Category Archives: IT Workplace

Hashtag Trending – Amazon unstoppable?; Cook explains Hong Kong app removal; Toys R Us is back

Amazon may be unstoppable; Tim Cook explains removal of Hong Kong app; Toys R Us making online comeback We have all seen the exponential growth of Amazon and all of the companies and industries they have left in their wake. And an article from the New Yorker that is trending on Google says that their…

CanadianCIO of the Year finalist a bridge builder by nature

This is one in a series of profiles of tech leaders named as a finalist for the 2019 ITAC CanadianCIO of Year Award. Mr. Sanderson will be part of a Nov. 14 Town Hall discussion for finalists focused on the changing role of the CIO. The ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year winners will be announced…

Canadian SMBs incur a potential productivity loss of CA$2 billion using older technology 

A recent study commissioned by Microsoft and Intel reported that the cost of using a PC older than four years is more than buying a new one.  As per StatsCanada, the country is home to around 1.2 million small and medium businesses. These businesses comprise 98.8 per cent of the total employee businesses in the…

Hashtag Trending – Apple removes police tracker app; global PC shipment rising; Apple reactivates voice data collection

Apple removes app that tracks Hong Kong police movement, global PC shipment hits a seven-year high, Apple reinstates voice data collection. That’s all the tech news that’s trending today. It’s Friday, Oct. 11th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Trending everywhere, Apple has approved, then immediately removed, an app that tracks Hong Kong Police. The…

Hashtag Trending- You need to install this Windows update; macOS upgrade woes; Twitter phone number mess

Microsoft asks users to install a critical patch once again, Apple macOS Catalina messes up music tools, Twitter uses authentication phone numbers to create ads. That’s all the tech news that’s trending today. It’s Thursday, Oct. 10th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. First, trending on Google, Microsoft is urging users to install a critical…

Hashtag Trending – No Adobe for Venezuela; Apple buries iTunes; Instagram goes dark

Adobe deactivates all Adobe accounts in Venezuela, MacOS Catalina kills iTunes, Instagram gets a dark mode! That’s all the tech news that’s trending today. It’s Wednesday, Oct. 9th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. First, trending on Google, Adobe has deactivated all Adobe accounts in Venezuela. The company reached the decision following a U.S. sanction,…

Adobe to deactivate all user accounts in Venezuela

To comply with an executive order issued by the U.S. government, Adobe is deactivating all accounts in Venezuela. The computer software company will no longer be providing users access to services and software, including free ones, or allowing users to make any new transactions or purchases. 

5 tech job fairs to check out before the year is over

Exploring your career options in the Canadian technology sector? There are several places to start. Some of the biggest talent job fairs are being organized exclusively for tech candidates across Canada over the next two months. From application developers to analysts, these job fairs and hiring events will host multiple job openings across all tech…

Hashtag Trending – Ransomware cripples hospitals; new Amazon tablets; Sonos Speaker subscription?

Three Alabama hospitals fold to ransomware demands, Amazon releases new budget tablets, Sonos launches speaker subscription. That’s all the tech news that’s trending today. It’s Tuesday, Oct. 8th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. First, from my Feedly feed, three Alabama hospitals have paid their attackers to unlock their databases. According to Ars Technica, the…

Hashtag Trending – Uber launches job app; the office is dying; Netflix uses 15% of internet

Uber launches new job app; the physical office is dying; Netflix uses 15% of world’s internet Uber has revolutionized the transportation industry, and now they are looking to do the same for the job market, and it is trending on LinkedIn. Launching today in Chicago, Uber Works is geared towards the gig economy and they…

The Reinvention of HR: Managing HCM Trends and the Evolving Workforce

Preparing today for tomorrow’s increasingly diverse workforce This is the first time in history that there are five generations at work together, and the business implications of such a diverse workforce working side by side cannot be overestimated. Recently, 60 percent of CEOs surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers indicated that the multigenerational workforce will in fact “transform”…

Hashtag Trending – WeWork pulls its IPO; Facebook testing out removing visible likes; female streamers face harassment on Twitch

WeWork pulls its IPO; Facebook testing out removing visible likes; female streamers face harassment on Twitch The chaos surrounding WeWork continues and it is trending on Google. Last week saw the exit of their CEO Adam Neumann and rumors that his inner circle will be shown the door along with thousands of other employees. And…