iCharts   "The PC

Published on: October 13th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Flixel makes ‘living still’ cinemagraphs simple for marketers

One visual storytelling company is making it easy for modern-day marketers to create more entrancing visuals for a variety of campaigns. Toronto-based Flixel Photos Inc. offers a relatively new service that allows consumers and

Published on: October 12th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

More than half of Canadian small businesses use mobile apps to run their companies: survey

New research on the state of small business in Canada shows that not only are more companies using mobile and other apps to run organizations, but more young entrepreneurs are striking out on their

Published on: October 8th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Netsuite and Cellergo bring global payroll management to cloud services

One of the largest providers of cloud-based financial and enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools is adding global payroll management to its growing list of services. California-based NetSuite Inc. recently announced a partnership with

Published on: October 7th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Actress Nina Dobrev tops Justin Bieber as most dangerous Canadian cyber celeb

A new report from Intel Security has revealed the latest list of dangerous celebrities online with Canadian actress Nina Dobrev earning the top spot. The “Vampire Diaries” star was dubbed the Most Dangerous

Published on: October 6th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

1.4 million wearables expected to ship in Canada in 2015: survey

New research from the International Data Corporation shows significant growth in the Canadian wearables market even in just the last calendar year. According to IDC Canada’s Canadian Wearable Device Forecast, 2015-2019, 1.4 million

Published on: October 6th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Almost 90 per cent of work devices lack security to prevent data theft: survey

What’s the biggest threat facing modern-day businesses? According to a recent survey, it could be a data breach on an employee smartphone used for work. A new study from Wakefield Research, commissioned by

Published on: October 2nd, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Luxury ecommerce service BigAppleBuddy brings new tech to Canadian consumers

A freshly launched New York-based startup is aiming to bring the latest high-tech gadgets to the underserved Canadian market — all in less than four business days. BigAppleBuddy, which offers high-end shipping services

Published on: October 1st, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Suretap’s new prepaid MasterCard gives consumers new way to pay

Suretap, one of the virtual wallets of choice for the country’s major mobile carriers, is beefing up its payment options for consumers with a new prepaid MasterCard option. “We want Suretap to meet

Published on: September 30th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock