Hashtag Trending – IBM discusses Phoenix problems; Boeing hit by ransomware; Microsoft shakes things up

IBM Canada warned federal bureaucrats about the problems plaguing Phoenix in 2015, Boeing gets hit with a ransomware attack, and Microsoft is shaking things up. During a recent Senate testimony, IBM Canada executives

Published on: April 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Workday and Slack announce partnership; Google, Microsoft and Facebook on the horizon

Workday is partnering with Slack and “actively partnering” with Google, Microsoft and Facebook, the company announced last week. The partnership with Slack, announced March 21, will let customers access Workday from within the

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

Tech Talks with Karim Kanji: Mohamed Musbah, Head of Product, Microsoft Research

On March 22, Microsoft Canada held a conference in Toronto called "Future Now," aimed at teaching companies how they could benefit from artificial intelligence (AI). While attending, I had the opportunity to sit

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Karim Kanji

AI can be as as fallible as the humans that make it, Microsoft panel concludes

TORONTO - Artificial intelligence (AI) might be a boon for businesses, collecting, analyzing, and making recommendations based on greater quantities of data than humans could ever hope to sift through, but it's still

Published on: March 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry launches new mobile security solution with Microsoft

BlackBerry Ltd. is no stranger to strategic partnerships, and its latest hopes to secure enterprises using mobile Microsoft applications. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company has teamed up with Microsoft to launch BlackBerry Enterprise Bridge,

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Theranos CEO settles fraud charges; former Equifax CIO charged with insider trading; big tech remembers Stephen Hawking

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes settles the fraud charges against her company. The former CIO of Equifax has been charged with insider trading. And tech giants including Microsoft, Google, and Apple remember

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Women at Microsoft filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints – only 1 was deemed ‘founded’

New details have emerged in the on-going gender discrimination lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. Women working in U.S.-based technical jobs at Microsoft filed 238 internal complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

How Salesforce, Microsoft, Google, and others marked International Women’s Day 2018

Salesforce.com Inc. used this year's International Women's Day to remind employees and collaborators that in 1987, only 20 per cent of employees working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields were female

Published on: March 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood


When the cyber criminals come calling, how fast can you shut the door?

A strong security strategy has never been more important, but it should also include effective post-breach tools to limit potential damage, according to a recent study. The study by Forrester Consulting found that

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Microsoft Canada

Tech Talks with Karim Kanji: Workplace Productivity with Jordan Sheridan of Microsoft Canada

Recently, Microsoft and Ipsos released a report that showed if leaders want to drive growth and innovation, they must foster a workplace culture that unleashes their employees’ creative approach to problem solving and

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Karim Kanji

Hashtag Trending – Tech influences at the 2018 Winter Olympics, iPhone struggles, Firefox tackles privacy

The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics open on Friday and technology will be front and center, the many tech giants have released their quarterly earnings from the holidays, and the next update to Firefox

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Alex Radu

Microsoft’s cloud services drove the company’s Q2 growth

Led by Azure, Microsoft’s cloud businesses helped the company reach a strong 2018 second quarter. Azure revenue grew 98 per cent during the quarter, on par with previous quarters, and while Microsoft didn’t

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Alex Coop