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Canada will need 216,000 tech positions filled in these 5 key sectors by 2021

As the Canadian business landscape rapidly digitizes, a shortage of skilled labourers is hindering its growth potential. A new report published on Apr. 12 by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) indicates that

Published on: April 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian IT budgets set to rebound next year

Canadian tech spending will rebound in 2017, but mobile device sales will continue to stall, according to IDC Canada’s IT predictions for the year ahead. Although IT investment slipped on the low oil

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Christine Wong

CA makes a case for digital transformation

A new global survey from CA Technologies released today found that digital transformation can boost business performance, but there is still a lot of growing pains. The New York-based vendor released senior business

Published on: September 30th, 2016 CDN Staff

Lack of security expertise has direct impact on damage caused by breaches, says Kaspersky

Enterprises that don't want to pony up the cash to pay for a suitably-sized security staff may find they're dishing out even more cash when a breach happens. Research released by security vendor Kaspersky Lab

Published on: August 19th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Public WiFi risks are well-known, but few use VPN to increase security

The risks associated with using public WiFi hotspots appear to be well understood, but that doesn't stop the average person from using such access points without appropriate security measures in place. According to data released by NordVPN from

Published on: August 19th, 2016 Chris Talbot

WaaS market will be $18B opportunity by 2022

As enterprises aim to reduce the costs and complexity of their IT environments, there's a growing opportunity for channel partners in the workspace-as-a-service (WaaS) space. According to a recent research report from Transparency Research,

Published on: August 17th, 2016 Chris Talbot

A year after launch, Windows 10 still hasn’t found its place in the enterprise

Although Microsoft has promoted Windows 10 as its most secure operating system to date, North American businesses still aren't buying into the need for an upgrade. According to a Softchoice TechCheck IT asset management analysis

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Chris Talbot

3D printing market growing to $35B by 2020, says IDC report

Opportunities for vendors and channel partners in the 3D printing space will increase significantly over the next few years, but it's not just about providing the hardware and consumables. IDC's latest "Worldwide Semiannual

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Canadian firms more likely to pay ransomware demands, survey suggests

Despite urgings from the RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to not give in to ransomware, Canadian organizations seem more likely to surrender to blackmail than those in three other countries surveyed, a

Published on: August 4th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Actually, Canada’s tech sector is much larger than you think [infographic]

Technology plays a much larger role in Canada’s economy than is commonly believed, according to a new report by the Ryerson University-affiliated Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As Canada’s fifth-largest sector, it

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Nearly one in four pieces of software installed in Canada last year was unlicensed: Report

Ever wonder about the impact of software piracy in an age of Software-as-a-Service? Despite efforts to curb the practice, using unlicensed software is still common. A new report published by the Business Software

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Dave Yin

Brexit and a possible Trump presidency will drive up value of Bitcoin: Research

Think the effect of Brexit and the upcoming American election will be limited to physical currencies? Think again. UK-based market analyst Juniper Research forecasts the value of Bitcoin to triple this year alone

Published on: July 5th, 2016 CDN Staff

Companies value mobility strategy but not remote working even though they are synonymous: Study

What is your definition of a mobile workforce? If it's anything more than the ability to send and receive emails while on the go, you may be the exception. According to a new

Published on: June 9th, 2016 CDN Staff

Contactless payments are becoming ubiquitous, paving way for mobile payments: Report

For Canadians who own contactless payment methods such as MasterCard's Tap & Go-enabled credit cards, the inconvenience of being required to pay any other way has become unacceptable. This is according to a

Published on: June 1st, 2016 CDN Staff

Nearly half of IT leaders had difficulty hiring in the past year: Survey

If you had trouble hiring in the past year or so, you are not alone. According to a new study, nearly half of IT leaders, or 46 per cent surveyed, had difficulty filling

Published on: May 31st, 2016 CDN Staff