Apple would maintain tablet dominance with ‘iPad mini’: IDC

Apple will continue to dominate the world's tablet market through 2016 if it launches a smaller iPad this year, according to research firm IDC.In a revised five-year forecast, IDC said last week that

Published on: July 12th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

The future of IT isn’t in the cloud: Forrester

Cloud computing is not the future of IT and commoditisation is, says analyst house Forrester, although the two support each other.Forrester says that as a result of commoditisation and modernisation,IT portfolios will evolve

Published on: June 11th, 2012 Antony Savvas

Crowdfunding raised $1.5 billion worldwide last year

Almost US$1.5 billion was raised in 2011 by crowdfunding platforms around the world, according to an industry report released Tuesday by Massolution, the research group of industry body Crowdsourcing.There were almost 350 crowdfunding

Published on: May 8th, 2012 Cameron Scott

IBM, feds and Ontario pump $210 million into new R&D centre

The Canadian and Ontario governments, IBM and a consortium of seven universities are banding together to establish an Ontario-based $210-million research and development program.The initiative is expected to create 145 new high-skills jobs

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

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

New Russian malware doesn’t need a file to infect you

Researchers have discovered an extremely rare and possibly unique form of "fileless" malware that executes entirely in memory without the need to save any files to the hard drive of a victim's PC.The

Published on: March 21st, 2012 John E. Dunn

Feds pump $19 million into auto sector R&D

The federal government is injecting $19 million into six research projects exploring new technologies in Canada's hard hit auto sector, Industry Canada announced today.Past Automotive Partnership Canadaprojects have included research into this electric

Published on: March 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Electric vehicles meet the network – happening soon?

by Barry Gander Electric Vehicles (EVs) have a desperate need for communications, to help them get over “range anxiety.”  At a recent Networked Vehicle Association (NVA) Executive Workshop, a few EV factoids leaped

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Barry Gander

‘Self-healing’ cloud that detects, destroys threats in the works at MIT

What if a cloud computing infrastructure could recognize a cyberattack, eliminate it, and never stop working while all that is being done? That's what researchers at MIT, with help from the federal government,

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Brandon Butler

Top 10 most futuristic tech projects at MIT

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Mobile developers: Enter our contest to win a Windows Phone 7

Complete this mobile industry survey and enter to win a Windows Phone 7 device. The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) is calling upon content producers and ICT companies with mobile offerings to complete

Published on: December 9th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Infographic: Who wins the most Canadian government ICT funding?

Canada has many government programs designed to pump funding into the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Published on: November 18th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Infographic: How does Canada’s ICT sector stack up globally?

Investment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is often cited as an important way to create conditions for economic growth in developed nations. So how is Canada doing compared to other

Published on: November 9th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

No one right path to commercialization, experts say

Toronto biotech startup ArcticDx has spent eight years working on technology to measure an individual's risk of developing colorectal carcinoma, but still hasn't commercialized it. Meanwhile, by taking a slightly different approach, the

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Grant Buckler