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Hashtag Trending – Facebook bans Cambridge Analytica (again); IBM patents coffee-delivery drone

Facebook bans another app by Cambridge Analytica for improperly sharing information. Australia has banned Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from contributing equipment to its 5G network. And IBM has patented a novel way

Published on: August 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Smart cities need ‘heightened awareness’ of privacy, Ontario assistant privacy commissioner says

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is a reality that cities across the world are waking up to, and the proliferation of smart city projects means that more municipalities than ever are moving forward

Published on: August 21st, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hiring for tech jobs not easy, Canadian tech leaders claim

Technology jobs are a hot topic right now, with companies hiring more workers for tech jobs than for any other position; however, not all of these hires lead to a happy ending. The

Published on: August 21st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Helping startups, women in tech connect with Silicon Valley

In a male-dominated industry, Joanne Fedeyko, CEO of Connection Silicon Valley (CSV), believes it’s really important for women “to be more bold” and go outside their comfort zones in the tech world so

Published on: August 20th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending – Tesla in trouble thanks to Musk’s tweet; Google smart display coming soon; WordPress removes alt-right blogs

Elon Musk tweets put him in more hot water, Google’ smart home display may arrive soon and WordPress has removed alt-right conspiracy theorist blogs. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now.

Published on: August 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

How Lenovo’s new NA president plans to expand the company’s SMB presence

Joining Lenovo was a bit of a calling, the company's new president for North America, Matthew Zielinski, said in a recent interview. "The chance to be a part of the reinvention in a

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Keeping ethics in artificial intelligence

As artificial intelligence (AI) develops and its uses continue to grow, there’s still a discussion to be had around how to use AI in a trustworthy and ethical way. Businesses need to lead

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Want to solve a complex problem? Build a multi-disciplinary team

Companies using digital transformation to solve a complex operational problem should consider building a multi-disciplinary team if they want their solution to work, the leader of a Halifax-based enterprise software development firm said

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Alphabet puts $375M into Oscar; Alex Jones booted from Twitter; U.S. approves app as birth control

Google puts $375 million into health insurance startup Oscar, Alex Jones gets the boot from Twitter, and an app that tracks women’s fertility cycles gains the approval from the U.S. Food and Drug

Published on: August 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Learn from the best with the 2018 ITWC Digital Transformation Awards hub

With the conclusion of ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC's 2018 Digital Transformation Conference and Awards Ceremony on Aug. 14, we're gathering all of the wit and wisdom amassed before, during, and after the conference into

Published on: August 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Inside the development of Telefilm Canada’s award-winning digital admin platform

The winner in the Public Sector SME Transformation category at ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC's 2018 Digital Transformation Awards, Telefilm Canada had a mammoth problem to solve. The crown corporation, which is dedicated to the

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Crisis Services Canada wins a DTA for using Rogers tech to prevent suicides

The week that ITBusiness.ca spoke with Crisis Services Canada (CSC) CTO Roberta Fox about the non-profit winning an ITWC Digital Transformation Award in the SME public category, there were a couple of high-profile

Published on: August 14th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

How Loblaws created an in-house ecommerce startup – and won an award along the way

After decades of establishing premium grocery stores across Canada, Loblaws Inc. is finally giving shoppers what they really wanted all along - getting groceries while wearing their pyjamas. The Brampton, Ont.-based supermarket chain,

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

If 110-year-old PCL Construction can digitally transform, your business can too

Whether human, animal, artifact, building, or business, 110-year-old things rarely change - but don’t tell that to PCL Construction. The centenarian Canadian company embarked on a journey of digital transformation a few years

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Zero to hero: how Vancouver upped its digital maturity to become one of the most innovative cities in Canada

Vancouver was Canada’s first city to implement a digital strategy more than five years ago in an effort to transform the internal processes of the municipal government and the public services it delivers

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs