This Ottawa company’s entire IT business is analytics for business efficiency

There are few channel companies with big data and analytics capabilities and fewer still that specialize in it. This makes RAPA Consulting a bit of a unicorn. RAPA is homegrown. The Ottawa-based company has

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Dave Yin

Dimension Data brings analytics to Tour de France

With the Tour de France taking place over the course of this month, South-African based Dimension Data has partnered with the event to make it as high tech as possible. Analytics have become ubiquitous throughout

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 CDN Staff

China has, of course, built the world’s next fastest supercomputer

China has beaten its own record with a new supercomputer that exceeds in both speed and efficiency. Findings from the TOP500 project, which measures supercomputer statistics regardless of architecture, suggest the 93 petaflop Sunway

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Dave Yin

SAS Canada hires former Microsoft Canada head of marketing

Software company SAS Canada has hired Andrew Dixon as the new vice president of marketing for Canada and Latin America. Prior to joining SAS Canada, Dixon was senior vice president of marketing and operations

Published on: June 13th, 2016 CDN Staff

Adobe and comScore partner to show broadcasters where the audience is really watching

LAS VEGAS - Canadian broadcasters stand to learn more about the content-consuming habits of their audience in an age where the television is just one screen among many, after Adobe Inc. and comScore

Published on: March 23rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

HPE announces machine learning-as-a-service called Haven OnDemand

With Watson, IBM seemed to have a whole year's head start on the new cognitive computing wave of technologies, as seemingly the only company with a solution ready to those who want to stay

Published on: March 11th, 2016 CDN Staff

Why Microsoft just acquired one of the most popular keyboard makers on Android

To long-time fans of alternative input methods on the Android smartphone platform, SwiftKey may be a familiar name. The app, essentially a keyboard that lets you "swipe" across letters to string together words

Published on: February 4th, 2016 Dave Yin

Security organizations are operating using undocumented processes: Report

Are businesses still only doing impromptu security? This is among major findings in HP Enterprise's 2016 report on the state of security, which suggests that "security organizations operate in an ad-hoc manner with undocumented

Published on: January 19th, 2016 CDN Staff

IBM unveils security analytics app platform

It’s been a while since we heard IBM and security mentioned in the same breath, but Big Blue is hoping to change that. IBM Security has unveiled QRadar, a new security analytics platform

Published on: December 8th, 2015 CDN Staff

SAP keeps talking about its new SMB solution it’s only made available in China

NEW YORK, NY - Something big seems to be coming from SAP. At its SME (small-medium enterprise) summit in New York City, the German software vendor spent much of its time discussing, yet

Published on: November 10th, 2015 Dave Yin

IBM buys up the Weather Company, forecasts more cloud for Watson

In a surprise move, IBM has announced it would be acquiring the Weather Company's B2B mobile and cloud-based web properties. These include WSI, weather.com, Weather Underground and the Weather Company brand, which make up

Published on: October 30th, 2015 CDN Staff

Oracle tries to cut through the data mess at OpenWorld 2015

Oracle unveiled the Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service on day two of the weeklong conference in San Francisco that is meant to make data mining a self-service. This new offering is the latest

Published on: October 26th, 2015 CDN Staff

Top 10 high tech predictions for 2016: Gartner

ORLANDO - It wouldn’t be the Gartner Symposium without the Gartner Top 10 predictions. This year, three trends are driving the predictions  — the relationship of machines to people; “smart-ness” applied to the work

Published on: October 14th, 2015 Jim Love

Pat Finerty interview: Big data analytics with SAS on Hadoop

At this week's SAS Live event in Toronto, we caught up with Pat Finerty, the vice-president of alliances and business development at SAS Canada. He discusses how SAS sees itself in the middle

Published on: October 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson