Articles By Alex Coop

Amazon’s Echo Spot launches in Canada

Four months after the launch of Amazon’s various Echo devices, Canadians can now pre-order the newest addition to the Echo family - the Echo Spot. Amazon announced the launch this morning, adding the

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg testifies; Instagram scores low on mental health; YouTube gets hacked

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at Capitol Hill, a new report suggests Instagram negatively impacts the mental health of young people, and YouTube gets hacked. Mark Zuckerberg is in the hot seat. Facebook

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

IBM announces launch of ‘skinny’ mainframe

IBM is trying to change the way you think about mainframes with the launch of its new Z-series machine. The IBM z14 Model ZR1, launched today, is a cloud-ready system with a 19-inch

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Pure Storage launches AI in a box, AIRI

Simple but powerful, that’s how Pure Storage is describing its recently launched AI-powered storage platform, AIRI. Powered by NVIDIA and Pure Storage FlashBlade, AIRI will help cloud, enterprise and government organizations input data

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Splunk closes acquisition of Phantom Cyber Corporation

Former CEO and founder of Phantom Cyber Corporation expects the company to further expand into the security and IT market after being acquired by Splunk Inc. “We had almost 10,000 community users, over

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

HPE makes hybrid cloud management easier

After being unveiled last November, Hewlett Packard Enterprise recently announced the general availability of its latest SaaS-based tool for hybrid cloud management, OneSphere. The platform provides businesses unified access across public and on-premise

Published on: April 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Rubrik launches SaaS platform Polaris for data management applications

Cloud data management company Rubrik launched a new SaaS platform to help people and businesses manage their information scattered across the cloud. The Polaris SaaS platform includes native search and a global content

Published on: April 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

ISC lands $5.6 million tech contract with Yukon government

The Government of Yukon is one step closer to creating an electronic land titles registry system after hiring Saskatchewan’s Information Services Corporation as its technology provider. The total value of the contract is

Published on: April 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry sues again – this time it’s Snapchat for patent infringement

A month after suing Facebook, BlackBerry is going after Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. To make up for its decline in revenues since ditching the smartphone market, the Canadian tech company has been

Published on: April 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Dell unveils new consumer PCs and displays

Dell hit the refresh button on its Inspiron All-In-One and XPS laptop lineups earlier today. The company shed light on the three new devices in its Inspiron lineup, beginning with the Inspiron 24

Published on: April 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – BlackBerry exceeds expectations; US tech workers flee to Canada; Facebook rolls out new privacy controls

Spirits are high at BlackBerry, U.S. tech workers are moving to Canada according to a new report, and Facebook rolls out new privacy controls. BlackBerry’s ongoing emphasis on software and service sales is

Published on: March 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

IBM Canada’s channel partners are driving innovation, says director of business partners in Canada

While traditional resellers of IBM Corp. products are still an important part of Big Blue’s continued growth, a significant emphasis is now placed on what Joe Sehl calls a “broad ecosystem” that is,

Published on: March 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Health Canada recalls 27 USB chargers; Apple unveils new iPad; Hollywood, meet Apple.

Twenty-seven USB chargers have been recalled by Health Canada, Apple goes back to school at its latest event, and Apple is entering alien territory: Hollywood. If you bought your USB charger in a

Published on: March 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Apple unveils new iPad, same price tag, at education event

Apple Inc. is pushing further into the education sector, and at its education event in Chicago this morning, unveiled a new iPad and some complementing software. The new 9.7-inch iPad, with support for

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook saga continues; Uber gives up Southeast Asia; Walmart expands robot fleet

The Facebook saga continues, Uber gives up on Southeast Asia, and Walmart expands its robot fleet.   The Federal Trade Commision has confirmed that it’s investigating Facebook’s data practices on the heels of

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Alex Coop