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Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti Price Reduced by $1,000

EVGA has lowered the price of its base RTX 3090 Ti graphics card to $1,000 below MSRP in the U.S.

Apple Urges Taiwanese Suppliers To Label Products As ‘Made in China’

According to Nikkei, Apple has asked Taiwanese suppliers to label components that go to mainland China as “Chinese Taipei” or “Taiwan, China.”

51% of IT Leaders To Increase IT Investment Despite Recession Fears

Fifty one per cent of IT decision makers plan to increase IT investment in companies over the next year, with only six per cent expecting a decline.

Slack Reset Users Passwords After Discovering Invite Link Vulnerability

U.S. software company Slack Technologies said in a blog post that it had proactively reset the passwords of 0.5 per cent of its users after discovering a vulnerability in “invite link.”

Amazon To Buy Robot Vacuum Cleaner Company iRobot For $1.7 Billion

Amazon will buy iRobot, a robot vacuum cleaner company, in a deal worth about $1.7 billion.

Deezer Pushes Ahead With Expansion Plans With Germany Move

The French music streaming platform Deezer is to start operations in Germany in the next few weeks as part of the company’s expansion plans.

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS

5G: improving network security end to end

The roll-out of 5G across the country could be considered one of the most highly anticipated technology advancements in recent memory. While many are focused on the advantages for consumers, organizations are also poised to reap the benefits.

Your organization’s security revolves around one thing: your people

Data and IT systems security are often viewed as the responsibility of the CIO. In truth, data security is the domain of everybody in the organization. Not focusing on the human side of security can put everything at risk.

Digital transformation benefits (Article 1)

A series of articles created to enhance your understanding of digital transformation.

Drones pose new threats to data centre security

A new threat has emerged in the form of unmanned drones, and a different type of perimeter is necessary to protect data centre operations.

Will Web3 disrupt our net zero transition?

The unique properties of Web3 and its applications, platforms, and assets have the potential to overcome some of the biggest challenges to global sustainability, and exciting new projects are demonstrating just how powerful Web3 could be for building a net zero future. 

How automated technologies can improve accounts payable

Time and money are valuable resources. Modern businesses must remove the dependance on outdated technologies and work to automate key functions. Here are four technologies CIOs can leverage to effectively eliminate tedious manual processes in accounts payable.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing August 2, 2022- Mastercard launches Changeworks; Zoho celebrates growth and expansion; Trending...

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

TRENDING THIS WEEK

Rogers now hopes to close Shaw merger at end of the year

Rogers Communications has pushed back the expected closing date for its C$26 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications to Dec....

U.K. regulator orders Dye & Durham to sell TMG due to competition concerns

Toronto-based Dye & Durham Limited, a provider of cloud-based software for legal and business professionals which has operations in...

Quebecor quietly acquires VMedia in a bid to expand services outside of Quebec

Quebecor has quietly acquired VMedia as a part of its broader goal to grow its service outside of its...

Continuous scanning key to keeping SMBs safe: Report

The goal of implementing Zero Trust security is finding its way into small and medium sized business (SMB) environments,...

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ITWC's Top Technology PODCASTS

Cyber Security Today, August 8, 2022 – Another warning to Cisco Small Business router administrators, a caution over website redirects, and more

This episode reports on vulnerabilities in routers and industrial gateways, a Twitter vulnerability that could have exposed anonymous users, a Slack password reset and more

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, August 5, 2022

This episode features an interview with privacy expert Ann Cavoukian.

Hashtag Trending August 9 – Netflix games remain unpopular; video game industry suffers post-pandemic; eBay’s new refurbished program

Netflix’s games aren’t very popular, video game industry slides post pandemic, and eBay’s new refurbished program causes headaches for resellers. That’s all the...

Hashtag Trending August 5 – Equifax credit score mishap; new anti-robocall taskforce; Cloudflare email forwarding bug

Equifax misreported credit scores for loan applications, the U.S. forms a new anti-robocall taskforce, and a Denmark student finds a flaw in...

Deeper Dive: Ready, Set, Go (Episode 5)

Following a brief refresher on classic scenario planning, hosts Jim Love, CIO of ITWC, and Doug Sparkes, a lecturer at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, riff collegially on how to avoid functional fixedness while identifying and developing scenarios.

When Two Hats are Better than One – Interview with Bobby Singh

Some leaders pay lip service to the notion of lifelong learning, opting instead to settle for what they already know. Bobby Singh...

The symbol Forrester uses to describe CIO-CMO relations in 2015 says it all

The analyst firm publishes an infographic that suggest improvement in the partnership between IT and marketing, but there's one gaping hole

Innovative Calgary information technology startups

Calgary’s tech innovators and entrepreneurs are leading digital transformation across the province and the world. Calgary is growing alongside Alberta into a global tech hub.

International Women’s Day: Five tech training courses that aim to break gender inequality in Canadian tech sector

women are still largely underrepresented in the tech industry. This slideshow details education and training resources to help women advance in the IT field.

International Women’s Day: Seven women who changed technology

You may find it difficult to believe in today's male-centric tech industry, but in the early days of IT, it was often the women who were the pioneers

25 crazy, wacky gadgets at CES 2022 [Part 3]

Will you use any of these eight gadgets from CES 2022?

ITWC TALKS

Securing OT from cyber attacks

By Graham Bushkes The geopolitical climate has far-reaching implications for cybersecurity. Warnings from governments, including those of the Five Eyes, indicate that situations like the...

Canadian farm and ranch retailer flying into open skies

While the easing of pandemic restrictions may have softened the business climate only slightly for many businesses, one Alberta-based retailer is preparing to scale...

Leveraging the power of interactive experiences in retail

Product imagery, done right, can drive retail sales into the stratosphere. But as many companies know, product imagery “done right” is done for less....

Hugely popular clothing brand evolving through technology

Surprised that the company behind one of the freshest and most exciting clothing brands in Canada was established way back in 1957? According to...

People focus is key to strong security in hybrid office era

Report after report tells us hackers are thriving in the emerging hybrid office era. Theo van Wyk, Head of Cybersecurity and Solutions Development at...

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