Digital Transformation Archives - Page 7

Is the gig economy right for you or your business?

The gig economy and its use throughout business is a constantly rising trend, and yet one that not everyone fully understands or sees the benefits of. A recent webinar produced by IT World

Published on: March 14th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Not spending on AI yet? Don’t worry, you probably will

Worldwide spending on artificial intelligence (AI) systems will reach $35.8 billion in 2019, according to IDC’s latest projections, a whopping 44 per cent increase over the amount spent in 2018. By 2022, that

Published on: March 13th, 2019 Alex Coop

Microsoft launches free online classes to teach AI to executives

Microsoft Corp. has launched a new series of online courses for executives to learn about AI, as it tries to help businesses catch up to the trend of AI in business. AI Business

Published on: March 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canadian companies must train employees in new tech or get left behind: PwC Canada report

According to the latest Digital IQ report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers Canada (PwC) released yesterday, Canadian executives are falling behind globally when in comes to proactively advancing the digital transformation of their companies. While the

Published on: March 7th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Could loss of jobs through automation drive the gig economy?

The fear of lost jobs because of increased automation in business is a reality for many industries. According to a study by PwC Economics in 2018, seven major industries (with the biggest risks

Published on: March 4th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canadian shoppers want more tech in stores, but with a human touch

In an ever-evolving, tech-driven ecommerce world, it’s hard to beat the convenience and simplicity of one-click, digital shopping. But when it comes to the brick and mortar retail experience, a new study is

Published on: February 14th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

NexTech Solutions launches a 3D ad platform for Facebook

Toronto-based NexTech AR Solutions Corp. announced today that it will be offering its ecommerce customers a new platform allowing users to publish 3D advertising to Facebook. The innovative company, whose lineup of augmented

Published on: February 13th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Schneider Electric study reveals importance of digital transformation in energy management, automation and beyond

A new report recently released by multinational energy management corporation Schneider Electric, reveals not only the tangible benefits of implementing digital transformation into energy management and automation of businesses globally, but its broader

Published on: February 7th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Canadian banks dropping the ball when it comes to advice over digital channels

A new study released by J.D. Power has revealed that Canadian banks need to step up their game when it comes to providing banking advice to customers over digital channels. The 2019 J.D.

Published on: February 4th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

IBM and Microsoft lead the pack in AI patent applications, WIPO report says

We've been hearing about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for years now and how it's increasingly shifting from the theoretical to reality, and finding its way into so many industries and applications

Published on: January 31st, 2019 Derek Malcolm

IDC event gives glimpses of the post-2020 workplace

Want to stay relevant in your office? Get ready to wear an exoskeleton, participate in a gamified micro-education platform, and have your behaviours and emotions judged by employers for "cultural fit." At least,

Published on: January 30th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Global results for Dell’s Digital Transformation Index suggest Canada slightly more digitally mature than global average

Only 6 per cent of Canadian businesses are considered digital leaders, according to a study published last October, and the study’s global figures, released today, suggest that’s higher than the global average. The

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Alex Coop

BodyBlock AI uses 3D body scans to help clothing retailers find customers their perfect fit

Buying clothes online can, at the same time, be the most convenient thing ever and the most frustrating. One retailer’s "large" might be another’s "medium," or your wishful thinking about fitting into those slim-fit

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Dollarama’s new online store offers products by the case

If you love prowling the aisles of Dollarama for all of life's knick-knacks but often find yourself wanting an entire case of, say, essentials such as bathroom cleaner, then you're in luck. The

Published on: January 22nd, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Avaya CEO: ‘We’re going to make history in 2019, not repeat it’

Austin, Texas --- Avaya Holdings Corp. is doing away with its complicated product names and lumping them under what it’s calling Avaya Intelligent Xperiences (Avaya IX). This will affect the company’s entire portfolio

Published on: January 21st, 2019 Alex Coop