Articles By Michelle MacLeod

York region boosts transit efficiency with new tracking system

By installing GPS technology in all its Mobility Plus buses, Ontario's York Region has dramatically improved speed of service, response times, and route efficiency. As a result, the service can pick up more

Published on: March 20th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Canadian parents “involved” in kids’ digital lives

Most Canadian parents have at some time talked to their kids about online threats, and are way ahead of parents in other parts of the world, in this respect, a recent report indicates.As

Published on: March 18th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Canada leads the world in online video viewership

A growing number of Canadians are tossing aside the remote control and TV guide, and turning to their personal computer or smart phone for entertainment. More Canadians watch videos online than any other

Published on: March 17th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

IT’s not for me, say many Canadian women

At least 90,000 new jobs are expected to be created within Canada's information and communication technology sector. Despite such explosive growth potential, though, many young Canadian women find a career in IT unattractive.Many

Published on: March 16th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Top tips for staying motivated and finding a job after a layoff

Find related IT articles on career development, as well as many job postings at ITWorld Canada's layoff resource centre The recession is forcing companies across Canada to do something they find most distasteful

Published on: March 16th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Canadians look to tax software to maximize refunds, pay down debt

See related stories: Live community "enhances" Canadians' online tax filing experience Software tools ease tax time blues  Unlike last year, tax payers aren't looking to use their tax returns to splurge on a

Published on: March 13th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

I did it Your Way – Smart customer focus brings Monster growth

See related article and video: BI bonanza – a slam dunk for Monster CanadaWith the economy in a free fall, it's more important than ever for companies to zero in on customer needs

Published on: March 10th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Canadian technology lets deaf, hard-of-hearing enjoy musical concerts

Researchers at Toronto's Ryerson University have developed two multimedia systems that enable deaf or hard-of-hearing persons "connect" with music. The Emoti-Chair and MusicViz prototypes were unveiled last Thursday at a special concert in

Published on: March 9th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Three small Canadian firms named “top innovators”

Three small Canadian businesses have been named top innovators by Rogers Cable Communications and PROFIT Magazine for creating unique products that are helping their industries move forward. This year's winners include iMD Health,

Published on: March 6th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Fraudcasts caution Canadians about current scams

Canadian businesses and consumers stand to benefit from a new Web site that apprises them of the latest frauds and scams in their area.Launched this week, Fraudcast.ca is billed as "Canada's first Web-based

Published on: March 5th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Talk isn’t cheap – Top communication tips to build employee morale

Open communication with employees is essential at all times, but even more critical during a recession, when stress levels tend to be high and staff morale low. Failure to foster such dialogue, experts

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Healthy dose of analytics improves patient care at Toronto hospital

Use of business intelligence (BI) and performance management tools has enabled one of Canada's largest community hospitals to boost productivity and enhance the quality and speed of patient care.Some years ago, Trillium Health

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Niagara police boost productivity, collaboration with tech upgrade

Greater productivity, a streamlined workflow, and improved collaboration between employees are just some benefits Niagara Regional Police Service is realizing from a recent IT infrastructure upgrade. The project involves an incremental rollout of

Published on: February 27th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

How to use Twitter to recruit the right talent

Read related stories:How to Twitter your way to marketing success Top five Twitter techniques to promote your business and products As Twitter grows in popularity, companies worldwide are discovering new and useful business

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

“Know-bots” will be students’ best friends at Canadian University

Rather than studying alone – with just text books and PowerPoint slides to help them – students in some of Canada's most remote regions will soon enjoy a more hands-on, interactive learning experience.

Published on: February 25th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod