IBM launches Watson Works to help businesses return to the office safely

IBM today launched Watson Works, a curated set of products and services to help businesses return to the office. The solution embeds Watson's artificial intelligence (AI) models and applications to help organizations prioritize

Published on: June 19th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Technology issues remain a major barrier to productivity for more than 33% of remote working Canadians

One in three employees are feeling less productive in their current work from home environment, most of them citing not having the proper set up, tools, and technology to enable them to be

Published on: June 18th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Trial by Zoom: Ready or not, court proceedings are going virtual

Written by Baneet Braich   For litigator Kamleh Nicola, some new priorities are appearing on her agenda. The lawyer who often spends her time practicing intellectual property law in the Federal Court now

Published on: June 18th, 2020 ITBusiness Staff

Remote work exposes inequalities among Canadians, according to Stats Canada

Written by Catherin Morin   With the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting pivot to remote work, the ability to work from home or not has exposed social inequalities, according to a new study

Published on: June 12th, 2020 ITBusiness Staff

Why you’ll never see continuity planning in the same way again

What improved productivity the most when employees in one government agency began working from home during the pandemic? It was ergonomic chairs and dual screens said the agency’s CIO at a recent ITWC

Published on: June 4th, 2020 Jim Love

Managing Staff Working from Home – Phase 2, The Basics Are Covered, so What’s Next?

So you are over the first phase of managing the Work From Home (WFH) initiative for your employees. This was done in crisis mode with little preparation just to meet the short term

Published on: May 7th, 2020 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Zoom releases new version with security, privacy enhancements

After stinging complaints about security issues Zoom Video Communications will release over the next seven days a new version of its conferencing platform as part of a 90-day plan promising to boost privacy

Published on: April 22nd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canadians want high-tech, remote offices, Rogers survey shows

Desks strewn with laptops, tablets, and personal smartphones, with less people physically in the office and more in the coffee shop down the block, and nary a PC in sight – this is

Published on: November 28th, 2013 Candice So

3 ways Telus improved its employee engagement

About six years ago, Telus Corp. was having a problem. It was having trouble keeping its employees engaged at its company. In 2007, an internal survey of about 4,000 employees showed only about

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Candice So

Organizations embracing mobile to boost productivity, but integration is hard

Just ahead of the Mobile Enterprise Strategies Summit next week, IT World Canada has released a survey of decision-makers and their attitudes towards bringing mobile devices into their offices. The biggest findings? Canadian

Published on: October 18th, 2013 Candice So

Child’s play: How to work from home and take care of the kids

Whether your boss finally gave you the green light to telecommute or you're setting out to do business on your own, congratulations--and welcome to the wonderful world of working at home. Good-bye, rush-hour

Published on: April 7th, 2009 Rick Broida

Telecommuting brings big benefits to companies, staff

I love my morning commute. Sometimes, there are delays, though, thanks to a pile-up or a clean-up effort. The pile-up, however, is generally just laundry that needs to go into the wash. The

Published on: March 12th, 2009 Ted Samson

Top 5 tips for success when working from home

Not many people can claim to have been telecommuting for as long as Jack Nilles has been untethered from office life. In 1973, Nilles coined the terms "telework" and "telecommuting," and he's been

Published on: March 9th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Telecommuting test – six questions to see if your office is ready

Telecommuting is back on workers' radars in a big way these days, thanks to gas prices that are a whopping 30% higher this summer than last.Wannabe telecommuters are lining up outside their bosses'

Published on: August 22nd, 2008 Tam Harbert