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Hashtag Trending – Snowden back in the news; Ontario’s $100K bid for new talent; Fortnite hits Apple with Epic ad

Donald Trump says he is considering pardoning whistleblower Edward Snowden, Ontario makes a bid for Silicon Valley talent, and Fortnite throws a counterpunch at Apple. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right

Published on: August 17th, 2020 ITBusiness Staff

COVID and staffing pressures forcing healthcare to double down on remote care

The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed healthcare resources to the limits, including the availability of the healthcare staff. In addition, social distancing and self-isolation impede patients visiting their doctors in person. In a time

Published on: August 14th, 2020 Tom Li

Coffee shop owner says Shopify saved her business, suggests other business owners take advantage of free tools

The impact of COVID-19 has been especially hard on businesses that rely on foot traffic for their survival. Nia Bangala, owner of a coffee shop Congo Coffee in downtown Toronto that had to

Published on: August 6th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Half of Canadian businesses unprepared for technological changes due to the pandemic: survey

Nearly 50 per cent of Canadian businesses say they are still not prepared to support or maintain long-term remote work because of the rapid digitization that it necessitates, according to a recent survey

Published on: July 30th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

IBM Canada to help Celero move its infrastructure services onto a hybrid cloud environment 

IBM Canada announced last week that it has joined hands with Celero, a solutions integrator for Canadian credit unions, to modernize its data centre and data network environments, moving its infrastructure services onto

Published on: July 30th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Canadians’ reliance on internet has surged, and Facebook is the most toxic social media platform: CIRA report

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) recently published some data on Canada's internet usage and uncovered changing trends on Canada’s internet usage patterns and people's behaviour when working from home. CIRA tested internet

Published on: July 28th, 2020 Tom Li

Canada is cramming years worth of modernization into months, but experts say the country’s scale-up problem lingers

While the pandemic led to thousands of businesses in Canada experiencing the fast track to digital transformation, industry leaders remain concerned about Canada's ongoing inability to generate unicorns and lead the world's digital

Published on: July 28th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Nearly a third of businesses are not ready to reopen right now, says Salesforce survey

While provinces and cities across Canada transition into the next phase of reopening the economy, a new Salesforce Canada survey suggests nearly a third of businesses feel unprepared to open. When asked if

Published on: July 24th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Avant Analytics report reveals 86% increase in UCaaS sales during COVID-19

A report from research firm Avant Analytics says global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) sales during March increased by 86 per cent from February 2020, and 149 per cent over November 2018

Published on: July 20th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Digital Transformation Week 2020 – Day 3 and 4 recap

Day 3 of Digital Transformation Week zeroed in on emerging technologies and security. The morning's keynote was delivered by Loren Padelford, vice-president and general manager for Shopify. COVID-19 has permanently elevated the expectations

Published on: July 20th, 2020 Alex Coop

Digital Transformation Week 2020 – Day 2 recap

Last year, the term “artificial intelligence” was catnip to investors. London venture capital firm MMC published a report in 2019 that found startups claiming to work in AI attracted as much as 50

Published on: July 15th, 2020 Alex Coop

Digital Transformation Week 2020 – Day 1 Recap

ITWC’s annual summer conference has become a week-long affair with four 60-minute sessions. The virtual conference’s first 60-minute session Monday was about digital workspaces and kickstarted by ServiceNow’s Chris Pope, the session couldn’t

Published on: July 13th, 2020 Alex Coop

Digital media seeing some upward momentum, but recovery remains slow

Digital media is seeing the strongest recovery month-over-month in Canada as lockdown measures across the country start to lift, according to the Standard Media Index, which analyzes data related to advertising pricing and

Published on: July 9th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Building mobile apps a matter of getting the right info – CMO Talks with Peter Marston

CMO Talks with IDC Research Director Peter Marston At a time when individuals are being bombarded with messaging across multiple channels by dozens of brands, IDC Research Director Peter Marston said mobile apps

Published on: July 9th, 2020 Glenn Weir

Global spending on cloud-based web conferences set to hit $4.1 billion in 2020

The global spending on cloud-based web conferencing continues to expand significantly due to the workplace restrictions spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected to hit the $4.1 billion mark in 2020, according

Published on: July 6th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal