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Digital transformation disproportionately felt by millennials, high income earners, OVH finds

Digital transformation strategies aren't being distributed equally, and thus far have been disproportionately felt by millennials and high-income earners, according to a recent survey of Canadians conducted by French cloud computing firm OVH.

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Adding AI to your line of business? Consider these 7 factors

Fearful of disruption and looking for a competitive advantage, boardrooms and CXOs alike have rushed to artificial intelligence (AI) as the next big thing, but before adding intelligent agents, business rules management, machine

Published on: January 3rd, 2018 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

Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative expected to fuel Canada’s innovation capital market by $1.5B

Gender balance within a company is a key criteria for Canada’s newly launched $400 million Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCCI), which is also expected to inject approximately $1.5 billion into Canada’s innovation capital

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Alex Coop

Mayor Fred Eisenberger takes over helm as chair of ICF Canada

Hamilton mayor Fred Eisenberger is the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Canada’s new chair. Eisenberger will lead the non-profit board of 16 public, private and institutional sector board members from across Canada starting Jan.

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – WannaCry politics, how algorithms work, bike share unchained

The White House is shaming North Korea for the WannaCry attack. Learn how machine learning algorithms work by watching a cartoon. And why there might be thousands of more bicycles parked on your

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ottawa’s $100M procurement program ‘great,’ but only a first step – analyst

A new program that will see the federal government spend $100 million to procure technology from Canadian startups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is an excellent boost for Canada's technology sector, but

Published on: December 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Tech CEO on the employee experience and why it’s never too late to digitally transform

TORONTO - A big trend in digital transformation is on the customer experience side of things, but according to the CEO of Avanade, businesses and organizations have to remember the employee experience as

Published on: December 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

Expect your business to be digitally transformed within two years, CIO Census concludes

Executives who haven't yet embraced digital transformation have fewer than two years to get onboard, according to the latest CIO Census. ITBusiness.ca parent company ITWC's annual report, which this year surveyed 164 CIOs

Published on: December 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Toronto’s Tracey Cook thinks the future of licensing lies with blockchain

Tracey Cook believes the digital transformation of municipal licensing is long overdue. And the City of Toronto's executive director of municipal licensing and standards told ITBusiness.ca during parent company ITWC's Technicity conference that

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto’s transportation manager on the city’s 2 digitally-driven traffic reduction pilot projects

It may be hard for residents to believe, but the City of Toronto has one of the most advanced traffic systems that was available on the market. Back in 1992, anyway. That's when

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Takedown of U.S. net neutrality laws may embolden Canadian telecoms to follow suit, says CIRA CEO

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s decision to roll back net neutrality laws won’t impact Canadians in the short-term, but they might feel the pinch down the road, says the CEO of the Canadian

Published on: December 15th, 2017 Alex Coop

Big data delivers results today’s businesses need to succeed

“One of the chief challenges of running any company is not doing the job right, it's knowing what job to do, it's knowing what to focus on, and being data-driven as a company

Published on: December 15th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

We want to honour your Digital Transformation prowess

Nominations for the second annual Digital Transformation Awards produced by IT World Canada (ITWC) are now open. The Digital Transformation Awards is a national program designed to recognize the best examples of business or

Published on: December 15th, 2017 Steve Proctor

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