Articles By Buckley Smith

COVID-19: Provincial health hotlines and telehealth options

Accessing healthcare during a pandemic is not business as usual. Intensive care units and other critical healthcare infrastructure are dedicated to only the most crucial of cases, leaving many others scrambling for options.

Published on: March 25th, 2020 Buckley Smith

A quick guide for businesses navigating Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic has not been an easy time for Canadian businesses as the first major wave of layoffs occurred this week. In hopes of mitigating the negative economic effects, Canada's Prime Minister,

Published on: March 23rd, 2020 Buckley Smith

Microsoft Teams announces bevy of updates on its third birthday

As more businesses pivot to a remote work strategy, Microsoft announced a new slate of updates to Teams this week during the collaboration tool's third anniversary, with many of the updates expected to

Published on: March 19th, 2020 Buckley Smith

Microsoft closes all retail locations due to COVID-19 concerns

Microsoft has temporarily closed its retail locations globally due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. David Porter, vice-president of Microsoft stores, made the announcement via a blog post this morning on LinkedIn. "With

Published on: March 17th, 2020 Buckley Smith

Maple launches free online screening and consultation solution in response to COVID-19

While health officials do their best to provide answers to the public about COVID-19, virtual healthcare solutions provider Maple is doing what it can to quell those concerns by launching a free online

Published on: March 16th, 2020 Buckley Smith

BlackBerry releases updates to SecuSUITE for Government and AtHoc Crisis Communication

Today, BlackBerry announced updates to its SecuSUITE for Government and AtHoc Crisis Communication solutions. Related: https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/blackberry-secusuite-for-government-now-meets-u-s-standard-for-voice-encryption/394989 “We have a long history of supporting the public sector with secure and innovative solutions. BlackBerry is

Published on: March 4th, 2020 Buckley Smith

Ericsson announces partnership with Carleton University to research 5G tech

Ericsson has announced a new multi-year partnership with Carleton University to further advance the school's programs for engineers and computer scientists and generate research in the field of 5G technology. “This collaboration will

Published on: February 28th, 2020 Buckley Smith

SoftwareReviews unveils its 2020 Talent Management Emotional Footprint Award winners

Another list of critical software tools for the enterprise and other businesses was released by SoftwareReviews this week, this time focusing on talent management. SoftwareReviews - a division of Info-Tech Research Group -

Published on: February 26th, 2020 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Google warns against Edge; startups losing staff; work-life balance is dying

Google says Microsoft Edge not secure, startups are losing staff, and laptops have killed work-life balance. https://www.phonearena.com/news/Microsoft-Edge-isnt-secure-says-Google_id122491 Microsoft recently decided to switch things up and base its Edge browser on open-source Chromium code.

Published on: February 25th, 2020 Buckley Smith

Shopify ranks among top e-commerce platforms, according to SoftwareReviews awards

Top e-commerce platforms were recognized by the 2020 eCommerce Data Quadrant Awards from SoftwareReviews recently and Canada's e-commerce giant ranked among the top award earners. With a composite score of 8.2, Shopify Plus

Published on: February 24th, 2020 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Facebook and taxes, Cyborg locusts, where’s the love Snapchat?

Facebook says it’ll pay more taxes in Europe, mechanically enhanced locusts sniff out bombs for the military, and thousands of people are wondering why Team Snapchat left them hanging on Valentine’s Day. Facebook

Published on: February 18th, 2020 Buckley Smith

Mitacs placing 400 interns with ENCQOR 5G network projects

Nonprofit national research organization Mitacs has announced that it is working with the ENCQOR 5G network to place 400 student interns from Ontario and Quebec into various 5G-related projects within their network. ENCQOR

Published on: February 12th, 2020 Buckley Smith

BlackBerry launches Digital Workplace

BlackBerry has announced the launch of Digital Workplace, a software solution that allows users to access their corporate tools - both on-premise and in the cloud - with threat detection capabilities powered by

Published on: February 7th, 2020 Buckley Smith

HR departments are far behind the digital transformation curve, according to survey

The human resources industry is way behind the curve in regards to digital transformation, according to a new study from McLean & Company, and one of its analysts says human resources should begin

Published on: February 7th, 2020 Buckley Smith

Oil and gas industry leaders meeting with IoT experts in Alberta to discuss industry issues

Leaders from the Canadian oil and gas industry are set to speak with a large number of players in the IoT space to discuss innovative solutions to the industry's issues, with the event

Published on: February 5th, 2020 Buckley Smith