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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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‘Twisted’ light hailed as new wireless, data transmission source

November 1, 2017

The University of Glasgow says scientists have taken an important step towards using ‘twisted’ light as a form of wireless, high-capacity data transmission which could make fiber-optics obsolete. In a new report published recently in the journal Science Advances, a

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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

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Bell and Akamai ink strategic partnership deal

October 18, 2017

Bell said today it has signed a strategic partnership with cloud delivery platform vendor Akamai Technologies, Inc., designed to expand its portfolio of Web security offerings for Canadian businesses. The two companies said in a release that by “joining forces,

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Dell Technologies unveils new IoT strategy

October 11, 2017

Dell Technologies has unveiled its Internet of Things (IoT) vision and strategy, a new IoT division as well as new IoT specific products, labs, partner program and consumption models. The company said in a release that as more and more