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A one-on-one with Sarah Cooper, GM of IoT analytics and applications, AWS

Amazon Web Services had lots to say at re:Invent this year. Product announcements were aplenty, and so were the partnerships touted on the keynote stage that AWS broadcasted to thousands of remote attendees.

Published on: December 22nd, 2020 Alex Coop

Scaling up in rural Canada: BC tech firm’s success a blueprint for growth outside of big tech’s shadow

One of North America’s largest Salesforce consulting and app development firms is betting big on rural Canada, a move its chief executive officer thinks other small enterprises should mimic to help Canada accelerate

Published on: November 23rd, 2020 Alex Coop

New Canadian privacy regime are steps in the right direction, but experts are ‘baffled’ and ‘troubled’ by key missing pieces

Two privacy experts have mixed feelings about the proposed new federal privacy regime for the private sector. On the one hand, former Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian and University of Ottawa law professor

Published on: November 19th, 2020 Howard Solomon

IBM Canada president says achieving healthy work-life balance in hybrid work environment ‘remains to be seen’

With files from Pragya Sehgal    The COVID-19 pandemic has created a sense of urgency around digital transformation, leading to previously stonewalled projects getting greenlit and sighs of relief from executives knowing employees

Published on: October 29th, 2020 Alex Coop

CRTC mobile sales practice review reveals accessibility pains

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission has found that while most Canadians are happy with their sales interactions with Canadian telcos, accessibility is a key issue that needs addressing. The project gathered the

Published on: October 7th, 2020 Tom Li

The Terry Fox Run to go virtual this year with the help of Movespring app

Like all charities that rely on physical events to raise money, COVID-19 has presented challenges for the Terry Fox Run, too.  “This year, we decided to carry forward Terry’s spirit of trying by

Published on: September 17th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Zoho CEO hints at further local support around the world, says company has always had a ‘rural flavour’

Zoho may not be a household name right now, but the software as a service company aims to change that. The privately held Austin, Texas-based company (with international headquarters in Chennai, India), currently

Published on: July 22nd, 2020 Lynn Greiner

Digital Transformation Week 2020 – Day 3 and 4 recap

Day 3 of Digital Transformation Week zeroed in on emerging technologies and security. The morning's keynote was delivered by Loren Padelford, vice-president and general manager for Shopify. COVID-19 has permanently elevated the expectations

Published on: July 20th, 2020 Alex Coop

Digital Transformation Week 2020 – Day 1 Recap

ITWC’s annual summer conference has become a week-long affair with four 60-minute sessions. The virtual conference’s first 60-minute session Monday was about digital workspaces and kickstarted by ServiceNow’s Chris Pope, the session couldn’t

Published on: July 13th, 2020 Alex Coop

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

Canada shines in global hacking competitions to address COVID-19 business challenges

When COVID-19 virtually shut down the world, many organizations wondered what they could do to help. Some donated money or resources, but for some, their support, in part, took the approach of helping

Published on: June 15th, 2020 Lynn Greiner

Star chip engineer Jim Keller leaves Intel

Intel announced that Jim Keller, previously vice-president of Intel silicon engineering group, has left the company on June 11, citing personal reasons. Keller is a top expert in chip design. Prior to Intel,

Published on: June 11th, 2020 Tom Li

COVID-19: Lessons learned by enterprises during the remote work era

When Mother Nature blanketed the Greater Toronto Area with layers of snow and ice in late 2018, 20,000 TD employees found themselves working from home. The 165-year-old company managed to sustain its operations

Published on: June 10th, 2020 Alex Coop

IBM says it’s exiting the facial recognition business

IBM’s chief executive officer Arvind Krishna today revealed that the company is sunsetting its “general-purpose” facial recognition business. The announcement was revealed in Krishna’s letter to members of Congress Monday about racial justice

Published on: June 9th, 2020 Alex Coop

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou loses first challenge in extradition case

With files from Howard Solomon The British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled that the extradition process for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei chief financial officer and the daughter of Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei, will move

Published on: May 28th, 2020 Tom Li