Articles By Buckley Smith

Microsoft says Teams has hit 20 million daily users

The battle between Slack and Microsoft Teams continues, and it now looks like Microsoft is gaining the upper hand, according to numbers released by the company today. As of Tuesday, Microsoft said in

Published on: November 19th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Humber College launching cloud computing certificate in partnership with AWS

Skills in cloud computing have become almost essential in the modern workforce and Humber College is taking steps it hopes will help fill the talent gap in Canada. Leading the way in that

Published on: November 15th, 2019 Buckley Smith

OpenText Enfuse 2019: The Carbonite acquisition, new apps, and updates

LAS VEGAS --- The topic of endpoint security was front and centre on the first day of OpenText Enfuse 2019. OpenText's chief executive officer, Mark Barrenechea, said in his keynote that the technology

Published on: November 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Twitter employees charged for spying; Sanders calls for Facebook breakup; Video game curfew in China

Two Twitter employees have been charged in spying scandal; Bernie Sanders calls for the breakup of Facebook; China implements a video game curfew for minors Two former Twitter employees and a Saudi national

Published on: November 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – WeWork layoffs hit Meetup; Uber profitable in 2021?; Spotify for kids

Layoffs at WeWork hit Meetup; Could Uber be profitable by 2021?; Spotify launching kids service The chaos unfolding at WeWork has come with the expected layoffs. And now those layoffs have hit WeWorks

Published on: November 6th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Adobe MAX 2019: New apps, updates, and more

Yesterday at Adobe MAX 2019, Adobe announced the next generation of its Creative Cloud; including many new apps and updates. “Today’s announcements redefine the creative experience for everyone—not only seasoned professionals, but also

Published on: November 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Microsoft unveils Azure Arc, which can operate in AWS and Google Cloud

Microsoft unveiled the preview of Azure Arc at its Ignite conference, a product that will help businesses simplify the ever-increasing complexity of cloud environments, the company said in a blog post Azure Arc

Published on: November 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Facebook rebrands; Ontario classroom cellphone ban starts; Google stays silent on political ads

Facebook rebranded its company; the classroom cellphone ban begins in Ontario; Google is staying silent on political ads Amid almost constant controversy, Facebook has decided to rebrand the logo and name of its

Published on: November 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion

As was rumoured earlier this week, Google has bought wearables tech firm Fitbit, according to an announcement from Fitbit this morning. The deal is expected to be finalized in 2020. According to the

Published on: November 1st, 2019 Buckley Smith

TD Bank opens new operations hub in Toronto

Among a swath of other news at TD's annual TD Tech Day event in Toronto, the bank announced a new 9,000 square foot facility called the TD Fusion Centre that will serve as

Published on: October 31st, 2019 Buckley Smith

Ontario Science Centre suffers data breach, exposes 174,000 names and addresses

The names and email addresses of 174,000 members, donors, and customers of camps and birthday parties at the Ontario Science Centre were exposed in August, according to the company that does email blasts

Published on: October 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft wins government contract; Alphabet bids for Fitbit; Facebook takes down fake ad

Microsoft wins U.S. Defense Department contract; Alphabet bidding to buy Fitbit; Facebook takes down fake political ad In a dramatic victory, Microfsoft beat out Amazon Web Services for a $10 billion 10 year

Published on: October 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Amazon releases Amazon Business and Business Prime in Canada

Amazon.com is finally releasing Amazon Business and Business Prime - which launched in the U.S. in 2015 and 2017 respectively - to Canadian businesses, as announced by the company today. “Whether for hospitals,

Published on: October 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Lack of cybersecurity training still a major issue, says Scalar study

A lack of cybersecurity training in the workplace continues to be a major reason why there's a surge in cyberattacks in Canada, according to a new study from Scalar Decisions Inc. entitled The Digital

Published on: October 25th, 2019 Buckley Smith

City of Vaughan teams up with ventureLAB to provide consultation services to local businesses

In celebration of the kickoff of Small Business Week in Vaughan, the city announced a partnership with ventureLAB to bring business consultation services free of chanrge to tech businesses in Vaughan beginning in

Published on: October 24th, 2019 Buckley Smith