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Spending on cybersecurity may boost retail sales, report suggests

There's more evidence that spending on cybersecurity may help retailers sell their products. According to a Capgemini survey of 6,120 consumers in nine countries released Wednesday,  77 per cent of respondents ranked cybersecurity

Published on: May 10th, 2018 Howard Solomon

MISA Prairies honours former president Chris Fisher with lifetime membership

RED DEER, Alta. - Despite his protests, former City of Regina IT director and past Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Prairies president Chris Fisher's greatness has officially been recognized by the organization he

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How social media helped save Fort McMurray residents from the 2016 wildfire

RED DEER, Alta. - As a public services veteran, Darby Allen admits he was never a fan of social media and the arguments he occasionally read on it. But when Fort McMurray's former

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How the City of Mississauga uses mobile technology to engage workers and citizens alike

Calling the City of Mississauga a mobile technology-ready municipality is an understatement. For the past two years, 90 per cent of city employees have been given a virtual private network (VPN)-connected laptop, smartphone,

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Sidewalk Toronto commits to Privacy by Design principles amid citizen concerns

TORONTO - Responsible data use and privacy are top priorities of Sidewalk Toronto’s smart city development project in Toronto’s Quay Side community, organizers told a public gathering on Thursday night. But developer Sidewalk

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Salesforce CFO explains why companies need to meet the fourth industrial revolution head-on

TORONTO - If Salesforce.com Inc. president and CFO Mark Hawkins had one message for the audience watching his keynote at the first-ever Salesforce World Tour in Toronto, it was this: Adapt or die.

Published on: May 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

People, not technology, is Canada’s ‘secret sauce’, Bains says at Salesforce World Tour

TORONTO - Navdeep Bains' May 3 appearance at Salesforce.com Inc.'s Toronto World Tour was short, but he made it count. While discussing the CRM giant's new $100 million USD investment into Canadian startups

Published on: May 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Chrome now blocks autoplay videos; Facebook fires employee who brags about access to private info; Amazon bids $12B for Indian e-commerce site

The latest version of Chrome can stop annoying videos from autoplaying, Facebook has fired an employee that bragged about access to private info, and Amazon makes a bid to buy a majority stake

Published on: May 4th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new dating feature; Court ruling could force changes at Uber and Lyft; LG announces G7 ThinQ

Facebook is entering the dating game with a new dating feature, a new court ruling could force companies like Uber and Lyft to convert drivers to employees, and LG has announced its G7

Published on: May 3rd, 2018 Alex Radu

Solving problems, not machine learning, should be tech industry’s focus, former U.S. CTO says

A day after the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)’s 2018 Discovery conference kicked off with a robot and her creator extolling the virtues of artificial intelligence (AI), Shift7 CEO Megan Smith told attendees

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Whatsapp CEO’s Facebook is costly; Twitter turns to video; Tesla has major cash problems

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum is leaving Facebook and it could be quite the costly exit, Twitter is taking a bigger step into video, and Tesla has a pretty serious cash problem. From Google

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Customer takes Bell to court and wins; Amazon HQ2 could drive up rent; Facebook pushes out downvote button to more users

A Toronto customer took telecom giant Bell to court and won, a new report warns cities that Amazon HQ2 could raise rent prices, and Facebook is pushing out its downvote button to more

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Alex Radu

Amazon to expand Vancouver tech hub, create 3000 new jobs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand Monday to announce that Amazon Inc. would be expanding its Vancouver operations to the tune of 3000 new jobs. According an April 30 release, the Seattle-based

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Time to be optimistic about digital transformation, says Michael Dell

LAS VEGAS - Business leaders have mixed feelings about how technology is going to impact their future, but that isn’t stopping Michael Dell from remaining optimistic about the future of AI and other

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – OCE Discovery; Microsoft’s new Windows update; Facebook’s F8 conference

The Ontario Centres of Excellence is turning Toronto into tech central. Microsoft is releasing its latest Windows update on Monday. And Facebook kicks off its ninth F8 developer conference on Tuesday. On Monday

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson