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Why Great Communications Needs More Than Great Technology

Doug Bannister | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business
Doug Bannister

The desire to have better, stronger communications with one another at all times often fuels progress, but are we taking full advantage of the technology at our fingertips? As our capabilities evolve, we also create opportunities for improvement.

Building Globally Competitive Canadian Cities

Michael Darch | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Darch

Through concerted collaboration executed in a spirit of co-opetition, over the last three years 11 Canadian cities have executed seven joint Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) missions with the Federal government to 12 countries.

Microsoft Trying To Talk To Millennials Is A Glorious Trainwreck

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada Business

Can't even.

Windows 4.20? Microsoft Gets Into The Marijuana Game

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Business

There's money to be made tracking weed from plant to store.

Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Business

LinkedIn shares soared 49 per cent before the stock market opened Monday.

Microsoft Sorry After Hiring Go-Go Dancers For Xbox Party

CP | Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Business

The move "was not consistent or aligned to our values."

These Are The Most Influential Brands In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business

Only one homegrown name made the top 10.

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 07.22.2016 | 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 Chrome....

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.

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...