Articles By Pragya Sehgal

Digital media seeing some upward momentum, but recovery remains slow

Digital media is seeing the strongest recovery month-over-month in Canada as lockdown measures across the country start to lift, according to the Standard Media Index, which analyzes data related to advertising pricing and

Published on: July 9th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Global spending on cloud-based web conferences set to hit $4.1 billion in 2020

The global spending on cloud-based web conferencing continues to expand significantly due to the workplace restrictions spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected to hit the $4.1 billion mark in 2020, according

Published on: July 6th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Lack of standardization hurts banks’ ability to secure new identity verification tech, says expert 

Financial services organizations in Canada currently face regulatory challenges and a lack of standardization which makes it difficult for them to implement new forms of identity verification technologies such as biometrics, according to

Published on: July 5th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Ontario curriculum change ‘a win for us’ says Canada Learning Code program manager

Canada Learning Code's education programs manager says Ontario's updated elementary school curriculum is addressing serious gaps in tech education and digital literacy. “One of the things that we strive towards at Canada Learning

Published on: June 30th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Zoom appoints former Salesforce security executive as its CISO

Jason Lee will join Zoom Video Communications as the chief information security officer, effective June 29, 2020, the company announced on Wednesday. Lee has been a part of the information security ecosystem for

Published on: June 26th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

AWS announces a no-code mobile and web app builder

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a no-code mobile and web app development tool Amazon Honeycode. A fully managed service, Amazon Honeycode is a visual application builder that can be used by customers

Published on: June 25th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Andrew Yang’s plan to take back control of Americans’ personal data is fine, but privacy by design is better, says Cavoukian

American political commentator and corporate lawyer Andrew Yang is launching the Data Dividend Project (DDP), a movement tasked with establishing and enforcing data property rights under laws such as the California Consumer Privacy

Published on: June 23rd, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

IBM launches Watson Works to help businesses return to the office safely

IBM today launched Watson Works, a curated set of products and services to help businesses return to the office. The solution embeds Watson's artificial intelligence (AI) models and applications to help organizations prioritize

Published on: June 19th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Technology issues remain a major barrier to productivity for more than 33% of remote working Canadians

One in three employees are feeling less productive in their current work from home environment, most of them citing not having the proper set up, tools, and technology to enable them to be

Published on: June 18th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Shopify becomes Walmart’s first commerce platform partner

Shopify yesterday announced a new partnership with Walmart, allowing Shopify merchants in the U.S. to sell their products on the retailer’s platform.  Approved merchants will be able to connect their Shopify store to

Published on: June 16th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Ottawa and Queen’s Park launch $57.6M program to help small businesses boost online sales

The Ontario government is teaming up with the federal government to launch a $57.6 million program aimed at helping approximately 30,000 small businesses in the province boost their online sales during the pandemic.

Published on: June 11th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Google Canada says it will expand ShopHere program across Canada

Google Canada says it's committing $1 million to expand Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE program nationally in an attempt to help get 50,000 small businesses online by 2021.  The tech giant announced the expansion

Published on: May 28th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Durham College to participate in siberXchange Live summit

Durham College, a partner of SiberX, is participating in the siberXchange Live Summit this week to showcase new opportunities in autonomous vehicle and cybersecurity research.  Mahdi Raza, the founder of SiberX, said that making sure

Published on: May 27th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Rogers providing phones with free voice and data plans to help B.C. women in crisis

Rogers Communications today announced partnerships with women’s shelters across British Columbia, including in Metro Vancouver, the Okanagan and on Vancouver Island, to provide connectivity to support them amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  As part

Published on: May 22nd, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Shopify announces money management solution Balance and a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ option

At its virtual event Reunite, Shopify announced the launch of major products and updates, including a new money management solution called Shopify Balance. Scheduled to launch in early access later this year in

Published on: May 21st, 2020 Pragya Sehgal