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Ontario freight managing startup preparing for digital future

Managing a fleet of freight trucks can be a difficult, complicated job, but one Ontario company is hoping to make the process easier. RoadLaunch provides cloud-based digital management solutions for freight companies across

Published on: July 25th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How Halifax-based Home Except won AARP’s innovation award

After Home Except Inc. won the inaugural American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Innovation Champion award in June for its sensor-based, camera-free home security solution, we figured they deserved a closer look. The Halifax-based

Published on: July 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto, Vancouver two of best cities in the world for women entrepreneurs: Dell research

When impediments to female entrepreneurship are removed, there is a dramatic uplift in a city’s economic prospects, according to Dell in its 2017 Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index, which was completed in

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How Digitcom helped an auto parts firm roll out its new phone system across 12 sites

Running multiple locations is crucial for businesses in the manufacturing industry, but how do you ensure they're all working in tandem? That was the challenge facing Brampton, Ont.-based automotive parts manufacturer Matcor-Matsu Group

Published on: July 17th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

SurveyMonkey debuts 4 new and redesigned services for enterprise, retail, education markets

Forget big data - online survey software developer SurveyMonkey wants to be known as the number-one provider of "people-powered data," and on Monday unveiled four new and redesigned services using the concept as

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Controversial provision suspended, but CMOs should still comply with CASL

With Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) scheduled to take effect on Canada Day, CMOs will be happy to know that a controversial provision that could have allowed residents to file class-action lawsuits worth millions

Published on: June 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Just how friendly are Canadians? Facebook has an idea [infographic]

As Canada gears up for its 150th birthday, companies large and small are lining up to celebrate, and Facebook Inc. is no exception. In celebration of our country's upcoming sesquicentennial, the social media

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Toronto hires its first Chief Resilience Officer

After months of searching, Toronto has finally appointed its first Chief Resilience Officer. The city has tapped Elliott Cappell for the position, which will involve developing and leading a city-wide resilience strategy to

Published on: June 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

City of Toronto enters era of the ‘sharing economy’ with award-winning digital solutions

In winning the Large Public category at IT World Canada's Digital Transformation Awards, The City of Toronto also learned a few lessons along the way about regulating the sharing economy, laying the groundwork

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canadian AI company raises historic amount of funding

Canada has developed into an artificial intelligence (AI) research powerhouse, and it isn’t slowing down any time soon if new reports are any indication. Element AI, a Montreal-based AI company focused on enterprise

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Computing Canada evolves: Welcome to the Digital Transformation newsletter

When we introduced Computing Canada some years ago, it was a transformed version of an earlier publication, Computerworld Canada. And Computerworld Canada at its heart was a regional take on Computerworld, a global magazine

Published on: June 13th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian Tire’s digital transformation revolutionizes the customer experience

It's not your father's Canadian Tire Catalogue. His catalogue - much thumbed, printed on newsprint and frequently stained with axle grease - was a fixture on garage and basement work benches.  But Canadian

Published on: June 12th, 2017 IT World Canada Staff

How an insurance firm plans to be as disruptive as Steve Jobs

When quality assurance senior manager Austin Kwong gets to work in the morning at the Digital Garage of insurance firm Aviva Canada, he looks up at a big picture of Steve Jobs and

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google Home will be available in Canada at the end of June

After months of watching our southern neighbours enjoy the virtual company of Google Home, the wait for Canadians is almost over. Google Home will officially be coming to Canada on June 26 and

Published on: June 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Alberta Energy Regulator cuts through bureaucracy with digital transformation plan

Managing the lifecycle of oil and gas resources is a big job when you're regulating the core of Canada's energy sector, and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) realized it needed a digital transformation

Published on: June 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson