Articles By Catherine Aczel Boivie

Using Princes Cruises new Medallion a voyage in customer-driven IoT projects

Last February I took a Caribbean cruise with Princess Cruises aboard the Regal Princess, a vessel newly upgraded to support Medallion Internet of Things devices. I first wrote about this technology referring to

Published on: March 21st, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Final thoughts from CES 2019

For my last blog from CES, I am starting with a product that caused the quite the stir at CES. Then I will focus on a product for pet lovers and finally three

Published on: January 16th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

More weird and wonderful products from CES 2019

This report from CES 2019 looks at the wonderful and sometimes quirky products offered this year. (All prices cited are USD.) Nuka.me the "eternal notebook." The paper is waterproof and non-tearable, notes can be

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2019: Two devices to watch for

Usually, I describe up to 5 different unusual items in my CES blogs, but there were two items that impressed me while walking around CES that deserve more attention and detail.  The first

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2019 Unveiled

Greetings from CES 2019! With over 180,000 attendees expected and more than 4,500 vendors, one thing for sure, it is larger and anticipates more attendees than last year. The first event for the

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Catherine Boivie: Apple or Samsung, that’s the question – and iPhone X is the answer! (part 3)

This is the concluding blog on my question of which company's device I should adopt: Apple or Samsung? I am a longtime iPhone user, and wouldn't have considered switching if it weren't for

Published on: September 4th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Catherine Boivie: Apple or Samsung? That is the question (part 2)

As mentioned in my blog a few weeks ago, I have started seriously researching the differences between the iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S9 to determine whether or not I should

Published on: August 30th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Catherine Boivie: Apple or Samsung? That is the question

My iPhone 6 Plus’s contract is up. Its storage is full and its screen is cracked. It's time I faced the music: I need a new smartphone. Normally I'd just select the next

Published on: August 7th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Catherine Boivie: Internet robbery on the high seas

It is time for cruise lines to recognize that technology is important for cruise passengers! I just finished a voyage through the Panama Canal with a large cruise line (which shall remain nameless)

Published on: April 18th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

The changing world of CIOs – CIOCAN’s 20th anniversary Peer Forum in Vancouver ‪

Oh, how far we have come in 20 years as CIOs. I remember when IT was relegated to the back office, despite the fact businesses considered it an operational necessity. It was 1998,

Published on: April 2nd, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Catherine Boivie: CES 2018 wants to help you sleep

This is the last of my reports from CES 2018 and it deals with devices and apps designed to help you sleep. While most smart watches include sleep tracking, that feature does not

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Watching CES 2018

There were literally hundreds of watches at this year's CES in Las Vegas, most of them promising to save your life in various ways while still remaining stylish. In addition to the usual

Published on: March 5th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Catherine Boivie at CES 2018: A look at products for seniors

It might seem like I was able to share a veritable cornucopia of CES's many technological toys with ITBusiness.ca readers, but with more than 3900 vendors at the show, I was able to

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Catherine Boivie at CES 2018: Google and some… unusual items

For my next blog, I'm not only going to talk about Google at CES but also describe some of the interesting devices I saw, ending with one that will help sick children.  Although

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Catherine Boivie at CES 2018: a few things for your car and home

Greetings again from CES 2018! With almost 4000 vendors at the show, I haven't lacked for exercise during my time here - according to my smart watch, I walked almost 14 kilometres in

Published on: January 12th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie