Big data and self-service – A Q&A with Information Builders’ Jake Freivald

With business intelligence driving more and more decisions within companies both large and small, New York-based Information Builders has been working to give its customers more “self-service” options. That mantra was repeated during

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Candice So

Polar drops ‘Mobile’ from brand, shifts focus to native advertising

Toronto-based Polar Mobile is well known across Canada for its work developing mobile applications for big brand publishers. But after six years of working with more than 400 publishers, the company is doing

Published on: August 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

HP ElitePad 900 launched – a Windows 8 tablet for business

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced its second Windows 8-based tablet today, this one the business-targeted ElitePad 900. Built to be a tablet that a larger enterprise or government department could deploy to its staff, the

Published on: October 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

McDonald’s automation a sign of declining service sector employment

News this week that McDonald’s restaurants in Europe will be replacing acne-faced teenagers with glass-plated touch screens for order-taking might make you wonder if the fast food chain is committed to its “service

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Soon everyone

It may seem bizarre now, but talking to a computer about your service questions will be par for the course in the near future, an expert says.And this ability will dramatically improve many

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Allowing users to manage their own PCs

Users should choose and manage their own PCs.At first blush, that's a radical notion any right-thinking CTO would dismiss out of hand. But not so fast: IT shouldn't dictate what computers and handhelds

Published on: April 7th, 2008 Tom Sullivan