Robots could take your job within 20 years, study suggests

More than 40 per cent of Canada's labour force currently works in an industry that's likely to become automated within 20 years, according to a report released on June 15 by a Ryerson

Published on: June 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Why we need a conversation before fearing jobs being lost to automation

Before we can address the question of what jobs will be created for humans as automation takes over current roles, we need to focus on a question that most people are not asking.

Published on: June 13th, 2016 Ayelet Baron

Is it time for a chief ethics officer? Smarter digital technology raises the question

If knowledge is power, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, then does perfect knowledge also result in guaranteed corruption? As software and hardware become smarter and enable more automation of data collection, organizations today

Published on: March 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Industrial Internet of Things: where technology and industry converge

Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, is promising the industrial sector-wide opportunities to solve everlasting real-world problem in areas such as embedded systems, automation and robotics which spans across almost all industries such as automotive,

Published on: December 4th, 2015 Tamer Marzouk

Methodify offers marketers customer research as a service

A Toronto-based firm known for its data collection service, AskingCanadians, announced this week a new web service for marketers that promises to get real customer feedback with a 48-hour turnaround. Methodify is described as

Published on: October 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Will a robot be hiring your next employee?

The issue of whether robots can recruit better than humans is not the stuff of science fiction anymore. For quite a few years, recruiting software, (known as applicant tracking systems or ATS for

Published on: December 24th, 2014 Roz Bahrami

Gartner symposium asks the big questions about world’s technological future

Day one of the 2014 Gartner Symposium saw BlackBerry and Microsoft executives give hints at their company's future direction and interaction with governments in a world demanding of heightened security and privacy. Gartner's

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Jim Love

Hand-washing audit system cleans up at regional startup awards

Last month Toronto-based HandyMetrics Corp. won York Region’s Techconnex 2014 award for "Most Promising Start-up." In so doing Michael Tsang gained local recognition as heading one of the most enterprising technology companies in the

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Jonathon Shore

How to effectively outsource IT projects

Besides humans, your company’s telecommunication network is your most important asset. If you take a second to think about it, every aspect of your business is connected to a network. It allows your

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Ashley Huffman

Interview: Mark Walters, president of Z-Wave Alliance

In his current role, Mark Walters leverages his over 20 years experience with electronic product solutions, high-end sound reinforcement, vehicular sensing/controls, premise wiring solutions, automated building controls, RF mesh networks, home automation and security. The Z-Wave

Published on: April 17th, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

How M2M rollout led to a big productivity boost for one Ontario manufacturer

When Ryan Bishop took on his new job as operations manager at Carleton Place, Ont.-based Rose Integration in the summer of 2010 he had a plan on how to keep tabs on the

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

PaperVision adds e-forms and digital signatures to ECM suite

In the quest for the paperless office, there are many hurdles that we still can't quite clear, tripping us up and causing us to hit that print button - for example, the need

Published on: February 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Small businesses embracing business process automation, study finds

Enterprise organizations are no longer the only companies using business process automation – smaller businesses are now automating their tasks to make their workflow smoother, according to a new study. This week, the

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Candice So

Mind the App: If This Then That

We're very excited to announce IT World Canada's Andrew Love, our video production specialist, is launching a new series of videos called "Mind the App" on IT Business.ca. His videos will show the

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 ITBusiness Staff