Can Big Data reduce the IT gender gap?

The numbers for Women in IT in Canada are not encouraging. Canada currently has a ratio of 3:1 in the ICT sector in favour of men. If this trend continues it will lead

Published on: April 10th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Customers outline how to avoid big data mistakes

"My first big mistake was calling it big data,” said George Hamin, director of eBusiness and information for Subaru Canada. “Their eyes just glazed over.” Hamin was recalling the puzzled looks he got

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

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

HP’s IoT platform aims to enable smart cities

HP has announced an Internet of Things platform and will be initially targeting mobile network operators and the energy sector. While the company was not ready to announce any specific partnerships, a spokesperson

Published on: March 13th, 2015 Dave Yin

Follow Friday: Big data experts to follow on Twitter

For this week’s CDN #FollowFriday, we are showcasing big data experts that can shed light on best practices.  First up is is Ann Cavoukian, the former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and the executive director of

Published on: March 12th, 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 aims to end siloes with new One Channel Team

LAS VEGAS - IBM worldwide channel chief Marc Dupaquier has re-organized Big Blue's channel organization to take advantage of market trends and business units. IBM has even put a brand to this new

Published on: February 10th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

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

Websense’s new Triton APX platform to address security skills gap

Security vendor Websense Inc. has released a new flagship edition of its Triton APX platform that will be offered in the channel as module solutions instead of a suite of products. Newly appointed

Published on: January 13th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Bad judgement with cloud could change the business landscape

Tell people there’s been an accident or a train wreck and they rush to the scene to survey the damage. They will watch for hours and say under their breath, “thank gawd that’s

Published on: January 5th, 2015 Max Spindle

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

HP makes 10 major announcements at Discover conference

The rumour coming into the HP Discover conference in Barcelona was that the vendor would not be planning any announcements because it was still dealing with its split. That rumour was absolutely squashed

Published on: December 3rd, 2014 CDN Staff