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

Microsoft Ignite 2021: More Teams updates and enhancements

With files from Tom Li. It's an annual tradition: Microsoft hosts an Ignite conference and announces a bunch of updates for Teams. The tech giant didn't disappoint this year during its virtual conference.

Published on: March 4th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Microsoft announces three new industry-specific cloud offerings

Microsoft quietly announced the preview launch of three new cloud offerings for the finance, manufacturing and nonprofit sectors at its Ignite conference. In the midst of other headlines, like the launch of a

Published on: March 3rd, 2021 Alex Coop

Microsoft Canada, Esri and Missing Children Society of Canada partner to bring missing children home faster

The Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC), Microsoft and Esri Canada have developed the Child Search Network, a national system designed to enhance Canada's national strategy for missing children. "Microsoft is proud of

Published on: February 26th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Maplesoft launches new AI learning tool to help high school and university students do math quickly

Software that butts in and over-automates a math problem or clutters the screen is bad news for students like Neil Kaus. That's why he says he uses Maple Learn, an education tool built

Published on: February 3rd, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Microsoft announces Surface Pro 7+ for business users

Microsoft has released the Surface Pro 7+ for business, touting new Intel processors, larger battery, and removable storage. The Surface Pro 7+ tablet PC now comes with Intel’s 11th-gen Core i3, i5, and

Published on: January 11th, 2021 Tom Li


Microsoft Ignite 2020: Teams to get new well-being features to reduce stress

Microsoft’s key tool in connecting a distributed workforce is its Teams communication platform. At Microsoft Ignite, the company announced a slew of new features in Teams to reduce work-from-home stress and improve collaboration

Published on: September 24th, 2020 Tom Li

Microsoft Canada launches Azure Availability Zones in Canada

Microsoft Canada is launching availability zones in Canada, following through on a promise made in January and competing with similar infrastructure already rolled out by Google and Amazon Web Services. The new Azure

Published on: September 23rd, 2020 Alex Coop

Canadian governments are dragging their feet in deploying forecasting solutions, says software firm CEO

Ontario-based software development firm Scarsin has developed an advanced platform with the aim of helping government and healthcare policymakers forecast complex scenarios related to COVID-19. Dubbed Integrated Insight Environment (i2e), it's an enterprise-class

Published on: August 12th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Amazon was the only major publisher in Canada to report ad revenue growth during COVID, according to new report

The Standard Media Index (SMI) has recognized Amazon as the only major publisher in Canada to report ad revenue growth during COVID-19. The company has experienced a year-over-year increase of 43 per cent.

Published on: July 29th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Citrix and Microsoft hug tighter, extend their partnership

Microsoft and Citrix have signed a new multi-year agreement to reform the digital workspace transition, further elaborating on their long-standing partnership. Citrix specializes in digital workspace solutions that provide remote workspaces for users

Published on: July 16th, 2020 Tom Li

Tom’s Thoughts – What Canadians will be missing without the Microsoft Store

Ten years after it opened its doors in 2009, Microsoft recently announced that several Microsoft Stores are shutting down, including all seven in Canada, sparing just four as experience centres for its products.

Published on: July 10th, 2020 Tom Li

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