Articles By Shane Schick

How CMOs and CIOs can foster cross-business unit collaboration

The eyes of most business leaders will glaze over during keynote speeches and start looking down at their smartphones during a so-so session, but give them a problem to solve and you'll never see a

Published on: November 6th, 2015 Shane Schick

How the West Edmonton Mall uses Microsoft Kinect and your smartphone for a next-gen way finding system

In most shopping malls, walking up to the store directory map remains a pretty analog experience. Even if the map is mounted on a shiny glass display, and even if it’s colour-coded into

Published on: February 12th, 2015 Shane Schick

2013: The year Jeff Bezos gets a toupee

What surprises does 2013 hold for the tech industry? Will Research In Motion come back to prominence with the BlackBerry 10 platform? Will Apple release yet another iPhone to an enthusiastic worldwide reception?

Published on: December 7th, 2012 Shane Schick

Why the Irish approach to startup success includes Canada

A black T-shirt is mounted in a large frame on a brick wall. It shows a man – a sort of stick figure – running, with flames shooting up from his head, which

Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Shane Schick

SMB retailers should cast mobile in ‘theatre of the store’

Leslie Hand is standing with her legs slightly apart, her head bowed over the smart phone in her hands, pretending she is in a checkout line frantically doing price comparisons before handing over

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Shane Schick

Five critical digital media trends from CEA’s chief economist

You might expect the head of research at the Consumer Electronics Association to kick off his keynote presentation with a look at the hottest new personal devices coming our way, but Shawn DuBravac

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Shane Schick

Canadian startups vie for the spotlight at CEBIT 2012

HANOVER, Germany – They are all sitting in designated areas around a mid-sized booth with a sign that says, “Canada begins here,” but the local startup firms attending CEBIT this year are hoping

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Shane Schick

Five inspiring startups from CEBIT 2012

HANNOVER, Germany – When you're surrounded by more than 4,000 other companies at the world's biggest IT trade show, it's not easy for the innovative startups to stand out. One solution? Let prospective

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Shane Schick

Two startups take on social media meeting tools

There are plenty of social media services to develop existing relationships, but a pair of Canadian startups are creating tools to help meet new people both personally and professionally. 4Click.Networking and Popular Us

Published on: September 16th, 2011 Shane Schick

Secure your IT in a quarter of an hour

Managing IT security can be more than a full-time job, but Bryan Simon has learned that not everyone can give it those kinds of hours. That’s one of the reasons why Simon, senior

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Shane Schick

Canadian SMBs lead in use of video, social in B2B space

Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are much more likely to use social media and video to research their IT purchases than large enterprises, according to a research study on digital media consumption habits

Published on: December 8th, 2010 Shane Schick

Rogers Cup lets tennis players take a swing at Web-based rankings

While most of the audience's attention at this month's Rogers Cup in Toronto will be focused on stars like Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, even new tennis players will be listed alongside the

Published on: August 18th, 2009 Shane Schick

Canadian sales execs make their own BlackBerry killer app

Sales executives are well known for their BlackBerry addiction, which is why a Canadian industry association has created a tool to help the wireless device guide them from the airport to the power

Published on: August 13th, 2009 Shane Schick

United Van Lines Canada gets moving on IT health check

If you had strolled into United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd.’s headquarters a few months ago, you would have seen a row of executive offices near one end of the building. At the extreme

Published on: July 21st, 2009 Shane Schick