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

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26 billion, enters the social network business

Microsoft has announced it is buying social media company LinkedIn for more than US$26 billion, making it one of the most expensive tech acquisitions of all time. At the price, the Redmond, Wash.-based

Published on: June 13th, 2016 Dave Yin

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

North American companies are stuck in endless cloud trial phases: study

It looks as though cloud adoption is still very much in its early phases. A new report released by Softchoice suggests as low as 14 per cent of companies apply the cloud as

Published on: May 18th, 2016 CDN Staff

Intel highlights increasingly diverse workforce in annual report

Hack Harrassment wasn't an isolated incident: Intel Corp.'s initiative against online bullying was part of a $300 million effort started last year to make the world of tech a friendlier one - beginning

Published on: February 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Hired, an IT-focused recruitment platform, launches in Canada

Have you heard of Hired?  The company, which aims to connect tech employers with talent launched this month in Canada. After a four-month beta in Canada, Hired claims it saw more than 250 companies

Published on: November 25th, 2015 CDN Staff

Millennials in the Channel: A wrap up

If there's any doubt remaining about the change taking place in the IT workforce, consider this: Millennials have, for the first time, surpassed both Boomers and Gen Xers in the US workforce.  If

Published on: May 14th, 2015 Dave Yin

Millennials in the channel: Planning succession in an aging channel

This is part three of a CDN series on millennials, the IT skills shortage, and the evolving workforce, which will include five articles. Stay tuned to CDN for follow-ups exploring the role of higher education and

Published on: May 11th, 2015 Dave Yin

Millennials in the channel: The most highly-sought roles in IT and the growing skills crisis

This is part one of a CDN series on millennials, the IT skills shortage, and the evolving workforce, which will include five articles. Stay tuned to CDN for follow-ups exploring the work psychology of millennials, the role

Published on: May 5th, 2015 Dave Yin

Companies should follow Salesforce’s lead in Indiana but not for the reason you think

By now you probably have heard about Indiana's new  “religious freedom” law. You may even have seen the tweet from Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce Inc., who announced the company was cancelling all programs

Published on: March 30th, 2015 Dave Yin

IT offshoring helps more than it harms: IDC

Market research firm ICD says that, thanks to IT offshoring practices, many business projects have taken off when they wouldn't have otherwise, and that it is at times necessary to offset a skills

Published on: December 11th, 2014 Dave Yin

CompTIA says new online IT training will help solve skills shortage

For years CIOs and IT managers have complained about skills shortages in their staff, a situation acerbated by the seeming never-ending change in information technology. But next month the CompTIA IT education trade

Published on: May 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Four trends that will keep you up at night

1st Trend - Cloud 2.0 - Vendor Challenges Enterprise customers are starting to invest in various types of VoIP, UC and storage cloud solutions, but customers and vendors are struggling with: Too many technology

Published on: January 24th, 2014 Roberta Fox

Shortage of IT security pros putting networks at risk: Cisco

Networking vendor Cisco Systems is warning in its Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report that a worldwide shortage of nearly a million skilled security professionals is hampering the security efforts of organizations at a time

Published on: January 17th, 2014 Jeff Jedras