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28th September 2012

Conference Board Releases Global Competition and Innovation Ranking Report

conference board of canadaCanada’s sliding global competitiveness ranking is due to its weak innovation performance, according to a Conference Board of Canada analysis of World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index 2012-13. Overall, Canada’s ranking declined to 14th place in 2012 – from 12th place in 2011 and 10th place in 2010. But in the sub-area of innovation and business sophistication factors, Canada fell six places from 15th to 21st – no other top-ranked country dropped nearly as much. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th September 2012

IAB Canada Announces Rises In Online Advertising Revenues

IAB CanadaIAB Canada has announced the results of its’ 2011 Online Ad Revenue Survey and announced the expected ad spend revenues in 2012. The IAB Canada Online Ad Revenue Survey states that Online Advertising revenues rose 16% to $2.593 billion in 2011, compared to $2.232 billion in 2010. The Survey also estimates Online Ad Revenue will increase to $2.8 billion by the end of 2012. Online Advertising revenue continues to consistently narrow Television’s lead, while pulling further ahead of Newspapers, which experienced a revenue decline of 6% last year. The Internet’s share of total advertising revenue in Canada grew from 19.4% in 2010 to 21.7% in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th September 2012

New Realities For Today And Tomorrow For Canadian Women In Leadership

randstadMuch has been said about Canada’s progressive business environment removing the glass ceiling for women in the workplace. But are our corner offices any more accessible for women today than they have been in the past? According to the findings of the recent Women in Leadership survey of 500 female managers and executives, conducted by Ipsos-Reid on behalf of Randstad Canada in late June, there are still many obstacles that women need to overcome in the workplace when striving to reach the managerial and executive ranks. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th September 2012

CRTC Issues Annual Canadian Communications Industry Report

CRTCThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued its annual Communications Monitoring Report today, providing an overview of the Canadian communications sector. In 2011, the average Canadian family spent more than $180 per month on communications services – showing an increase in content consumption and Canadian connectivity over the past year. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th August 2012

CareerBuilder Study Finds Workers Feeling Bullied in the Workplace

CareerBuilder CanadaA new study by CareerBuilder.ca finds 45% of workers said they have felt bullied at work; a third of these workers reported they suffered health-related problems as a result of bullying and 26% decided to quit their jobs to escape the situation. The study also found nearly half of workers don’t confront their bullies and the majority of incidents go unreported. The survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive© from May 14 to June 4, 2012 and included more than 550 workers nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th August 2012

Trend Micro Annual Survey Finds Cloud Data Security Lapses Up From 2011

Trend Micro CanadaThe latest global survey of 1400 IT decision makers from Canada, the U.S., UK, Germany, India, Japan and Brazil, found that while Canada had one of the highest cloud adoption rates, it also had one of the largest increases in data security lapse or issue — behind India and Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th August 2012

Cyberbullying: A Back-To-School Checklist For Parents

No Bullies AllowedAs summer comes to a close, there’s lots of things to do before the kids head back to school, and having a conversation with them about social media and cyberbullying should be on parents’ to-do lists. According to a recent survey among Canadian parents of children aged 10-17 years old, when asked which online accounts their child has, the following results were found: Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd August 2012

Major Study Praises Gulf Islands Film School

Gulf Islands Film & Television SchoolA three-year study of The Gulf Islands Film and Television School (GIFTS), published by the International Journal of Education and the Arts, concludes the Galiano Island facility is a transformative place. The study, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and authored by Professors Kit Grauer and Ching-Chiu Lin from UBC and Juan Carlos Castro from Concordia University, describes GIFTS as a new kind of learning community that brings together elements of cooperation, collaboration, empowerment, social engagement, identity, and media arts. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st August 2012

Social Media in the Workplace: Making the Most of Social Business Tools

randstadAs the use of social media in the workplace continues to become a widespread reality in the corporate world, staffing, recruitment and HR Services provider Randstad Canada, says today’s leading employers must learn how to harness these “social business” tools, if they haven’t already. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th August 2012

Canada Leading Charge in Cross-Device Video Advertising

mini-orbyVideology, a digital video advertising platform and solutions provider headquartered in Baltimore, recently released its 2ndquarter findings on the video advertising market in Canada based on an analysis of 22 million impressions delivered via its platform from April to June 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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