Train computers to see what you want them to see with Azure Custom Vision

Microsoft Corp. announced the general availability of several new services to Azure, including Azure Custom Vision, a feature of Azure's Cognitive Services. This service, which is powered by machine learning, allows users to

Published on: March 28th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Microsoft and Kroger partner to bring ‘retail-as-a-service’ product to market

It seems like almost anything is available 'as-a-service' these days and today Microsoft Corp. and major U.S. grocery retailer The Kroger Co. are looking to bring to bring a new retail-as-a-service (RaaS) product

Published on: January 7th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft and Mastercard team up to improve access to digital identities

Microsoft Corp. and Mastercard Inc., are teaming up for a new initiative, hoping to make it easier for more streamlined for people to use their digital identity online. In an announcement on Dec.

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Enterprises are struggling to adopt AI, Microsoft wants to help

Adopting artificial intelligence (AI) into actual business practices can be difficult, but Microsoft Corp. is looking to change that, announcing several technology updates aimed at helping businesses more easily adopt AI. At a San Francisco event

Published on: November 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft growth continues to be driven by cloud services in Q1

Cloud services continue to drive Microsoft growth in the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year, despite quarter over quarter fall in Azure revenues. However, in its quarterly earnings report announced on Wednesday,

Published on: October 25th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Walmart signs 5-year deal with Microsoft to accelerate its digital transformation

The digital era has left many a legacy retailer in the dust, and Walmart is determined to avoid the same fate. So on Monday, the U.S.'s largest retailer signed a five-year agreement with

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How PetalMD is helping healthcare professionals save time while they save lives

Healthcare professionals don’t have a lot of time on their hands: If they’re not saving lives, they’re scheduling patient appointments, securing patient information, and trying to stay up to date on the latest

Published on: July 13th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

How Microsoft Azure is helping improve cancer research, treatment for Canadians

The Vancouver-based B.C. Cancer Research Foundation is partnering with Microsoft Corp. on innovative research that is changing the way we treat and understand cancer. That B.C. Cancer is using Microsoft Azure to upload,

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

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 – 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

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

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

Microsoft touts hybrid as the future of cloud at Toronto Tech Summit

Microsoft Canada put AI-fueled offerings for SMB office and enterprise cloud in the spotlight at its Toronto Tech Summit Wednesday. It's also betting on hybrid as the go-to cloud model of the future.

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Christine Wong

OVH to position itself as a cloud alternative

PARIS – Stephane Aisenberg, the co-founder of France solution provider Linkbynet was watching a TV news program recently where the host asked why Google was not in France? Aisenberg said, at the OVH

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto