Surveys show conflicting support by Canadians for COVID-19 tracing app

Canadian governments are planning to approve COVID-19 mobile contact tracing apps to help health authorities track the spread of the infectious disease. However, two recent surveys offer conflicting numbers on whether residents here

Published on: May 18th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Mastercard to provide free cybersecurity assessments to small Canadian businesses

RiskRecon, a Mastercard company, is offering free cybersecurity tools to help small Canadian businesses with up to 100 employees through December 31, 2020 to help them protect their IT infrastructure during the ongoing

Published on: May 13th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Shopify launches its own mobile shopping app

Shopify today announced the launch of its consumer app, simply named Shop.  The new shopping assistant combines features such as the discovery of local businesses, customized recommendations, purchase payment and tracking, the company

Published on: April 28th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

DMZ and Oxford Properties come to the aid of OneEleven’s members

OneEleven's partners, DMZ and Oxford Properties have come forward to help OneEleven members impacted by the sudden closure of the tech accelerator.  Hard hit by the global economic situation in the wake of

Published on: April 27th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

eBay Canada waives selling fees to help small-scale Canadian businesses expand online

eBay Canada is launching an accelerator program called Up & Running aimed at supporting retailers without an e-commerce presence transitioning to selling online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company recently

Published on: April 27th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Don’t rush into e-commerce because of COVID-19, says expert

With the COVID-19 crisis forcing retailers and restaurants to close their doors, some are thinking of shifting quickly to selling products online to bring in at least some revenue. But an expert warns

Published on: April 21st, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canada’s economic relief efforts are a good start, but tech scale-ups demand clarity around eligibility

Some parts of Canada's economic relief efforts are receiving a lukewarm response from technology scale-ups, according to a new report that also says cash flow remains a top concern during COVID-19. Published by

Published on: April 21st, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Shopify invites developers to participate in app challenge to help businesses fighting COVID-19

Shopify is inviting all app developers to lend their technical and problem-solving skills to build solutions for merchants whose businesses are affected the most by COVID-19 through the Shopify App Challenge. The challenge,

Published on: April 19th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

CompTIA takes its certification exams online amid COVID-19 pandemic

CompTIA, the global provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications and training for information technology (IT) professionals, yesterday launched an online testing option for its certification exams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The company

Published on: April 16th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Cyber Security Today – Income tax scams, COVID-19 voicemail scams, protect your websites and do you remember Dooley Wilson?

Income tax scams, COVID-19 voicemail scams, protect your websites and do you remember Dooley Wilson? Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday April 15th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.

Published on: April 15th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Telus invests $3.5B in Alberta for wireless and wireline network capacity boost

Telus is investing $3.5 billion in Alberta in 2020 to enhance wireless and wireline network capacity. This is part of Telus’ September announcement about its $16 billion multi-year investment plan in Alberta to

Published on: April 14th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Give employees rules on how to choose videoconferencing platforms

When the COVID-19 crisis broke open a month ago and forced organizations to make employees work from home, video conferencing was seen as a way to allow managers to keep on top of

Published on: April 13th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Telus Health helps Canadian doctors conduct virtual visits with patients through new conferencing capabilities

Telus Health is helping 26,000 family doctors across Canada conduct video consultations by integrating virtual visits functionality into its electronic medical records (EMRs) offering in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “This innovation is

Published on: April 8th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Google mobility report shows tanking foot traffic across Canada

By tracking smartphone location data in February and March, Google has revealed insights into how social distancing has affected the public's travel behaviour across the world. Designed as a tool to shed light

Published on: April 7th, 2020 Tom Li