Articles By Pragya Sehgal

Microsoft and Toronto non-profit partners to help firms set up workplace rapid screening program in as little as a week

Last week, Microsoft, together with Toronto-based not-for-profit initiative Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Rapid Screening Consortium (RSC), introduced a new offering that enables employers to provide rapid COVID-19 antigen screens for employees before they

Published on: June 9th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Zoho’s pipeline-centric CRM solution built for small businesses gets new features 

Global SaaS company Zoho has added new features, including an industry-first mobile pipeline view, to its pipeline-centric customer relationship management (CRM) solution, Bigin. New customization features, public APIs, new integrations, and enhanced capabilities

Published on: June 4th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

B.C. government extends PNP Tech Pilot indefinitely, renames it to BC PNP Tech

The British Columbia government recently announced that the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Tech Pilot, originally set to expire at the end of June 2021, has been made permanent and renamed to B.C.

Published on: May 31st, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

All the Teams updates announced at Microsoft Build 2021

Microsoft Teams is getting updates - a lot of updates. At its Microsoft Build 2021 digital event this week, the company unveiled new features, a new portal for developers, and new subscription purchase

Published on: May 28th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Google expands partnership with Shopify, launches new features to increase merchant discoverability

Google is expanding its partnership with Shopify to allow the e-commerce giant's 1.7 million merchants to feature their products across Google, the company announced at the Google I/O event this week.  Few details

Published on: May 19th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Visa Canada announces winners of IFundWomen grant program

Visa Canada recently named ten women-owned small businesses among the recipients of its national grant program which was launched in February 2021 in partnership with IFundWomen, a marketplace for women-owned businesses. These Canadian

Published on: May 17th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Google Cloud to use Starlink satellite internet for its data centres

Google Cloud and space tech company SpaceX have partnered to deliver data, cloud services, and applications to customers at the network edge using SpaceX's Starlink satellite network. According to a May 13 news

Published on: May 14th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Darktrace partners with Microsoft to help organizations close the security gaps across the cloud

Cybersecurity firm Darktrace has partnered with Microsoft to provide mutual customers with enterprise-scale, self-learning AI that detects and autonomously responds to cyber threats.  The two organizations are collaborating to offer enhanced security across

Published on: May 13th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

DoorDash announces first international engineering hub in Toronto, will hire 50 engineers

Today, U.S. headquartered last-mile logistics platform DoorDash announced that it's expanding its Canadian presence with a new engineering hub in Toronto. The news marks the company’s first international engineering site launch.  In a

Published on: May 12th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Cyber Security Today, May 10, 2021 – Deadline looms for Women In Cyber Day petition, data theft from insurance quote websites and advice from Canada’s top cyber agency

Deadline looms for Women In Cyber Day petition, data theft from insurance quote websites and advice from Canada’s top cyber agency Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday, May 10. I'm Howard Solomon,

Published on: May 10th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

LifeLabs partners with Telus Health to improve virtual mental health service offerings in Ontario

This week, LifeLabs announced it's working with Telus Health to improve access to health services to MyCareCompass customers in Ontario. "Over 3 million users in Ontario rely on LifeLabs' portal to deliver convenient

Published on: May 7th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Sage study says increase of employee burnout will hurt 2021 revenues

Forty-two per cent of Canadian business leaders believe dampened employee morale and potential increase of burnout amid the pandemic will negatively impact their revenues for the remainder of 2021, according to a new

Published on: May 5th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Report: Nearly 60% of U.S. HR pros considering Canada for expansion

Despite persistent North American border closures since the onset of the pandemic, Canada remains of particular interest to U.S. employers, according to a recent survey of 500 U.S. HR professionals and hiring managers

Published on: May 2nd, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Netflix picks Toronto for its new Canadian corporate office 

Streaming giant Netflix is expanding its Canadian operations by setting up a new corporate office in Toronto.  Netflix officials delivered the news to Mayor of Toronto John Tory in an April 27 virtual

Published on: April 28th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

City of Calgary announces data-sharing partnership with Waze

Today, the City of Calgary announced a no-cost data-sharing partnership with the GPS navigation software app and Google subsidiary Waze as part of the Waze for Cities Data program.  Designed in 2014 as

Published on: April 27th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal