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Report offers more evidence that failure to implement basic cybersecurity measures often leads to being compromised

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This week Google Canada celebrated the opening of its Toronto cloud region, its second in Canada and its 28th worldwide. The first Canadian cloud region opened in 2018 in Montreal. The new region launches with three availability zones and offers a core portfolio of Google Cloud Platform products, including Compute Engine, App Engine, Google Kubernetes […]

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Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro series, announced today, brings major improvements in connectivity, performance, camera and display. The 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro and the 6.7-inch Pro Max use the same design as the iPhone 12 Pro. Not that this is a problem – the phone still looks stunning with its shiny steel band and matte glass […]

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For nearly two years, much of the world has been living online – conducting business, holding meetings, educating and being educated, and retaining some semblance of a normal social life. Businesses have been particularly hard pressed to not only keep clients happy and feeling appreciated but also ensure employees have everything they need to perform […]

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Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada reporter Pragya Sehgal, with files from the rest of the editorial team! Missed last week’s Coffee Briefing? We’ve got you covered. What’s new this week Ransomware remained the standout threat in America as […]

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University of Waterloo (UoW) researchers, together with community volunteers, have developed a mobile alert app, Community ASAP, to help locate missing people with dementia. IT World Canada asked Noelannah Neubauer, one of the researchers on the team and currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo’s School of Public Health Sciences, to explain the […]

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Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada reporter Pragya Sehgal, with files from the rest of the editorial team! Missed last week’s Coffee Briefing? We’ve got you covered. What’s new this week Canada gets new high-value payment system Payments Canada […]

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A new criminal hacking group has appeared, claiming to have stolen data from firms in a number of countries including Canada and the U.S. CoomingProject alleges its Canadian victims are a horse-breeding association and a women’s fashionware business. The U.S. site appears to be a work in progress for reading Japanese Manga graphic comics. IT […]

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It’s official: Microsoft has announced that it will begin pushing the free Windows 11 upgrade to compatible PCs on October 5. The rollout will be phased, the company said in a blog post announcing the release date, beginning with new PCs, then moving on to other eligible devices based on, it said, ” intelligence models […]

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Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada reporter Pragya Sehgal, with files from the rest of the editorial team! Missed last week’s Coffee Briefing? We’ve got you covered. What’s new this week Global logistics platform firm announces expansion in Canada […]

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Montreal-based web hosting provider Web Hosting Canada (WHC) has revealed the cause of this weekend’s major outage. In a blog post, founder and chief executive officer Emil Falcon said that the issue was caused by unauthorized activity by a third-party service provider. “Based on our investigation to date, the morning of August 28 at approximately […]

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Unless you live in a remote part of the country, chances are there’s at least one digital sign within a block of where you live. Digital signs are everywhere now, and the market around them is projected to rise to $32B by 2026 from $17.23B in 2018. The industry around digital signs has definite momentum […]

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Although legacy systems may be essential pieces of infrastructure, their maintenance comes at a cost. They are generally complex and by design do not always interact easily with other other technologies. This leaves companies with a multilayered “patchwork” architecture. Businesses are slowly but certainly moving through the pandemic. But a tipping point has appeared. The […]

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Global tech firm Infosys today announced it is setting up a digital development centre in Mississauga, Ontario to train, upskill, and reskill employees in the technologies needed to help Canadian businesses accelerate their digital transformation. The digital development centre will span nearly 50,000 square feet, and bring significant investment to Canada. The company also announced […]

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Since its release three years ago, IBM says DBaaS offerings have gained enormous interest from customers across multiple industries. At THINK this week, it also received several updates.

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The attack on US fuel carrier Colonial Pipeline should be a ‘”major canary in the coal mine to Canadians,” says Queen’s University professor. Read why

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A roundup of the latest reports analyzing hybrid cloud and cybersecurity challenges, plus a new IaaS player enters the Canadian market.

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The remote workforce will continue post-pandemic and organizations want better tools to secure their dispersed workforce.

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Sam Selim is glad to have the PayIt saga in the rearview mirror, but the chief executive officer for Toronto tech firm SQL PowerGroup is casting serious doubt on PayIt’s ability to follow through on its proposal to modernize Toronto City Hall’s online payment systems.

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Settlement will cost BMO up to $21 million and CIBC $1.7 million in class action lawsuit In addition they paid millions to cover money stolen from accounts and other compensation

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Roughly a year after becoming Red Hat’s new chief executive officer, Paul Cormier took centre stage during the company’s annual summit on Tuesday to dissect the open-source software giant’s structural combination with IBM.

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A vicious cycle of events is leading to more attacks against the public sector, according to BlackBerry’s 2021 Threat Report, and Canada is in a great position to be blindsided by cyberattacks against its critical infrastructure.

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Discover more inspirational stories at StrikeUp 2021’s free Digital Conference for Women Entrepreneurs on March 4 – Learn more here and register today!
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Man allegedly organized teams of people in Canada and the US to launder millions of dollars obtained through ATM cash-out operations as well as a North Korean heist from a bank in Malta

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To address this gap, six universities in Ontario have partnered to create the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.

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Governments will have to use more than updated privacy laws if they want to stop technology companies from leveraging disinformation and lies for profit, says British Columbia’s information and privacy commissioner.

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