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

Hiring for fit: Analytics can bring objectivity to the hiring process

If you’ve ever had to hire a new employee, you’ve probably shed a small tear as you stare at a stack of resumes and wonder where to start. And anyone who has applied

Published on: March 9th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

IBM’s latest partner wants to make you beautiful

IBM has announced two new partnerships with Juniper Networks and cosmetics company Shiseido, the former to go after real-time network behaviour analytics, and the latter to create personalized company mobile productivity apps. Juniper's

Published on: February 24th, 2015 Dave Yin

How to overcome the domain expertise barrier to Big Data

A lack of domain expertise is the largest barrier to companies accessing big data, according to analytics software developer SAS Canada. Mike Luke, data management practice lead of SAS Canada made the remark at

Published on: February 12th, 2015 Dave Yin

IBM’s digital agency program targets Mad Men types

LAS VEGAS - One of the more astonishing statements made by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty at the recently concluded 2015 Partnerworld Leadership Conference is that Big Blue is one of the largest digital

Published on: February 12th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto