Quebec to adopt COVID Alert amid rising cases

With the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 sharply rising, Quebec is abandoning its opposition to the federally-backed COVID Alert app, apparently hoping it will help health officials and the public slow

Published on: September 30th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Ontario’s construction industry shows supports for COVID-Alert, but also seeks wearable alternative

Despite broad support from the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) and the Construction Employers Coalition (CEC), members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) remain convinced that without a

Published on: August 25th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Canadian governments are dragging their feet in deploying forecasting solutions, says software firm CEO

Ontario-based software development firm Scarsin has developed an advanced platform with the aim of helping government and healthcare policymakers forecast complex scenarios related to COVID-19. Dubbed Integrated Insight Environment (i2e), it's an enterprise-class

Published on: August 12th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Coffee shop owner says Shopify saved her business, suggests other business owners take advantage of free tools

The impact of COVID-19 has been especially hard on businesses that rely on foot traffic for their survival. Nia Bangala, owner of a coffee shop Congo Coffee in downtown Toronto that had to

Published on: August 6th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Half of Canadian businesses unprepared for technological changes due to the pandemic: survey

Nearly 50 per cent of Canadian businesses say they are still not prepared to support or maintain long-term remote work because of the rapid digitization that it necessitates, according to a recent survey

Published on: July 30th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

IBM Canada to help Celero move its infrastructure services onto a hybrid cloud environment 

IBM Canada announced last week that it has joined hands with Celero, a solutions integrator for Canadian credit unions, to modernize its data centre and data network environments, moving its infrastructure services onto

Published on: July 30th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Amazon was the only major publisher in Canada to report ad revenue growth during COVID, according to new report

The Standard Media Index (SMI) has recognized Amazon as the only major publisher in Canada to report ad revenue growth during COVID-19. The company has experienced a year-over-year increase of 43 per cent.

Published on: July 29th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Nearly a third of businesses are not ready to reopen right now, says Salesforce survey

While provinces and cities across Canada transition into the next phase of reopening the economy, a new Salesforce Canada survey suggests nearly a third of businesses feel unprepared to open. When asked if

Published on: July 24th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Avant Analytics report reveals 86% increase in UCaaS sales during COVID-19

A report from research firm Avant Analytics says global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) sales during March increased by 86 per cent from February 2020, and 149 per cent over November 2018

Published on: July 20th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Digital media seeing some upward momentum, but recovery remains slow

Digital media is seeing the strongest recovery month-over-month in Canada as lockdown measures across the country start to lift, according to the Standard Media Index, which analyzes data related to advertising pricing and

Published on: July 9th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Global spending on cloud-based web conferences set to hit $4.1 billion in 2020

The global spending on cloud-based web conferencing continues to expand significantly due to the workplace restrictions spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected to hit the $4.1 billion mark in 2020, according

Published on: July 6th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

IBM launches Watson Works to help businesses return to the office safely

IBM today launched Watson Works, a curated set of products and services to help businesses return to the office. The solution embeds Watson's artificial intelligence (AI) models and applications to help organizations prioritize

Published on: June 19th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Technology issues remain a major barrier to productivity for more than 33% of remote working Canadians

One in three employees are feeling less productive in their current work from home environment, most of them citing not having the proper set up, tools, and technology to enable them to be

Published on: June 18th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Canada shines in global hacking competitions to address COVID-19 business challenges

When COVID-19 virtually shut down the world, many organizations wondered what they could do to help. Some donated money or resources, but for some, their support, in part, took the approach of helping

Published on: June 15th, 2020 Lynn Greiner