Why aren’t there more women in the tech startup scene?

by Christine Wong I’ve asked myself the exact same question while departing various startup events here in Toronto over the past few months.   Where are all the women?   At one such

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian experience not required

About two years ago Jessica Chen applied for a factory job at Samtack Computer Inc., a Markham, Ont.-based company that also happens to be one of the largest computer and parts distributing companies

Published on: July 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

U of T’s Rotman emphasizes the human factor in CRM

New customer relations management (CRM) courses being developed at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, will weave social media input into CRM software applications.Rotman has partnered with Microsoft Canada Inc. to

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Four ways to breathe new life into dying projects

Summer is a perfect time of year to reflect on the current state of all the key projects that were approved in January. At this stage, you and your management team should have

Published on: July 12th, 2010 Ron Ponce

There’s no one way to quit smoking

As MicrosoftCIO, sees the software giant's security, infrastructure, and messaging and business applications, and helps support the product and corporate business groups as well as Redmond's global sales and marketing organization.So you know,

Published on: June 8th, 2010

Flex work programs boost staff loyalty, reduce turnover

Financial imperatives are forcing many smaller Canadian firms to drastically cut operating costs.While there may be business benefits to this, one thing cost-cutting doesn't do is improve employee morale.Except when it comes to

Published on: June 4th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

7 business negotiation tactics from the FBI

Having trouble winning over that one key person at work? Expert negotiators at the FBI and elsewhere have found active listening to be key in any negotiation. Here are seven keys to active

Published on: June 2nd, 2010 Constantine von Hoffman

Why moving to the cloud could give your IT staff the jitters

CIOs and IT managers know they must address concerns like security, compliance, service levels and end-user resistance when moving to cloud-based enterprise software, but they must not overlook a critical area: the feelings

Published on: May 20th, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

Wanted Canadian ops chief for LinkedIn

If you've been putting it off, this might be the perfect time to update your LinkedIn profile. The world's hottest professional social networking site is expanding its Canadian operations and is in the

Published on: March 31st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Don’t play the blame game when a tech project fails

If you've spent more than a few weeks in IT, you've probably noticed that things don't always go as planned. Few projects come out as initially conceived -- delivered on time and within

Published on: March 17th, 2010 Paul Glen

What Pink Floyd can teach techies about team building

I recently read Mark Blake's Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd. It is, as I said in my 5-star Amazon review, a great book about the history of the band that

Published on: September 24th, 2008 Esther Schindler

Nine behaviours that could wreck an IT manager’s career

As CIO you hold one of the most important executive positions in your company. And, to lead successfully, you must earn the respect of both the business and your information technology organization. But

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Mike Gualtieri

Five things your boss never wants to hear

In the information biz, more isn't necessarily better. Though full disclosure and transparency are buzzwords today, that doesn't mean your boss wants to hear about everything going on in the office. In fact,

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Mary K. Pratt

Why many executives think so poorly of their IT groups

Odds are you've been at your present company a while, and in IT longer than that. Why do you think corporate executives hold a low view of the technology departments in their own

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Kim Nash