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Avanade’s Gilchrist releases his technology predictions for 2017

December 12, 2016

Digital innovation across applications and platforms is pushing organizations to relearn how they interact with their workforce, customers and partners, says Jeff Gilchrist, general manager of Avanade Canada. Gilchrist also recently released his top three predictions he said will be

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New AWS Canada (Central) Region now open for business

December 8, 2016

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of the AWS Canada (Central) Region.  AWS now provides 40 Availability Zones across 15 technology infrastructure regions globally, with another seven Availability Zones and three regions in the U.K.,

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Wavefront expands, relaunches its Wireless Zones initiative

December 7, 2016

Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre Society, a national centre of excellence, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. today announced the expansion and re-launch of its Wireless Zones in six accelerator facilities across Canada. The device libraries have now expanded to carry over 1,000

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New IBM services speed up app development in the cloud

December 6, 2016

IBM Corp.  today announced new Bluemix services it said are designed to simplify and speed app development in the cloud. With these new services, developers can now access and construct preconfigured toolchains using popular DevOps tools, including GitHub and Slack.

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18-wheeler steals show at AWS re: Invent 2016

November 30, 2016

There was no shortage of announcements from Andy Jassy today during an almost three-hour keynote at AWS re: Invent 2016 in Las Vegas today, but it was the arrival of an 18-wheeler that took centre stage, almost literally. The arrival

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HPE extends ‘composability’ to its cloud, hyper-converged offerings

November 29, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced an expansion of its composable initiative with the addition of a new hybrid cloud offering and technology extensions to HPE hyper-converged systems. Launched at the HPE Discover Conference in London, England the new offerings include:

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Schneider Electric launches its ‘next-generation’ EcoStruxure platform

November 29, 2016

Schneider Electric today announced the launch of its “next generation” EcoStruxure architecture and platform it said is designed to deliver IoT-enabled offerings at scale for building, grid, industry and data centre customers. According to the company, the platform provides a

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Ghiz becomes second former premier to head up CWTA

November 28, 2016

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) today announced the appointment of Robert Ghiz as the organization’s new president and CEO effective January 1, 2017. Ghiz has nearly 20 years of experience in government affairs and public policy, including 12 years

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CATAAlliance demands feds ‘return’ $4.2B of clawed back SR&ED incentives

November 22, 2016

CATAAlliance, which bills itself as “Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group” has called on the federal government to return $4.2 billion of ‘clawed back’ SR&ED incentives as part a new innovation plan to build Canada as a global Centre

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D-Link, Microsoft join forces in ‘Super Wi-Fi’ initiative

November 22, 2016

D-Link will partner with Microsoft in a project that will deliver the next generation of Wi-Fi, known as “Super Wi-Fi,” to rural communities across the globe, announced D-Link Chairman John Hsuan as part of his D-Link Future Strategy during a press