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Ontario’s digital officer modernizing government one service at a time

Ontario’ first chief digital officer has been on the job since April and has spent the first several months slowly chipping away at the government’s old legacy services. Hillary Hartley has been tasked

Published on: December 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian firms place bets on Amazon Alexa to lift smart home, office markets

It's likely that many Canadians will be unwrapping either a Google Home or Amazon Echo out from under the tree this year, and some Canadian firms are betting the devices will serve as

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canadian firms embrace Alexa for everything from flight tracking to making phone calls

Amazon's Alexa launch to the Canadian market may have been long awaited, but the ecosystem of Canadian-based Skills will assemble almost immediately. Some of Canada's top national brands have Alexa Skills that will

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Amazon boosts developer support in Canada following Alexa launch

Canadian developers no longer have to use American Amazon accounts to build an Alexa Skill or integrate Alexa into their smart home hardware. Following yesterday's announcement that it is bringing Alexa and several

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canadian accelerator wants to make Ottawa the SaaS capital of the world

Canadian accelerator for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, L-Spark, has an ambitious goal for Ottawa: to make the Canadian capital the SaaS capital of the world. To reach that goal, L-Spark announced seven new SaaS

Published on: October 27th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Samsung’s Bixby finally makes its Canadian debut

After months of delays, Samsung Electronics Ltd's smartphone voice assistant, Bixby, is finally available in more than 200 countries, including Canada, the U.K., and Australia. Starting today, Galaxy S8 and S8+2 users can

Published on: August 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Quality of customer experience is getting worse: Forrester CX Index

Good, consistent customer service inspires a strong sense of brand loyalty, but all it takes is one bad experience to break that bond. The quality of customer experience (CX) has worsened, according to

Published on: August 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Thyssenkrupp Canada starts rolling out smart elevator platform with country’s largest airport

When you're rushing to catch a flight, the last thing you want is to get stuck in the elevator before you're even out of the parking garage. A pilot project that includes the

Published on: August 9th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Uber-like app wants to bring caddies back to the game of golf

The Uber model has transformed the mobile app world, and the golf industry is next. A US-made smartphone app called Looper wants to bring golf caddies back to the game by making caddies

Published on: July 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Enercare mobilizing a legacy industry

It’s difficult to disrupt and transform an industry with set-in-stone, legacy business processes, but that’s exactly what Enercare Inc. has done with the HVAC sector. The Toronto-based heating, cooling, water heating and sub-metering

Published on: June 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadians are happy with their wireless carriers

Canadian wireless carrier customer satisfaction is on the rise according to the J.D. Power 2017 Canadian Wireless Customer Care Study. Based on a 1,000 point scale, the overall Canadian wireless customer care satisfaction

Published on: May 2nd, 2017 Alex Radu

Retailers rejoice: Mastercard bringing mobile ordering platform to Canada

Mastercard Inc. announced at Mobile World Congress this week that it would be expanding its mobile ordering and payment platform, Qkr! with Masterpass, to six new markets including Canada. Aimed at retailers in

Published on: March 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Streamline and support your customer service teams with Salesforce’s new AI platform

Salesforce.com is using artificial intelligence (AI) to add an ounce of prevention to customer service. This week the San Francisco-based customer relationship management (CRM) giant released Service Cloud Einstein, a new platform that

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New Square services allow retailers to save payment information both in-store and online

For years, a major advantage online retailers have wielded over their bricks-and-mortar brethren is an ability to save their customers' payment information - until now. Today, San Francisco-based Square Inc., a financial services,

Published on: January 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Optimizing customer service will be driven by AI and collaboration, Salesforce says

The future of exceptional customer service will be a united front powered by artificial intelligence. That’s the theme of Saleforce’s Second Annual State of Service Report, which surveyed more than 2,600 customer service professionals worldwide

Published on: January 12th, 2017 Gary Hilson