What another Conservative minority government means for IT

About halfway through the 37-day election campaign the Information Technology Association of Canada sent an open letter to each of the three top party leaders – but they didn't get a single response.

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Permission-based marketing helps firms deal with do not call list

In less that two weeks Canada's national Do Not Call List (DNCL) finally goes live to give consumers across the country some measure of relief from pesky telemarketing calls that have been interrupting

Published on: September 16th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Protecting privacy in a nation of Facebook addicts

Saying Canadians are addicted to Facebook isn't an exaggeration. Download the Podcast. Seven million Canadians have a profile on the social networking site – which means about one in five of our population

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canada embarks on major Web 2.0 initiative

The Federal government's decision to create a comprehensive system for future online collaboration and social networking projects is growing proof that Canada acknowledges the explosive potential of Web 2.0, industry experts say."This definitely

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

HTG Peer Group – a First in Canada

Now, as a member of the first ever HTG Peer Group in Canada, he is receiving as well as giving valuable mentorship. See the companion story, Small businesses have big IT needs.HTG peer

Published on: May 27th, 2008 Lee Rickwood

In Canada the “paperless office” is still pulp fiction

There's a big difference, it seems, between thinking green and working green.True, a majority of Canadian workers profess concern for the environment.Many even embrace electronic and digital technology designed to cut down on

Published on: April 11th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian robot Dextre sets off on a space adventure

As Space Shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space at 2:28 a.m. ET on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the offices of Brampton, Ont.-based MDA Ltd. were dark and quiet – despite their

Published on: March 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

AT&T’s $1 billion bandwidth boost a boon for Canadian MNCs

AT&T Inc. hopes to help their Canadian multi-national enterprise clients conduct business on a global scale with a $1 billion infrastructure investment.The upgrade to the San Antonio, Texas-based telecommunications company's network will see

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Federal budget betrays hands off approach to Canada’s IT sector

There isn't much in the recent Federal budget that Canadian IT professionals and companies can feel really excited about. In part, this is due to finance minister Jim Flaherty's decision to put $10

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian technology gives IT departments the power

One Monday morning the lights came on as usual in the first floor of EDS Corp's Plano, Texas offices – but it was the first time the IT department – not facilities –

Published on: February 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian tech industry seeks bailout package in Federal budget

Despite indications of a bare bones budget release today, technology industry insiders are hoping the Canadian government will provide a bailout package for companies hit by the near-crisis caused by a high flying

Published on: February 26th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian tech market poised for growth in 2008, says IDC

Despite the slowing economy of its largest trading partner, Canada's technology industry is poised for substantial growth this year.End users are expected to spend no less than $81.5 billion in technology products and

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Nestor Arellano