Engineers connected to growing Web firms at ‘Extreme’ dinners

Entrepreneurs are often told they have to be committed to their business 24/7 to succeed these days, but hey, you have to eat some time.That may be the theory that Extreme Startups is

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup news round-up: June 8, 2012

The unsteady economy appears to be putting a strain on local small business owners’ confidence, according to a recent poll by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The CFIB today reported its

Published on: June 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Android devices better than iPhone in many ways

Can Google Android phones compete with the Apple iPhone? A few weeks ago, Google loaned me a Nexus One smartphone for experimentation, and I've spent the time since downloading applications and writing my

Published on: March 28th, 2010 Peter Wayner

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

Cobol’s still alive and thriving

There you are, sipping your latte while banging out code in Django, Drupal, and Ruby, and feeling pretty cutting-edge. Sure, those are the hot skills of the moment, and they'll probably help you

Published on: August 11th, 2008 Bill Snyder

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

COBOL coders needed again as mainframe projects increase

While the popularity of client servers and distributed computing seemed to mark the end of the "big iron" age, recent developments indicate mainframes may be around for many more years.Unfortunately the talent needed

Published on: January 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano