Articles By Alex Coop

IBM layoffs affect services groups, impact on Canadian business unknown

IBM is cutting an unspecified number of jobs in the first significant staff reduction under new chief executive officer Arvind Krishna, but the impact on the Canadian workforce is unknown. The Wall Street Journal said the

Published on: June 1st, 2020 Alex Coop

Canada still lacks cybersecurity ‘street smarts’ says CIRA director

While the federal government combats hostile foreign intelligence services seeking the country’s biggest secrets, hackers and fraudsters are keen on cashing in on the fear the novel coronavirus has created, targeting both individuals

Published on: May 25th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Cleaning your smartphone; Clever social media use in China; Quantum computing breakthrough

A walkthrough for how to wash your smartphones and other mobile devices is gaining popularity on Twitter, China’s social media users created a new language to beat government censorship on COVID-19, and a

Published on: March 11th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Coronavirus update; Robot lawyer to the rescue; Twitter bans discriminatory remarks

An update on the Coronavirus, a new robot lawyer will do your bidding for just $3, and Twitter bans discriminatory remarks.   Social media is still dominated by the ongoing spread of the

Published on: March 9th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Fake 2020 candidate gets verified by Twitter, US officially bans Huawei, mistrust with tech during elections

A fake 2020 candidate gets verified by Twitter, the U.S. officially bans Huawei, and new data says there's a lot of mistrust with tech during elections. There’s been tons of chatter about a

Published on: March 2nd, 2020 Alex Coop

Xerox announces new cloud offerings

The battle to acquire HP continues, but that hasn’t stopped Xerox from rolling out new cloud solutions. This week Xerox announced Virtual Print Management Service and Workplace Cloud Fleet Management, a pair of

Published on: February 28th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Bank of Canada says no to crypto, Wal-Mart+, Reddit CEO calls TikTok ‘parasitic’

The Bank of Canada says no thank you to crypocurrencies, Walmart is working on its own version of Amazon Prime, and the CEO of Reddit has some harsh words for TikTok. The Bank

Published on: February 28th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Gif/Jif debate resurfaces, Clearview AI get’s breached, Tesla Autopilot woes

One of the internet’s longest and silliest debates returns, Clearview AI says it suffered a data breach because of course it did, and it turns out Tesla’s Autopilot was one of the "probable

Published on: February 27th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook faces lawsuit, Find My Mobile, a legend passes away

Facebook faces *gasp* another lawsuit, Samsung scares everyone with a mysterious notification, and the legend behind cut copy and paste passes away. Facebook is facing a lawsuit from the US Internal Revenue Service,

Published on: February 21st, 2020 Alex Coop

New categories, new opportunities for Canadian CIOs at 2020 CIO of the Year Awards

There are several reasons why Canadian technology leaders should consider throwing their name in the hat for this year's  CIO of the Year Awards. In addition to an easier submission process, applicants have

Published on: February 20th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Kickstarter unionizes, Inbox damage control, Bezos pledges to fight climate change

Kickstarter employees have voted in favour of forming a union, Twitter talks about how they prevent their email inbox from catching on fire, and Jeff Bezos says he’s pledging $10 billion to fight

Published on: February 20th, 2020 Alex Coop

Dell Technologies sells RSA to Symphony Technology Group consortium for over $2 billion

For now, it's business as usual, but Dell Technologies today announced that it was selling its cybersecurity arm RSA for $2.075 billion to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group, a

Published on: February 19th, 2020 Alex Coop

Veritas country manager says cloud governance misconceptions still a problem

While businesses are becoming more cloud-savvy, misconceptions about cloud governance remain, according to Garth Scully, Veritas country manager for Canada. Large enterprises have “without question” gained a better understanding of multi-cloud management and

Published on: February 18th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – The ‘Tech Clash’ is coming, Macs and viruses, tech startups flood Kenya

A new report says the collision between business and technology models is causing headaches, the latest stats suggest Macs are more prone to adware infections than PCs, and tech startups are closing in

Published on: February 14th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – MWC 2020 canceled, U.S. accuses Huawei of spying, Youtube looking to gatekeep streaming

MWC 2020 gets cancelled, the U.S. once again accuses Huawei of spying, and Youtube is looking into gatekeeping streaming. Amid concerns of the coronavirus, many major vendors began pulling out of MWC 2020

Published on: February 13th, 2020 Alex Coop