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News and Views

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Competition for the wireless last mile

There was a time when visualizing the last mile was pretty straightforward – it was the copper wire that connected a telephone to a...

Fuelling the innovation engine – connected car in Canada

Autonomous vehicles have captured the imagination of futurists, manufacturers, planners and the public. Driverless vehicles promise new levels of road safety and convenience –...

Data centres are hot stuff

Data centres are hot. Really hot. Literally. And that's a problem. So said speakers at the 2019 Great Canadian Data Centre Symposium. Power and cooling came...

Great Canadian Data Centre Symposium 2019 – moving to the edge

Data centre and digital transformation experts and practitioners gathered at The McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton on June 20th for a day of thought-provoking...

Radio spectrum in the 5G wireless world

Twenty-five years ago Maclean’s magazine put the spotlight on a wired world, but today it is wireless networking that connects the globe. Traditional wired...

Old wine in new bottles? IB Summit 2019

As Information Builders emerges from transition to new ownership models and new leadership, the New York-based provider of data and analytics solutions has adopted...

Cloud management – is Kubernetes the final answer?

Enterprise IT management has never been an easy task and, despite the best of intentions, cloud computing has yet to make life any simpler...

Centering on the edge with Intel’s new data-centric silicon

While organizations grapple with the digital transformation imperative, tectonic shifts are also underway in the IT provider community as companies come to recognize data,...
Philips’ Azurion and Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 collaboration

Channeling healthcare innovation for home and hospital

Healthcare systems globally are straining under the weight of increasing cost, explosive service demand, and aging infrastructure and equipment. As governments wrestle with these...

VMware Canada: building culture, portfolio sales, and partnerships

As with other members of the Dell EMC 'federation', VMware is managing a tightrope of opportunity, looking to put in place the resources needed...
Interactive Climate action map

Canada’s climate action plan wants you

Climate change predictions can make pessimists of the optimists among us. In the most recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released...

Cloud computing in 2019: cloudy at the edges

Thirty-five years after George Orwell published his classic vision of our dystopian future, Nineteen Eighty-Four, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov offered some predictions for...

Standards anatomy Pt 2 – Easing consumption to drive adoption

How do standards grow? “It all starts with standards – they are at the heart of interoperability,” Canada’s Director of Digital Exchange Teresa D’Andrea...

A standards anatomy: building tech norms in government Pt 1

Standards, huh, what are they good for? Tech standards are widely touted as a panacea for a multitude of sins. Their application will solve interoperability...

Huawei Mate 20 Pro review

We call them phones, but when is the last time you heard anyone talking about the telephony capabilities...