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Frédéric Boulanger new ITAC chairman

telecom | 07/15/2016 5:36 pm EDT

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) said in a press release Friday that Macadamian Technologies president Frédéric Boulanger will be its new chairman of the board, replacing Softchoice president and CEO David MacDonald. “As ITAC’s Chair, Fred will continue to set ambitious targets for continued growth in our industry and ensure we continue our leadership role in advocating for increased digital adoption at all levels of government as well as ensuring the industry remains an exciting career choice for young people in Canada,” ITAC president and CEO Robert Watson said in the release. MacDonald will stay on the board, which will also have five new members joining this year: Carey Drader,...

IBM to build IoT division

Media | 04/01/2015 3:27 pm EDT

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. said Tuesday it will invest $3 billion US over the next four years to establish an Internet of Things (IoT) unit. It said in a press release it will use its cloud-based platform to help business clients better integrate data from IoT devices and other sources into their decision-making. “Our knowledge of the world grows with every connected sensor and device, but too often we are not acting on it, even when we know we can ensure a better result,” Bob Picciano, senior vice-president of IBM Analytics, said in the release. IBM estimated that about 90 per cent of the data generated by devices such as smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances is never acted upon, and as much of 60 per cent begins to lose value within milliseconds of being generated. As an example of the...

BlackBerry division releases high-security tablet

telecom | 03/16/2015 3:36 pm EDT

BlackBerry Ltd. on Saturday announced that its Secusmart division had released a new tablet meant for operations in which special security standards are required. The device is called the SecuTablet, BlackBerry said in a press...

IBM opens cloud centre near Montreal

telecom | 03/10/2015 1:51 pm EDT

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. announced on Tuesday the opening of a new cloud centre in Drummondville, Que., near Montreal. IBM said in a press release it is part of a $1.2-billion US effort to expand its global...

Apple, IBM launch business application suite

Media | 12/10/2014 5:19 pm EST

Apple Inc. and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. on Wednesday announced a new suite of business applications and cloud services for iPad and iPhone users. The companies said in a press release that IBM MobileFirst...

Ericsson, IBM working on 5G antennas

telecom | 11/24/2014 8:35 pm EST

Ericsson AB and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. announced Monday that they are working together researching antennas for the future era of 5G wireless communications. The companies said in a press release that they...

Tech giants pick sides as battle for IoT protocol unfolds

Media | 08/18/2014 9:16 pm EDT

Some of the largest software and hardware makers in the world, including Microsoft Corp., Qualcomm Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Intel Corp., are choosing sides in a battle over communications standards as the world of connected devices evolves into an Internet of Things. Groups including the Qualcomm and Microsoft-backed AllSeen Alliance, the Samsung and Intel-supported Open Interconnect Consortium, and the U.K.-based HyperCat working group are all looking to define the way consumer gadgets talk to one another as more devices become connected to the Internet. This...

Apple, IBM team up to target enterprise business

telecom | 07/16/2014 3:19 pm EDT

Apple Inc. and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. have entered a partnership that will integrate IBM’s “big data and analytics capabilities” with Apple’s iPad and iPhone products. The companies...

Telecoms looking for help to manage flood of big data

telecom | 07/02/2014 7:11 pm EDT

Telecom companies are turning to outside help in order to manage the floods of data coming from smartphones, set-top-boxes and other consumer technology. Canada’s biggest telecoms — BCE Inc., Rogers Communications...

Toronto among 18 locations for new IBM mobile labs

telecom | 05/02/2014 3:04 pm EDT

Toronto is among 18 locations where International Business Machines Corp. announced this week it will be opening new labs for developing mobile applications. IBM said in a press release Wednesday that with these labs,...