3 Things Successful Leaders Do To Bring Out The Best In People

Marco Pasqua | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

Many of today's biggest leaders and influential people credit mentors and their teachings as the main source behind their success. The following are three of the techniques that work for me and have my own unique spin on how to incorporate them into your daily life.

Google Offers Alternative Software To Microsoft Office For Free

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Business

The price for the "Google for Work'' software will be waived for the duration of the defecting customers' existing contracts with Microsoft or any other supplier.

How Films like Back to the Future Predicted Accessible Technology

Marco Pasqua | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

With "Future Day" a week away, there have been many recent articles on "What Did Back To The Future Get Right?" Rather than bore you with a typical comparison, I thought I'd take a different approach, and highlight how both the BTTF trilogy and Demolition Man made technological predictions of a more inclusive and accessible world.

Largest Loss Ever

CP | Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Microsoft booked an $8.4 billion charge in the fourth quarter, swallowing a bitter pill by writing off the Nokia phone business ...

Microsoft Is Building Data Centres In Canada

CP | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- Microsoft Corp. says it will establish two new data centres in Toronto and Quebec City that will store sensitive online information from bu...

Windows 10 Has A Release Date

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will roll out the latest version of its Windows operating system at the end of July. The company said Monday that Windo...

Successful People and Companies Look Beyond Competition

Matthew Held | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Successful companies have the creativity and ability to find value in unexpected places where others are not looking. Whether you are a student, a professional or a company, you can take steps to work hard to shape the future you want with a concrete plan of action.

Goodbye, Internet Explorer

CBC | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Business

A commonly held belief among heavy web users is that it's only acceptable to use Internet Explorer for the purpose of downloading Firefox or Ch...

Why You Should Turn Off Technology and Listen When People Talk

Mary Donohue | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Real work has to get done, and what are the costs if you don't spend time listening and communicating with your team? Well, the answer is that the costs are surprisingly high: rising levels of employee burnout, for starters. Burnout, our DMS indexing finds, is reflected in high engagement scores, which are accompanied by low value and low trust scores.

What Happens When Social Media Landscape Leaders Fight For Dominance

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

In business and technology, it is common to see the underdogs suddenly rise up and knock the incumbent out of the top spot which, in turn, shakes up the industry and changes consumer perceptions and the business landscape. This Fast 50 shows Pinterest, Apple, Microsoft and Alibaba all making moves, some game changing and disruptive, jostling for a top position.

Why Your Business Should Spend The Extra Time Personalizing Digital Content

Carlos de Torres | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Business
Carlos de Torres

When creating your digital media strategy, be sure that you're looking to make your content count. Get personal; find ways to deliver a personalized experience. We can no longer wait for consumers to come to us -- we must give them what they're looking for before they know to ask or think to seek it elsewhere.

Microsoft CEO Sets Off Outrage Over Women's Pay

CP | Tali Arbel, The Associated Press | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK -- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should...

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.

Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Business

REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about 14 per cent of its staff, over the next year as it works to cut down on management laye...

Fighting the Electronic Pirates

David Martin | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada
David Martin

While my desktop computer sits in the shop, I find myself sitting at the dining room table with an ancient, steam-driven, pre-millennial laptop with i...

Microsoft Canada Announces MAJOR Vancouver Plans

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Microsoft has announced plans for a training and development centre in downtown Vancouver. The Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre is set to open in...

Businesses Should Bow to Creator Culture

Carlos de Torres | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada
Carlos de Torres

Providing the resources and platforms for consumers to create has become an embedded part of how people consume. Organizations, no matter the industry, cannot ignore the importance of collaboration and co-creation. We are no longer the experts who can dictate what people want. We are now the apprentices to a very large population of mentors.

As Technology Improves, Are We Moving Towards 'Her' or HAL 9000?

Carlos de Torres | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Business
Carlos de Torres

As our relationship with technology matures, we do expect more human connections online and we want our things to have some intuition. But are we building a world where HAL 9000 or Samantha the OS from Her will become our confidantes?

Five Things Kids (And Parents) Can Learn From Microsoft's New CEO

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
Dr. Shimi Kang

Microsoft, a company worth more than $19 billion that employs over 10,000 staff globally, has only had three CEOs in its 38-year history. After 14 yea...

You Want My Data? What's it Worth?

Carlos de Torres | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Business
Carlos de Torres

For many businesses, Big Data may have been (and probably still is) the go-to agenda item in the board-room. Understanding, measuring and gaining business intelligence from our growing plethora of digitized customer data will remain top of mind for the foreseeable future. People are now aware that their personal data is worth something.

'Gears of War' In Hands Of Vancouver Studio

CBC | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Microsoft has bought the rights to the Gears of War video game franchise and plans to develop it at Vancouver-based Black Tusk Studios. The Xbox ma...

LOOK: The 10 Most Innovative Companies In The World

24/7 Wall Street | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

In 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted more than 270,000 patents, often to the same organizations. The USPTO awarded 76,850 pa...

To Find Future Jobs You Have to Look Back

Paul Barter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

Similarly, before your career or your company is disrupted by aggressive new start-ups or the convergence of dominant players from adjacent industries, you should probably look around the table. Don't just look for opportunities in your existing industry.

Why Work at a Tech Startup? Luring Vancouver's Tech Talent to the real Opportunities.

Tanis Jorge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Tanis Jorge

Startups often have to deal with one or all of three big issues: lack of capital, brand recognition and product penetration. While these are real threats and pose the biggest risk to success, startups often have advantages that cannot be found in large, established companies. Educating talent on these benefits helps them make an informed decision between the bright lights of the behemoth and the siren's call of the startup. So, what exactly are these benefits?

The Future (According to Corporations)

Robert Bolton | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Business
Robert Bolton

Future scenarios should be thought of as being in perpetual draft form; they should be rewritten constantly and thought about critically -- always in the condition of workshopping. Questions about how things like new technologies ought to exist are matters of vital social consequence. They are political decisions; questions that we should all be engaging.