E-waste: The effluence of affluence

The scene is set: Humans struggle to survive on an Earth — now toxic and contaminated — that is suffocating beneath the cast-off electronic and electric goods of yesteryear. While most would consider this to be the archetypal scene of a dystopian future, some experts are saying it’s not far off from the current reality.[…]

Businesses turning to intelligence technology

Market grows as companies aim to improve efficiency The technology of business intelligence (BI) is coming of age, with Canadian companies expected to spend about $200 million on it next year. That’s a 4.2-per-cent increase in the amount spent on the purchase and use of BI software in the previous year, according to research firm[…]

M&A market new hope for software CEOs

Revenue growth seen through rose-coloured glasses: survey Emerging Canadian software companies are still struggling to find revenue, according to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Despite advances in technology and financing in the last five years, those software firms still face the same challenges, says PwC’s fifth annual Report on Emerging Canadian Software Companies: The[…]

Biofuels industry gets lift from federal bill

Advocates expect acceleration in growth as viable alternative to oil “The House of Commons voted to grow beyond oil,” said Gordon Quaiattini, president of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. “Thanks to this vote, we will lower greenhouse-gas emissions, provide new opportunities for Canadian farmers, and bring about competition at the pump. With oil and gas[…]