Accessible technology increasingly a requirement for businesses

Under the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act, private businesses operating in the province will have to meet new accessibility standards for customer service by the beginning of next year. Other standards will

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Grant Buckler

VentureLAB gives entrepreneurs the gift of gab

You might imagine that if you were a Hebrew-speaking Russian that had recently moved to suburban Ontario from Israel, it would be hard to kick off an entrepreneurial endeavor. Engineer-turned-CEO Vlad Zhitnikov doesn't

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Report names 10 riskiest Canadian cities for cybercrime

A small but bustling southern Ontario city and British Columbia municipalities off the banks of the Fraser River are the riskiest Canadian municipalities when it comes to spam and online fraud, according to

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Remote healthcare shouldn’t breach personal privacy, says Cavoukian

Remote healthcare technologies will become increasingly important as Canada's ageing population chooses to live at home instead of checking in at the seniors' home. But those technologies must be built to protect individual

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Telework pilot heartily embraced by Ontario public service staff

When Carrie Burns-Solitar invited her colleagues to apply for 20 available spots in a telecommuting pilot, 66 wanted the chance to work while wearing a bathrobe and flannel pants. It was a high-interest

Published on: October 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Distracted driving the problem, not just technology

Ontario's new law prohibiting driving while phoning has come into effect. Meanwhile, a poll shows 90 per cent support for the ban on hand-held communication and entertainment devices while driving. I'm not against

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Mark Goldberg

Creative people help a company ‘thrive’ in tough times

As a young boy, Richard Florida begged his father to show him his workplace – an eyeglasses frames factory that he worked at since quitting school in Grade 7 until the day he

Published on: September 24th, 2009 Brian Jackson

iLane promises a productive drive, delivers frustration

The iLane is one of those new gadgets that make you feel as though you've entered the future – promising to read your e-mail to you out loud while you drive, and a

Published on: September 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Health care taps analytics to support aging population

Call it the great northern seniors migration. Those aren't the words of Chris Sambol, but they epitomize a trend he describes: the composition of Sault Sainte Marie, Ont.'s population is quickly changing as

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Former IT employee turns hobby into award-winning business

Dennis Wood worked in the IT department for a federal government agency before he took his hobby and transformed it into an award-winning business. President and founder of Cinevate Inc. in Thunder Bay,

Published on: June 24th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Thought-controlled computing no longer Star Trek fiction

When Trevor Coleman's friend threw a Star Trek convention, he could have slapped on some pointy-ears for a costume and attended like most fans. Instead he contributed a brainwave-controlled video game straight out

Published on: May 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Ontario’s handheld device ban for drivers expected to boost Bluetooth sales

Cell phone manufacturers expect to cash in on Bluetooth device sales as Ontarians scramble to comply with a new law banning the use of handheld gadgets while driving.Bill 118 was given its third

Published on: April 24th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Niagara Catholic School District snags Green IT award

The paperless office may still be years away, but some organizations like Ontario's Niagara Catholic School District Board (NCSDB), are already reaping the benefits of a less-paper office: replacing reams of paper with

Published on: April 22nd, 2009 Ted Samson

Jobs and cash woo IT workers to Saskatchewan

While workers are laid off across most of Canada, Saskatchewan is one province actively recruiting job seekers, including IT professionals. During a recent trip to Toronto, Saskatchewan politicians boasted of short commutes, affordable

Published on: April 2nd, 2009 Brian Jackson