Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

It’s official - Microsoft Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the $2 billion startup that boasts 28 million software developers. Microsoft made the announcement this morning, and was quick to emphasize

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

AI’s predictive, transparency and IoT capabilities on bank executives’ minds, according to Accenture

Canadian banks have been using AI to automate repetitive, manual tasks, such as AML transaction monitoring and credit card fraud detection for more than a decade, but a new report suggests executives are

Published on: May 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadians skeptical about cloud security, except at work, new study shows

Nearly half of Canadians aren’t comfortable storing sensitive information in the cloud, according to a new study. Forty-six per cent of Canadians don't like the thought of storing family information on the cloud,

Published on: April 10th, 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

Salesforce.org partners with United Way to launch Philanthropy Cloud

Salesforce.org is teaming up with United Way to launch a cloud service that connects corporations, employees and nonprofits at scale, the social enterprise company announced this morning. Philanthropy Cloud will be a social

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Apple uses Google Cloud, Uber causes congestion, grocery shopping on Go Transit

Apple confirms it uses Google Cloud, ride-sharing companies like Uber cause congestion, and online grocery shopping just got a whole lot easier for Toronto transit riders. First up from Facebook is news that

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian company becomes world’s largest Oracle ecommerce platform provider

Toronto-based Tenzing has become the world’s largest provider of Oracle Commerce solutions. The milestone is the result of a February merger between Tenzing, Thinkwrap Commerce, and Spark::red, creating a global commerce and information

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

OpenText buys Hightail

OpenText Corp. has purchased Hightail Inc., a U.S company that specializes in cloud-based file sharing, the Waterloo software firm announced this morning. Hightail, formerly known as YouSendIt, has approximately 5.5 million customers globally,

Published on: February 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Ontario chooses Shopify to run online cannabis sales

Ontario has chosen Shopify Inc.’s e-commerce platform for in-store and online cannabis sales. The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC), a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), announced this morning that

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Government of Canada unveils move to public cloud

The time has finally come for the Canadian federal government to move to the cloud. In an announcement on Feb. 7, Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and minister responsible for

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Adobe shows off new retail tech at NRF 2018

Retailers will soon be able to track live foot traffic data and offer customers personalized in-store offers through mobile apps. Adobe recently announced several updates to its Experience Cloud platform at the National

Published on: January 24th, 2018 Alex Coop

Cogeco Peer 1 adds Managed Microsoft Azure Services to cloud portfolio

Cogeco Peer 1 is adding Managed Microsoft Azure to its list of cloud portfolio services. The global provider of business-to-business products and services made the announcement this morning, adding its customers can now pick

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

New Avaya Canada president looks to change the culture

TORONTO – November 15 will be an important date in Avaya’s history. On that day Avaya employees, partners and customers will learn the company’s fate as they expect to leave Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Published on: October 20th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

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