Articles By 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

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