Don’t just create tech talent, import it, Stanford U prez tells Waterloo

The Canadian government's proposed startup visa program may be onto something, at least when compared with recent remarks by a bastion of Silicon Valley tech training and education. Stanford University president John Hennessy

Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Battle for talent pushing Canadian IT salaries higher

There's a war for IT talent being waged in Canada today, says Lara Dado, the regional vice-president for Robert Half International. The executive outlined the new compensation figures from the latestreport on IT

Published on: October 4th, 2012 Paolo Del Nibletto

Facebook acquires talent from Vancouver’s Acrylic Software

The founder of Vancouver startup Acrylic Software “likes” Facebook Inc. so much that he's leaving Canada to work for the social media giant at its headquarters in San Francisco.In a blog posting, Dustin

Published on: July 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

‘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

Startup news round-up: May 15, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Canadian startups tell of talent woes, Toronto's mayor under fire, and Extreme Startups names its first five clients.Talent top startup

Published on: May 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

OpenCal on life after Groupon acquisition

The way Simon Vallee and Arash Shiva describe it, it was almost a relief when Groupon Inc. bought the online appointment booking business they'd spent three years bootstrapping into a viable business located

Published on: April 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Entrepreneurs must celebrate failure

Toronto the good does a bad job of encouraging risk-taking entrepreneurs, especially when they stumble.That was just one of the main conclusions to come out of Technicity, a diverse one-day summit that brought

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Canada plucks game developer talent from Britain

Money talks, as they say, and if you work in a field with high demand, you'll go wherever the money and benefits are the best. According to UK trade association TIGA, this very

Published on: July 12th, 2011 Pete Davison

Free online game trains managers to unlock immigrant talent

Facebook may be blamed for lost productivity at many companies, but a game that imitates it promises to help train managers on how to work with immigrants. TalentNetis a free and educational game

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Top 10 actions to help you stay ahead of the curve in 2009

For several years now, the influential analyst firm Gartner has been issuing an annual list of suggestions for CIOs' new year resolutions.Of course, the problem with such lists is that they tend not

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Martin Veitch

Using the virtual world of Second Life to snag young IT talent

The competition sure is fierce when it comes to landing good young talent these days. Organizations are standing shoulder to shoulder around the global talent pool, trying to hook their share of Gen

Published on: September 10th, 2008 David Carey

Talking things out with the boss

Dale Christian, CIO for Avanade Inc. in Seattle, is this month's guest Premier 100 IT Leader, answering questions about communicating with the boss, making the most of a degree in infosec and regrets

Published on: June 13th, 2008 Dale Christian

Social skills – and hygiene – can help lovelorn techies

Lookin' for love? Then shave off that scraggly beard, ditch the too-tight tee from a geeky conference last decade and leave the Teva sandals at home. That's just some of the advice from

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Canadian companies using creative techniques to attract top IT talent

In today's fiercely competitive hiring environment, Canadian companies are coming up with creative strategies to attract and keep the best IT talent.Whether it's incenting  staff to poach skilled friends currently working for competitors,

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne