SAS Canada hires marketing wiz as its new president

Analytics software vendor SAS has gone the unconventional route in hiring a marketing executive as its new Canadian subsidiary President. Usually subsidiary leaders come from finance or sales, but Cameron Dow bucks that

Published on: November 20th, 2015 CDN Staff

Big data and IoT headed for a collision

With the end of the Mad Men series I wanted to get another jolt of those good old days, so I read a couple of books on David Ogilvy, often called the father

Published on: November 2nd, 2015 Max Spindle

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

Dell adds several new elements to PartnerDirect program

AUSTIN, TEX. – Dell channel chief Cheryl Cook opened Dell World 2015 by informing approximately 1,000 channel partners on new enhancements to the PartnerDirect program highlighted by a Scale Ready Payment solution intended

Published on: October 20th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

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

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to focus on four go-to-market areas

TORONTO – HP is about a month away from becoming two separate entities in HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. And, the senior leadership team at the Canadian operation of HP Enterprise wants

Published on: October 1st, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

New Xerox printing memory solution thwarts counterfeiting

Printing labels normally is a menial office task, but Xerox is trying to change that with the release of a series of new products called Printed Memory. Printed Memory attempts to produce electronic

Published on: September 15th, 2015 CDN Staff

SAP Canada puts in interim leader

Multiple sources have told CDN that SAP Canada managing director Bob Elliott is no longer running the Canadian subsidiary. CDN has also learned that SAP Canada COO Leagh Turner has been put in charge

Published on: September 8th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

The next phase in Artificial Intelligence: Singularity

I love good science fiction because there is always a glimpse of a thought, an idea that ultimately becomes something tangible in our world. But Elon Musk’s (Tesla, SpaceX) and Stephen Hawking’s warning

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Max Spindle

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

Cortana’s coming out party

Orlando, Fla. - When last we caught up with Cortana, she was billed as a rival to Siri. Since her introduction, Cortana has grown up a lot. At the Worldwide Partner Conference 2015,

Published on: July 14th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

IT security like pulling teeth

In today’s modern dental industry, most practices are trying to maintain optimal efficiency while getting used to working in a technology-dependent environment. As a result of their growing dependence on electronic data, dental

Published on: June 18th, 2015 Stuart Crawford