Information Tech

Industry Highlights

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With one of Canada’s only institutions, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), combines a business school with an information technology school, Durham Region has evolved to being an information technology hotbed. UOIT offers an in depth curriculum in IT, including gaming and software engineering, and Durham College has one of the leading Digital Media schools in Canada with over 1800 digital media students. This is also a unique partnership as both UOIT and Durham College share an integrated campus environment.
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Durham Region boasts an accelerating information technology cluster and includes many of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies. In fact, 360 Incentives and Search Engine People are recognized nationally and internationally through awards such as Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Samasource Impact Award and Peter Perry Business Achievement Award. These companies are also recognized by OMERS Venture Capital Fund, Profit Magazine and the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX).

featured Information Tech employers

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One of Canada’s fastest growing software technologies, 360 Incentives is focused on bringing a better approach to the world of incentives and rebates by offering industry-leading technology and uncompromising, personalized customer service. 360 partners with companies that want to offer incentive and rebate programs that engage and motivate their channels and build customer loyalty by offering an efficient way to redeem their claims. Visit Website
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Recognized as one of the 100 fastest-growing companies, Search Engine People is Canada’s most experienced and most trusted search engine optimization, pay per click and inbound marketing company. Founded in 2001 as an SEO company, SEP has rapidly evolved into a highly-respected, full-service digital marketing agency providing online marketing services to small, mid-size, and enterprise businesses. Visit Website
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WorkSite software integration tools and offers best-in-class technology products. The company delivers a full range of content management solutions, including in-house developed iManage WorkSite integration tools, consulting, training and support services, as well as additional products from key technology partners. Visit Website
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Scarsin created a unique platform which helps Business Intelligence (BI) teams achieve a much higher level of efficiency, alignment and focus. Integrated Insight Environment (i2e) by Scarsin is an enterprise platform designed to integrate all critical BI processes. i2e unifies collaborative forecasting, data management, web and mobile scorecards and more. Visit Website

Information Tech News

MobileXCo Partners With Toronto Parking Authority

Spark Centre client and Whitby-based, MobileXCo have partnered with the Toronto Parking Authority to introduce a new pilot project in select Liberty Village parking lots. The project allows users of the Green P Mobile Pay App to download discount coupons for area retailers, powered by MobileXCo. The pilot project is being conducted at 2 designated Liberty Village lots, #181 1155 King Street West and #224 34 Hanna Avenue in partnership with mobile solution provider, MobileXCo, with the view to expand the program across Toronto in 2017. “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for retailers to connect with their customers, as well as to provide an enhanced shopping experience,” said Peter Pinfold co-founder at MobilexCo. “In partnership with Green P, we’re able to provide retailers with a powerful mobile solution, so they can drive sales, foster loyalty, and save money.” Participating Retailers (Liberty Village): Metro (Grocery Store) Global Pet Foods (pet food) Hero Certified Burger (Fast Food) Shoeless Joe’s (Restaurant) Panago Pizza (Fast Food) The Roastery (coffee) For the Love of Cake (Bakery) Brazen Head Irish Pub (Restaurant) Williams Landing (Restaurant) Oats & Ivy (Restaurant) Home Hardware (Hardware) Athlete’s Kitchen (Health Food) Suzanne Gardner Flowers V.O.C. (Women’s Clothing) Vibrant Lifestyle (Health) Smooth Wax Bar (Spa) Kitchen Stuff Plus (Retail) Toronto FC (Sports) The coupon redemption process is extremely easy for retailers to implement and for shoppers to use. There is no special hardware or software required at point-of-sale and no need to scan barcodes at checkout. All that is needed is a smartphone. For a video demonstration of how the program works, click here About MobileXCo:...

Uxbridge company Scarsin creating high-tech jobs at home

by Moya Dillon,  Tucked beside an organic market in downtown Uxbridge, software company Scarsin has been steadily growing as it works to serve an ever-expanding roster of international business clients. The company’s proprietary software, Integrated Insight Environment, is used by global corporations to gain improved business insights and make better business decisions. The product offers one solution to manage enterprise data management, collaborative forecasting, PowerPoint production and reporting and interactive web and mobile scorecards. “We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished,” said Paul Minshull, CEO of Scarsin, noting they are also beginning to branch out into other areas, including working with governments. “There are a couple of things driving our success,” he continued. “One is that we are good problem solvers, the second is that we just believe we can be as good as anybody in the world. As good as anyone in downtown Toronto or Berlin or Los Angeles. There’s no reason we can’t come up with better ideas than anybody, we just needed a little help to move faster.” (Click Here to read the full...

Durham College students win big at Ontario Technological Skills Competition

by Jillian Follert,  Several Durham College students recently won big at the largest skilled trades competition in Canada. The Ontario Technological Skills Competition gave students a chance to face off against the best of the best in more than 60 skill areas. Durham College student Adam Leadbetter, 23, scored a gold medal in the Industrial Mechanic Millwright category. “I was pretty pumped, I was ecstatic,” he says. “This is awesome to put on your resume.” His section of the competition involved designing and building a cascading pneumatic circuit on a short timeline. It may sound daunting to those who aren’t familiar with his trade, but Mr. Leadbetter says using the skills learned through his apprenticeship, made it “pretty straight forward.” This year’s competition in Waterloo saw more than 2,100 elementary, secondary and post-secondary students compete in front of 20,000 spectators. (Click Here to read the full...