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Cities are increasing citizen engagement by “Amazonifying” their services

From tax payments in bitcoin to bus schedules on Alexa, cities are taking their cues from Amazon to make their services more user-friendly. “The digital...

Austrian data regulator decision on Google Analytics raises questions

An interim decision by Austria's data regulator against Google Analytics may affect the ability of the search engine's tool to be used in European...

Public sector leaders look forward to rebuilding culture in the new workplace

Municipal leaders say they’re making plans to strengthen the culture in their organizations once the health rules allow employees to return to the office. “Our...

Cities have a unique opportunity to transform the lives of their citizens

The pandemic has forced a fundamental shift in the way that cities like Toronto interact with their residents, according to its deputy city manager. “We...

Nigerian police arrest suspects in global business email compromise gang

Interpol says 50,000 targets may have been in the sights of the gang

After being all-digital last year, the Consumer Electronics Show is back in Las Vegas for 2022. Find all the latest news and announcements from the showroom floor at CES 2022.

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Amazon To Open Clothing Store That Gives Algorithmic Suggestions

Amazon has announced plans to open its first-ever fashion store that uses virtual operations.

34% Of Jobs Risk Being Lost To Automation By 2040

Forrester's Future of Jobs Forecast has shown that about 12 million jobs could be lost to automation across Europe by 2040.

Everything You Need To Know About 5G And Airport Safety

The FAA and the FCC have continued to discuss the deployment of the C-Band 5G network.

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TV affects perceptions about IT

The public thinks IT people break the rules. TV, movies, and other media, and the stereotype of the white hat hacker is affecting how they see people with computer skills: ignoring privacy rules and digging up all the data that other computer people hoard in hidden databases, without seeing any consequences. This is not a perception that we want to encourage.

The right path to 5G: upgrading your business

There has been a lot of talk and hype around 5G in Canada, and much of it is focused on what it means for consumers. However, it’s actually businesses that have the most to gain from the era of 5G connectivity. 

Edge Computing: why this investment is critical to a business’ bottom line

The need for a high-speed data conduit between service providers and customers will only grow as our data consumption increases; from growing popularity in the smart home market and a desire for more connected vehicles, to the continued shift towards a distributed workplace. 

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Making IT security invisible for public sector employees

Governments have reached a turning point in how they manage their IT security, according to a Google security expert. In the past two years, Zero Trust...

It’s time to reimagine municipal service delivery

There has never been a better opportunity to transform municipal services for citizens.  That was a key message during a panel discussion on next-generation service...

1Password closes US$620 million funding round, now valued at US$6.8 billion

1Password, the Canadian company known for its 1Password password manager, has raised US$620 million in its Series C funding round, boosting its valuation to US$6.8...

Canada’s broadband internet speed increased by 27% in 2021, finds Ookla report

Canada’s fixed broadband speeds jumped by 27 per cent in 2021, and mobile network download speeds increased by 15 per cent since July, says Ookla’s...

Admins urged to patch SolarWinds Serv-U against vulnerability

A researcher also discovered evidence the Mirai botnet may be going after Zyxel devices

Hashtag Trending Jan. 20 – Google Analytics breaches EU GDPR; Tech Giants fight antitrust legislations; Sony shares fall

Austrian court discovers Google Analytics breaches European GDPR, Apple and Google push against U.S. antitrust legislation, and Sony suffers after Microsoft's new acquisition. That’s all the...

Inside Prometheus, a traffic delivery service used by threat actors

Report by BlackBerry outlines how the service and its backdoor work

Many Canadian, U.S. SMB websites vulnerable to spoofing, clickjacking and sniffing, says vendor

SMBs must scan their websites, software and web applications facing the Internet for vulnerabilities, says report

Cyber Security Today, Jan. 19, 2022 – Box closes MFA vulnerabilities, VPN service used by crooks shut, ransomware stats, and more

This episode reports on MFA bugs in cloud file sharing service, police action to close a VPN service used by crooks and the latest ransomware news

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Calling on smartphones to lighten the carbon load

Imagine a smartphone made from 25 per cent recycled polycarbonate. A phone that comes equipped with a biodegradable, replaceable battery and a case made...

The reimagining of a renaissance rectangle: The Creator Z16 laptop

What do the Parthenon, the Mona Lisa, a snail shell, and DNA molecules have in common with MSI’s new Creator Z16 laptop? The answer...

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Video collaboration platforms bridged a chasm in the early days of COVID-19 and remain a prime point of connection for businesses of all sizes....

Improve your employee experiences by modernizing your endpoint management

In the ‘new normal’, post-pandemic world, many companies will be faced with the decision to move to a fully remote or hybrid work environment....

Tableau Canada helping companies see and truly understand their data

The past year-and-a-half has been a tough reminder for all of us: When we realize what matters most to us, it’s important to have...

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