News and Views

News and Views

Citizen everything

We live in a world where lines are blurring between professionals and amateurs. Except we're no longer calling them "amateurs" – they're now "citizen"...

From Green to Smart to IoT – an IIoT journey

Named for the two-headed Roman god Janus, January is a time for reflection on the past and for looking forward to the future. In...

AI driving legal insight

With every technology break through, there are inevitably the glamour use cases that capture the public eye. Often, though, the business value of that...

Improved into oblivion

There was a day when computers and other devices connected happily to accessories, and ease of connection mattered. It appears that those days are...

Share alike for machine learning

Every year there’s a tech trend that starts to dominate conversations. With announcement of NextAI, there’s a lot of buzz in Canada right now...

Big Data-as-a-Service takes shape in Canada

CenturyLink Technology Solutions is undergoing metamorphosis. Like many organizations that entered the data centre business a half decade ago or so, the company is...

The foundations of insight

These are halcyon days for the analytics/Big Data community. Research from CapGemini/EMC shows that a majority of businesses are planning to increase their investment...

2017: a year of living virtually

Each year about this time, analysts, pundits, and pretty much anyone else with an opinion begins to pontificate about what the next years will...

Is Blockchain the key to our IoT security future?

There are plenty of proponents who see Blockchain as more than a platform for the financial institutions of this world. Consultant Mark Kovarski is...

City of the future to run on code

Oman’s director of ICT research Ali Al Shidhani outlined the increased risk associated with urban IoT – providing recommendations to help Smart Cities stay...

Digital thread links Meeting of the Minds 2016

“The technology is there,” observed conference founder Gordon Feller, framing a question for panelists at Meeting of the Minds 2016, this year’s installment of...

Hub spinning for Agile Analytics

Big Data promises a wealth of riches in the form of new insight into operational processes and business opportunity. But for many organizations, the...

Quantum Valley the next frontier

At a recent Google GO NORTH event in Toronto, RIM co-founder, founder of the Perimeter Institute and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and...

3 keys to the Big Data fast-track

One measure of tech ROI is user adoption: software that is not incorporated into workplace processes is of questionable value. Recognizing this principle, creators...

Dell EMC World 2016 – a study in integration

One strain of management theory holds that the success of an acquisition depends on the speed and efficiency with which the new business is...