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Why Are Canadian Tech Startups Struggling to Scale?

Canada has been consistently falling behind in the global innovation race year after year for several reasons. But more often than not, the tech sector fails because startups fail to scale into sustainable companies. With U.S.

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Seven Programming Languages Best Suited For eCommerce Solution Development

eCommerce has evolved significantly over the past decade and is expected to surpass a $2 trillion annual haul by the end of 2017, according to IBM. There are a lot of Content Management Systems (CMS), hosted solutions, and plugins freely available for you to set up your online retail presence.
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How to Interview a MEAN Stack Developer

So you’re looking to hire a MEAN stack developer for your bootstrap startup or established company and you’re going to conduct the interviews yourself. What questions should you ask to identify the candidate that will be a good fit for your team and project?

10 Canadian Tech Startups to Watch in 2018

The Canadian tech ecosystem is booming with startups regularly attracting some serious investment. Many of these young companies are also showing that they can overcome early challenges and grow both revenue and personnel.

How Vancouver Tech Salaries Compare To the Rest of Canada

There are some interesting points about Vancouver tech salaries that show how the region is the land of opportunities, for both employers and talented technology industry employees. Here we look specifically at the workers who drive the software development business.

Cost of UX and UI Talent In Vancouver

The point where marketing meets development is the interface for the experience that you want to deliver to your customers. The combination of user experience and user design defines the development role that sits between your clients and the data that you exchange with them.

Digi117 Acquires GOWIDE For $2.5 Million

Vancouver-based tech company extends its business with a software development team behind technology platform for digital advertising. Vancouver, BC - March 1, 2017 - Digi117, a Vancouver-based IT consulting and software engineering provider, announced today the acquisition of GOWIDE, a company behind innovative technologies for digital advertising, for $2.5 million in cash and stock.

Software QA and Testing Ecosystem in Vancouver

The city of Vancouver has a vibrant Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Tech sector that is multifaceted and dynamic. It’s also rapidly evolving to attract top global talent with companies both big and small playing their part in getting noticed.  Bloomberg called Vancouver the “new tech hub” a few years ago and it has proved to be just that.