Small business group welcomes EI revamp

An organization of small Canadian businesses said they are happy with the government’s plans to make sweeping changes to the country’s Employment Insurance eligibility rules. The revamp would mean the removal of “disincentives”

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

The five Cs of highly effective startups

Connecting with clients, cultivating talent, developing a corporate culture, listening to good counsel, and holding regular team conferences - those are the secrets to success. These essential ingredients cooking up a hot tech

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Infographic reveals who works for startups

In recent years we've heard it trumpeted all over the place. Entrepreneurs and their startups are the engine of the Canada economy. But who actually works for startups? Information services tracking firm CB

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

New Web site helps boost foreign tech talent supply

Tech industry associations and politicians are looking to temporary foreign workers to bridge a tech talent gap which some studies place at around 106,000.Bureaucratic red tape, however, has slowed down to a trickle

Published on: May 14th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Raspberry Pi app encourages children to do ‘real computing’

Leon Brown's solution to the urgent need to get children interested in computer studies again is simple. Make it fun and easy.“Children love to play, watch cartoons and make up stories. What better

Published on: March 27th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

How good are Canada’s universities at creating startups?

Like many university students, Aditya Bali finds delayed and missed parcel deliveries a “royal pain.”Bali and his friends Mike McCauley and Jay Shah, fourth year engineering students at The University of Waterloo, are

Published on: March 14th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

B.C. tech sector expects to create 3,000 new jobs

British Columbia technology companies expect to generate at least 3,000 new jobs this year, according to a recent survey of the sector. The forecast represents a five per cent increase over last year's

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Small biz acquisition as a tech talent raid strategy

      by Nestor E. Arellano There’s usually a lot of media hoopla, happy dances and high fives following announcements of a big biz acquisition of a promising tech industry startup. The

Published on: February 7th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

33-hour Montreal hackathon produces five cool projects

A hackathon hosted by several Montreal-based student groups produced five tech-based projects which could one day find their way to production, according to a report by technology and startup publication, Next Montreal. Occupy

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto’s recipe for ICT success: management, talent, money

More competent managers, a larger IT talent pool, more start-up funding, and greater collaboration are needed to boost Toronto's tech posture, according to speakers and attendees of Technicity 2011.These were the critical issues

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano