We’re not there yet, but in less than 10 years, I believe that the technology behind bitcoin will transform the accounting profession entirely. What is this technology? The blockchain. Let me set the scene by going over a few bitcoin related concepts before explaining why I think that the accounting profession will...read more
Automated vehicles, already on the road in some form, will continue to rapidly enter the on-ramps, highways and Canadian roadways, packed with time-saving benefits and reducing road collisions, suggests a new report.read more
A few weeks back, David Crow wrote an article on the evolution of the Canadian technology and startup ecosystem, asking 13 great Questions For 2015.
One of them - "What impact for will the falling Canadian dollar and resource economy have on the tech ecosystem?” - is beginning to be answered in startup board meetings this month.read more
Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation is known as the legislation which, as of last summer, prohibits the distribution of unsolicited commercial electronic messages.read more
When I think about forecasting for the cloud computing industry, one word springs to mind; innovation.
Cloud technology, the way we use it, and even the way we talk about it, has matured hugely over the past year. While we do still talk about “cloud” as some abstract technology choice (“should you or should you not use “the cloud?” we debate), I predict that this year, the conversation will get subtler and the use cases more sophisticated.read more
2014 was a whirlwind of a year. Since I wrote An Open Letter to Technology Educators approximately a year ago, a lot has changed for BrainStation and we’ve learned a lot along the way. Two things haven’t changed: software is still “eating the world” and our goal to empower 1 million people by 2020 is more alive than ever.read more
According to Deloittle's Duncan Stewart, 2015 will mark the tipping point for near-field communication (NFC)-enabled smartphone in-store payments.
Today Stewart and his team released Deloitte’s 2015 Canadian Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions in Toronto and it provided an outlook on the 10 most important trends for Canada in the technology, media and telecommunications industry over the next 12 to 18 months.read more
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