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From cell phones to street poles: Nokia has plans for our e-waste

October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020 – Nokia and Greener Acres Canada Inc. announced they will work together to develop and upgrade Canada’s utility pole infrastructure to “green poles” that can power “smart cities and broadband communications across the Canada”. “As people upgrade

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Surveillance security and your cyber wall: working with OT & IT to mitigate risk

October 5, 2020

Every time technology evolves as a force for good, you can bet that the flipside is evolving just as quickly.

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Avoid “technical debt” caused by outdated network infrastructure

September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020 – Forrester Research says that maintaining outdated applications and technology now consumes 70% or more of an organization’s technology budget. That’s a large chunk of money! The time, money and effort it takes to keep these systems

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Enlighted recognized as 2020 Company of the Year

September 16, 2020

In addition to its technology, its 2018 acquisition by Siemens AG helped extend the company’s global reach and enhanced its product portfolio.

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Toronto neighbourhood finds itself under a Digital Canopy

September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020 – The City of Toronto and Cisco Canada—along with several other partners—have launched Digital Canopy, which provides Wi-Fi hotspots to low-income, residential tower communities for free (up to one year). The first Digital Canopy site is now

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Saputo Stadium to enable “extraordinary experiences” with help of Aruba

September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020 – Saputo Stadium (Montreal), home of Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact, is deploying an Aruba network to deliver “reliable, high-performing Wi-Fi and new gameday experiences to fans”, as well as streamline and automate stadium operations. Saputo Stadium

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Defining the edge and avoiding stupid IoT… lessons from IoT Slam 2020

August 29, 2020

August 29, 2020 – The 4th Annual IoT Slam conference was held (virtually) August 19, with a mix of both live and on-demand (pre-recorded) presentations and panels. While scrolling through the available sessions and speakers, I was amazed by the

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Global edge computing market projected to hit $15.7 billion US by 2025

August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020 – The global edge computing market is projected to grow from $3.6 billion US in 2020 to $15.7 billion US by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.1% during the forecast period. Edge computing

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Home services and the internet of things… winners take all

August 17, 2020

  By F. Javier Bustos Ugarte The omnipresence of IoT represents a significant opportunity for home service providers. The question is: who will come out on top? IoT is here to stay The internet of things (IoT) represents the latest

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Competition Bureau requires WESCO to divest its datacom and utility divisions

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020 – Canada’s Competition Bureau registered a consent agreement with the Competition Tribunal to address its concerns related to WESCO International Inc.’s acquisition of Anixter International Inc., which would have combined the two largest distributors of pole line