On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic, leading to a rapid increase in issued travel bans and cancelled events. The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted supply chains and people’s ability to work at the office, putting enormous pressure on collaboration and communication software and the businesses that help install and maintain them.

All of IT World Canada’s stories and podcasts covering COVID-19’s impact on the industry can be found here. For a running list of cancelled or postponed tech events, click here. If you want to learn more about Canada’s efforts tracking the outbreak, visit the federal government’s website.

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Explaining ‘bikeshedding’: When trivial things waste meeting time – The Globe and Mail

1 day ago

IT department opportunities in the COVID-19 world

1 week ago

Official Canadian COVID exposure notification app now available from Google, Apple stores

2 weeks ago

Accelerate transformation to prepare for an uncertain future

2 weeks ago

Usefulness, adoption rate are still questions as Canada launches beta test of COVID-19 app

3 weeks ago

Alberta privacy commissioner finds security concerns with province’s COVID app

4 weeks ago

Microsoft adds OpenText’s information governance, secure collaboration at scale, and content management

1 month ago

Vulnerability disclosure program needed to ensure confidence in COVID apps, says expert

1 month ago

Digital Transformation Week: Crucial conversations at the critical juncture

1 month ago

Canadian political leaders need to get behind COVID-19 app, says expert

1 month ago
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Fake Canadian COVID-19 tracing app with ransomware discovered

2 months ago

Coronavirus: Eight things that have kept us going in lockdown – BBC

2 months ago

Need technology help to maintain social distancing?

2 months ago

Cavoukian, colleague spar on need for sunset laws for COVID apps

2 months ago

Shopify, BlackBerry, and Ontario to help Canada launch contact tracing app

2 months ago

Why time seems to be going faster while we are in lockdown – BBC

2 months ago
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How COVID-19 accelerated a hospital’s telemedicine plans

2 months ago

4 Pitfalls Of Working Remote: The Lesser-Discussed Reality – Forbes

2 months ago

StatCan says only 4 in 10 Canadians can feasibly perform their job from home – CTV News

2 months ago

How Security Leaders Can Manage Cyber-Risk During COVID-19

2 months ago

Canadians are gambling more since COVID-19 – healthing.ca

2 months ago

How COVID-19 is accelerating digital transformation for three Canadian CISOs

2 months ago

The ‘new normal’ workplace calls for greater focus on employee well-being

2 months ago

The work from home experience will be a differentiator for organizations

2 months ago

Why you’ll never see continuity planning in the same way again

2 months ago

Contact tracing mobile apps hold potential to stop COVID-19 – but governments have missed the mark so far

2 months ago

Remote-first work will mean ‘globally fair compensation’ – TechCrunch

2 months ago

Privacy watchdog doubts current law completely protects Canadians for COVID-19 apps

2 months ago

It’s time to survey the landscape of the new normal

3 months ago

Durham College to participate in siberXchange Live summit

3 months ago

Canada still lacks cybersecurity ‘street smarts’ says CIRA director

3 months ago

B.C. health officer cool on COVID tracing apps as Google and Apple release their API

3 months ago

Rogers providing phones with free voice and data plans to help B.C. women in crisis

3 months ago

Strategies for successfully reopening after COVID-19

3 months ago

COVID-19 accelerates telehealth adoption

3 months ago

Digital transformation accelerated in a post-COVID world

3 months ago

Make ethical decisions around data collection and sharing during COVID-19

3 months ago

Fake Canada website among many using COVID-19 relief offers to phish for credentials

3 months ago

Surveys show conflicting support by Canadians for COVID-19 tracing app

3 months ago

Work From Home For Rest Of Year? Some Tech Companies Say ‘Yes’ – Forbes

3 months ago

ICT spending forecast ‘looks worse now’ than it did last month, says IDC Canada

3 months ago

Vermont proposes providing broadband internet service to all state residents – Burlington Free Press

3 months ago

Canadian privacy commissioners urge caution on COVID-19 tracing apps

3 months ago

Privacy experts support call for national plan for COVID-19 contact tracing app

3 months ago

Communication technology is the future of remote work – Business News Daily

3 months ago

Privacy expert says flawed Alberta COVID-19 contact tracking app shouldn’t have been released

3 months ago

The Princess Margaret launches new remote monitoring system for cancer patients during COVID-19

3 months ago

OpenText won’t reopen half its offices after pandemic, amid restructuring and work-from-home success – The Globe and Mail

3 months ago

Canada has taken down over 1,500 coronavirus-related scam sites

3 months ago

Startup DarwinAI says interest in its open-source project that helps identify coronavirus in x-rays growing

3 months ago
Sidebar: Workload automation tools

Ontario Centre of Excellence connects Canada’s industries to create solutions to combat the pandemic with new platform

3 months ago

Working and learning from home now made easy with free Coursera courses for unemployed – Gizmodo

3 months ago

Minimizing security vulnerabilities for remote workers – ZDNet

3 months ago

Federal privacy commissioner issues framework for COVID-19 measures

4 months ago

10 online distractions you may not have discovered during social distancing

4 months ago

CompTIA takes its certification exams online amid COVID-19 pandemic

4 months ago

In the race to develop a COVID-19 tracing app, skepticism from a Canadian panel

4 months ago

IDC says PC shipments saw 10% decline in Q1 2020, ‘decimating’ Canadian resellers

4 months ago

Sales and Marketing in the age of COVID-19: Not business as usual

4 months ago

Telus invests $3.5B in Alberta for wireless and wireline network capacity boost

4 months ago

Canadian health researchers and firms targeted with COVID-19 phishing

4 months ago

COVID-19: Potential cybersecurity calamity or digital transformation opportunity?

4 months ago

Alberta tech company calls for machine learning experts to help develop COVID-19 screening app

4 months ago

Huawei steps up to help Canada deal with mask shortages

4 months ago

Google mobility report shows tanking foot traffic across Canada

4 months ago
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Forget optimistic scenarios and buckle up for a big drop in IT spending this year, says IDC

4 months ago

Canada partners with Amazon Canada to distribute essential equipment

4 months ago

Essential industries are getting CIRA’s cybersecurity services for free

4 months ago

SMBs are getting hit by an epidemic of cyber attacks: 10 tips to defend your business

4 months ago
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Cyber Security Today – COVID-19 malware wipes hard drives, a warning from governments, and a Microsoft alert over VPNs

4 months ago

Microsoft events to go virtual for the foreseeable future

4 months ago
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Cyber Security Today: More COVID-19 scams, beware of Zoom and video conference hijacking, a Win10 update for VPN users, and more

4 months ago

Insulating your business from COVID-19 impacts

4 months ago

TekSavvy hikes prices for all residential internet subscribers, and says it may need to do it again

5 months ago

Hospitals are deploying virtual care apps in a matter of days, exposing them to more cyber attacks

5 months ago

Telus says it’s providing free high-speed internet to low-income families for 60 days in response to COVID-29

5 months ago
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Cyber Security Today – Still more COVID-19 scams, Tupperware hack and beware of free Best Buy USB sticks

5 months ago

Canadian ICT spending could shrink by 5 per cent in 2020: IDC

5 months ago

COVID-19: Toronto mayor sparks debate on possible use of cellphone data for infection detection

5 months ago
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Cyber Security Today – The latest news on COVID-19 scams, and how GE was victimized when a supplier was hacked

5 months ago

COVID-19: Provincial health hotlines and telehealth options

5 months ago

Cisco commits $225 million to COVID-19 response

5 months ago

A quick guide for businesses navigating Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

5 months ago

During a crisis, use and disclosure of personal information may be extended, ‘can be very broad’ says regulator

5 months ago

CIOs worry about people, capacity and security as COVID-19 crisis grows

5 months ago

Now that more employees are working from home because of COVID-19, time for IT to toughen controls

5 months ago

Your devices are germ magnets – here’s how to keep them clean

5 months ago

Telus to donate $10 million to address public healthcare crisis

5 months ago

An open letter to our audience – COVID–19: A balanced approach to carrying on

5 months ago

Expect phishing attacks on remote workers to increase during COVID-19 pandemic

5 months ago

Suddenly working from home and need a solution that works? Here are some options

5 months ago
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today – COVID-19 scams continue. Here’s how to avoid them

5 months ago

Bell, Rogers, Telus and others temporarily remove internet data caps

5 months ago

Microsoft closes all retail locations due to COVID-19 concerns

5 months ago

COVID-19: BlackBerry, Citrix among firms seeing leap in remote access solution sales

5 months ago

Only a select few are allowed to build apps related to COVID-19, says Apple

5 months ago

Maple launches free online screening and consultation solution in response to COVID-19

5 months ago

CIO areas of focus during the coronavirus outbreak

5 months ago

Minimize business impact of coronavirus

5 months ago
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Cyber Security Today – Avoid this COVID-19 map, get Wise about this phoney website, a big payday for crooks and women in cyber security

5 months ago
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Hashtag Trending – Unlimited sick days for Amazon workers; Twitter forcing employees to work from home; U.S. bill threatens privacy

5 months ago

How IT leaders can prepare for COVID-19 challenges

5 months ago

A running list of cancelled or postponed tech events due to COVID-19

5 months ago

Toronto’s Collision conference goes online due to coronavirus

5 months ago

Google bolsters G Suite Hangouts with enterprise features amidst coronavirus outbreak

5 months ago

In response to COVID-19, Cisco is handing out free 90-day Webex business licenses

5 months ago

Coronavirus ‘decimated’ device manufacturing in February, says IDC

5 months ago

Analytical disease tracking has come a long way since SARS, said SAS’s director of government practice

6 months ago

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