As co-author of Deloitte’s annual Predictions report on technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) I get to predict all kinds of cool things annually: 3D printers, wearable computers, tablets, phablets and drones are just a few futuristic examples.
But my favourite prediction of the last ten years is our 2015 view on the future of the print book.read more
Netflix’s low fee of $8 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment, especially in Canada, where cable is expensive and restrictive. Award-winning original content on top of piles of television series and movies makes the low monthly cost a wise investment.read more
A recent series of IDC reports, commissioned by Telus, predicts that 2015 will be a transformative year for technology in Canada, as businesses increasingly embrace cloud, mobile, analytic and social technologies to accelerate innovation and gain a competitive advantage.read more
The future, as envisioned by Waterloo-based tech titan OpenText.
1. Cloud becomes the new normal
"The cloud will be embraced en masse in 2015 because the benefits are huge," the Canadian company believes. "By digitizing information-intensive processes, costs can be cut by up to 90% and turnaround times improved by several orders of magnitude."read more
Posting information online can be a gift that keeps on giving.read more
Canadians' job search patterns—from how long we stay in a job to how often we change fields—are constantly changing.read more
All are starting to be commercially harnessed by the mining industry. And while the technologies are developing faster than mines can adopt them in Canada selected deployments show huge potential for miners and the tech industry.read more
Most Canadians have to change companies in order to move up the corporate ladder.read more
Each year, MaRS conducts a survey of our “ventures,” the startups we support with venture services.
As part of Data Catalyst’s work trying to discover trends and patterns in the innovation economy, we thought the MaRS venture survey results would provide an interesting window into the startup ecosystem in Toronto and surrounding region.read more
Smartphones are a new phenomenon in the world. As such, parents have no clear guidelines on when to give their children their first phone. It's not something any previous generation has dealt with before.read more