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Nvidia Plans To Open-source Part Of Its Linux GPU Driver

Nvidia has announced plans to open-source part of its Linux GPU drivers joining both Intel and AMD. This mark the first step toward open source parity for Nvidia’s Linux driver packages. “This release is a significant step toward improving the experience of using NVIDIA GPUs in Linux, for tighter integration with the OS, and for […]

U.S. Warns Of Discrimination In Using AI To Screen New Job Candidates

The United States government has warned organizations against discrimination that can arise from the use of artificial intelligence to screen new job applicants or monitor workers’ productivity. The technology could unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities. To address the issue, the U.S. Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have jointly issued guidance. AI […]

Apple Lose Position As World’s Most Valuable Company

Apple has lost its position as the world’s most valuable company due to a broad sell-off of tech stocks. Investors are now selling shares in technology companies as they invest in less risky assets. Apple lost its position as the world’s most valuable company to Saudi Arabian oil and gas producer Aramco, worth $2.42 trillion. […]

Why Netflix’s Password-sharing Crackdown Won’t Do Much

Netflix announced that it has begun testing a plan to let subscribers in three countries (Chile, Costa Rica and Peru) add accounts for up to two people outside their household for an added payment. This is part of a new strategy Netflix plans to use to restrict password sharing. While the Netflix plan could force […]

Meta’s Reality Labs Will Reportedly Cut Some Of Its Projects

Meta’s Reality Labs division has announced plans to cut some of its projects, according to Reuters. Meta’s CTO Andrew Bosworth reportedly told employees that the company could no longer afford some of the work it once planned and that some projects were being “postponed.” Reality Labs is a company owned by Meta Platform, which produces […]

Facial Recognition Returns In The U.S. As Crime Rises

Several U.S. states are now on track to bring back facial recognition technology after the original move to have it banned. Lifting the ban became necessary after crime rates jumped in recent months. Among the states is Virginia, which in July, less than a year after it was approved, will lift the ban on facial […]

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5 ways big data and AI affect manufacturing processes

Technology has become an all-pervasive force which has impacted all facets of our lives; and the manufacturing sector is not any different. Big data and AI have an impact on manufacturing in a myriad of ways. The five most common impacts of big data and AI on manufacturing processes are covered in the following sections.

Data privacy in translation: how Canada’s language industry will respond to CPPA

Any company offering translation technologies and services working with people in Canada should take heed of what this law is all about.

Enterprise splitting: lessons from Toshiba and others

Stock market analysts believe splits are occurring due to market pressure, and that it indicates a trend away from monopolization. However, these spin-off companies will need to pay special attention to their business models if they wish to succeed in their new form.

IT for sustainability: the innovation investment in our planet’s future

With technology at the heart of positive change, it plays a key role in sustainability, maintaining vital personal connections and continuity when the world around us becomes disrupted.

Collaboration and partnerships are key to keeping IoT commerce secure

Over the next five years, advances in wireless communications, artificial intelligence, robotics and other digital technologies could make it possible for intelligent connected devices to initiate and accept payments through other IoT devices and the cloud, sometimes with little or no human involvement. Consumers and businesses who want the convenience and efficiencies of IoT devices need to know their information and data will be protected from unauthorized users. 

Hybrid cloud and AI megatrends that will shape business in 2022

Across every industry, enterprises are embracing digital technologies as a means for driving meaningful and substantive change within their businesses. Companies will look to adopt these top five AI trends to increase competitiveness, drive efficiencies, and generate new revenue streams.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing May 10, 2022 – Zerto 9.5 announced; Vector Scholarship in AI winners...

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

TRENDING THIS WEEK

Apple employees reject return to on site work in open letter

A group of Apple employees collectively calling themselves "Apple Together" has released an open letter to executives criticizing the...

Red Hat and General Motors collaborate to help advance software-defined vehicles at the edge

Today at the Red Hat Summit 2022, open source solutions provider Red Hat and General Motors (GM) announced a...

Red Hat announces 2022 Innovation Award winners

Red Hat announced the winner of the 2022 Innovator of the Year award during its Red Hat Summit this...

Ransomware trends: Cross-platform execution, improving infrastructure and taking sides in war

On the eve of the third annual Anti-Ransomware Day, Kaspersky issues report on the latest malware trends

ITWC's Top Technology PODCASTS

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday May 13, 2022

This episode features a discussion on ransomware, incident response planning and insider attacks

Hashtag Trending May 16, 2022 – Affordable U.S. internet; love or leave Netflix; data scraping on mainstream websites

The U.S. government announces affordable internet for low-income families, Netflix tells its employees to leave if they can’t support its content, and...

Hashtag Trending May 13 – Indigo partners with TikTok; Texas social network censorship law back into effect; Google’s smart glasses

Canadian book retailer Indigo partners with TikTok, Texas law that lets users sue social networks for censorship is back into effect, and...

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.

A New Breed of Technology Leader

IT organizations will always need skilled technologists, but digital advances are creating a market for talented individuals from a variety of other...

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

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?

Black tech leaders you should know about

It's important we highlight the talent that's helping transform the tech industry. Here's a list of Black tech innovators you should know the works of!

ITWC TALKS

Protecting the edge

By Nick Alevetsovitis Security risks have a way of exponentially growing as networks become more complicated. Multi-edge networks are now the norm, with WAN, multi-cloud,...

Ontario school board putting learners first in digital-first era

In early 2020, many educational institutions across Canada were ill-prepared to support remote learning. However, for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario...

Overcoming five key challenges of data analytics in a hybrid environment

The ability to unlock the power of data is often seen as the key to business success. But first you have to find the...

Critical infrastructure is the new front line

By Rick Peters Threat actors eager to maximize disruptions and payouts have a new and compelling target – critical infrastructures such as factories, transportation networks,...

Get your people out in front in the decade of delivery

It’s one thing to say companies need to “skill up” their people; it’s quite another when an institution like the World Economic Forum (WEF)...

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