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Gazette’s former print plant to morph into a data centre

December 6, 2017

Montreal-based eStruxture Data Centers today announced the acquisition of the Montreal Gazette’s former printing facility in Montreal, with plans to create a new, 30 megawatts power capacity data centre. The $150 million investment will allow the company to pursue growth,

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IBM unveils what it calls ‘industry’s most advanced server’ for AI apps

December 6, 2017

IBM Corp. today unveiled its next-generation Power Systems Servers incorporating its newly designed POWER9 processor. Built for compute-intensive AI workloads, the new POWER9 systems are capable of improving the training times of deep learning frameworks by nearly 4×2 allowing enterprises

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AWS brings IoT, machine learning to the ‘edge’

November 30, 2017

This week at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced six services and capabilities for connected devices at the edge. The company says that AWS IoT 1-Click, AWS IoT Device Management, AWS IoT Device Defender, AWS IoT

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Cisco unveils US$1 billion ‘smart cities’ program

November 15, 2017

According to Cisco Systems Inc., so-called “smart cities” have less pollution, safer streets, and better quality of life for citizens. But many finance officers struggle to fund the upgrades that will make their cities smart. To help, Cisco said it

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Scalar Decisions says 73% of Canadian firms have moved to the cloud

November 14, 2017

A study released today by IT solutions provider Scalar Decisions Inc. shows that almost three quarters of Canadian organizations have migrated at least some of their IT delivery to the cloud. That’s up from 59% in 2016. Scalar’s second annual Cloud

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Schneider’s HyperPod rack system speeds up IT deployments

November 8, 2017

Schneider Electric has released HyperPod, a rack ready system it said is designed to deploy IT in increments of eight to 12 racks. With HyperPod, the company added that it is addressing the demand for greater compute capacity and flexible

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Zebra study finds only 5% of firms are truly ‘intelligent’ enterprises

November 8, 2017

Zebra Technologies Corp., a manufacturer of mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services, has released results of its inaugural “Intelligent Enterprise Index.” The global survey analyzes where companies are on the journey to becoming an

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IoT market in the energy sector worth US$26.5B by 2023: Study

November 1, 2017

The global Internet of Things (IoT) market in the energy sector is expected to register a CAGR of 15.5% over a forecast period ending in 2023, according to a new study released by Research Nester. Moreover, the market is expected

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AT&T, Tech Mahindra to build new AI platform

November 1, 2017

AT&T has announced it has signed a deal with Indian IT firm Tech Mahindra to build an open source artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Acumos, hosted by The Linux Foundation, which it said will make it easy to build, share and

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Blockchain, robotics, AI and wireless will ‘disrupt’ in 2018: Dimension Data

October 25, 2017

Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business in 2018. And, according to new findings from Dimension Data, companies that have not started the