Articles By Pragya Sehgal

Ontario’s construction industry shows supports for COVID-Alert, but also seeks wearable alternative

Despite broad support from the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) and the Construction Employers Coalition (CEC), members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) remain convinced that without a

Published on: August 25th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Ottawa cybersecurity firm slashes at least 20 jobs after U.S. company buys it

HelpSystems, a U.S. cybersecurity company, that recently bought Canada-based tech firm Titus has laid off 20 per cent of the acquired firm’s employees, according to the Ottawa Business Journal. Mike Devine, HealthSystem's vice-president

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Goodbye memories: Photos permanently deleted after Adobe Lightroom iOS and iPadOS update deletes users’ data

Some customers who installed the recent 5.4.0 version of Adobe Lightroom on iPhone and/or iPad have had their photos and presets permanently deleted, and the loss is unrecoverable for those without a backup. 

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Ontario government seeking input from the public to improve privacy protections

The Ontario government is seeking public input concerning the collection, use and safeguarding of personal data online, to improve the province’s privacy protection laws, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services noted in

Published on: August 14th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Canadian governments are dragging their feet in deploying forecasting solutions, says software firm CEO

Ontario-based software development firm Scarsin has developed an advanced platform with the aim of helping government and healthcare policymakers forecast complex scenarios related to COVID-19. Dubbed Integrated Insight Environment (i2e), it's an enterprise-class

Published on: August 12th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Microsoft runs into trademark issues with its new low-code platform Dataflex

Soon after Microsoft announced the launch of the Dataflex low-code platform for Teams in late July, global application development software provider Data Access noted in a blog post that it already has "multiple,

Published on: August 11th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Coffee shop owner says Shopify saved her business, suggests other business owners take advantage of free tools

The impact of COVID-19 has been especially hard on businesses that rely on foot traffic for their survival. Nia Bangala, owner of a coffee shop Congo Coffee in downtown Toronto that had to

Published on: August 6th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Half of Canadian businesses unprepared for technological changes due to the pandemic: survey

Nearly 50 per cent of Canadian businesses say they are still not prepared to support or maintain long-term remote work because of the rapid digitization that it necessitates, according to a recent survey

Published on: July 30th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

IBM Canada to help Celero move its infrastructure services onto a hybrid cloud environment 

IBM Canada announced last week that it has joined hands with Celero, a solutions integrator for Canadian credit unions, to modernize its data centre and data network environments, moving its infrastructure services onto

Published on: July 30th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Amazon was the only major publisher in Canada to report ad revenue growth during COVID, according to new report

The Standard Media Index (SMI) has recognized Amazon as the only major publisher in Canada to report ad revenue growth during COVID-19. The company has experienced a year-over-year increase of 43 per cent.

Published on: July 29th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

North’s Focals to shut down a month after its acquisition by Google

A month after getting acquired by Google, North Focals announced today that it's "winding down" its smart glasses product and the Focals app. North also noted in the announcement that after July 31,

Published on: July 28th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Canada is cramming years worth of modernization into months, but experts say the country’s scale-up problem lingers

While the pandemic led to thousands of businesses in Canada experiencing the fast track to digital transformation, industry leaders remain concerned about Canada's ongoing inability to generate unicorns and lead the world's digital

Published on: July 28th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Nearly a third of businesses are not ready to reopen right now, says Salesforce survey

While provinces and cities across Canada transition into the next phase of reopening the economy, a new Salesforce Canada survey suggests nearly a third of businesses feel unprepared to open. When asked if

Published on: July 24th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Avant Analytics report reveals 86% increase in UCaaS sales during COVID-19

A report from research firm Avant Analytics says global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) sales during March increased by 86 per cent from February 2020, and 149 per cent over November 2018

Published on: July 20th, 2020 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