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Canada Suicide Prevention Service ceases text and chat help; seeks more funding

Canada's only nationwide text message and chat helpline for suicide prevention has been forced to suspend its service because it's run out of money. After more than six months of operation, in which

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Q&A: IDC Canada lead on the top 5 paths companies can take to digital transformation

Tony Olvet is a senior researcher with IDC Canada, which recently interviewed 31 Canadian enterprises to examine the leading ways Canadian businesses have embraced digital transformation. Conducted on behalf of enterprise software firm

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How Canadian insurance firm Economical is using IBM Cloud to deliver new technology

IBM cloud is being used by Waterloo, Ont.-based Economical Insurance to develop new ways to deliver the company's services to customers. The news that Economical would be transferring its data to IBM's hybrid

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

How the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology went from a dinosaur to a digital leader in higher education

Digital transformation isn’t easy, and attempting the feat as a large public sector organization is like playing a video game on extreme difficulty mode. Yet despite the many risks and challenges involved, the

Published on: July 27th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto’s CN Tower using VR to sell guests on the experience

Toronto’s CN Tower is using virtual reality to market itself, while stepping into the world of digital tourism. The CN Tower Viewfinder mobile app, launched Tuesday, allows users to interact with the 360-degree

Published on: July 26th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

New ITAC report encourages government to promote a ‘data marketplace’

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) wants to see Canada become a leader in developing what it calls a "data-driven digital economy"; and to that end is encouraging the federal government to

Published on: July 25th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

RBC transforms its intranet portal team into a customer-facing self-service task force

Most companies could get by maintaining their intranet portal with some homebrew software, but the Royal Bank of Canada felt it needed a bit more to cater to its 80,000 employees around the

Published on: July 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Telus helps Kobo founder’s health benefits platform raise $62M in funding

We don't usually cover funding news on ITBusiness.ca, but health benefits platform League Inc.'s latest round is led by an unexpected backer: Telus Corp. The telecom's venture capital arm, Telus Ventures, has joined

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry CEO urges U.S. Senate to pass driverless car legislation

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has signed a letter addressed to members of the U.S. Senate, urging them to pass legislation that will be game changing for self-driving cars. The bill in question is

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Nokia brings GE’s smart city platform to Canada

Finland-based telecommunications firm and digital solutions provider Nokia is bringing General Electric (GE)'s smart city platform, CityIQ, to Canada. An Internet of Things (IoT) platform developed by GE's Current startup division, CityIQ allows

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

IBM teams up with humanitarian consultants to support disaster relief

The impact of natural disasters is growing every year, making their prediction, prevention, mitigation and recovery even more difficult. People don't know how to prepare, and those involved in recovery efforts struggle. Places

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

How companies are using Fortay to double or triple their people growth

Hiring the right talent and fostering a success-centered workplace culture can have a great impact on the business outcomes and overall health of an organization. Fortay — a Digital Transformation Award nominee in

Published on: July 20th, 2018 IT World Canada Staff

Canada’s ICT sector falling behind: government report

Canada's ICT sector is the smallest in the G7 and is continuing to fall behind other developed nations, according to a government report obtained by The Logic. The report was prepared in advance

Published on: July 19th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

New minister of digital government gets thumbs up from Trudeau, ITAC

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased with the latest cabinet shuffle in Ottawa, especially the appointment of Scott Brison as the country’s new minister of digital government. Brison, who is

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

How Deloitte helped Export Development Canada answer the bell at a pivotal time

Having come through a period of market flux since 2008, Export Development Canada (EDC) set its sights on transformation. “EDC’s world was being changed by factors beyond its control,” Ian Lee, National Transformation

Published on: July 18th, 2018 IT World Canada Staff