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Cisco Webex experiences almost week-long shut down

Cisco Webex Team customers were unhappy last week as the platform experienced week long service outages across almost the entire system. It began Tuesday, September 24th just before 8:30 p.m. EST, with Cisco

Published on: October 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

How SAQ and CAMH are driving results with data analytics

Analytics is a broad term, encompassing everything from basic statistics to the complex algorithms used in artificial intelligence. Yet organizations of all types can find ways to derive value from the technology. At

Published on: September 29th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

MaRS, Instacart announce tech hubs in Toronto

It was a big week in Toronto for tech news, with Elevate kicking off its second annual, city-wide tech fest on Tuesday and the announcement of two new tech hubs from MaRS Discovery

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

How Canadian businesses are using AI – Elevate day two

Elevate Tech Fest day two was a whirlwind event, with more than a dozen different ‘tracks’ spread out across Toronto that focused on everything from fintech to health, smart cities and more. ITBusiness.ca

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Canadian firms care more about AI ethics than U.S.: SAS survey

Artificial intelligence (AI) is on everyone's lips these days, but is it being used ethically? Analytics firm SAS Institute partnered with Intel, Accenture Applied Intelligence, and Forbes Insights, the strategic research and thought

Published on: September 24th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Salesforce introduces Einstein Voice Assistant

Getting daily briefings from Alexa or Google Home is a convenient way to get morning news, but imagine if you could get personalized daily briefings about key metrics and priorities for your businesses.

Published on: September 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

BlackBerry partners with L-Spark, launches new accelerator programs for SMEs

BlackBerry Limited has partnered with L-Spark, Canada’s largest software-as-a-service accelerator, to help small to medium-sized technology businesses grow to bring new products to the market by using BlackBerry’s QNX technology. A Sept. 20

Published on: September 20th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Google services generated as much as $18 billion in Canadian economy last year: Deloitte

Canadian businesses created $10.4 billion in economic activity last year just through the use of Google Search and Google Ads, according to an Economic Impact Report commissioned by the search giant and conducted by

Published on: September 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

SAP announces digital assistant and mobile app for HR

LAS VEGAS- SAP has announced a digital assistant for human resources (HR) as well as an Android mobile app for its SuccessFactors set of tools. The announcement made at SAP SuccessConnect in Las

Published on: September 13th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Montreal-based WorkJam helps Target Australia succeed

While Target Corp. may have had a short, unsuccessful stint in Canada, things are a little different ‘down-under’, with Target Australia seeing new-found success thanks to a Canadian tech company. However, Target Australia is

Published on: September 12th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Facebook partners with RentSeeker.com to connect to real estate market

Facebook is partnering with RentSeeker.ca to expand its Marketplace to include property listings. A Sept. 5 press release said the social media company is establishing the partnership to help Canadian landlords and property managers

Published on: September 5th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Apple partners with CDW Canada for ‘Apple at Work’ services

Apple Inc. is broadening the way it works with resellers in a bid to put more iPhones, iPads, and Macs inside of cubicle walls and working with solution-provider CDW on a new "Apple

Published on: August 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Amazon says Canadian French language support is ‘coming soon’ to Alexa

Amazon Alexa will introduce Canadian French language support soon, ITBusiness.ca has learned. Amazon launched Alexa to the Canadian market in November 2017 along with its Echo and Echo Dot hardware. But it could

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Half of Canadians have abandoned a purchase at checkout, Payments Canada finds

A new survey by Payments Canada has discovered that just over half of Canadians have abandoned a purchase just before checking out. To be specific the survey, conducted on behalf of the Ottawa-based

Published on: August 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How Loblaws created an in-house ecommerce startup – and won an award along the way

After decades of establishing premium grocery stores across Canada, Loblaws Inc. is finally giving shoppers what they really wanted all along - getting groceries while wearing their pyjamas. The Brampton, Ont.-based supermarket chain,

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood