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Canadian employees “not reaping” benefits of increased productivity

A new study by Ottawa-based Centre for the Study of Living Standards reports that Canadian employees have not received the benefits of increased economic productivity over the past two decades. Over a 25

Published on: December 12th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

How talent management can help you improve productivity and lower costs

The recent economic storm that has battered economies worldwide has sent companies scurrying to take cover. Many have quickly turned to IT cost-cutting plans in an effort to staunch the flow of red

Published on: December 10th, 2008 David Howard Jones

Canadians adopt “smart shopping” strategies this Christmas season

Forking over hard-earned cash for new holiday dresses, turkey dinners, greeting cards and expensive gifts for the extended family may seem difficult given the tough economy.But this doesn't mean Canadians are anywhere close

Published on: December 5th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Billion-dollar underground economy run over IRC

Cybercriminals have been scared away from Web forums to Internet Relay Chat (IRC) servers where they continue to do a brisk trade of financial information worth billions of dollars, according to a new

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Bank of Montreal woos millennials with Web tools

Banks looking to forge new lifelong relationships with 18 to 30 year-olds must offer them the Web-based communications channels they prefer or lose out to competition, according to a new survey.Dubbed the “millennial

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Top five ways Canadians can protect against credit fraud

Each year thousands of Canadians fall victim to identity theft, and in a variety of ways.It could be by them misplacing personal information, having their wallets swiped, mistakenly giving out credit card numbers

Published on: November 6th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Canadian innovators bridge “valley of death”

Thomas Ducellier has invented a way mining companies can zap a rock with high levels of radiation and determine what base minerals it contains in about five minutes.Currently the mining industry has to

Published on: November 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Get that chip off your shoulder and put it on your credit card

Chip-enabled credit and debit cards will almost entirely replace magnetic strip cards within the next five years – perhaps sooner, e-payment experts say. Vastly improved security will be the most tangible impact of

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Heavy workloads, recession fears stress IT professionals

IT professionals taking on more work in light of the current economic climate identified rising workloads as the greatest source of workplace stress, according to research from Robert Half Technology.The IT staffing and

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Denise Dubie

Top 10 ways small Canadian firms can prevent security breaches

In around 70 per cent of visa security breaches, the victims have been smaller retailers, a Visa Canada executive says.In recent years, criminals have been targeting smaller businesses, said Mike D'Sa, Visa Canada's

Published on: October 30th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

75 per cent of Canadian and US firms ready for IT budget cuts

Three quarters of Canadian and U.S. companies are ready to make cuts to their IT spending, according to a Canadian analyst firm.Firms that remain optimistic about maintaining budgets intact may need to wake

Published on: October 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Why LinkedIn inspires so much loyalty

During the past two years, Facebook became the darling of Silicon Valley, watching its user base grow exponentially as its founder bombastically turned down billion dollar acquisition offers. But as the sobering realities

Published on: October 28th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

IT workers can expect pay raises in 2009

IT Salaries Expected to Rise in 2009IT professionals with help desk, application development and ITIL skills are in demand, and employers seem willing to pay more for them, in spite of the economic

Published on: October 27th, 2008 Denise Dubie

Five reasons why skipping Windows Vista could spell disaster

Is Windows Vista really skippable? As organizations weigh what to do with Windows XP OS upgrades, the thought of leapfrogging the much-maligned Vista often comes to mind. But be warned, says a recent

Published on: October 23rd, 2008

Trimming your IT spending effectively

With the economy struggling and financial markets in a state of chaos, this is becoming a hard time to be an IT manager. On every here's-how-to-survive-the-recession list that Gartner Inc. analysts presented at

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau