Articles By Alex Coop

New minister of digital government gets thumbs up from Trudeau, ITAC

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased with the latest cabinet shuffle in Ottawa, especially the appointment of Scott Brison as the country’s new minister of digital government. Brison, who is

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Dell EMC announces upgrades to its Microsoft Azure Stack at Inspire

Dell EMC announced upgrades to its Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas yesterday. The company has decided to extend its Cloud Flex Program - Dell EMC’s

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

After landing distribution rights for new IoT software, Toronto firm is ready to turn heads, says CEO

Canada is poised to become a central figure in the industrial internet of things (IIoT) market thanks to new software developed in one of the world’s largest research institutes, says Albert Behr, CEO

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto man with ties to tech communities in Toronto and Montreal charged with child luring, sexual assault

A Bank of Nova Scotia employee with ties to tech communities in Toronto and Montreal was recently charged after police reported a teenage girl was lured through social media and sexually assaulted. Suhail Shergill,

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

How PetalMD is helping healthcare professionals save time while they save lives

Healthcare professionals don’t have a lot of time on their hands: If they’re not saving lives, they’re scheduling patient appointments, securing patient information, and trying to stay up to date on the latest

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Microsoft gives 365 a facelift, launches a free version of Teams

Microsoft Corp. dropped a bunch of news ahead of its annual Inspire event in Las Vegas next week, including updates to Office 365 and Microsoft 365, but the most compelling announcement of all

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Ex-Apple employee charged by FBI; U.K. fines Facebook; Tesla expands in Shanghai

An ex-Apple employee gets charged by the FBI, the U.K. fines Facebook for breaching the Data Protection Act, and Tesla plans to build a plant in China. Trending on LinkedIn - a former

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Microsoft Surface Go focuses on portability and price

Microsoft’s new Surface Go tablet isn’t doing anything dramatically different, but it is doing its best to appeal to a wider audience while competing directly with Apple’s latest iPad. The original Surface Pro

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – 3D printing and asteroids; Uber invests in Lime; FedEx Institute plans blockchain project

A California-based company plans to use 3D printing to create asteroid spacecrafts, Uber slides into the scooter business, and the FedEx Institute of Technology wants to create a blockchain platform for cancer medicine

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

ViewSonic president says flashy sports complex in Guelph a strong example of an open, collaborative work space

Conversations in a boardroom are undoubtedly different from a team huddle in a locker room, but the president of ViewSonic Corp. says a sports pavilion in Guelph, that has the company's technology written

Published on: July 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – California passes new privacy law; Adidas gets hacked; AI companion heads to space

California passes a new data privacy law, Adidas reports a data breach, and a robot named CIMON joins astronauts in space. From LinkedIn - Consumers in California will have more control over their

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Former CDN editor Paolo Del Nibletto hired as channel leader for Jolera

Jolera has appointed Paolo Del Nibletto, former editor of ITBusiness.ca sister site Computer Dealer News, as its new channel leader. The multi-national technology hybrid aggregate service provider (HASP) announced earlier this week that

Published on: June 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry expects to tap into 100 more markets through new partnership

British smartphone and consumer electronics maker Bullitt Group is known for its durable products that are used by farmers, construction workers and outdoor enthusiasts, and after entering into an agreement with BlackBerry Ltd.,

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Instagram takes a swipe at YouTube, Intel CEO resigns, Microsoft launches blockchain project

Instagram will let users post longer videos, Intel's CEO resigns, and Microsoft launches an ambitious blockchain project. First up, on LinkedIn. In an apparent swipe at YouTube, Instagram has announced that it will

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

What can indoor data tell you about your business? Quite a lot, actually

It might come as a surprise, but there’s a lot of data to be obtained from indoor spaces. “Indoor location is not new, but despite projections that the industry will reach $41 billion

Published on: June 21st, 2018 Alex Coop