Articles By 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

CES 2018: Catherine Boivie’s first impressions

Greetings from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show - and yes, it is bigger than last year, which was bigger than the year before, which was bigger than... you get the picture. The media

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Ransomware for everyone?

We all know that Software as a Service (SaaS) makes managing software easier, but there's a dark side to every technology, and the dispiriting truth about SaaS is that it makes the deployment of

Published on: October 30th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

How to retain IT staff (and non-IT staff)

Hint: Money is not always the answer. At two recent conferences I participated in panels addressing the issue of how to retain IT staff. It is obviously a hot and relevant topic. All

Published on: August 14th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Big data never forgets!

Remember when a small mistake you made early in your life could be forgotten with the passage of time? No longer! Big data remembers it all. Time was if you had a minor

Published on: July 31st, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Innovative recruitment strategies and other insights from this year’s CIO Move conference

I recently attended an interesting conference in Spain called CIO Move, which gathered a selection of CIOs from countries such as Brazil, Tunisia, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong, USA, Togo, and many others. The

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

It takes a (networked) village to make women successful

At the 23rd annual Women in Technology International (WITI) conference, held the week of June 11 in San Jose, no one stood alone. In the opening keynote, the audience was told that if

Published on: June 22nd, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Does the Internet of Things lead to the Hack of All Things?

Knowing a bit about technology, passwords and security, I assumed my electronic devices are pretty safe from hacking. After attending the Conference Board of Canada's conference on cyber security last week, I'm no

Published on: March 10th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

The last dispatch from CES 2017

CES 2017 was the show where almost every product was labeled "intelligent" or "smart," and all had AI (Artificial Intelligent) enabled features. Here are some examples where AI seems to be used like

Published on: January 24th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Introducing CES 2017’s star: Alexa

As I mentioned in my first blog, one of the trends to watch according to Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association, is the increasing use of voice user interface (VUI).

Published on: January 19th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2017: Technology at its best?

The keynote speaker at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was inspirational, albeit having the CEO of a cruise line as a speaker at a technology conference is unusual. Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines wanted

Published on: January 13th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Consumer Electronics Show: 50 years of unveiling ground-breaking technology

The Consumer Electronics Show is on again in Las Vegas for its 50th anniversary. The organizers have re-branded it as CES and media reviewers were asked not to refer it by "Consumer Electronics Show"

Published on: January 9th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Can Samsung rebuild its reputation after the demise of the Note 7?

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting on the plane waiting to take off when the lady in the middle seat noticed that the gentleman in the aisle seat was reading his

Published on: November 22nd, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie