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Most financial institutions embracing digital transformation in theory, but not practice: OpenText

A new report released Tuesday by OpenText and ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC has found that when it comes to digital transformation, Canada's financial institutions are talking the talk, but not walking the walk. According

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Google is tracking you at all times; Netflix’s CFO is stepping down; kids hacking election results?

Google is tracking your every move, despite privacy settings, Netflix’s chief financial officer is stepping down after 14 years and kids hacking election results? First, trending on Google: Google itself is watching you,

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

How Pythian pivoted from IT services company to digital transformation firm

It's never too early to digitally transform yourself, even if your industry is digital in the first place, as illustrated by Pythian Group Inc. The Ottawa-based firm, which was founded all the way

Published on: August 13th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

How Thomson Reuters used Salesforce and SAP to transform its billing process

Digital transformation is hard, but when your customers make a point of telling you that it's not not easy to do business with you, something needs to be done. That was the challenge

Published on: August 10th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Watch ITWC CMO Fawn Annan discuss mentorship in a time of disruption

ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC's President and CMO, Fawn Annan, recently sat down for a quick interview with Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) CEO John Reid. In the video Annan shares her mentorship advice, noting

Published on: August 9th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

How Interac has kept up with the digital transformation-driven times

In a sense, Interac has always been a digital brand - after all, it began as a non-profit collaboration between four of Canada's big five banks designed to facilitate technology-based payments, and unlike

Published on: August 8th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Ottawa CEO Francoise Gagnon on leadership, scaling up, and women in STEM

Working in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries without having any type of formal training in those fields can’t be easy, but ADGA Group chief executive officer Françoise Gagnon didn’t let

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Unsecured data exposes top carmakers; Forbes thinks Amazon should replace libraries; is thinner actually better?

A bunch of data belonging to car manufacturers gets exposed, Forbes thinks Amazon should replace libraries, and is our pursuit for thinner machines robbing us from better performance? Welcome to a special edition

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Vector Institute for AI to get a new home in U of T ‘innovation centre’

Taking yet another step into the technology industry, the University of Toronto (U of T) recently announced its plans to build a brand new "innovation centre" in downtown Toronto. The centre will be home

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Rising sea levels endanger buried fibre; Samsung teams up with Nasa; Best Buy shares its secrets

Rising sea levels are putting buried fibre at risk, Samsung teams with NASA to create a VR lunar experience, and Bloomberg dives into how Best Buy is still alive. Welcome to a special

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Facebook wants to help you limit the amount of time you spend on Facebook

Managers annoyed that their employees are spending too much time on Facebook (and, let's be honest, employees annoyed at themselves for spending too much time on Facebook) will no doubt be pleased to

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Google sister company moves forward with smart neighbourhood project

Toronto’s smart city project with Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is set to move forward after signing a new agreement with Waterfront Toronto. Waterfront Toronto announced Tuesday that its board voted to move

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Amazon makes $525,000 donation to Canada Learning Code

Amazon.com Inc. has announced it will be donating $525,000 to Canada Learning Code to help improve and develop digital literacy programs across Canada. In a Tuesday press release, the ecommerce and cloud services giant

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Why airborne Wi-Fi isn’t free; New Zealand gov’t teaching entrepreneurship with video games; Russians have hacked U.S. utilities

The Wall Street Journal explains why you have to pay for Wi-Fi on your flight. The New Zealand government invests $150,000 into a video game that teaches players how to be an entrepreneur.

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Q&A: IDC Canada lead on the top 5 paths companies can take to digital transformation

Tony Olvet is a senior researcher with IDC Canada, which recently interviewed 31 Canadian enterprises to examine the leading ways Canadian businesses have embraced digital transformation. Conducted on behalf of enterprise software firm

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood