Open source community sees risk and reward in IBM purchase of Red Hat

On a media call the morning after announcing Big Blue's acquisition of Red Hat, executives answered reporter questions typed into a web form and insisted the outcome wouldn't be a purple blend. IBM

Published on: November 2nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Telus embraces GitHub’s open source community to create digital platform

Telus Corp. is embracing digital transformation, and has even been ‘open’ to using open source software for its digital platform as it attempts to make customer and employee experiences easier through automated technology.

Published on: October 29th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft acquisition of GitHub made official

Microsoft Corp. is increasingly investing in open source, on Friday officially completing its acquisition of coding development platform GitHub. The $7.5 billion acquisition was originally announced in June, when it was stated that the

Published on: October 26th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Google’s Kubernetes support; Product Hunt podcast; weird iPhone cases

Google makes a big announcement at Open Source Summit, Product Hunt is launching a podcast (again), and 10 iPhone cases that go beyond protecting your device. https://twitter.com/pythomit/status/1034840743821553664 Trending on Twitter is Open Source

Published on: August 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Red Hat Summit 2018 at a glance

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Government, enterprise interest in Red Hat and open source skyrocketing

A popular quote from Mohandas Gandhi graces most of the Red Hat Canada offices across the country: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

President to President with Luc Villeneuve, Red Hat Canada

ITWC President Fawn Annan gets to the point with Red Hat's general manager for Canada. Villeneuve speaks about building the open source technology firm in the country, the unique differences when dealing with

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Fawn Annan

Weekly Top 3 Highlights – Microsoft goes open source, AdultFriendFinder hack, Deloitte’s Fast 50

IT World Canada's Brian Jackson and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. This week, we discuss Microsoft's commitment to open source, the AdultFriendFinder hack and potential fallout,

Published on: November 18th, 2016 Alex Radu

Red Hat connections to the Hamilton Tiger Cats

HAMILTON, ONT. – You can easily make a case that Red Hat saved the Hamilton Tiger Cats from extinction. You can also make the case that Red Hat, the leader in Open Source

Published on: November 7th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

First look at SAS Viya’s new cloud analytics applications

Cary, N.C.-based analytics software firm SAS Institute announced on Monday that its Viya cloud platform is ready to ship and showcased two solutions that will launch with it later this month. The first

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

How small enterprises can leverage open-source to build for the enterprise

A few years ago I was told by someone at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that they were looking for companies to do business with that were as big as they were, or

Published on: August 31st, 2016 Mike Gifford

Sharing economy: It’s a wild ride but it’s here to stay, says Zipcar co-founder

One of the sharing economy's global innovators came to Canada on Tuesday to proclaim that the trend is not only here to stay, but killing the traditional business model as we know it.

Published on: May 11th, 2016 Christine Wong

How Thalmic Labs’ open source approach helped a man regain use of his arm

When Thalmic Labs made the decision to go open source with its Myo arm band, it probably never imagined that doing so would lead to an amputee regaining the use of a limb.

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Jewelbots: girl power packaged in an Arduino wearable

The future of the technology industry is in the hands of tween girls, according to the founders of Jewelbots, a new startup that is part IT hardware, part jewelry. With the launch of

Published on: July 17th, 2015 Jackie Atkins