Articles By Alex Coop

No office? No problem. Softchoice undergoes rebrand, unveils new logo

One of Canada’s most prominent IT players says its latest rebrand is much more than a logo swap. “Our philosophy with this exercise was to rebrand from the inside out,” Justin Hane, the

Published on: January 25th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft president talks campaign contributions; Instacart fires pro-union employees; Consequences of Flash

Microsoft’s president makes it clear that political donations are vital for business, Instacart is under fire after firing employees\ who supported unionization, and a train stops working after Flash dies. It’s all the

Published on: January 25th, 2021 Alex Coop

SAP plans to open new research and development office in Montreal

Enterprise software firm SAP recently announced that it's doubling down on the Quebec market by opening a new research and development space in Montreal. SAP is co-locating its existing offices in the city

Published on: January 23rd, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Bizarre facial recognition proposal in India; White House calls for coders; Ajit Pai’s final report

A proposal to install facial recognition cameras in an Indian city draws backlash, a stealthy call for coders has been found on the White House’s website, and Ajit Pai’s final report deserves an

Published on: January 22nd, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Honey-trapping Capitol rioters; Remote worker-boom attracts real estate startups; Vaccine passports

Capitol rioters are now getting turned in to the FBI by some creative women using the Bumble dating app, the remote worker boom is attracting real estate startups, and some chatter around whether

Published on: January 18th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Samsung Unpacked; San Francisco office market in jeopardy; Who’s hiring in Canada?

Samsung removes the charger from its phones after making fun of Apple for doing the same, the San Francisco office market is collapsing as tech workers stay home, and a closer look at

Published on: January 15th, 2021 Alex Coop

Communitech Academy IP training programs launching this spring

In response to the provincial government's recent call to action, Kitchener, Ont.-based Communitech says it's launching a new program for C-suite executives in both the startup and enterprise scenes to help them develop

Published on: January 12th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Parler gets booted off AWS; Signal gets some love; CES is upon us

Parler, the social network favoured by conservatives and extremists is having a rough week, Communication platform Signal is getting a lot of love recently, and a sneak peek at this year’s CES event.

Published on: January 11th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Capitol offices face cyber risk; Elon Musk passes Jeff Bezos to become world’s richest person; Bitcoin quietly booms

Infosec pros watch in horror as a group of rioters supporting Trump storm into the offices at Capitol Hill, potentially compromising IT systems, Elon Musk becomes the world’s wealthiest person, and the good

Published on: January 8th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Ticketmaster hacks rival; Apple shuts down stores in UK; More 5G conspiracy nonsense

Ticketmaster admits to hacking a rival company before going out of business, Apple has temporarily closed all remaining stores in the UK, and get ready for a trending 5G theory about a guitar

Published on: January 6th, 2021 Alex Coop

IBM appoints former Trump economic adviser Gary D. Cohn as vice-chairman

The former president of Goldman Sachs and former economic adviser to President Trump confirmed today that he's joining IBM as its new vice-chairman. "I am honored to be joining IBM as Vice Chairman.

Published on: January 5th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – 2021 Canadian telecom predictions

The telecommunication industry has had an exciting year. With the work from home transition accentuating the importance of good connectivity, network developments, whether it’s 5G or broadband, are accelerating in Canada. The momentum

Published on: December 29th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Top Canadian Tech Stories of 2020

2020 headlines were dominated by COVID-19, and while the year didn’t resemble the “Roaring 20s” many were looking forward to, there was a lot to be inspired by when it comes to Canadian

Published on: December 28th, 2020 Alex Coop

A one-on-one with Sarah Cooper, GM of IoT analytics and applications, AWS

Amazon Web Services had lots to say at re:Invent this year. Product announcements were aplenty, and so were the partnerships touted on the keynote stage that AWS broadcasted to thousands of remote attendees.

Published on: December 22nd, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Cyberpunk 2077’s nightmarish development; Ex-Crowdstrike CTO’s warning; Facebook’s warning for SMBs

Everyone is talking about the disastrous launch of the highly-anticipated role-playing game from CD Projekt Red, ex-Crowdstrike CTO’s says SolarWind hack is one of the most consequential in history, and Facebook is upset

Published on: December 21st, 2020 Alex Coop