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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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Carl Data launches innovative Machine Learning app at WEFTEC

October 3, 2018

Carl Data Solutions Inc. today launched what it described as a “ground-breaking application for the wastewater management industry that uses machine learning to provide on-going, real-time analysis of sewer systems, something never available before.” The Vancouver-based firm’s FlowWorks team is

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Hitachi Vantara announces initiative with Edmonton’s Health City at NEXT 2018

October 3, 2018

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced at its recent NEXT 2018 user conference in San Diego that it is collaborating with Health City, a cluster-led, economic development organization in Edmonton. Health City leverages Edmonton’s assets in

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EXFO adds new test module into its 400G ecosystem test portfolio

October 3, 2018

EXFO Inc. has announced the expansion of its 400G ecosystem test portfolio with a new test module that contains its Open Transceiver System (OTS). According to the Quebec City-based firm, OTS is a modular design concept that enables compatibility between

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Manulife, University of Waterloo initiate AI research partnership

September 26, 2018

Manulife this week announced a four-year, $400,000 partnership with the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute at the University of Waterloo. According to the company, the investment will support AI research in disability claim prediction as well as fraud detection and natural

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PwC says cybercrime affects almost a third of all organizations

September 18, 2018

According to the PwC Global Economic Crime Report, cybercrime is now the second most reported economic crime, affecting 31%. The percentage is high, the firm says, and if cybersecurity doesn’t become a priority in business, it will certainly get higher.

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Smart meter market to surpass $10.4 billion mark by 2022: GlobalData

September 18, 2018

The global smart meter market is estimated to reach US$10.4 billion by 2022, driven by rising emissions, domestic energy resource constraints, ageing infrastructure and the growing demand and cost of electricity, says data and analytics firm GlobalData a leading data

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Root Data Centers and LitBit: Taking AI to a whole new level

September 14, 2018

By Paul Barker No company can survive if it stagnates and nowhere is this more true than in the data centre operation space where competition is fierce. AJ Byers, former president of Rogers Data Centers and now president and CEO

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Microsoft announces plans for new HQ in downtown Toronto

September 11, 2018

Microsoft today announced what it called a “massive new investment in Canada with plans for a state-of-the-art” new headquarters in downtown Toronto. With a move-in date set for September 2020, the facility, located at 81 Bay Street, will enable an