Canada’s IT skills shortage likely to get worse, experts say

The perennial shortage of IT talent we've witnessed over the past few years is likely to intensify even further, experts say.A radical mindset shift is required of hiring managers as well new graduates

Published on: March 15th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Good design for bad economic times

As we embark upon the adventure that is 2010 we arguably leave behind us the worst of the recent economic downturn.  As far as economic downturns go, this one was a bit of

Published on: January 4th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

No rest for the wicked … and for late career IT workers

For as long as he could remember, Ben Richardson had big plans for an early retirement.Passionate about computers, but anxious to leave the confines of a desk job, Richardson, a technical adviser in

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Beth Stackpole

9 biggest tech stories of 2009

The Great Recession cast a shadow on all sectors of the economy in 2009. IT fared better than most, however, and the slump did not curb the dynamic nature of the industry. Acquisitions

Published on: December 10th, 2009 Marc Ferranti

Exploited IT workers will ‘jump ship’ when recovery comes

IT professionals asked to do more work for less pay and fewer benefits might be able to forgive their employers' financial choices, but industry watchers say high-tech workers won't soon forget being treated

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Denise Dubie

Canada’s ‘most innovative’ start-ups announced

Start-up tech companies being recognized for their innovative products say the past year's grinding economy actually helped sharpen their competitive edge. The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced its Top 20 list of nominees

Published on: November 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian video game makers find new, creative ways of making money

If the traditional method of making a buck on video game sales is like producing a blockbuster movie hit, then the new models of making money are more like selling TV episodes over

Published on: October 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

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

Firms hack IT maintenance budgets and hope for the best

No matter what the pundits say about an economic turnaround, times are still tough. And after technology projects are delayed or stopped, layoffs are made and next year's budget is slashed, there's one

Published on: September 23rd, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

Hot IT job areas in a recession ravaged market

Pickings remain pretty slim in the recession-ravaged Canadian IT jobs market, but there could be a few gems for those who know what to look for.Companies haven't exactly flung their doors wide open

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

10 ways to keep your job in a volatile workplace

Despite talk of an economic recovery on the horizon, countless lost jobs won't be replaced and IT organizations are still weighing layoffs as a way to cut operations budgets. Recent survey data from

Published on: September 9th, 2009 Denise Dubie

Smart networking can help you find the job you want

When Wade Vann, former CIO at Simmons Bedding Co., was laid off in the summer of 2008, it was naturally a difficult time. "When you've been working 60 to 70 hours a week

Published on: August 25th, 2009 Mary Brandel

“IT lite” the name of the game as recession chokes tech spending

San Antonio-based CPS Energy, the largest municipality-owned gas and electric company in the country, needed to get a better grip on its budget and its budgeting process. Since CPS Energy was an enterprise

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Julia King

Clamour for freelance IT consultants not a sign of economic recovery

Demand for contract tech workers, whether they call themselves freelancers or consultants, is increasing, but the trend isn't a green shoot -- a signal of an economic recovery. It may be more an

Published on: June 24th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau and Joaquim P. Menezes