Articles By 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

BlackBerry says its bringing order to the chaos with the launch of BlackBerry Spark Suites

BlackBerry today announced the global availability of BlackBerry Spark Suites, a new solution with a range of options tailored to meet the security and endpoint management requirements of a wide range of organizations with

Published on: May 19th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

SecureKey’s authentication network service Concierge processing 800 transactions per second during pandemic

Launched in partnership with Canada’s major financial institutions in 2019, Verified.Me’s digital identity authentication and verification service last week celebrated one full year of operations. SecureKey, creators of the network, is built on

Published on: May 19th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Prairie credit unions choose IBM Canada for payments modernization 

Alberta Central, SaskCentral and Credit Union Central of Manitoba have come together to form Prairie Payments Joint Venture (PPJV), and earlier this week, signed an eight-year, $100+ million dollar agreement with IBM Canada

Published on: May 14th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Mastercard to provide free cybersecurity assessments to small Canadian businesses

RiskRecon, a Mastercard company, is offering free cybersecurity tools to help small Canadian businesses with up to 100 employees through December 31, 2020 to help them protect their IT infrastructure during the ongoing

Published on: May 13th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Eric Schmidt exits Google completely

Eric Schmidt, former chief executive officer of Google, is no longer serving as an advisor to Google and its parent company Alphabet, according to CNET. Schmidt's departure comes 20 months after he left

Published on: May 12th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Mastercard study finds a significant rise in the use of contactless payments amid COVID-19

There has been a significant surge in contactless payments for everyday purchases since the onset of COVID-19, according to a new study. The Mastercard global consumer study conducted from April 10 to 12

Published on: May 5th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

ICANN rejects private equity purchase of .org

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) this weekend announced that it has voted down the proposed change of control and entity conversion request submitted to it by the Public Interest

Published on: May 5th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal