Preparing today’s students for a tech-driven future

Is public education fading in relevance to today’s young learners? As the Deputy Minister of the Anglophone Sector of New Brunswick’s public education system this question haunts me every day. My senior management

Published on: December 16th, 2009 ITBusiness Staff

University of Saskatchewan offers Canada’s first iPhone app course

Plugging into a rapidly growing market, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) recently became the first Canadian school to officially offer students a course on developing iPhone applications.There are now over 85,000

Published on: December 11th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

New Brunswick teachers give 3Rs a new twist

Teachers in New Brunswick are reinventing education's 3Rs to train students who may one day be the vanguard of the province's tech industry.New Brunswick's NB3 program, which was launched last year, places special

Published on: November 27th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Despite recession, many IT posts still difficult to fill

CIOs and security executives looking to add IT staff in the coming months say they are challenged to fill positions, despite the recession and unemployment statistics.In the U.S., survey data from ISC-squared and

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Denise Dubie and Joaquim P. Menezes

How to stop your best employees from walking away

Do you think a soft economy lessens your need to engage your staff? Think again. Your most valuable asset-and single biggest investment-is walking out the door. Your greatest competitive differentiator-your talent-is seeping out

Published on: October 28th, 2008 Michael Gregoire

Meagre rise in Canadian IT salaries despite “talent shortage” reports

Related article: Hot skills that get you ahead of the game in Canada's IT jobs market Despite persistent reports of an IT talent shortage, salaries in the technology sector, in 2008, posted only

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

“Skills shortage? You must be joking,” say readers

Many Canadian companies continue to bemoan what they call the severe shortage of IT talent, and the impact this is having on their business.This was also a common refrain at the recently concluded

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Smart recruitment key to PEI firm’s business triumph

An ability to recruit and retain top talent, a novel strategy for software development, and swift response to changing market trends are fuelling a Canadian radiology systems vendor's stupendous business success. Earlier this

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Why so many women abandon tech careers after 35

What if half the men in science, engineering and technology roles dropped out at midcareer? That would surely be perceived as a national crisis. Yet more than half the women in those fields

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Kathleen Melymuka

Tales of skills shortage untrue say unemployed IT professionals

Terri Morgan could sell her talents to anyone that would listen, but software programs used to screen IT job applicants don't hear so well. Morgan has dealt with more résumé screening programs than

Published on: April 15th, 2008 Denise Dubie

IT workers aplenty – but true talent “lacking”

It's something that has intrigued me for years. I can't remember the last time I spoke with an IT executive who didn't list recruiting and retaining workers as one of his top five

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Don Tennant

Today’s hot IT skills and five tips for acquiring them

The Web 2.0 phenomenon and developments in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) space will trigger a demand for a new set of IT skills.Technology headhunters and industry insiders say IT professionals should be

Published on: January 31st, 2008 Nestor Arellano