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

Dell security chief warns of insider attacks at GTEC

When he was on assignment for the FBI in its Los Angeles field office, John McClurg was charged with bringing down hacker Kevin “Dark Dante” Poulson. Poulson orchestrated a hack of Pacific Bell’s

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Cisco to focus on the line of business with channel

Cisco Systems worldwide channel chief Bruce Klein told CDN that he wants to get on the same page with partners during a mid-year conference call. Klein, who took over from Keith Goodwin in

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

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