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Amazon set to hire staffs for cloud units despite economic challenges

Amazon’s hiring freeze did not last for long as it has revealed that it intends to hire for its cloud units next year, despite previously declaring a hiring freeze due to worsening economic conditions and planning to lay off approximately 10,000 employees.

IBM and Maersk discontinue blockchain-based supply chain platform

Four years after its launch, IBM and Danish logistics firm Maersk have decided to discontinue their co-developed blockchain-backed supply chain platform, TradeLens, citing a lack of global industry collaboration and inability to achieve it as the reason for the decision.

Microsoft 365 banned in German schools due to privacy concerns

Due to privacy concerns raised by the use of US cloud providers, federal German data protection authorities have prohibited the use of Microsoft Office 365 in schools.

Netflix CEO regrets previously resisting ads

Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings stated that the company should have entered the advertising market sooner after resisting the idea for years. He also stated that he was slow to embrace advertising on the streaming platform because he was preoccupied with digital competition from Facebook and Google. According to Hastings, Hulu demonstrated that streaming services could […]

Lilac Wolverine deployed to steal cash and giftcards

A Lilac Wolverine business email compromise (BEC) gang is launching widespread campaigns requesting gift cards. To begin, the threat actor compromises a personal email account and copies its contact list.

YouTube issues update on iOS crashes

YouTube said it had resolved a problem that had caused the platform to be unavailable to thousands of users on Wednesday. It’s unclear what’s causing the outage, but it appears to be limited to iOS.

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Bolster your first line of defence – 5 tips to foster a security culture

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Understanding Current Cybersecurity Challenges in Law: Legal Considerations for Artificial Intelligence and Technological Development (Article 6)

With strong competition among countries around the world to become cutting edge leaders in AI, artificial intelligence has been a driving force of innovation...

9 Must-Take Actions as Recession Fears Loom

Even as recession indicators sound the alarm, financial analysts and even central banks remain split on the likelihood of a recession. In July, Scotiabank...

Fighting the cyber war: how secure is your enterprise?

Most Canadian companies that are victims of cyber incidents lack even basic recommended security measures. Fortunately, there are achievable steps to take that greatly improve an organization’s cyber security posture.

Succeeding in the post-COVID world of work

A chief information officer (CIO) can lead their organization as it changes to succeed in the revised post-COVID world of work. The most significant...

The impact of COVID-19 on tech employment in Canada

The global pandemic has impacted and challenged labor markets worldwide. In March and April 2020, over 3 million Canadians lost their jobs. However, over...

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Coffee Briefing November 29, 2022 – Toronto mortgage fintech company announces partnership; BMO and...

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! Missed...

TRENDING THIS WEEK

Canadian menswear chain Harry Rosen confirms cyber attack

Company says cyber attack happened last month. The BianLian ransomware group is taking credit for an attack

Maple Leaf Foods confirms it was hit by ransomware, won’t pay attackers

Company says it will not pay ransom for stolen data

Intel and Xero partner as part of Intel’s Software Advantage Program

Accounting software provider Xero has announced a collaboration with Intel to help small business owners better manage their finances....

At TDSB, app development can now literally happen on the fly

When Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) education workers walked off the job for two days on Nov. 4...

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Cyber Security Today, Nov. 30, 2022 -Inflation benefits scam aimed at Canadians, a warning for Fortinet administrators and more

This episode reports on an inflation benefits scam aimed at Canadians, 13 vulnerabilities found in a Lanner baseboard management controller, a con aimed at TikTok users and more

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 28, 2022 -Twitter breach may be worse than first reported, a US college victimized by ransomware and more

This episode reports on tne latest Twitter data breach numbers, ransomware and surveys by Dell and OpenText

Hashtag Trending Dec. 1 – Proposal to use lethal robots passed, DoorDash lays off 1250 employees, Senator accuses Apple of supporting China’s speech suppression...

San Francisco police can now use potentially lethal robots, DoorDash lays off 1250 employees and Missouri Senator accuses Apple of supporting China’s...

Hashtag Trending Nov. 30 -AWS ML software; Apple threatens Elon Musk; YouTube and Google misinformation grant

AWS successfully ran a suite of AWS compute and machine learning software on an orbiting satellite, Apple threatens Elon Musk, and Google...

Deeper Dive: The Metaverse: Episode 5 – Future Proofing and Resource Guide

In this episode we explore the near-term future of the metaverse and what we need to be doing to understand it in...

Leadership Coaches Weigh in on the New World of Work

The world of work was already changing before the pandemic, but COVID accelerated trends ranging from staff burnout and mental health issues to...

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

Amazon announces release of new devices and updates in Canada

  Yesterday, Amazon announced new updates and devices at the 2022 Devices and Services event. The company says that these...

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

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Data has created a new ethical frontier that financial institutions must address

Data is one of the most valuable assets financial institutions have in today’s market. But as more data is collected and consumed, we must...

Alberta innovator teaching oil and gas companies how to fish

With low commodity prices, growing environmental concerns, and difficulties with market access and supply chains, the pressure is now on oil and gas companies...

Alberta company part of green solution in Canadian oil and gas

Customer-centricity in business is hardly new, and CEOs will talk all day long about the importance of doing right by the customer as a...

Advancing construction management in the cloud

The construction industry does not immediately spring to mind when we think of industries pursuing digitally-enabled growth. However, construction management is an area of...

The Business Case for Beefing Up on Cybersecurity

by Suzanne Robicheau Canadian business leaders experience a dangerous disconnect as they navigate the evolving pandemic. They know that cyberattacks are rampant, and they recognize...

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