‘Smart City’ of Edmonton wins $400k gift from IBM

Edmonton is the first Canadian city to make IBM Corp.’s Smarter Cities Challenge list, winning recognition for its open data initiative and commitment to transportation infrastructure.The Albertan city is one of just 24

Published on: March 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Retailers look to ‘social shopping’ trend to woo customers

Hanging out at the mall with your friends is no longer as social as your shopping experience can get. Consumers are increasingly opting for online shopping, using mobile phones and perusing social media

Published on: March 3rd, 2011 Harmeet Singh

IBM’s Watson lands health care job after Jeopardy! victory

IBM's Watson has parleyed its overwhelming victory in this week's "Jeopardy!" challenge into a job developing smart applications for the health care industry. IBM said it will team Watson's Deep Question Answering, Natural

Published on: February 18th, 2011 Michael Cooney

Cloud, analytics, CRM hot ticket items for Canadian SMBs: IBM

As companies regain spending confidence, cloud computing technology, customer relations management (CRM) products and analytics tools are fast becoming hot ticket items for Canadian businesses, according to a recent survey released by IBM.The

Published on: January 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

10 tech predictions for 2011

We were wrong -- so far -- that Carol Bartz would be ousted as Yahoo CEO by the end of this year, but we were right that Apple's tablet, whose name wasn't known

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Nancy Weil

PC ‘on the skids’ as Apple gains ascendancy

On May 26, Apple's market capitalization stood at $223 billion. That took it, for the first time, higher than Microsoft, which had a market cap of $219.3 billion. Apple, not Microsoft, not Google,

Published on: June 3rd, 2010 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

IBM and Microsoft woo small shops with cloud-based services

In terms of running IT operations, 2010 may be a good year for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).At least two major vendors, IBM and Microsoft, are starting to focus on the SMB market

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Joab Jackson

407 Expressway’s tech team cuts costs, saves time with server virtualization

The 407 express toll route is a 108 km stretch of pavement. Its business may be about moving cars, but it also has to move data. Like any company, its employees rely on

Published on: March 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Law firm set to grow after server virtualization project

In 1986, Attorney Nicholas Barrett founded Nicholas Barrett & Associates with just himself and an assistant running the business. But over the last 24 years, that small two-person office has grown into a

Published on: March 12th, 2010 Lisa Shorr

Analytics helps Edmonton police predict crime trends

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) hopes an analytics tool from IBM will help the agency to not just report on past crime trends but also forecast and predict them.The police force's phased business

Published on: September 28th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Edmonton police BI rollout inches towards crime prediction

After experiencing early gains with its business intelligence (BI) rollout, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) hopes its analytics tool from IBM can help the agency not only report on past crime trends but

Published on: September 24th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Smart play stations liven up learning for Toronto pre-schoolers

Pre-schoolers at a Toronto daycare clamour for a turn with a large, colourful, plastic play station. They quickly overwhelm the small plastic bench and start tumbling to the floor, as a supervisor shouts

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

IBM taps tech to manage world’s safe water supply

The "green" movement encourages us to preserve natural resources, and most of us regard safe, clean water as a fundamental right. Yet without proper management, it could become a scarce resource. As part

Published on: July 21st, 2009 Lynn Greiner

IBM, Microsoft quibble over Office 2007’s new ODF support

In the latest sniping in the long-running feud over document format standards, IBM this week claimed that Microsoft Corp.'s Excel 2007 corrupted formulas and data in spreadsheets created in the OpenDocument Format.Microsoft rebuffed

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Eric Lai