Federal budget diverts research funding to commercial innovation

The Conservative government has earmarked a sizeable amount of money in the federal budget for new technology research and development but is also shifting its focus to commercialization of existing tech companies.The move

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Canada most cost-competitive nation for digital industries: KPMG study

Canada is the most cost-competitive country to run a business in the digital sector, topping the UK, The Netherlands and France in KPMG's Competitive Alternatives 2012 study.The report compares business costs and competitiveness

Published on: March 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Challenging the status quo

By Francis Moran When trying to sell a new and innovative product, and a premium one at that, into a somewhat conservative market, there is often no greater competition than the status quo.

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Francis Moran

Words of wisdom: What can you learn from a thunder lizard?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “A startup is ultimately ... not just about whether an idea or a product works, it is about whether or not you can create a business around

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Francis Moran

Sounds of triumph

Today's economic recession is one of the best times for smaller Canadian businesses to doggedly pursue new inventions say experts in innovation.That's because most of the big players are acting very cautious, cutting

Published on: April 8th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

“Gatekeepers with teeth” help Canadian firms invest wisely in tough economy

Ashraf Ali understands the importance of giving his company’s gatekeepers some serious armaments so they can have the power to decide whether to kill or let go.The president of Markham, Ont.-based Fastek International

Published on: April 1st, 2009 Brian Jackson

Ontario’s 10-year tax break for certain tech start-ups “far from perfect”

An Ontario bill aiming to help tech start-ups clear the hurdle in bringing ideas from the halls of academia to the streets of the commercial marketplace may fall short of its intended goal,

Published on: January 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Does risky R&D deliver the best results?

Corporate IT research is undergoing a crucial change – in its concepts and methods.From a “methods” standpoint, we discussed in an earlier article how the notion of research as an activity confined within

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Your R&D department is…everywhere

In tech projects, as everyday life, the whole is often more powerful than the sum of its parts. Way more powerful. Technology clusters exemplify this principle. Clusters – as defined by the National

Published on: February 29th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

ORION expands its network reach to service Ontario R&E community

Ontario's Optical Regional Advanced Network has finished installing optical networking equipment intended to boost the availability and coverage of its services to researchers across the province.The upgrade, which began late in 2005, expands

Published on: April 27th, 2007 Shane Schick

We’re not in the boardroom yet, soom CIOs say

The Waterloo area is already known as a hotbed of successful Canadian technology startups such as Research In Motion and Open Text, and Google has established its Canadian presence there. Communitech, however, wants

Published on: April 9th, 2007 EDGE Staff

IT needs better management tools, practices, for electronic information

TIG spoke with Duncan recently about her role in developing emerging technologies and the growing importance of electronic discovery for all public sector organizations.TIG: Can you talk a bit about what you're doing

Published on: March 24th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley