Jim Whitehurst steps down as IBM president amid leadership reshuffle

In a surprise move, IBM announced today that Jim Whitehurst, who became IBM president 14 months ago after IBM's acquisition of Red Hat, has stepped down. No successor was named. Whitehurst, who was

Published on: July 2nd, 2021 Lynn Greiner

Hashtag Trending, June 22, 2021- Water facility hacks; Amazon Prime Day; IBM Toronto office

Water facility hacks are becoming more prominent, Amazon Prime Day is no celebration for workers, and IBM opens a new office in Toronto. It’s all the biz/tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome

Published on: June 22nd, 2021 Alex Coop

Setting a new normal in a hybrid cloud world – CMO Talks with Jay Badiani

Jay Badiani is comfortable chatting about everything from quantum computing to corporate citizenship. As the guest of ITWC President Fawn Annan for an April 2021 installment of CMO Talks, a podcast series on

Published on: May 5th, 2021 Suzanne Robicheau

Cyber Security Today, March 10, 2021 – More COVID phishing scams, more phony Android apps and more security updates

More COVID phishing scams, more phony Android apps and more security updates. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday March 10th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com. Scammers using the

Published on: March 10th, 2021 Howard Solomon

IBM appoints former Trump economic adviser Gary D. Cohn as vice-chairman

The former president of Goldman Sachs and former economic adviser to President Trump confirmed today that he's joining IBM as its new vice-chairman. "I am honored to be joining IBM as Vice Chairman.

Published on: January 5th, 2021 Alex Coop

IBM acquires Montreal fintech solutions provider Expertus Technologies

IBM has acquired Expertus Technologies Inc., a Montreal-based fintech company. Expertus, a financial technology firm that processes more than $50 billion in transactions per day, according to a Dec. 15 press release, will

Published on: December 16th, 2020 Alex Coop

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

IBM launches Watson Works to help businesses return to the office safely

IBM today launched Watson Works, a curated set of products and services to help businesses return to the office. The solution embeds Watson's artificial intelligence (AI) models and applications to help organizations prioritize

Published on: June 19th, 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

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

IBM layoffs affect services groups, impact on Canadian business unknown

IBM is cutting an unspecified number of jobs in the first significant staff reduction under new chief executive officer Arvind Krishna, but the impact on the Canadian workforce is unknown. The Wall Street Journal said the

Published on: June 1st, 2020 Alex Coop

IBM Think 2020: How 5G can benefit satellite networks

The ubiquity of 5G will cover everything from IoT sensors, to smart devices, to cloud communication. But the technology that spawned from 5G development can extend well beyond just global networks. At IBM

Published on: May 12th, 2020 Tom Li

More than 90,000 join IBM for Digital Think conference

Arvind Krishna's first keynote as IBM's chief executive officer probably wasn't the event of his dreams. Instead of standing in front of an enthusiastic crowd at IBM Think in San Francisco, he spoke

Published on: May 8th, 2020 Lynn Greiner

IBM to provide nine free cloud offers in response to COVID-19

The rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world has left organizations with no choice but to ask their employees to work from home, so IBM is offering nine free cloud products, spanning AI,

Published on: March 31st, 2020 Pragya Sehgal