Articles By Dave Webb

What you need to know about the Internet of Things

There used to be this thing called the World Wide Web. It was an application built on top of the infrastructure of the Internet, itself built on an American defense project to link

Published on: October 5th, 2015 Dave Webb

Bell launches ZTE Grand X View tablet

Bell Mobility and VNOC Virgin Mobile have announced the availability of ZTE’s newest tablet computer, the Grand X View, starting this week. The tablet is an evolution of ZTE’s Grand X2 smartphone, launched

Published on: September 25th, 2015 Dave Webb

Hootsuite certified for highly regulated industries

Social media management platform Hootsuite has passed an audit that confirms the platform is suitable for use in heavily regulated industries, the company announced. The Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 audit

Published on: September 15th, 2015 Dave Webb

Healthcare the largest opportunity in wearables market

Wearable technology will be a $24.2-billion market in 2015, but three-quarters of that will be already-mature technologies such as electronic wristwatches, blood glucose test strips, fitness trackers, etc., predicts IDTechEx Research. Medical and

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Dave Webb

Security threats, five years after Intel bought McAfee

Intel Corp. recently released its McAfee Labs Threat Report 2015, marking five years since the chipmaking giant acquired the security company to complement its portfolio of products. The report is a retrospective of

Published on: September 8th, 2015 Dave Webb

All the world’s a circle, and so is Samsung’s new smart watch

Korean consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. has upped its smart watch game with the Samsung Gear S2, a classic spin on the emerging wearables market. The Gear S2--available in two models--conjures

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Dave Webb

Election 2015 Tech Watch: Website helps guide voter decisions

Having just been launched into possibly the longest federal election in living memory, those of us with a shorter attention span might become frustrated with months of attack ads and media coverage of

Published on: August 30th, 2015 Dave Webb

How Gen Z sees the workplace

Move over, millennials. There's a new generation in town, and it's got a different view of working life. Douglas Coupland famously branded the post-Baby-Boomers as Generation X. Generation Y followed; also called millennials

Published on: August 28th, 2015 Dave Webb

Accenture launches analytics apps for telecom

Consulting and outsourcing firm Accenture has announced a suite of five analytics applications aimed at the telecommunications market. The applications, built on the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform, are designed to allow telecom companies

Published on: August 27th, 2015 Dave Webb

Salesforce enters the wearable workplace with 20 enterprise Apple Watch apps

Cloud-based customer relationship management vendor Salesforce is counting on the emerging wearable technology market to blossom and put its productivity applications in the hands—or rather, on the wrists—of field staff everywhere. Lindsey Irvine,

Published on: August 24th, 2015 Dave Webb

Montreal company aims to optimize sponsorship opportunities

A Montreal company aims to help event sponsors and organizers get a handle on the economic benefits they’re reaping—compared to the money they’re investing—in event sponsorhips. Recently launched Elevent offers an online tool

Published on: August 24th, 2015 Dave Webb

Companies aren’t ready for digital workplace: Avanade study

Most companies think all you need for a digital workplace is e-mail and social media, according to recent research by IT consultancy Avanade. They’re wrong, according to the company. Avanade research found 84

Published on: August 18th, 2015 Dave Webb

Salesforce announces Community Cloud buy-button functionality

Cloud-based customer relationship management vendor Salesforce says its Community Cloud offering will enable enterprises to embed buy buttons in their online communities. This will allow customers to research, discuss and buy products from

Published on: August 14th, 2015 Dave Webb

The gift that doesn’t keep giving — until Ugo’s mobile wallet

Gift cards are as good as cash at most retailers, especially since legislation was passed to put an end to deadline dates. But according to an Ipsos poll commissioned by Ugo Mobile Solutions

Published on: August 14th, 2015 Dave Webb

The cost of NOT having a business continuity strategy

A business continuity strategy is an expensive proposition. In a previous post, we discussed how duplication of data and processes, the need for geographic distance and high-speed connectivity pile up costs, and how

Published on: July 31st, 2015 Dave Webb