7 tech conference bloopers and blunders

In a way, tech conferences are like movies: You have loads of expensive gadgets, tons of carefully coiffed people, and crews of producers scrambling to keep everything on schedule. It's only fitting that

Published on: February 8th, 2011 J.R. Raphael

5 tips to make your CSO resume shine

The current challenges in today's job market didn't stop Phillip Mahan from bouncing back quickly after a setback. Mahan was laid off from his position as manager of information security and risk management

Published on: December 23rd, 2010 Joan Goodchild

New and exciting models of learning in New Brunswick

To date we have advised readers of New Brunswick’s efforts to shift our public education system to a 21st Century learning model. We have explored the nature of 21st Century competencies and how

Published on: March 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian digital gaming industry on a roll with new companies, jobs

An independent 2009 games sector census reveals a thriving industry in Canada with new development studios and job opportunities. The U.S. games industry, meanwhile, has shown marginal growth since 2008. The U.S. game

Published on: January 5th, 2010 Alex Wawro and Joaquim P. Menezes

Tech firms partner with Ottawa schools to battle IT talent crunch

David Dapaah and his gang descend on the BlackBerry smartphone on the table with one intent- crack it wide open and spill its guts out. Just as they've done with the desktop PC,

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Mild-mannered developers turn DJs by night

House music rises from massive speakers and fills the dark, crowded club with its pulsing, trance-like beat. Beams of colored light wash across the throngs on the dance floor, tinting the dancers' ecstatic,

Published on: June 5th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Wall Street meltdown may fuel interest in IT careers

The collapse of Wall Street may help make computer science and IT careers attractive to students who abandoned these fields in droves after the pop of the last big bubble, the dot-com bust

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Patrick and Todd R. Weiss Thibodeau

Canadian IT jobs market heats up as employers prepare to meet talent crunch

Canadian employers are being squeezed by a tech talent crunch...from both sides.Just as a mad rush to get on the Web 2.0 bandwagon is making .Net developers fresh out of school disappear like

Published on: May 27th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian companies using creative techniques to attract top IT talent

In today's fiercely competitive hiring environment, Canadian companies are coming up with creative strategies to attract and keep the best IT talent.Whether it's incenting  staff to poach skilled friends currently working for competitors,

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Pragmatic programs attract young people to technology careers

When students at the Bishop Strachan School (BSS) in Toronto, say they're going do some shop work, they don't mean littering the floor with wood shavings and getting sawdust on their hair.Other children

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano