Cisco creates AI-based voice assistant for the enterprise

DALLAS – Cisco’s introduced a new Artificial Intelligence-based voice assistant called Spark Assistant that will act as a virtual assistant inside an organization. Cisco made it clear that Spark Assistant is not a consumer

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Hashtag Trending – Amazon wants your house keys, Google and Cisco team up to control the cloud

Amazon wants the keys to your house, Apple’s never-ending issues with the iPhone 10, and Google and Cisco team up to beat Amazon in the cloud.   Trending on Twitter today is Amazon

Published on: October 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Apple, Google, Microsoft top list of world’s 100 most valuable brands [infographic]

New York City-based Interbrand has released its 18th list of the world's most valuable brands, and tech companies are high on the list. In addition to certifying Apple Inc., Google Inc., and Microsoft

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – CCleaner and Vevo hacked, marketers hate Apple’s new ad blocking feature

A system maintenance app has been used to distribute malware. MTV’s digital offspring has had more than three terabytes of data stolen. And advertisers say Apple’s new iOS 11 ad blocking feature will

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – CCleaner and Vevo hacked, marketers hate Apple’s new ad blocking feature

A system maintenance app has been used to distribute malware. MTV’s digital offspring has had more than three terabytes of data stolen. And advertisers say Apple’s new iOS 11 ad blocking feature will

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Biggest big data takeaways from Tour De France 2017

British cyclist Chris Froome defended the yellow jersey and captured his fourth Tour De France championship for Team Sky yesterday. But after 21 grueling stages of the 2017 Tour De France the digital

Published on: July 24th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

One final question for ex-Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman

I hope you are enjoying the two-part exit interview with outgoing Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman. Looking at the Google Analytics data on this two-part Q&A and the breaking news story on Rola

Published on: June 9th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

An exit interview with ex-Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman: Part 2

In part one of ITBusiness.ca's exit interview with outgoing Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman, the leader talked about Rola Dagher, the new chief executive who will be replacing her and the advice she gave,

Published on: June 8th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

An exit interview with ex-Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman: Part 1

Early on in Bernadette Wightman’s tenure as the president of Cisco Canada she had a coffee date with non-other than Rola Dagher, who was at the time networking sales director for Dell Canada. Little did

Published on: June 7th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

B.C.-based Coast Capital building the ‘credit union of the future’

Digital transformation is paying off, literally, for Surrey, British Columbia-based Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. After a 2016 vote in which 80 per cent of the provincial credit union's members voted in favour

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Barrick goes for the gold with its digital transformation

The mining industry isn't noted for its openness to change and technological innovation. However, Barrick Gold, the world's largest gold producer, saw this tech gap as an opportunity instead of an obstacle -

Published on: May 16th, 2017 Glenn Weir

How to protect your company against the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Executives in charge of security should immediately warn employees against opening any suspicious Word documents and apply patches to any legacy Windows systems to avoid falling victim to a ransomware attack that is

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How many customers expect a ‘premium’ retail experience? The answer may surprise you

That the majority of retail purchases are driven by impulse decisions is nothing new, but as a new infographic from Cisco Systems Inc. demonstrates, the degree to which delivering an omni-channel experience across

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Connected North helps take Indigenous education into 21st century

When Cisco Systems Inc. began the Connected North program three years ago with the vision of connecting every indigenous school in Canada to an HD video telepresence network, you might call it an

Published on: May 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson