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

Developer wants to wrestle control of Android from Google

Under Google’s tutelage, Android has grown to become the world’s most popular mobile operating system. If Cyanogen has its way though, Google will lose control of the mobile OS. According to research firm

Published on: April 6th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft acquires firm dedicated to building on open-source code

Microsoft Corp. is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to embracing the open-source community and acquiring Mountain View, Calif.-based Revolution Analytics. Since Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella took the

Published on: January 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

5 free open source and web alternatives to commercial software

Considering the diversity of the operating systems and the advent of their browser-based successors (like Chrome OS), the obvious problem in switching to any of them is software. Most of Windows users are not

Published on: April 25th, 2014 Victor Clarke

What open source really means

By Diana Zelikman, Fueled As open source software continues to develop, many companies have begun to see the incredible value that it could bring to their organizations. Conglomerates such as Facebook, Mozilla, and

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Fueled

World Wide Web inventor hosts Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ on web’s 25th anniversary

Tim Berners-Lee - or Sir Tim, since receiving a knighthood in 2004 - will mark the 25th anniversary of his invention of the World Wide Web by hosting an open question and answer

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson