Articles By Alex Coop

ICT spending forecast ‘looks worse now’ than it did last month, says IDC Canada

Barely a month ago, IDC Canada’s Nigel Wallis said during a webinar that the novel coronavirus crisis has contributed to...

May 8th, 2020 Alex Coop

Facebook and Google extend working from home to end of year – BBC News

If you thought work from home initiatives are going away this year, well, they're not. Facebook and Google are saying...

May 8th, 2020 Alex Coop

Sidewalk Labs pulls the plug on smart city project

This story has been updated since the morning of May 7 to include additional comments from Ann Cavoukian, as well...

May 7th, 2020 Alex Coop

York University cyber attack looks like ransomware, says security expert

Last week Toronto’s York University fell victim to what appears to be a ransomware attack, according to cybersecurity expert David...

May 6th, 2020 Alex Coop
IoT internet of things

The Average Household Will Surpass ISP’s 1TB Data Caps Within 3 Years –

A group of expert analysts and researchers at, who scrub public sources or proprietary surveys to help guide long-term...

May 6th, 2020 Alex Coop
Self-Service Analytics

Your business application’s health is more important than ever

The coronavirus has forced many businesses to close their doors to the public and redirect customer traffic to their websites,...

May 4th, 2020 Alex Coop

IDC says PC shipments saw 10% decline in Q1 2020, ‘decimating’ Canadian resellers

Despite soaring demands for PCs from employees looking to work from home, not to mention the thousands of consumers seeking...

April 14th, 2020 Alex Coop
A businessman looks at a chart showing declining sales.

Forget optimistic scenarios and buckle up for a big drop in IT spending this year, says IDC

IDC’s Nigel Wallis didn’t mince words during an online briefing this week while walking participants through the research company’s latest...

April 3rd, 2020 Alex Coop

Representation still lacking, but women are speaking up, says Dell executive

It wasn’t that long ago when Dell's Pamela Pelletier brought in a third-party firm to run a workshop for her...

March 30th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hospitals are deploying virtual care apps in a matter of days, exposing them to more cyber attacks

The coronavirus has forced hospitals to fight an uphill battle on multiple fronts, and as they scramble to establish virtual...

March 27th, 2020 Alex Coop