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BMW vehicles to include Skype for Business

Microsoft is bringing Skype for Business to BMW vehicles through the expansion of the partnership the two companies formed in 2016. Through the BMW 5 Series, which was released this past December, BMW

Published on: July 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

85 per cent of jobs in 2030 haven’t been invented yet

If you're worried that a machine is going to take over your job, don't fret, because your next job just doesn't exist yet. According to a Dell Technologies report titled 'The Next Era

Published on: July 13th, 2017 Alex Radu

Global PC shipments are still down and at their lowest since 2007

To the shock of absolutely no one, Gartner, Inc. is reporting that global PC shipments decreased for an 11th straight quarter. Worldwide shipments totaled 61.1 million units in Q2 2017, the lowest quarter

Published on: July 13th, 2017 Alex Radu

Microsoft aims to prevent disease outbreaks and more with AI

Microsoft is using artificial intelligence technology to bring data to farming and prevent disease outbreaks through its Azure cloud platform. Dubbed AI for Earth, the new program will center around AI-based projects in

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Alex Radu

Amazon Echo success, Google Home launch catching attention of brands

Almost exactly 10 years after the iPhone launched, Google Home went on sale in Canada at the end of June. At first look, the products are different in many ways. The iPhone is designed

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

OpenText unveils new human resources management tool

Human resources is getting a simplified new management software. Canadian enterprise information management company OpenText has launched its People Center, an HR application that will deliver human resource management capabilities, at its annual

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft 365 combines Office 365, Windows 10 and security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Commercial versions of Microsoft Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility with Security will now be part of a new suite called Microsoft 365. Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella made the

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Estée Lauder tags Toronto-based AR creator for chatbot

Estée Lauder is introducing a conversational lipstick chatbot with the help of Toronto-based ModiFace. The chatbot will work through Facebook Messenger and uses augmented reality technology to enhance the lipstick shopping experience. It

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Alex Radu

MenuSano helps restaurants provide diners with more accurate calorie counts

When the government of Ontario passed a new legislation - the Ontario Healthy Menu Choices Act - in 2015 and announced that it would take effect on January 1, 2017, it sent restaurants

Published on: July 7th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Microsoft Workplace Analytics gives Office 365 users view of productivity metrics

Microsoft Corp. launched a new tool to its Office 365 enterprise plan this week called Workplace Analytics, giving managers one more way to measure the productivity of their workforce. Workplace Analytics is fed

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Yellow Pages to help accelerate SMBs’ digital transformation with MyTime

It's about to become a lot easier for Canadian small- and medium-sized business (SMB) owners to implement online booking and payment support. Montreal, Quebec-based Yellow Pages Group announced Tuesday that it has secured

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Sweeping changes coming to Microsoft Canada

Microsoft Canada's SMS&P (small, mid-market solutions and partners) is no more. The company has consolidated the group in its Enterprise unit. In a sweeping new look for Microsoft, the software giant will have

Published on: July 4th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Apple teams up with Nuance for new business chat

Apple is taking the popularity of its iMessage platform into the business ecosystem on iOS 11 through a partnership with Nuance Communications, Inc. The new Business Chat will allow businesses to connect with

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Alex Radu

Dell EMC updates commitment to environment after merger

Dell EMC is reaffirming its commitment to the planet and the people who live on it with an update to Dell's longtime 2020 Legacy of Good report. This is the first update since

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Alex Radu

Uber’s head of deep learning shares his top AI business tips

Businesses should focus on using deep learning technology to help their employees, not replace them, a top Uber executive said Tuesday. So far, much of the public debate around artificial intelligence (AI) has

Published on: June 20th, 2017 Christine Wong