2018 budget “misses the mark”: a comprehensive analysis of the Liberals’ tech initiatives

The 2018 Canadian budget has been unveiled, and while there are plenty of tech-related initiatives, many in the industry are feeling let down. The government has gone all in on cybersecurity, big data,

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Flexibility, mentorship, digital transformation key drivers for workplace diversity, report says

Employers should offer more flexible working arrangements and mentorship opportunities, and embrace digital transformation if they want to do a better job of retaining female employees, who leave the tech industry at a

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadian startups are noticing U.S. headlines about sexism in tech – but will they take action?

Dave McClure was always known for having a potty mouth. So when he took the stage for a Q&A at Montreal Startup Fest in July 2016, event founder Philippe Telio jokingly asked him

Published on: August 30th, 2017 Christine Wong

An exit interview with ex-Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman: Part 2

In part one of ITBusiness.ca's exit interview with outgoing Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman, the leader talked about Rola Dagher, the new chief executive who will be replacing her and the advice she gave,

Published on: June 8th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

New research shows a digital gender divide between small and medium sized enterprises

A new study released by Startup Canada reveals a gender divide among Canadian small business owners (SBOs) when it comes to digital adoption. The report found that women SBOs are 20 per cent

Published on: May 16th, 2017 Lindsay Bright

8 guidelines to advance women in tech on International Women’s Day

Just in time for International Women's Day, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)'s Luskin Center for Innovation has released "Rethinking Public, Private and Nonprofit Strategies to Advance Women in Technology," a 60-page

Published on: March 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Are you the only woman in your meetings? Then you need to attend ‘Women in the IT Channel’

Why attend Women in the IT Channel? Because typically in IT and technology-based organizations, there aren't three or more women at the table in business meetings.  And in fields where women are still

Published on: August 15th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Men get bigger raises than women from North American SMEs: study

In the quest for equal pay for equal work, it appears North American small businesses still have some work to do with new data on employee compensation from social human resources management software

Published on: November 15th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Interview at least one woman for IT job: advocacy group

A not-for-profit group advocating there be more women working in information technology has just published a report that says recruiters for high-tech jobs should make sure there is at least one woman candidate

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Ellen Messmer