2017 federal budget puts a focus on digital transformation

The 2017 Canadian federal budget was touted as an innovation-first agenda, and in the opinion of many tech industry leaders, the Liberal government has kept its word. Finance minister Bill Morneau unveiled the budget

Published on: March 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

ITAC wants you to help make Canada a leader in IoT

TORONTO - The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is looking towards the future. Though it will continue serving its diverse membership base regardless of sector, for now the organization plans to help

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Shared Services Canada finally getting into action

It’s been a slow process — nearly five years to be exact — but the federal government has formally embarked on starting the consultation process on its IT transformation agenda to revamp internal

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Ryan Patrick

2016 federal budget includes support for STEM training, digital infrastructure

Canada’s technology industry can look forward to the federal government investing half a billion dollars’ into the country’s digital infrastructure, more than $70 million into workforce training, increased startup funding and support –

Published on: March 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Inspired hire by HP Inc. Canada

I don’t think the New Year 2016 could have started off any better than to announce the hire of Mary Ann Yule as the new Managing Director of HP Canada Co., the Printing

Published on: January 11th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

HP Inc. Canadian leader sets retirement date

HP Inc.’s Canadian subsidiary has confirmed that Lloyd Bryant, Managing Director at HP Canada Co., plans to retire effective December 24, 2015. No successor has been named for Bryant, but HP Inc. Canada

Published on: November 9th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

ITAC initiative seeks to bring women onto IT advisory boards

Do diverse boards make better boards? The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) seems to think so.  In a new effort to promote diversity in IT leadership, the group is creating a registry of

Published on: March 5th, 2015 Dave Yin

How to overcome the domain expertise barrier to Big Data

A lack of domain expertise is the largest barrier to companies accessing big data, according to analytics software developer SAS Canada. Mike Luke, data management practice lead of SAS Canada made the remark at

Published on: February 12th, 2015 Dave Yin

Could the next IT leadership killer app be graciousness?

People don’t tend to hand IT leaders a trophy for doing a good job. They’re lucky if anyone acknowledges their success at all. That’s why IT World Canada is sponsoring the Ingenious Awards,

Published on: October 10th, 2013 CDN Staff

Women a tiny minority of Canadian ICT boards: ITAC report

While lots of attention has been paid in recent years to the issue of the under-representation of women in the technology industry, there was yet more evidence on Tuesday that there still is

Published on: July 31st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

ITAC has a new chairman

The new chairman of the IT industry’s biggest lobby group here celebrated his new position by looking after a problem well beside his 19th century farmhouse outside Toronto. Jim Muzyka, whose day job

Published on: June 17th, 2013 Howard Solomon

IT community tempering expectations ahead of federal budget

The IT community has a number of important priorities it would like to see the government address in the next federal budget, but with the message out of Ottawa being restraint, expectations for

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Jeff Jedras

Solving IT skills shortage needs more women: ITAC

If the IT industry wants to seriously address the shortage of skilled workers facing the industry there's one key area it must address: the industry's gender imbalance and the lack of women choosing

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Jeff Jedras