Opinion Archives - Page 4

Hashtag Trending – Paypal going after traditional banks, Facebook’s continued problems, China’s dystopian ranking system

PayPal is moving closer to “mainstream banking”, Facebook suspends another data analytics firm for using tactics like Cambridge Analytica, and China is testing a social credit ranking system straight out of a Black

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google employees don’t want to be in the war business, 2B Facebook accounts compromised, top 3 most high-tech cities in Canada

Google employees petition to pull the company out of a Pentagon AI project, Facebook increases its estimation of the number of users exposed to data harvesting, and three Canadian cities make the list

Published on: April 6th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CinemaTech: Black Panther asks what innovators owe the world

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. There are many elements to love about Black Panther, the latest action extravaganza from Marvel Studios -

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Google’s ad-blocking might be user-friendly, but it’s also unfair to publishers

I have no doubt that Google's decision to block auto-play video ads in the latest version of its Chrome browser will be celebrated by many, but there's a deeper problem to explore with

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hyperloop, digital transformation, and office tours: 5 of the top ITBusiness.ca articles of 2017

As 2017 winds down to a close and the ITWC offices along with it (until Jan. 3, 2018 at least), we thought now would be an excellent time for a quick jaunt down

Published on: December 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

The lean Jedi: An agile approach to training with the Force

** SPOILER ALERT ** -- This recovered Jedi text was written by a Jedi master and contains spoilers for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.  By Luke Skywalker "The greatest teacher, failure

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

A fresh editorial look at ITWC for 2018

We're heading into 2018 with a few changes at IT World Canada in the editorial department. Our long-time editor of Computer Dealer News, Paolo Del Nibletto will be departing his role on the

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google’s secret Android location tracking is latest failure to respect privacy

This week's revelation that Google Inc. is collecting precise location data about Android users without their permission is just the latest example of the search giant's history of privacy blunders. Those that remember

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Check out Shutterstock’s new AI-powered image search engine

Shutterstock Inc. is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help its customers find that perfect picture. On Thursday the New York City-based stock photo giant announced the beta release of what it calls

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Killing the headphone jack shows Apple, Google willing to anger users for sake of design

I’ve just finished tying up my running shoes and I just need one more thing before I head out the door for my jog - a pair of wired earbuds. I find a

Published on: October 10th, 2017 Brian Jackson

12 tips from Alibaba founder Jack Ma on how to lead your business

As the founder and executive chair of China's largest tech company, Alibaba Group's Jack Ma knows a thing or two about leadership. Turns out he's an incredible speaker too. During his keynote at

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Thoughts on Dell EMC at one year old

Sept. 7, 2017 marked the first anniversary of the historic $67 billion deal to combine Dell and EMC. So, what's changed? Well... in a word: Dell has changed. Dell now has teamed up

Published on: September 21st, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

CinemaTech: The Emoji Movie’s a case study in how not to market mobility

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. I can’t say I wasn’t warned. The Emoji Movie currently enjoys a seven per cent “freshness” rating

Published on: September 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Are SR&ED tax changes another punch in the teeth for Canada’s tech sector?

Canadian governments are fond of making grand pronouncements that "technology innovation and the jobs it brings are key to future economic prosperity," yet conversely their actions are punishing small tech companies. How can

Published on: August 29th, 2017 Jim Love

Tech CEO tackles digital ethics and its role in the development of AI & automation

TORONTO - As artificial intelligence and automation continues to develop, organizations all over the world are going to have to start thinking about digital ethics. As a senior leader  of Avanade since its conception

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Alex Radu