Articles By Buckley Smith

Canadian Blood Services protecting its data against natural disasters with data centre resiliency model

When dealing with blood transfusion and organ transplant services, the safety and availability of critical IT services is absolutely vital, and when all of those services are located in the same region, the

Published on: June 13th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Cisco announces expansion of collaborative tools

SAN DIEGO - Day two of Cisco Live included major announcements around Cisco System Inc.'s collaborative tools suite. During the day's opening keynote session, as well as in a panel later in the

Published on: June 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Cisco Live Day 1: Major announcements around IoT and multi-domain integrations

SAN DIEGO- Networking technology is in the midst of a serious shift as software becomes integral and hardware takes a back seat. The conversations so far at Cisco Live reflected this as only

Published on: June 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Google walkout organizer quits; Microsoft deletes facial recognition database; ASUS releases updates for an unreleased phone

The walkout organizer at Google has quit the company citing retaliation against her, Microsoft deleted the database it was using to train facial recognition, and ASUS releases updates for a phone it is

Published on: June 10th, 2019 Buckley Smith

5 key factors to assess before cloud migration, according to SAS

Migration of business operations to the cloud - or at least a hybrid cloud migration - is a move every executive should be considering, and those business operations must include analytics. According to

Published on: June 7th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Minister Bains announces next steps for 5G deployment

In the next move towards the deployment of 5G networks, the Canadian federal government recently announced the next steps it will be taking to facilitate the auctioning of prime 5G spectrums. As announced

Published on: June 7th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canadians spend second most in the world per purchase, according to Shopify report

Shopify Inc. released its first-ever global State of Commerce report; unveiling some interesting insights into the habits of online shoppers. Solmaz Shahalizadeh, the vice-president of data science and engineering for Shopify, spoke with

Published on: June 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Digital Nova Scotia announces winners of 4th annual Digital Diversity Awards

Digital Nova Scotia celebrated diversity in tech with its 4th annual Digital Diversity Awards earlier this week. The Digital Diversity Awards, which were hosted in partnership with the Centre for Women in Business,

Published on: June 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

School board in Alberta leans on Cisco and WiFi 6 to improve connectivity for students

Providing sufficient internet to rural areas is difficult. The Wild Rose District School Board (WRSD) is trying to solve this problem with WiFi 6 as part of a pilot project with Cisco Systems.

Published on: June 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

CIRA announces $1.25M in funding for Canadian internet projects

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced the 21 projects that will be receiving funding from its Community Investment Program; totaling $1.25 million in funding. CIRA, a not-for-profit whose mission is to manage

Published on: June 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Salesforce announces CRM blockchain platform is buying into the blockchain trend, announcing plans to release a CRM blockchain platform called Salesforce Blockchain to the general public in 2020. Debuted at TrailheaDX - Salesforce's annual developers conference -

Published on: June 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

PocketPills providing free healthcare advice to remote communities in Canada

In a country as vast as Canada - with many remote communities in the less populated areas - access to healthcare is a major issue for many regions. Harj Samra, who graduated as

Published on: May 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hong Kong delegates make strong pitch to businesses at Collision, point to greener pastures overseas

Nestled within the sprawling Hong Kong metropolis is the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corp. (HKSTP); almost a city unto itself devoted to the development and advancement of technological innovation. The complex,

Published on: May 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Government investments in AI research doesn’t lead to strong adoption, says Accenture’s managing director of AI

Canada has made huge waves in the research of artificial intelligence in recent years, but some in the industry are saying that this is not enough and that we must now take the

Published on: May 28th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Apple to warn customers of update slowdowns; Huawei loses ties with two major standards organizations; Facebook refuses to remove fake Pelosi video

Apple has agreed to warn its users when an update will slow down their phones. Huawei is dealt another blow as two major standards organizations cut ties with them. Facebook refuses to remove

Published on: May 27th, 2019 Buckley Smith