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ROOT Data Center expands its MTL-R2 facility

June 6, 2018

ROOT Data Center has expanded its Montreal-based MTL-R2 facility, adding an additional 6MW of power capacity to what it describes as Canada’s largest wholesale/hyperscale data centre. The build of two new data halls is in response to the growing demand of

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Technologies selected for testing in Toronto’s first smart city pilot program

May 30, 2018

UPPlift: Toronto has announced the winning innovators selected to pilot their smart city technologies in test-beds across the city, through the first-ever Urban Pilot Program in Toronto. The program, launched earlier this year, focuses on bridging the gap between emergent smart

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Samsung to launch major Canadian AI research facility

May 30, 2018

Samsung Research America (SRA) says it plans to establish a “state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) centre in Toronto, as part of a new venture to tap into and contribute to the flourishing AI industry growing in Canada’s largest city.” The opening

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Survey shows half of North American firms not prepared for GDPR

May 23, 2018

A new survey of IT professionals reveals more than half of North American companies have not taken steps to prepare for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on Friday. The survey was conducted by data

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CompTIA report examines cloud’s role as backbone of IT

May 23, 2018

With cloud computing firmly entrenched in current IT operations, organizations are turning their focus to optimized architectures and using the cloud as an enabler for new and emerging technologies, according to a new report from CompTIA. CompTIA’s survey of more than

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Global intelligent building market to reach US$42.6 billion by 2024

May 16, 2018

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, entitled, “Intelligent Building Market by Component, Type, and End User: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2024“, the global intelligent building market was valued at US$12.3 billion in 2017, and is

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CPI white paper examines four advances that will transform networks

May 16, 2018

Upcoming changes in Power over Ethernet (PoE), advanced Wi-Fi, software-defined networking (SDN) and 5G will impact the physical premise network, says Chatsworth Products (CPI). In a recently released white paper, it describes these technologies and illustrates cable management and equipment

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Panasonic explores disruptive technologies in new industry survey

May 9, 2018

Panasonic Corporation of North America has released a new cross-industry survey series entitled Moving Forward, based on research into 10 disruptive technologies within two key solution sets: sustainable energy and integrated supply chain, and across five industries: building & construction,

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Humber and Cisco join forces to ‘enhance technology-driven education’

May 9, 2018

Humber College and Cisco Canada are launching a five-year initiative to engage students, faculty and companies in “maximizing the opportunities presented by cyber, network communication and collaborative digital technologies.” Cisco will provide more than $4 million of equipment and infrastructure

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VMware launches networking initiative for the ‘Digital Era’

May 1, 2018

At Dell Technologies World 2018 in Las Vegas today VMware Inc. outlined what it called its “vision for the future of networking,” with the launch of the Virtual Cloud Network. The company said the new offering, which consists of the