Articles By Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Sidewalk Labs Toronto plans revealed; Senators demand transparency; Comments controversy

Sidewalk Labs finally reveals its plans for Toronto project; Facebook could soon need to reveal the value of data they collect on you; Could media companies be responsible for comments on their social

Published on: June 26th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Laying blame on employee in Desjardins data breach is ignoring the big picture, security experts say

Despite many blaming the employee who allegedly leaked almost 3 million individuals' information in the recent data breach at The Desjardins Group, some experts warn that this is over-simplifying the problem and not

Published on: June 21st, 2019 Buckley Smith

Shopify Unite Day 1: New languages, currencies, POS, and Shopify Plus

Shopify Inc. kicked off its Shopify Unite event today in Toronto, where it recently opened a new office, with announcements about updates to its Shopify Plus platform and point of sale (POS) system,

Published on: June 19th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Facebook announces cryptocurrency; Google Calendar crashes; CIA spied through smart TV’s

Facebook announces its cryptocurrency set to launch in 2020; Google Calendar crashed for 3 hours on Tuesday; WikiLeaks releases report about CIA spying through smart TVs The biggest news of the day finds

Published on: June 19th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Hacking iPhones; 3.5 million in support of net neutrality in U.S.; Tim Cook calls out Facebook

A company out of Israel claims it can hack into all iPhones as well as many Androids; 3.5 million signatures were collected in support of net neutrality in the US; Tim Cook calls

Published on: June 18th, 2019 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