Canadian universities hit by worst research funding slump in 10 years

Research funding at Canadian universities hit $6.6 billion in 2011, a paltry 2.2 per cent rise from the $6.48 billion raised for R&D in 2010 – and the smallest gain in the past

Published on: October 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ottawa boosts cybersecurity spending to $155 million by 2017

The federal government is putting more money into cybersecurity. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said Wednesday Ottawa will spend $155million over the next five years through the Canadian Cyber IncidentResponse Centre, up from

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

A quarter of all ad dollars will be spent on digital campaigns by 2016: study

New online technologies will help create jobs and drive spending in Canada's $29-billion marketing industry over the next five years, a recent study suggests. Canadian businesses spent $29 billion on marketing in 2011,

Published on: October 11th, 2012 Christine Wong

CRTC issues first two guidelines under new anti-spam law

Canada's federal communications regulator has issued its first two bulletins laying out guidelines for anti-spam laws. The biggest new rule is designed to stop businesses from assuming aconsumer has opted in to an

Published on: October 11th, 2012 Christine Wong

New agency taps into demand for digital retail solutions

Digital Connect is launching what it calls the first digital shopper marketing agency in Canada. The new agency has been formed by existing firms SVM and Piranha andwill be jointly based in Toronto

Published on: October 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

Acer’s Iconia W700 tablet to hit Canada on Oct. 26

Acer has pulled back the cover on the Canadian launch of its W700 tablet, which will hit stores here on Oct. 26. It'sAcer's first ever Windows 8-native tablet, according to our sourcestory from

Published on: October 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

Battle for talent pushing Canadian IT salaries higher

There's a war for IT talent being waged in Canada today, says Lara Dado, the regional vice-president for Robert Half International. The executive outlined the new compensation figures from the latestreport on IT

Published on: October 4th, 2012 Paolo Del Nibletto

Eventbrite tests global expansion waters in Canada

Ian Jeffrey was puzzled when he received an email recently from Eventbrite. Not just via Eventbrite, as in a message posted for him to seesomewhere on the online event management and ticketing site.

Published on: October 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s malware rate tumbles vs global average

Canada is making some big headway in the battle against malware, with new figures showing our infection rate is just half that of the global average. Out of every 1,000 computers scanned, just

Published on: October 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Many Canadian workers see desktops as a dying breed

More than a quarter of Canadian workers see the desktop computer as an endangered species. In a new LinkedIn survey of more than 7,000professionals worldwide, 28 per cent of Canadians said the desktopcould

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Security fears, breaches driving a third of BYOD policies in Canada

More than one third of Canadian businesses with bring your own device (BYOD) policies adopted them as a result of specific security breaches or red flags, a new study shows. The finding is

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

More Canadian companies turning to online video for advertising

More Canadian businesses are starting to use online video as part of their advertising strategies. Recent figures from the Interactive Advertising Bureau show that onlinevideo is the fastest growing ad category in Canada,

Published on: September 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

U.S. to allow startups access to crowdfunding ‘within 6 months’

Even though America's equity crowdfunding law is now stuck in bureaucratic red tape, one of the law's key architects says U.S. startups could be raising money through investment crowdfunding in less than six

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

IT World Canada’s Annan, Jonah among 38 Diamond Jubilee medal winners

Fawn Annan, president and group publisher of ITBusiness.ca's parent company IT World Canada, has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to Canada's technology industry.Annan was one of

Published on: September 10th, 2012 Christine Wong