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Former White House cyberspace policy expert to keynote GTEC 2015

June 23, 2015

GTEC has announced the initial conference schedule for the 2015 event, which includes Melissa Hathaway, leading cyber security expert and cyberspace policy advisor. Focusing on the challenges and opportunities of advanced technology within the public sector, GTEC returns to the

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ITU standards to integrate Internet of Things in Smart Cities

June 10, 2015

ITU has established a new study group to address the standardization requirements of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, with an initial focus on IoT applications in smart cities. The new group will be responsible for international standards to enable the

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Rogers’ Kawale says ‘digital Canadians working in obsolete offices’

June 1, 2015

Nitin Kawale, president of Rogers Communications Inc.’s enterprise business division, today predicted that the inability of Canadian organizations to become innovative will have dire consequences on both individual companies and the nation as a whole. Kawale, the opening keynote speaker

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Avaya acquires Canadian UC&C vendor Esna

May 28, 2015

Avaya today announced it has completed the acquisition of Richmond Hill-based based Esna Technologies Inc.,  a provider of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) software, as part of a strategy to accelerate the adoption of communications-enabled applications for both enterprises and

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Schneider Electric module adds ‘intelligence’ to data centre cooling systems

May 27, 2015

Schneider Electric this week launched Data Center Operation: Cooling Optimize, an additional software module available within its Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) suite StruxureWare for Data Centers. The company says the new capability adds intelligence to existing data centre cooling

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CENGN’s goal: Revive ICT Eco-System

May 25, 2015

The Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks, otherwise known as CENGN, is an industry-initiative not government-initiative and as a result, will function differently, says Rich Dusome, its president and CEO. “There is a big difference,” he told Connections+ in

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New IDC forecast estimates IoT market to grow 19% in 2015

May 19, 2015

The worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow 19% in 2015, led by digital signage, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC). The second annual forecast focuses on growing IoT use in 11 vertical

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First Wearable World Congress to debut this month in San Francisco

May 6, 2015

Wearable World Congress (formerly GlazedCon) will take place in San Francisco May 19-20. According to show organizers, the conference and expo will bring “together all the right people and companies to forge the future of the wearable and Internet of Things

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Chinese fiber vendor F-Pacific announces B.C. expansion

May 1, 2015

F-Pacific Optical Communications Company Ltd. (F-Pacific) today announced the establishment of its North American headquarters in Vancouver and plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities elsewhere in B.C. The company’s products, currently manufactured in Richmond, are exported to China to supply

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Avaya to partner with Team Penske in NASCAR, IndyCar Series

May 1, 2015

Team Penske announced today that it has partnered with Avaya as a team sponsor for the 2015 season in both the Verizon IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Simon Pagenaud will pilot the No. 22 Avaya Team Penske