SAP Leonardo reinvents the digital innovation system

No single technology can fully deliver what a business needs to digitally transform, but SAP’s latest solution is hoping to bring together several software capabilities to assist its customers on their digital journey.

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian telecom sector competitive in world market, IoT will help it be more efficient: new report

Most Canadians believe the country’s telecommunication (telecom) industry is uncompetitively expensive and compares poorly to those in other regions, but that’s not entirely accurate, according to a new report by the Montreal Economic

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Flourishing Internet of Things still faces adoption, security challenges, Juniper finds

Internet of Things (IoT) growth predictions have been bullish for a number of years, and new data from Juniper Research predicts the number of connected devices will triple in the next five -

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Gary Hilson

Rogers experts predict more connected devices, but increased security risks in 2017

The 2017 technology market will continue to see Canadian businesses take advantage of connected devices and artificial intelligence (AI), the tech experts at Rogers Communications Inc. say, greater defensive measures will have to

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

UX helps consumer wearables beat connected enterprise in the IoT race

Zayn Jaffer talked about connected business during an expert panel on Wednesday but it was his feet that really spoke volumes. Jaffer, director of emerging businesses at Best Buy Canada, told an audience at

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Christine Wong

The signal and the noise: Unleashing the power of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) may still be more hype than reality with a certain amount of inbuilt scepticism surrounding it, but this is going to change, and companies need to be ready. Germany’s

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Mike Sharun

IDC: Canadian business models must shift to reap IoT rewards

Canadian businesses are poised for wider Internet of Things adoption but must reshape parts of their operations to reap the full benefits, according to IDC Canada. About 45 per cent of all SMEs

Published on: May 6th, 2016 Christine Wong

“Smart textile” maker OmSignal is disrupting an industry by embracing it

When Frederic Chanay cofounded smart textiles manufacturer OmSignal with his business partner Stephane Marceau in 2011, his goal echoed the ideals of many a wearable developer - to create technology that could help

Published on: March 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto’s Amazon Echo hackathon makes its voice-controlled assistant ‘Alexa’ more helpful

Over the weekend, more than a dozen programming teams came to Connected Lab's head office in downtown Toronto to extend the capabilities of “Alexa”, the voice-based interface behind Amazon Echo. The Echo is a

Published on: March 14th, 2016 David Hamilton

Four sectors that will drive tech growth for the next five years [infographic]

Nestled inside a new report from the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a fascinating breakdown of just which sectors in Canada's rapidly growing information and communications technology (ICT) industry are expected

Published on: March 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Four ways the pharmaceutical industry benefits from intelligent packaging

As the director of technology and innovation with Jones Packaging, James Lee has seen firsthand the benefits technology can bring to a seemingly unrelated industry - in his case, pharmaceutical packaging. During the

Published on: March 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Several problems stand in the way of marketers and IoT utopia

Businesses must move beyond using the Internet of Things for mass marketing to harness it for targeted personalization, an industry panel concluded Wednesday. But they may have to overcome pricing, privacy, and platform

Published on: March 3rd, 2016 Christine Wong

Unilever’s intelligent packaging lead on how printable electronics can boost sales

In her position with the R&D customer packaging department of consumer goods giant Unilever plc's innovating retail division, Christina Cvetan is more than happy to offer advice to brands that might be thinking

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How IBM’s Watson is about to make an impact on IoT

A look at some of the applications that developers are creating with IBM's Watson Internet of Things API set. From a smart blinds system that can predict the weather, to a wearable headset,

Published on: February 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson