Articles By Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new business venture, IT safeguards from Elections Canada, Uber’s new safety system

Facebook is hoping to replace your smartphone with smart glasses, Elections Canada beefs up IT security ahead of October 21st, and Uber is set to launch a new safety system for riders and

Published on: September 19th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – A brewing tech cold war, Facebook takes on fake accounts, Comcast eyes healthcare

Panasonic joins a growing list of companies turning their backs on Huawei, Facebook doubles down on deleting fake accounts, and Comcast is working on an in-home device that tracks health. First up from

Published on: May 24th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Canada’s new digital charter, cybercrime gang busted, Phoenix pay system an expensive fix

Trudeau cracks down on social media, an international cybercrime gang is taken down, and throwing out the troubled Phoenix pay system … eventually. First up from Twitter is Canada’s plans to launch a

Published on: May 17th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Massive cryptocurrency theft, failing facial recognition, Uber’s IPO

A massive multi-million dollar cryptocurrency theft, failing facial recognition technology, and Uber’s highly-anticipated IPO. From Reddit, we begin with a massive data breach affecting Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. More than $40

Published on: May 9th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Top 10 movies for IT professionals and tech geeks

Published on: February 21st, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

If 110-year-old PCL Construction can digitally transform, your business can too

Whether human, animal, artifact, building, or business, 110-year-old things rarely change - but don’t tell that to PCL Construction. The centenarian Canadian company embarked on a journey of digital transformation a few years

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Zero to hero: how Vancouver upped its digital maturity to become one of the most innovative cities in Canada

Vancouver was Canada’s first city to implement a digital strategy more than five years ago in an effort to transform the internal processes of the municipal government and the public services it delivers

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

All Hands on Tech – Asus Zenscreen

With a surprisingly thin body and a near-invisible bezel, this portable monitor easily slides into your brief case or purse to provide that needed extra screen real estate when you’re on the road. A cover

Published on: August 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon HQ2 frontrunners

Editor's Note: Mandy Kovacs is no longer with ITWC, but before leaving she was able to record one more episode of Hashtag Trending for us. Enjoy! Amazon caused a frenzy when it announced

Published on: July 30th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

How the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology went from a dinosaur to a digital leader in higher education

Digital transformation isn’t easy, and attempting the feat as a large public sector organization is like playing a video game on extreme difficulty mode. Yet despite the many risks and challenges involved, the

Published on: July 27th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google Cloud Next, Google partners with US tech giants for data transfer project, Google’s plans for a trans-Atlantic cable

Google’s big cloud event is this week, Google is teaming up with U.S. tech giants for a data transfer project, and Google plans on building a trans-Atlantic cable from the U.S. to France.

Published on: July 23rd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Apple could be the first to reach $1 trillion, tech leaders pledge to not develop killer AI, new i9 Macbook Pro is too hot to handle

Apple could be the first publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, tech leaders sign a pledge to not develop lethal AI weapon systems, and Apple’s new i9 Macbook Pro is really,

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google is fined billions by the EU, Amazon Prime Day breaks records, Nest CEO steps down

Google is hit with a hefty billion dollar fine in the EU, Prime Day breaks records around the world, and the CEO of Nest resigns amidst a company reshuffle. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Increased tech use could lead to ADHD in teens, IBM sues Groupon, human-machine mind control may be a reality

Teens who use a lot of tech may be at an increased risk of developing ADHD, IBM is suing Groupon for patent infringement, and controlling machines with human minds like Pacific Rim may

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – 12 Russians charged with hacking US election, Jeff Bezos is richer than you, Amazon Prime Day worker strikes

Twelve Russians have been charged with interfering in the 2016 US election, Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history, and Amazon Prime Day is affected by mass worker strikes in Europe.

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs