‘March Madness’ of coding contests highlights two trends

If you’re not familiar with the Association of Computer Machinery’s (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp., just think of it like the “March Madness” of computer programming. Just like

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Cloud demos help navigate documents, schedules, and roads

Nestor E. Arellano is a senior writer at ITBusiness.ca. You can find him on Google+ or via email at narellano@itworldcanada.com. Is your Outlook calendar no longer sufficient for keeping your multiple commitments organized?

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Tech tinkering key to kids’ IT literacy, experts agree

Hands-on tinkering must replace textbook teaching as the primary tool for inspiring Canada's kids to be the next generation of IT innovators, the leaders of a Toronto brainstorming event declared Wednesday.About 100 people

Published on: January 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

CDW Canada awards tech-savvy teachers

Using the latest technological devices in the classroom may not send students to detention anymore.More Canadian schools are recognizing and taking advantage of the technologies available to better prepare students for the future.

Published on: May 27th, 2011 Kaveh Khazra

Challenge offers students BlackBerry to solve healthcare woes

Do you have an idea for solving an existing problem related to the universal access of disease diagnosis, medical treatment or overall healthcare management? If you do, then people at Agfa HealthCare Canada

Published on: October 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

iPod tax would ‘include exemptions’ for disabled, business groups

An iPod levy in Canada, if imposed, would have exemptions for the impaired and others who don’t copy music to recordable media, says a director the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC). See the

Published on: September 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

iPod tax debate – Who should tell Canadians about the levy? Part 2 of 3

Canadians are obliged to inform themselves of a levy paid to copyright holders every time they purchase a blank CD, minidisc, or cassette tape, says a director with the Canadian Private Copying Collective

Published on: September 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian teachers shown how technology can make classes come alive

For the past year, Hewlett-Packard has been working with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and teachers at Simcoe County District School Board, in Midhurst, Ont., helping teachers embed technology into

Published on: June 10th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Royal Bank uses student blogs to give down-to-earth financial advice

If you're looking to pinch those pennies as tightly as possible in these days of recession, try brewing your own cup of Joe instead of making that daily trip to Starbucks for the

Published on: February 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian high school students groomed by tech companies

Prospective employers say their needs aren’t being met. By helping Canadian students enter and flourish in IT-related careers, private sector companies are making efforts to improve the IT skills crunch – and a

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Jennifer Kavur

Privacy controversy mars Google Apps rollout at Canadian university

For Andrew Brigham, Google's offer to host Lakehead University's e-mail system was almost too good to be true.The network administrator for the Thunderbay, Ont.-based university had been struggling with a patchwork of legacy

Published on: November 7th, 2008 Brian Jackson

University arms students with free iPhones

A class of chatty college freshman sits in a large lecture hall at a small-town-Texas university, debating the merits of presidential candidate Barack Obama's proposed healthcare reforms. The conversation becomes heated at times,

Published on: October 8th, 2008 Al Sacco

Pragmatic programs attract young people to technology careers

When students at the Bishop Strachan School (BSS) in Toronto, say they're going do some shop work, they don't mean littering the floor with wood shavings and getting sawdust on their hair.Other children

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ontario budget seeks to address IT skills shortage

Ontario's budget, unveiled Tuesday, parcels new spending to the IT industry in the form of provisions for e-health, and spending on skills training.While welcoming these initiatives, IT industry insiders say they aren't enough

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson