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Citrix partners with Google Cloud to launch desktop-as-a-service for hybrid workers

Citrix and Google Cloud have partnered to launch desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), a remote work solution for organizations of all sizes.

This is the biggest concern for Canadian IT leaders now

Security, not the pandemic, is the biggest risk facing Canadian organizations today. That’s the view of over 100 senior Canadian IT leaders who participated...

Accelerator program to help Western Canada’s Black entrepreneurs

Alberta's Black Business Ventures Association is launching Black Seed Accelerator Program to provide support to Black tech-led startups in Canadian Prairies.

Dell announces Latitude 5430 and 7330 Extreme rugged PCs

Dell has announced two new rugged laptops designed to crunch the numbers in tough climates. The Latitude 5430 and 7330 laptops both feature various...

Google announces sustainability initiatives

At the Google Cloud Next '21 conference this week, Google picked up its pace on tackling climate change with announcements of new sustainability initiatives...

Best of the Web

U.S. Bill to Prevent Big Tech From Favoring Own Products

U.S. senators across all political parties introduced a bill on Monday aimed at preventing big tech platforms from favoring their products and services.

Newly Uncovered Phishing Attack Uses Weaponized Excel File

A new phishing campaign is targeting financial services workers by using links to download a 'weaponized' Excel document.

Amazon Accused of Lying to U.S. Antitrust Committee

A cross-party group of US lawmakers has accused Amazon of misleading an antitrust committee

Canon Sued For Disabling Scanner When Printer’s Ink Runs Out

A Canon USA customer has recently filed a class-action lawsuit alleging misleading marketing and unjustified enrichment by the printer manufacturer.

Accenture Confirms Breach After August Ransomware Attack

Accenture recently confirmed in its financial report for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year that the LockBit ransomware gang stole data from its system


3 steps CIOs can take to prevent digital backsliding for business acceleration

As hybrid work becomes the “new normal,” it’s critical that businesses keep up this digital momentum. For CIOs, this means ensuring that non-digital behaviours and practices don’t creep back into processes and decisions that were transformed during the pandemic response.

Hybrid technologies: the link between digital and analog

Operational technology and information technology used to be separate data silos, but there is a big push to leverage their integration and convergence to allow businesses to bridge the gap between their operations and the consumer.

How the travel industry can provide customer experiences that balance safety and convenience

With COVID-19 prevention as a top priority for airlines, hotels, and resorts, almost every step of the customer journey is now executed through an application or similar digital tool.



Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

This episode features a discussion about Australia's proposed new laws to go after ransomware gangs

Cyber Security Today, Oct. 15, 2021 – Canadian researchers find Windows bugs, watch for fake URLs and more

This episode reports on seven Windows bugs that date back years, how one letter in a URL can fool victims and more

Hashtag Trending Oct. 15 – No more LinkedIn in China; Windows 11 patch slows AMD processors; U.S. now biggest bitcoin mining hub

With files from Tom Li Microsoft ends LinkedIn in China, Windows 11’s new patch further slows AMD processors, and the U.S. is now the world’s largest...

BlackBerry enhances XDR and QNX, will add AI to Guard managed detection service

At its annual Security Summit the company made product announcements. Also, CEO John Chen looked into the future

Is it time for small businesses to rethink their cyber security strategies?

Forty-three per cent of cyber attacks are against small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), according to recent Verizon data. However, only 14 per cent of them...

Grant Thornton and Xero partner to provide free custom cloud accounting solution to Canadian women-owned SMBs

Grant Thornton and Xero have teamed up to help women entrepreneurs in Canada solve business pain points with a complimentary custom cloud accounting solution.

Hashtag Trending Oct. 14- Amazon copies products; NVIDIA and Arm deal; Google app design change

Today's Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Samira Balsara. Amazon is alleged to copy products and manipulate search results, Nvidia’s plan to buy Arm hits a...

Ransomware defence starts with vulnerability management: BlackBerry

At its annual BlackBerry Security Summit a company official offers five steps for better protection from ransomware attacks

Thirty nations open two-day counter-ransomware meeting

Russia, accused of hosting a number of ransomware groups, wasn't invited to the conference

Technology Slideshows


Don’t forget HR in your digital transformation planning

If you’re harbouring any doubt that business has gone through a massive paradigm shift in recent years, you need only look at businesses like...

When should you consider an in-depth workforce management solution?

Workforce management systems (WFM) have been around since the 1980s but sharply increased in gain popularity in recent years. The sudden popularity is no...

Escalating Risk Management: Operational technology gets serious about security

By Rick Peters Among modern cybersecurity threats, attacks on infrastructure and operational technology (OT) could have the most far-reaching consequence. Industrial cyber-attacks target the control...

Delivering top-flight educational experiences through digital tech

In early 2020, businesses shuttered their offices and sent employees home to work as a pandemic safety measure. Schools did likewise, morphing into remote...

Cyber security: 10 questions Canadian Board of Directors need to ask

By Cheryl McGrath, ICD.D; Area Vice President and Canadian Country Manager, Optiv Security | James Turgal, Vice President Cyber Risk, Strategy & Transformation, Optiv...


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