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Marriott’s data breach points to cybersecurity complacency: Stealthcare

December 11, 2018

The recent Marriott data breach risked the privacy and creditworthiness of a half-billion guests who have stayed at the hotel chain since 2014, including those who booked through the Starwood reservation system that includes St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton and W

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Trend Micro predicts more sophisticated attacks will dominate 2019

December 11, 2018

Trend Micro today released its 2019 predictions report, warning that attackers will increase the effectiveness of proven attack methods by adding more sophisticated elements to take advantage of the changing technology landscape. The report, Mapping the Future: Dealing with Pervasive

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Bosch vows to expand its involvement in AI-enabled software platforms

December 7, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is and will remain the key driver for Bosch’s business, says Dr. Stefan Hartung, a member of the company’s board of management responsible for energy and building technology, today a press conference. The company expects

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Principles and recommendations for ethical development of AI unveiled

December 5, 2018

The University of Montreal in collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec, has launched l the Montréal Declaration for Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence. The set of ethical guidelines for the development of artificial intelligence is the culmination of

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Symantec neural network designed to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks

December 5, 2018

Symantec Corp. today introduced Industrial Control System Protection (ICSP) Neural, which it said is the industry’s first neural network-integrated USB scanning station that helps organizations protect critical infrastructure by preventing cyber-attacks on operational technology (OT). ““Behind the scenes, ICSP Neural

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Large enterprises bolstered data centre switching market in 3Q: Dell’Oro

December 5, 2018

According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, large enterprises bolstered the data centre switching market in 3Q18. In contrast, sales to cloud service providers slowed. “Large enterprises have been steadily building out their data centres and private cloud infrastructures

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Cisco predicts more IP traffic by 2022 than in all prior ‘Internet years’

November 28, 2018

The Internet is made up of thousands of public and private networks around the world and according to Cisco, since it came to life in 1984, more than 4.7 zettabytes of IP traffic have flowed across it. That’s the same

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5G estimated to reach 1.5 billion subscriptions in 2024: Ericsson

November 28, 2018

5G is expected to reach more than 40% global population coverage and 1.5 billion subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2024, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. This will make it the fastest

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Amazon Web Services unveils satellite service Ground Station

November 27, 2018

At AWS re:Invent today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), released AWS Ground Station, a new service that it said makes it easy and cost-effective for customers to download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a managed network

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Moxa, Trend Micro form joint firm to tackle industrial IoT security needs

November 21, 2018

Industrial communications and networking vendor Moxa Inc. and Trend Micro Inc., have executed a letter of intent relating to the formation of a joint-venture corporation — TXOne Networks — which will focus on the security needs present in the Industrial Internet of

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HUBER+SUHNER joins NGMN Alliance

November 21, 2018

HUBER+SUHNER, a Swiss manufacturer of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity, has announced it has joined the industry body the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. The NGMN Alliance advocates and seeks to encourage expansion of the communications

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Mitel expands its Major League Baseball partnership

November 21, 2018

Major League Baseball has named Ottawa-based Mitel the title partner of the first two London Series, the historic pair of two-game sets to be played at London Stadium over the next two summers which mark baseball’s first games ever played

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Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster kicks into action

November 14, 2018

Navdeep Bains, federal minister of innovation, science and economic development, has announced the signing of an agreement to invest an estimated $230 million, matched dollar for dollar by the private sector, in the Ontario-based Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster (NGen), a

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ABI IDs 19 technologies it predicts will be ‘transformative’

November 14, 2018

Designed to provide clarity on where businesses need to focus their technological choice, business application relevancy, and investment priority, ABI Research has just released its second annual report: 3 Big Trends Impacting the Most Compelling Transformative Technologies: 19 1-Minute Reads.

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Huawei launches Digital Platform for Smart Cities at SCEWC 2018

November 13, 2018

At the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2018 in Barcelona today Huawei launched its Digital Platform, which it said is based on new ICT including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), big data and cloud, enabling city-wide intelligence

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Nokia unveils its ‘Future X for industries’ strategy and architecture

November 7, 2018

Nokia today introduced its ‘Future X for industries’ strategy and architecture, developed by Bell Labs, which it said is designed to drive dramatic productivity improvements across a range of industry sectors. “As technologies such as industrial Internet of Things (IIoT);

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IDC forecasts 5G network infrastructure revenue to reach US$22 billion by 2022

November 7, 2018

A new report from International Data Corporation (IDC) presents IDC’s inaugural forecast for the worldwide 5G network infrastructure market (NR) for the period 2018–2022. IDC’s inaugural forecast for the worldwide 5G network infrastructure market shows total 5G and 5G-related network

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VMware blockchain offering, Project Dimension previewed at user conference in Barcelona

November 7, 2018

At VMworld 2018 Europe taking place in Barcelona this week VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and CTO Ray O’Farrell previewed several technology offerings including VMware Blockchain and Project Dimension. According to the company, while blockchain is gaining popularity in companies worldwide, enterprises are working

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APOLAN unveils top five factors it says are driving Passive Optical LAN adoption

October 31, 2018

The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN) has released the findings of its APOLAN member survey, naming the top five factors that are driving the adoption of POL. These factors play a significant role in streamlining organizations’ smart building digital transformation strategies aimed

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Only 6% of Canadian firms are ‘digital leaders,’ new Dell-Intel study reveals

October 29, 2018

A mere 6% of Canadian businesses can be considered “digital leaders,” according to the Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index (the DT Index). The DT Index, which was completed in collaboration with Intel and released today, maps digital transformation progress of

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IBM acquires cloud provider Red Hat in deal worth US$34 billion

October 29, 2018

IBM Corp. and Red Hat announced today that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for US$190 per share in cash, representing a total

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Huawei releases IoT Cloud Service 2.0 as way to ‘enable’ industrial IoT

October 24, 2018

At Huawei Connect 2018, Huawei officially released IoT Cloud Service 2.0 and announced its strategy for industrial IoT. According to the Global Industry Vision (GIV) 2025 report released by the company, the number of connected devices will reach 100 billion

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COLO-D to build new 150MW data centre site on 22-acre property

October 24, 2018

COLO-D has announced plans to develop a new 150 MW data center in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, 15 kilometres from downtown Montreal. According to the company, the move will make it Canada’s largest data centre provider for enterprise customers. Simultaneously, COLO-D plans to

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Bell launches Canada’s first cloud-based Virtual Network Services platform

October 18, 2018

Bell has announced the launch of its new Virtual Network Services (VNS) platform, which it said offers enterprise business customers a catalogue of on-demand network functions that reside its private cloud. The first of its kind in Canada, Bell VNS

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CompTIA estimates close to 45,000 new tech jobs created last year across Canada

October 17, 2018

Tech employment in Canada expanded by nearly 45,000 jobs in 2017, to an estimated 1.2 million workers, according to Cyberprovinces 2018, published this week by CompTIA, the  technology industry trade association. Net tech employment accounted for approximately 8.4% of the

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Security vendors Darktrace and Endace sign pact that will combine AI and forensics

October 17, 2018

Darktrace and Endace have announced a partnership that combines Darktrace’s cyber AI with Endace’s forensic capabilities. The combination of the two, the companies say, will allow organizations to discover in-progress attacks anywhere on the digital infrastructure with Darktrace’s AI, and

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Wilson Electronics launches ‘first’ cloud-connected cellular signal booster in Canada

October 15, 2018

Cellular boosting technology firm Wilson Electronics today launched the WilsonPro Pro 1000C cloud-enabled cell signal booster system with remote monitoring capabilities in Canada. The system is designed to provide enhanced in-building cellular coverage for all large commercial spaces and large

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Oracle survey highlights 5G adoption as catalyst for advanced digital service ecosystems

October 10, 2018

Digital services dominate the current and future strategies of telecoms and enterprise companies across industries, according to a new Oracle Communications survey. In the Digital Services: Disrupt or Be Disrupted report, Oracle found nearly all organizations surveyed (96%) have already

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Proactive DR plans can reduce chance of repeat data breach: IBM

October 10, 2018

IBM Services today announced the results of a global study exploring the impact of proactive data recovery planning on the cost and frequency of data breaches, both of which have been shown to decrease by more than 30% in organizations that

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Graybar Canada to open new branch in Vaughan

October 10, 2018

Graybar Canada has announced plans to open a new branch in Vaughan, Ont. beginning this fall. Located near Highway 427 and 407, the 90,000 sq./ft. facility will be a consolidation of the existing Markham and Mississauga branches. As Graybar Canada’s

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Carl Data launches innovative Machine Learning app at WEFTEC

October 3, 2018

Carl Data Solutions Inc. today launched what it described as a “ground-breaking application for the wastewater management industry that uses machine learning to provide on-going, real-time analysis of sewer systems, something never available before.” The Vancouver-based firm’s FlowWorks team is

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Hitachi Vantara announces initiative with Edmonton’s Health City at NEXT 2018

October 3, 2018

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced at its recent NEXT 2018 user conference in San Diego that it is collaborating with Health City, a cluster-led, economic development organization in Edmonton. Health City leverages Edmonton’s assets in

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EXFO adds new test module into its 400G ecosystem test portfolio

October 3, 2018

EXFO Inc. has announced the expansion of its 400G ecosystem test portfolio with a new test module that contains its Open Transceiver System (OTS). According to the Quebec City-based firm, OTS is a modular design concept that enables compatibility between

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Gap Wireless receives green light to demo enterprise-grade drones

September 26, 2018

Gap Wireless, a distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and wireless markets and a provider of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology, has received a national Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) from Transport Canada, enabling the company to

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Bosch subsidy SAST pledges to ‘revolutionize’ security camera ecosystem

September 26, 2018

Munich-based Security and Safety Things GmbH (SAST) this week announced what it called its vision for a new and revolutionary IoT platform in the security camera segment. SAST, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group, said it is currently

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Manulife, University of Waterloo initiate AI research partnership

September 26, 2018

Manulife this week announced a four-year, $400,000 partnership with the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute at the University of Waterloo. According to the company, the investment will support AI research in disability claim prediction as well as fraud detection and natural

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PwC says cybercrime affects almost a third of all organizations

September 18, 2018

According to the PwC Global Economic Crime Report, cybercrime is now the second most reported economic crime, affecting 31%. The percentage is high, the firm says, and if cybersecurity doesn’t become a priority in business, it will certainly get higher.

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Smart meter market to surpass $10.4 billion mark by 2022: GlobalData

September 18, 2018

The global smart meter market is estimated to reach US$10.4 billion by 2022, driven by rising emissions, domestic energy resource constraints, ageing infrastructure and the growing demand and cost of electricity, says data and analytics firm GlobalData a leading data

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High-speed Internet comes to Nunavut as new satellite network launched

September 17, 2018

Northwestel today launched its new high-speed broadband satellite network serving Nunavut. Iqaluit, Nunavut’s capital and largest community, is the first to have the high-speed network commissioned, and all 25 Nunavut communities will have access to the network in the coming

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Root Data Centers and LitBit: Taking AI to a whole new level

September 14, 2018

By Paul Barker No company can survive if it stagnates and nowhere is this more true than in the data centre operation space where competition is fierce. AJ Byers, former president of Rogers Data Centers and now president and CEO

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BlackBerry unveils new software and services for the Enterprise of Things

September 12, 2018

BlackBerry Ltd. today launched new software and services as part of BlackBerry Spark, the company’s new Enterprise of Things (EoT) platform, which it said is designed and built for ultra-secure hyperconnectivity from the kernel to the edge. Unveiled at the

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Partners advance 5G commercial readiness in North America at MWCA

September 12, 2018

As the commercial launch of 5G services rapidly approaches, Ericsson and Intel, together with AT&T and T-Mobile are showcasing the power of the 5G ecosystem this week at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles. The companies said they have

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Microsoft announces plans for new HQ in downtown Toronto

September 11, 2018

Microsoft today announced what it called a “massive new investment in Canada with plans for a state-of-the-art” new headquarters in downtown Toronto. With a move-in date set for September 2020, the facility, located at 81 Bay Street, will enable an

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Sprint, Ericsson to launch IoT-dedicated core network and OS

September 5, 2018

Sprint and Ericsson have announced a global relationship to build a distributed and virtualized core network dedicated specifically to IoT (Internet of Things), in addition to an IoT operating system. The two said the “new environment, which is purpose-built for

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5G vendors set to ‘tout their wares’ at Mobile World Congress Americas

September 5, 2018

Mobile World Congress Americas 2018, which takes place in Los Angeles next week, will focus on key themes in the wireless industry, including 5G network build-outs and go-to-market strategies as well as innovations that are advancing the Internet of Things

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Canadian firm inks major cloud agreement with NEC

September 5, 2018

Ottawa-based Solace Corp., creators of PubSub+, an event broker technology that enables smart data movement, today announced a strategic business alliance with NEC Corp. in a move designed to accelerate the latter’s data connectivity offerings. “In recent years, thanks in

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TMR report predicts annual growth of 7.10% for structured cabling market

August 28, 2018

The global structured cabling market is likely to rise at a CAGR of 7.10% during the period from 2015 to 2021, according to a new report released by Transparency Market Research. The commercial, residential, government, industrial, and the transportation sectors

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CloudBees launch new offerings for Pivotal, VMware

August 28, 2018

DevOps vendor CloudBees announced today at VMworld that new CloudBees Core functionality for vSphere, as well as new deployment options for Pivotal Container Service (PKS) and VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) are now available. With CloudBees Core, VMware and Pivotal customers

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VMware, Dell, Nutanix and HPE lead on-premises cloud market: Wikibon

August 24, 2018

Ahead of VMworld 2018 taking place in Las Vegas next week, Wikibon, the research arm of SiliconANGLE Media, Inc., and theCUBE, today released its third annual True Private Cloud research study. “CIOs realize they can’t simply shove all their data

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AI software revenues to soar to US$105 billion by 2025

August 22, 2018

The artificial intelligence (AI) market is entering a dynamic phase of growth, says market intelligence firm  Tractica, where adoption in the enterprise sector continues unabated, but there are questions emerging within research and academic circles about whether the technologies fueling