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

SAP re-imagines its business suite with S/4 Hana

SAP SE is rolling out a new version of its business suite, aimed at giving enterprise companies a revamped platform that will help them grow their customer base. In an announcement Tuesday in

Published on: February 3rd, 2015 Candice So

Microsoft’s new acquisition targets big data analytics

Microsoft announced today its acquisition of Revolution Analytics, which specializes in software and services for R, a programming language used for statistical computing and graphics. "We are making this acquisition to help more companies

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Dave Yin

IBM Watson cooks up some interesting meals

TORONTO – IBM Watson has beaten Jeopardy champions like Ken Jennings and most recently is being used to improve patient treatments for lung cancer. But can Watson cook? Well, Watson can’t actually cook

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

The temptations of data may be too great to resist

Living online with all the free stuff (content, storage, data, assistance, education, health advice, whatever) is great as long as you don’t think too much about it. What happens when you ask and

Published on: December 11th, 2014 Max Spindle

University of Alberta uses IBM InfoSphere Stream for research

A group of Canadian and internal researchers and graduate students working on the University of Alberta’s climate research project is using IBM’s InfoSphere Stream software to crunch, correlate and analyze data in order

Published on: November 21st, 2014 Nestor Arellano

SAS attempts to speed up cloud analytics

LAS VEGAS - Big data software vendor SAS Institute officially opened a facility on its Cary, N.C. campus that will house what could be called a rapid response cloud analytics. The opening of

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Salesforce.com rides a new Wave of analytics

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com announced a new product that capitalizes on the analytics software acquisitions it’s made in 2013. Wave is Salesforce’s analytics cloud, a big data engine paired with a visual, user-friendly

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Quebec IT consulting firm partners with U.S. software maker

Groupe CMI, a Quebec-based IT and management consulting service company, has formed an alliance with Infor, a business software developer headquartered in New York with a presence in more than 200 countries and

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Apple, IBM gun for BlackBerry’s market in new alliance

BlackBerry is barely getting its bearings back, but now Apple Inc. and IBM Corp. have forged a global alliance that will see both develop business-focused mobile apps that threaten to eat into the Canadian

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano