Canada Technology

Your Confidential Emails Aren't As Secure As You Think

Neil Seeman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Just like a postcard, an email passes through a lot of different people's easy access. The average email is fully stored and searchable on about six computers. Astonishingly however, lawyers, accountants, political leaders and financial professionals transmit highly confidential information by email.

Though Bright Minds Warn Against AI, It Can't Be Stopped

Justin Beach | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Business
Justin Beach

Recently two very intelligent and well known individuals, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have made headlines by warning us about the 'dangers' of artificial intelligence (AI). While I hate to disagree with such brilliant people, I'm not as worried about the future of AI.

The Cyber Security Crisis Must be Confronted

Neil Seeman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Business
Neil Seeman

The number one concern of businesses is -- or should be -- cyber-security. According to the FBI, law firms and accounting firms conducting high value deals are the most targeted by criminals. Cyber issues are now a boardroom matter.

'Tis the Season to Prevent Cyber-Hacking (Here's How)

Richard Leblanc | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

What are best practices individuals can employ to lessen the chance of hacking of their computer or device? Here is a quick "top 20 list," based on part of an education session I have been providing to directors of company boards on cyber security.

Technology-Ignorant Boards Are Costing Shareholders Billions: What Should Boards Do Differently?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

In the area of technology, are boards fulfilling their duty of care in overseeing management and protecting shareholders' investment? Indicators are that many boards and directors may not be. Plaintiffs' lawyers are suing companies and their boards over technology failure. Here are some recent statistics and trends.

How to Navigate the "Prediction Season" for 2015

Jeff Quipp | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jeff Quipp

As the holiday season nears and 2014 comes to an end, we're at the cusp of being inundated with countless lists and predictions about what 2015 holds. Everybody has the desire to gain insight into what's on the horizon. But with such a huge number of resources to turn to, how do you cut through the noise and find what is truly valuable?

10 Great Reasons to Reject Protectionism

Peter Hall | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Will the decades of multilateral effort and untold resources that have been devoted to freeing up global trade flows continue, or will protectionism, international trade's arch enemy, be the recession's enduring legacy? There are at least 10 reasons to speed the death of neo-protectionism.

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? These 6 Strategies Will Help

Matthew Held | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Decision fatigue is a psychological condition, where a person's decisions degrade due to mental exhaustion after a long session of decision-making. The following six strategies will help you tackle decision fatigue and make better decisions.

Time For An Upgrade: Gadgets That Will Dramatically Change Your Everyday Life

Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living

You've got plenty of smart technology in your house, but are you using it all to its full potential? With the speed of innovation these days, there's ...

How to Get the Best Tech Deals on Black Friday

Melanie Raposo | Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada Living
Melanie Raposo

Black Friday has nothing short of incredible deals on tons of tech like TVs, tablets, audio and more. But before you claim squatting rights in line at your favourite retailer, consider these shopping tips for buying tech during Black Friday.

Why You Hate Digital Marketers

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The next time you love talking to a digital marketer will probably be the first time you love talking to a digital marketer. They blabber more than Steve Urkel and act less than Mark Hamill after Star Wars. These are the idiotic things digital marketers say that drive the rest of the working world crazy.

Kissinger on Technology's Role in Disrupting World Order

Diane Francis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

Henry Kissinger flew into Toronto this week for a conference, and at 91 years of age, demonstrated the mental acuity that earned a front-row seat in foreign policy circles for decades.

How To Look Hot In The Latest Technology!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Let's set the record straight. I am not a tech goddess. But I do spend the majority of my days fixed to my laptop. Beyond this my knowledge of the h...

Key Ideas From the New World Forum For a Better Global Future

Adam Moscoe | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

How are technological innovations shaping global futures? What could the next industrial revolution look like and who and what might bring it about? H...

Farm Stress And The Next Generation

Terezia Farkas | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living
Terezia Farkas

Farming is a high stress occupation in which the job merges with personal identity. Relationships quickly become complicated if the job becomes the only focus. Children don't always become farmers. Many leave farm life forever, but some of those who return to the family farm bring innovations in technology and management that help reduce the stress of farming.

Creativity, Collaborative Economy and Building the Future: The End of Days?

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada
Nikolas Badminton

Every day I have really interesting conversations with creatives and technical folk about my decision to work with Freelancer.com and how we connect p...

It's Time We Ended the Gender Gap in Digital

Jennifer Osborne | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Business
Jennifer Osborne

When we hold executive meetings here at our offices, the room is split 50/50 between women and men around the table. It's not an image that's often seen in our digital technology field and one that needs to become more norm and less exception.

Race To Centralize Your Medical Info Creates A Single Point For Hackers

Kris Constable | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kris Constable

These electronic health record databases will be hacked and sold. Unlike the dynamic balance in the case of a bank account compromise, your entire medical history will not change, and will always be valuable. Your medical information is already worth more than credit card data, so why in the world would our governments be racing to be putting this in a centralized place, creating a single point for hackers?

The "Russian Edison" Changed Our World for the Better

Leah Morrigan | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada
Leah Morrigan

Have you ever heard of Leon Theremin? If you don't know him but you like electronic music or have ever used a toll road transponder, or even if you've noticed the square tag on the side of a peanut butter jar at the grocery store, you have Leon Theremin to thank. The early 20th century Russian-born inventor developed technologies that have and will continue to change our world.

This 3-D Printer Prints...Skin?

University of Toronto News | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

While some of us are using the new power of 3D printers to make smartphone cases and chocolate figurines, two engineering students from the University of Toronto are using them to print functional human skin.

Why the Apple Watch Really Comes in Gold

Michael Harris | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada Business
Michael Harris

The return of the watch -- in the form of Apple Watch -- will bring us a far more entrenched "management" than those Rolexes ever did. If the history of clocks and watches is a history of the gradually tightening ordering of our lives, then the Apple Watch could be that history's ultimate consummation.

Why Businesses Should Always Be Asking "What's Next?"

Peter Hall | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

The recent explosion of computing and communication capability now makes it possible for doctors to perform complex surgery remotely, using high-definition imagery and sophisticated robotics. The financial industry never sleeps. The bottom line? Services will become increasingly prominent in international trade flows.

STEM: It's a "Girl Thing," Too

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

Women make up over half of the world's population but only a third of engineering jobs across the globe are held by women. I believe this problem, like many others, is significantly centered on mindset and perceptions.

Connecting to Compete: Logistics Management

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Business
Umar Zulqarnain

Building and managing a world-class supply chain is difficult regardless the economic climate. Transporting goods quickly and efficiently is a complex task that requires coordinating and managing a number of variables within a fast-paced and volatile environment.

Advertising Through Smart Technologies -- How to Be Intelligent Without Being Intrusive

Carlos de Torres | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Business
Carlos de Torres

The key to smart and successful marketing is finding the right time and the right experiences to engage. In fact, today's smart technologies can do a lot to reduce information overload -- countering Orwellian fears some might have about machines that know so much about us.