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IBM acquires cloud provider Red Hat in deal worth US$34 billion

October 29, 2018

IBM Corp. and Red Hat announced today that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for US$190 per share in cash, representing a total

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Huawei releases IoT Cloud Service 2.0 as way to ‘enable’ industrial IoT

October 24, 2018

At Huawei Connect 2018, Huawei officially released IoT Cloud Service 2.0 and announced its strategy for industrial IoT. According to the Global Industry Vision (GIV) 2025 report released by the company, the number of connected devices will reach 100 billion

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COLO-D to build new 150MW data centre site on 22-acre property

October 24, 2018

COLO-D has announced plans to develop a new 150 MW data center in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, 15 kilometres from downtown Montreal. According to the company, the move will make it Canada’s largest data centre provider for enterprise customers. Simultaneously, COLO-D plans to

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Bell launches Canada’s first cloud-based Virtual Network Services platform

October 18, 2018

Bell has announced the launch of its new Virtual Network Services (VNS) platform, which it said offers enterprise business customers a catalogue of on-demand network functions that reside its private cloud. The first of its kind in Canada, Bell VNS

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CompTIA estimates close to 45,000 new tech jobs created last year across Canada

October 17, 2018

Tech employment in Canada expanded by nearly 45,000 jobs in 2017, to an estimated 1.2 million workers, according to Cyberprovinces 2018, published this week by CompTIA, the  technology industry trade association. Net tech employment accounted for approximately 8.4% of the

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Security vendors Darktrace and Endace sign pact that will combine AI and forensics

October 17, 2018

Darktrace and Endace have announced a partnership that combines Darktrace’s cyber AI with Endace’s forensic capabilities. The combination of the two, the companies say, will allow organizations to discover in-progress attacks anywhere on the digital infrastructure with Darktrace’s AI, and

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Wilson Electronics launches ‘first’ cloud-connected cellular signal booster in Canada

October 15, 2018

Cellular boosting technology firm Wilson Electronics today launched the WilsonPro Pro 1000C cloud-enabled cell signal booster system with remote monitoring capabilities in Canada. The system is designed to provide enhanced in-building cellular coverage for all large commercial spaces and large

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Oracle survey highlights 5G adoption as catalyst for advanced digital service ecosystems

October 10, 2018

Digital services dominate the current and future strategies of telecoms and enterprise companies across industries, according to a new Oracle Communications survey. In the Digital Services: Disrupt or Be Disrupted report, Oracle found nearly all organizations surveyed (96%) have already

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Proactive DR plans can reduce chance of repeat data breach: IBM

October 10, 2018

IBM Services today announced the results of a global study exploring the impact of proactive data recovery planning on the cost and frequency of data breaches, both of which have been shown to decrease by more than 30% in organizations that

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Graybar Canada to open new branch in Vaughan

October 10, 2018

Graybar Canada has announced plans to open a new branch in Vaughan, Ont. beginning this fall. Located near Highway 427 and 407, the 90,000 sq./ft. facility will be a consolidation of the existing Markham and Mississauga branches. As Graybar Canada’s