Articles By Alex Coop

Microsoft Canada launches Azure Availability Zones in Canada

Microsoft Canada is launching availability zones in Canada, following through on a promise made in January and competing with similar infrastructure already rolled out by Google and Amazon Web Services. The new Azure

Published on: September 23rd, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – TikTok update; Facebook slammed in The Times; iOS 14 home screens

The TikTok sweepstakes has an update, Facebook gets slammed in the New York Times, and iPhone owners are suddenly obsessed with sharing their flashy new home screens. It’s all the tech news that’s

Published on: September 21st, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Another 1-on-1 with Gates; DuckDuckGo is growing; Civil rights group calls out Facebook

Bloomberg goes one-on-one with Bill Gates, DuckDuckGo is picking up steam, and a civil rights group calls out Facebook. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s

Published on: September 18th, 2020 Alex Coop

The 12 biggest tech acquisitions of all time

Published on: September 16th, 2020 Alex Coop

Don’t expect ‘the flying cars’ of remote learning this fall, but it’s got to be better, experts say

Teachers and students - not to mention parents - are facing tremendous uncertainty heading into this fall semester. Provinces are pushing forward with in-person classes, but many critics question the move and expect

Published on: August 31st, 2020 Alex Coop

Five days left to enter Cisco’s Small Business Recover kit contest

Cisco is launching a new contest to give small business entrepreneurs a chance to win tools to address remote networking, security, and collaboration needs. The Small Business Recover kit is also giving entrepreneurs the

Published on: August 26th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Oracle eyes TikTok; Rideshare giants stay open in California; Apple hits US$2 trillion mark

A corporate giant is eyeing to scoop up TikTok, Uber and Lyft may not shut down in California after all, and Apple is a valuable company, didja know? It’s all the tech news

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Alex Coop

Cyber Security Today – Canon hit by ransomware, more on fake website addresses and a bank fined for a hack

Canon hit by ransomware, more on fake website addresses and a bank fined for a hack Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday August 10th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for

Published on: August 10th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – AT&T delivers a scare; New survey states the obvious about social media; Musk’s warning about AI

AT&T delivers a scare by telling customers they’ll need to upgrade their phone to maintain service, a new survey states the obvious about social media, and Elon Musk issues another warning about artificial

Published on: July 24th, 2020 Alex Coop

Digital Transformation Week 2020 – Day 3 and 4 recap

Day 3 of Digital Transformation Week zeroed in on emerging technologies and security. The morning's keynote was delivered by Loren Padelford, vice-president and general manager for Shopify. COVID-19 has permanently elevated the expectations

Published on: July 20th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Disney halts ads on Facebook; Teen spends $20K on Twitch; Netflix adds 10M new subscribers

Disney says it’s halting advertising on Facebook, a teen spends more than $20,000 of their parents’ money on Twitch donations, without them knowing of course, and the good times keep rolling at Netflix,

Published on: July 20th, 2020 Alex Coop

Digital Transformation Week 2020 – Day 2 recap

Last year, the term “artificial intelligence” was catnip to investors. London venture capital firm MMC published a report in 2019 that found startups claiming to work in AI attracted as much as 50

Published on: July 15th, 2020 Alex Coop

Digital Transformation Week 2020 – Day 1 Recap

ITWC’s annual summer conference has become a week-long affair with four 60-minute sessions. The virtual conference’s first 60-minute session Monday was about digital workspaces and kickstarted by ServiceNow’s Chris Pope, the session couldn’t

Published on: July 13th, 2020 Alex Coop

COVID-19: Lessons learned by enterprises during the remote work era

When Mother Nature blanketed the Greater Toronto Area with layers of snow and ice in late 2018, 20,000 TD employees found themselves working from home. The 165-year-old company managed to sustain its operations

Published on: June 10th, 2020 Alex Coop

IBM says it’s exiting the facial recognition business

IBM’s chief executive officer Arvind Krishna today revealed that the company is sunsetting its “general-purpose” facial recognition business. The announcement was revealed in Krishna’s letter to members of Congress Monday about racial justice

Published on: June 9th, 2020 Alex Coop