Red Hat Summit 2018 at a glance

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Tech Talks with Karim Kanji: Wade Barnes of Farmers Edge

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 down and

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Karim Kanji

Hashtag Trending – Notepad upgraded; Amazon partners with home builder; AT&T made payments to Michael Cohen

Microsoft brings an end to garbled text files on Notepad, Amazon enters yet another industry, and people are asking questions about why AT&T is making payments to Donald Trump’s lawyer. Trending on Google,

Published on: May 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

AI, Azure, and second chance tech: Highlights from Microsoft’s Build 2018

At its annual Build conference, Microsoft showcased what's coming for the tech giant in the realm of artificial intelligence, cloud, and more, including an old Microsoft experiment finding a new home with Azure.

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Emergency mobile alerts tested; Microsoft’s $25 million AI fund; smart luggage goes bust

Emergency alert! Systems for mobile devices is tested across Canada, Microsoft creates an AI for accessibility fund, and one “smart device” that’s packing its bags for the graveyard of good ideas. https://twitter.com/YRDSB/status/993473840410906624 Trending

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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

Tech Talks with Karim Kanji: Warwick Business School professor Mark Skilton

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 down and

Published on: April 3rd, 2018 Karim Kanji

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