Who’s the most altruistic leader in Silicon Valley? The answer might surprise you [infographic]

Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates might be the world's richest man, and both he and Facebook Inc. co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have pledged to give away more than half their fortunes, but

Published on: June 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s densest tech hub attracts R&D investment from global brands

Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We're doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: May 29th, 2017 Brian Jackson

C-suite’s digital goals increasingly driven by competition, not disruption, IBM finds

While digital disruption gets the lion's share of credit for digital transformation in publications such as ITBusiness.ca, a new study by IBM Corp. indicates that executives are more likely to be wary of

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

IBM Watson’s new capabilities to help marketing teams

IBM is putting its flagship artificial intelligence (AI)-powered supercomputer in the hands of marketers. The company has announced new cognitive abilities for Watson that will allow it to continuously examine customer behaviours and

Published on: April 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada’s first commercial blockchain service could become the ‘Interac’ for digital transactions

With the announcement of a major commercial service with backing from Canada’s "Big 5" banks and a new research institute driven by the Tapscotts, complete with government funding, it’s fair to say that

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Women are still ‘Hidden Figures’ in many STEM careers

At first glance, award-winning film Hidden Figures seems like your typical Oscar-nominated movie: great plot, superb actors, eye-catching visuals, and an inspiring story. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. Based

Published on: March 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Salesforce integrates Einstein across platforms, announces IBM partnership

Salesforce.com is bringing AI to customer relationship management (CRM) in a big way. On Tuesday the company announced that it would be incorporating its artificial intelligence software, Einstein, into its signature platform, giving

Published on: March 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

These 5 service providers are Canada’s security leaders, according to IDC

IBM Corp., Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., Bell Canada, CGI and the Herjavec Group are the leaders in the security services market in Canada, according to a new vendor assessment report from IDC Canada.

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

IBM and Bell partner up for enterprise mobility in Canada

IBM has partnered with Bell Canada to bring its MobileFirst for iOS to Canadian enterprises. IBM MobileFirst is the product of IBM's partnership with Apple to create a made-for-business suite of apps that

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Alex Radu

IBM and FDA testing blockchain-powered medical care for U.S. patients

Blockchain technology hasn't taken over the world yet, but IBM Corp. thinks it might be key to delivering more secure, efficient, and effective medical service. The company announced recently that its IBM Watson

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Generation Z doesn’t prefer to shop online

Generation Z doesn't prefer to just shop online, making the in-store experience still a vital part of the business. Despite what you'd think, the first digitally native generation actually prefers to shop at

Published on: January 13th, 2017 Alex Radu

IBM predicts superhero vision, nano-sized health devices in next five years

IBM is taking steps to make the world a better place. The company has unveiled its annual ‘Five in Five’ list today, which lays out some of the most important and groundbreaking scientific

Published on: January 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How IBM Watson helped Time magazine narrow its search for Person of the Year

Before declaring the least-favoured - but most-covered - U.S. president-elect in recent history Person of the Year, the editors behind New York City-based Time magazine consulted an unlikely source for advice. For the

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Macs cheaper to deploy than PCs, IBM says

Apple Inc.'s products might have a reputation for being expensive, but their enterprise deployment cost is lower than PCs, according to IBM. How much lower? Between $273 and $543 USD per Mac over a four-year

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood