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 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

Microsoft pushes analytics, IoT and cloud security with Azure announcements

Announcements are rolling out of AzureCon 2015, with Microsoft announcing changes to the Azure Data Lake, IoT Suite, and Security Centre. Azure Data Lake To accommodate Cortana Analytics as part of Windows 10, Microsoft

Published on: September 30th, 2015 Dave Yin

SAS revamps partner program with analytics competencies

Analytics software vendor SAS Institute has announced it is launching a new partner program with additional training, credentials, and a broadened distribution channel. The refreshed program will affect SAS' 1,300 existing partners, which the

Published on: September 29th, 2015 CDN Staff

Symphony’s secure enterprise messaging platform has backing from Wall Street

New York, NY - Could Symphony be the future of enterprise communication? The company sure hopes so. The self-proclaimed startup, headed by former senior Skype executive David Gurle, today launched its messaging and content

Published on: September 15th, 2015 Dave Yin

Surrey, BC becomes first city to deploy IBM Watson

One of Canada's most intelligent cities just got a whole lot smarter. Surrey, BC says it has become the first city to deploy IBM Watson's natural language capabilities. The purpose is actually quite

Published on: July 24th, 2015 Dave Yin

SAP Hana upgrades to service pack 10

Software giant SAP today launched the next major release of its database management platform SAP Hana. Specifically, service pack 10 (SP10), which was announced at SAPinsider HANA 2015 currently taking place in Nice,

Published on: June 16th, 2015 CDN Staff

Can big data thwart cyber attacks?

DALLAS - At its annual global forum event here, SAS Institute is focusing the spotlight on analytics and how it can be used to thwart cyber attacks and help organization combat fraud. The

Published on: April 27th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft acquires Toronto-based data visualization solution provider

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of Toronto-based Datazen Software, a cross-platform mobile business intelligence and data visualization solution provider. The company said that the move is meant to help bring a data culture to

Published on: April 14th, 2015 Dave Yin

AWS unveils managed analytics service, new core infrastructure partners, desktop app market

Amazon Web Services has unveiled its own analytics service to rival that of IBM Watson, while also announcing four more partners to implement AWS as their core infrastructure platform. Named Amazon Machine Learning, the fully managed

Published on: April 10th, 2015 Dave Yin

4 major announcements from Facebook’s F8 developers conference

Facebook had one overarching message this week for the tech industry and consumers alike: the social media giant wants to get behind everything internet-related. At the company's F8 developers conference, announcements came in

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Dave Yin

Microsoft Canada president is big on big data

TORONTO - Microsoft Canada president Janet Kennedy told a packed audience at the Big Data Debate event that she has faith in the technology talent and business innovation in this country. This despite

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto