Articles By Mandy Kovacs

Sitting down with CDN’s Mentor of the Year – Carrie Davis-Sydor

CDN's first-ever Mentor of the Year is Carrie Davis-Sydor, the vice president of sales and alliances at Cimpl, a Quebec-based telecom and IT expense management software company. In her 20-plus years in the

Published on: August 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s Rising Star Award winner: Alex Wackett

Another CDN Women in the IT Channel luncheon has come and gone, celebrating the accomplishments of inspiring women and diversity in the tech ecosystem. Several women were recognized for their work in the channel, but

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s Mentor of the Year Award winner: Carrie Davis-Sydor

The CDN Mentor of the Year Award is going to an outstanding role model who exemplifies the ideal image of a mentor. Not only does this individual have an established track record of

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google pays to stay on top, video buffering may be over

Google is paying Apple to stay the top search engine, the world’s largest data centre will be built in the Arctic Circle, and researchers may have a way to stop video buffering. From

Published on: August 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry partners with Vuzik to deliver smart glasses for enterprises

BlackBerry Limited is continuing to leverage its strength in the enterprise market with a new partnership that will see it start delivering connected wearable devices. The Waterloo-based company has teamed up with Vuzix,

Published on: August 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new TV platform, Google’s sexist engineer breaks his silence

Facebook’s launching its own television platform, the former Google engineer behind last week’s viral memo gives an interview, and Canada is officially the top destination for U.S. tech workers fleeing Trump. On Wednesday

Published on: August 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Battery-free phone, Apple’s China backlash

Apple’s in hot water again, a battery-free phone, and another tech giant is backing universal basic income.   Starting with Twitter, researchers in the U.S. have unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile

Published on: August 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Battery-free phone, Apple’s China backlash

Apple’s in hot water again, a battery-free phone, and another tech giant is backing universal basic income.   Starting with Twitter, researchers in the U.S. have unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile

Published on: August 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

2018 Honda Odyssey completes Honda’s automation upgrade

Honda is trying to make self-driving technology safe and affordable for the average consumer by incorporating the tech into almost all of its vehicle models. It’s also been testing the features in harsh

Published on: August 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending: Aug. 9, 2017 – Google’s diversity spat; VR in the browser

Google’s internal policies are publicly criticized, Firefox introduces virtual reality capabilities, and video games are officially bad for your health. Starting with Twitter, a 10-page memo from a senior software engineer at Google

Published on: August 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending: Aug. 9, 2017 – Google’s diversity spat; VR in the browser

Google’s internal policies are publicly criticized, Firefox introduces virtual reality capabilities, and video games are officially bad for your health. Starting with Twitter, a 10-page memo from a senior software engineer at Google

Published on: August 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

LinkedIn unveils new Tinder-like mentorship service

If you think Tinder (and related apps) is the scourge of the earth, you may not like that LinkedIn is taking a page from its book. The professional social network is launching a

Published on: August 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Symantec selling website security business for almost $1 billion

Changes are coming to Symantec Corp. The Calif.-based cyber security company has announced it will be selling its web security and public key infrastructure (PKI) solutions business to DigiCert Inc. for $950 million

Published on: August 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Former Google Canada exec will keep Pelmorex ahead of digital disruptions

Sam Sebastian announced his departure from Google Canada just this week, and he’s already planning his first few steps as president and CEO of Pelmorex Corp., a position he starts on Sept. 5.

Published on: July 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

AWS hosting cloud-based academic video platform for Canadian universities

Today’s students expect high quality digital services throughout their academic journeys, and a new partnership will provide that. Education technology company Echo360 has announced that its innovative cloud-based video and active learning platform

Published on: July 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs