Articles By Mandy Kovacs

Digital transformation is changing the relationship between businesses and customers

Customers are increasingly expecting businesses to have digital features, such as a website that’s also mobile-friendly, and a digital way to pay for products or services on any platform. But possibly more importantly,

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Digital technologies transforming the healthcare industry

New technology inspires both optimism and trepidation in the healthcare industry, but it is an important way to improve the delivery of care, an expert panel tells the audience at ITWC’s Digital Transformation

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Small but mighty insurance company beats the competition at the 2017 Digital Transformation Awards

It may be small, but Humania Assurance should not be overlooked. The Saint Hyacinthe, Que.-based insurance company is this year’s small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) private winner of ITWC’s Digital Transformation Awards, which recognizes companies

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian AI company raises historic amount of funding

Canada has developed into an artificial intelligence (AI) research powerhouse, and it isn’t slowing down any time soon if new reports are any indication. Element AI, a Montreal-based AI company focused on enterprise

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

U.S. firm releases a tablet system for healthcare professionals

The healthcare industry relies on a lot of technology to function, so it makes sense that it would eventually inspire the creation of a medical-oriented tablet device. DT Research, a US-based purpose-built computing

Published on: June 12th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

PayPal and Canada Post partnership launches integrated payment and shipping solution

Anyone who’s ever sold something online knows how painful the process can be: from receiving the order, to manually calculating and writing the label, and finally, visiting a Canada Post location to drop

Published on: June 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Enercare mobilizing a legacy industry

It’s difficult to disrupt and transform an industry with set-in-stone, legacy business processes, but that’s exactly what Enercare Inc. has done with the HVAC sector. The Toronto-based heating, cooling, water heating and sub-metering

Published on: June 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Google Home will be available in Canada at the end of June

After months of watching our southern neighbours enjoy the virtual company of Google Home, the wait for Canadians is almost over. Google Home will officially be coming to Canada on June 26 and

Published on: June 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian SMBs not adopting e-commerce and suffering because of it: PayPal

Canadians are generally known for being more conservative when it comes to trusting and adopting new technology, but a new study by Ipsos and commissioned by PayPal Canada reveals just how far behind

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Advanced statistics offer new ways to measure an athlete’s abilities, but do they tell the whole story?

The sporting world has turned to advanced statistics and analytics in recent years, and it’s given fans a variety of new ways to measure an athlete’s skill, play, and success. But with traditional qualities like

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Most IT professionals expect automation technologies to take over by 2020: new survey

IT professionals are bracing themselves for increased automation in the workplace, according to a new global study by enterprise IT services provider BMC. The study found that 94 per cent of the 650

Published on: May 29th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadians believe connected technologies are the future of healthcare: new report

With Canada’s aging population putting an unprecedented amount of pressure on the country’s healthcare system, technology will increasingly play an important role in maintaining and improving access. According to the 2017 Future Health

Published on: May 29th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Using artificial intelligence to disrupt financial institutions

First it was the mobile revolution that disrupted the banking system, now artificial intelligence (AI) is looking to make its mark. Finn.ai, a Vancouver, BC-based fintech company, is looking to digitally transform financial

Published on: May 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada in top 20 most fit countries, Fitbit data reveals

If you thought it was hard to reach your step count goals every day, Fitbit may be giving you some extra motivation. The US-based connected wearable fitness device company has identified its list of

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

SAP Leonardo reinvents the digital innovation system

No single technology can fully deliver what a business needs to digitally transform, but SAP’s latest solution is hoping to bring together several software capabilities to assist its customers on their digital journey.

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs