Ryerson’s DMZ gets renovation with IBM Bluemix Garage

IBM Corp. is opening a cloud-focused developer environment embedded within Ryerson University's DMZ incubator. IBM's Bluemix Garage will be the first such location opened up in Canada and the third in the world

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

1-800-GOT-JUNK? turns junk-tossers into return customers with IBM Silverpop

Ask Travis Bonneteau, email marketing specialist at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? about what his favourite email campaign was in the past year and he'll tell you about the one with a six-foot-tall walkie-talkie and a mummified

Published on: June 25th, 2015 Brian Jackson

“Will knowledge become obsolete?” asks Ken Jennings from Jeopardy

I attended the mLearning conference (mlearncon) last week in Austin, an interesting conference in the over 35°C heat and over-air conditioned (19°C) meeting rooms. What is m-learning you ask? It is learning through

Published on: June 16th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

The Ottawa River is about to be hacked and that’s a good thing

After Victoria Day weekend, most Canadians flock to lakes and rivers for summer activities such as swimming, boating, or fishing. But in Ottawa on May 30, more than a dozen teams will be

Published on: May 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

IBM expands marketing cloud with software focused on the customer ‘Journey’

SAN DIEGO - At its Amplify conference on Tuesday, IBM Corp. announced several new products to its Marketing Cloud lineup, offering marketers and merchandisers the ability to track customer journeys across digital touchpoints,

Published on: May 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Bank reduces customer service call times with IBM’s Tea Leaf software

SAN DIEGO - When Pamela Dancisin, the vice-president of marketing at Dollar Bank ran into a hiccup in helping customers create new accounts online, she knew her customer service agents needed better visibility.

Published on: May 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

IBM software taps into Facebook’s social graph

Users of IBM Commerce software have better access into the data its customers pour into Facebook after announcing a deal with the world's largest social network on Wednesday. IBM Corp. and Facebook said

Published on: May 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

IBM partners with The Weather Company to update forecasts 26 billion times a day

IBM Corp. is announcing today a new business unit focused on the Internet of Things and a new partnership with The Weather Company as an example of the services it will be offering

Published on: March 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry is back in the tablet business, and it brought friends

The BlackBerry Playbook didn’t last very long in the market, but the Canadian vendor is hoping a laser focus and some big partners will make its latest foray into the tablet market a

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Silanis gives Canadian users option to keep data on home soil with IBM Cloud

"Just sign here" - the phrase that makes wrapping up a transaction with the stroke of a pen seem so easy to many of us is one that Michael Laurie, vice-president of product

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

When Twitter met Watson and brought analytics to social media

IBM and Twitter have teamed-up to develop a number of cloud data services designed to help marketers, business professionals and developers turn their Twitter data into actionable business intelligence. Twitter is real-time and

Published on: March 19th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

IBM recommends a different type of protection for dating app users

If you're searching for love with a mobile app this Valentine's Day, you might want to use protection - protection for your mobile device, that is. About six in 10 dating apps on

Published on: February 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Meet Ross, the Watson-powered ‘super intelligent’ attorney

A group of University of Toronto students, pictured above from left to right: Andrew Arruda, Shuai Wang, Pargles Dall’Oglio, Jimoh Ovbiagele, and Akash Venat, are behind a new startup that built a legal

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple and IBM launch 10 apps for the enterprise

Apple Inc. and IBM Corp. have launched the first 10 apps born from a partnership announced this summer, unveiling enterprise-grade apps for businesses in finance, retail, air travel, telecommunications, and so on. Dubbed

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Candice So