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Quebec-based multi-cloud and multi-enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions provider Syntax Systems has acquired ON-based SAP systems integration and management consultancy Illumiti.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) chief executive officer Antonio Neri dedicated virtual stage time to the company’s edge to cloud platform, GreenLake, during his Discover conference keynote this week
Microsoft becomes the second U.S. firm to reach a $2 trillion market, Study finds why Zoom meetings are causing stress – and it’s not that complicated – and Bill C-10 targets streaming giants
Boston Dynamics sells to Hyundai, Bitcoin crackdowns in China lead to major ripple effects, and Amazon warehouses…
IBM merges Toronto offices; edtech booms; Cisco’s new 5G industrial edge routing portfolio; and more
Water facility hacks are becoming more prominent, Amazon Prime Day is no celebration for workers, and IBM opens a new office in Toronto.
Don’t expect your recently purchased non-fungible token to be of any value in a few years, Facebook is reportedly worried about Apple’s new iPhone OS and what it means for their business, and Apple Silicon is already leaving its mark on the market.
Hashtag Trending, June 18, 2021- Apple bans LGBTQ+ apps in some countries; Four day work weeks work?; Senators propose the ‘Unsubscribe Act’
Cloud email and collaboration security firm Avanan this morning announced that it’s launching a new Global Channel Partner Program.
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 OS leaks online, Amazon executives worry about high employee turnover, and the Biden administration forgives student debt for Tech students.
COVID and reopenings wreak havoc on the global supply chain, social media site Nextdoor is garnering buzz,…
Cisco unveils a host of hybrid cloud goodies, GoDaddy announces a bunch of upgrades and integrations, and Mississauga’s smart city’s ambitions take another step forward.
Hashtag Trending, June 15, 2021- Bitcoin jumps more than 20 per cent; Second dose vaccine booking issues; Microsoft employees slept in data centres
Anti-vaxxers are turning to Yelp for help targeting restaurants that are asking for proof of vaccination; Big tech is the target of another antitrust bill in the U.S., and experts share tips for managing remote teams.
Dell Technologies has leapt further into the lucrative telecom space with the announcement of products and services aimed at helping providers modernize their infrastructure and prepare for 5G.
Global digital commerce-focused systems integrator OSF Digital this morning announced it has acquired Toronto-based personalized marketing solutions firm Relation1 to strengthen its marketing cloud services in North America.
A report finds Facebook rampant with sex trafficking, an antitrust law that could reshape Big Tech, and…
Data management software firm Commvault announced enhancements to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Aggregator Partner Advantage Programs
El Salvador officially adopts bitcoin as legal tender, IRS data reveals billionaires paid almost no income tax…
A Fastly server error takes down huge swaths of the web, rumblings on Apple’s Electric Vehicle batteries…
Cisco’s Webex platform has unveiled more than 800 new features since September, but when asked which one has experienced the greatest adoption, Jeetu Patel’s answer was a bit unexpected.
The internet breaks, Pinterest news, Salesforce Digital 360 innovations, and more in this morning’s Coffee Briefing.
Hashtag Trending, June 8, 2021- Bezos going to space; Toronto’s HQ2 loss brings benefits, Apple WWDC kicks off
The U.S. says it’s going to start treating ransomware investigations much more seriously, Bing censors Tank Man image search results, and El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt bitcoin as a legal tender.
Hashtag Trending, June 4, 2021- Twitter Blue launches in Canada; Self-driving trucks make progress; Survey says workers will quit without hybrid work model
FireEye has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the FireEye products business, including the FireEye name, to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group (STG) in an all-cash transaction for $1.2 billion.
Hashtag Trending, June 3, 2021 – Return to the office? No thanks says survey; Microsoft’s next gen of Windows; Ransomware attack hits meat producer
Enterprise data cloud company Cloudera has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of the private investment firms Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and KKR in a $5.3 billion all-cash transaction, the company announced June 1.
Dell Technologies today launched enhanced VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) systems based on Dell EMC’s newest PowerEdge servers, with better performance and improved management and deployment.
Hashtag Trending, June 2, 2021- US target for disinformation campaigns; Acer affected by chip shortage; Uber-style apps for off-duty policing
More than a year in the making, GCloud.ca by ThinkOn launched May 26 and is already waiting to enlist dozens of software vendors that have expressed interest in the portal
At Microsoft Build, Microsoft made more than 100 announcements, including new features and functions aimed at providing that help to developers. Here are some highlights
Our latest Coffee Briefing features Canadian feedback about big tech and how they handle biometric data, updates from CompTIA and CENGN, and much more.
A lawsuit against Google gets class-action status, Iran bans cryptomining after rolling blackouts, and unredacted documents show Google made it hard to keep location data private.
Microsoft Teams is getting updates – a lot of updates. At its Microsoft Build 2021 digital event this week, the company unveiled new features, a new portal for developers, and new subscription purchase experiences, and much more.
Jeff Bezos is handing over the Amazon CEO reins, Facebook is trying to help us see less from the worst people on the platform, and Canada Post suffers a malware attack.
Amazon buys MGM film studios, a new report reveals companies are not prioritizing inclusive AI, and Amazon is under global criticism for poor working conditions.
Commvault is expanding its Metallic software as a service (SaaS) portfolio and introducing a new unified intelligent data services platform designed to meet organizations’ growing demand for intelligent data management solutions.
Florida Governor signs a bill that can fine social media networks daily for blocking politicians, the Microsoft…
Last week, Citrix Canada announced Jim Willis as their new general manager to oversee all sales, marketing, services, and operations for the Canadian market.
The U.S. government is leveraging dating apps to promote vaccine adoption, China condemns popular apps for illegal…
Sage announced the launch of its first Canadian Sage Intacct data centre to cater to the increasing demand for cloud accounting solutions that meet Canadian data sovereignty laws.
This week, BlackBerry announced it’s extending its detection and response (XDR) strategy with two new cybersecurity innovations, BlackBerry Optics 3.0 and BlackBerry Gateway, built on prevention-first and AI-driven approach.
Microsoft to retire its Internet Explorer browser, Colonial Pipeline CEO explains why the company paid ransom, and has Bill Gates ruined his public image?
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies plummet, Montreal could become the new hub for tech workers, and Amazon extends the ban on its facial recognition tool for police use indefinitely.
Revamped MacBook Pros are rumoured to arrive this summer, Google details the upcoming Android 12 operating system along with several other new features, and is Canada in line to be the next Silicon Valley?
South Korea works with the private sector to invest in a domestic chip supply chain, lossless music streaming comes to Apple music at no extra cost, and Sharp announces a new smartphone with a super camera.
Twitter unveils its subscription service, remote worker engagement comes into question, and Ireland Health Services is hit with a ransomware attack.
Tesla pausing Bitcoin payments wipes $366 billion from its value, eBay starts selling NFTs, and Wattpad plans to add 100 jobs in Canada.
When Tech Data wanted to accelerate digital business initiatives with data-driven solutions, the company turned to Hitachi…
At its annual Partner Summit event this week, Amazon Web Services recognized a wide range of channel partners through its 2021 Canada AWS Partner Awards.
Rogers for Business (Rogers) has re-launched its Channel Partner Program, which is designed for partners that serve…
Since its release three years ago, IBM says its Database-as-a-Service offerings have gained enormous interest from customers across multiple industries. At THINK this week, those offerings received several major updates.
Chinese tech company Xiaomi is no longer on the U.S. trade ban list, Amazon is accused of hiring and firing workers to meet a turnover quota, and Google is building a new data centre in Quebec.
Lawmakers are asking Zuckerberg to scrap Instagram for kids, social media is tearing us apart, and on the heels of a cyberattack against a U.S. pipeline, experts say that governments need to take cybersecurity more seriously.
A roundup of the latest reports analyzing hybrid cloud and cybersecurity challenges, plus a new IaaS player enters the Canadian market.
A story about high-pressure sales tactics at a Toronto consumer electronics store gains national attention, Apple invests a few more millions into glassmaker Corning, and guess who’s suffering from Zoom fatigue? It’s Zoom’s CEO.
Colocation data centre solution provider Canada15Edge Data Centers recently announced that it’s merging with Whipcord Ltd., an Alberta-based cloud and colocation provider.
LinkedIn publishes its list of Canada’s top companies, and the tech industry is well-represented, Facebook shuts down advertisements from Signal, and it’s Google Docs versus Word on Twitter
Not unlike the rest of the industry, HPE is moving to a subscription-based, everything-as-a-service business with its GreenLake offering, and earlier this week, the company announced that its storage business is the latest to receive that treatment.
Dell Technologies kicked off its annual conference, Dell Technologies World, by turning a concept into reality. Announced last fall as a strategy known as Project APEX, Dell’s new as-a-Service offering is now live.
The #DeleteFacebook hashtag is trending after a court upholds Donald Trump’s Facebook ban; New York bill aims to temporarily halt bitcoin mining, and Amazon is being sued for telling false advertising around its online movie purchases.
D&H Distributing is launching a “Components and Gaming” business unit around its esports, PC gaming, and integrated components for customized PCs.
Wealthsimple snags $750 million in funding from venture funds and Canadian celebrities, Bill and Melinda Gates are calling it quits, and ad blockers are growing in popularity
This morning’s Coffee Briefing includes Red Hat Summit updates, an update from OVHcloud about the blaze that destroyed its data centres, and much more.
Ethereum is quadrupling in value this year, Verizon sells Yahoo for $5 billion, and Intel announces a $3.5 billion upgrade to a chip manufacturing plant in New Mexico.
The mantra at the 2021 Red Hat Summit wasn’t so much “Linux” as it was “open hybrid cloud,” and, of course, Red Hat OpenShift, which, as Red Hat’s president and chief executive officer Paul Cormier pointed out, is underpinned by Linux.
We spoke with representatives from Long View Systems, Compugen and Softchoice about the public sector market.
Big Tech’s dominance is highlighted by some recent earnings calls, another Amazon fulfillment centre in Peel Region closes due to COVID-19 outbreaks, and ransomware cases spike, causing experts to sound the alarm.
Toronto is the next home for Netflix’s new headquarters, Facebook’s Q1 earnings exceed expectations despite all the controversy surrounding the social media giant, and an executive from Oracle had his Twitter account suspended after harassing a reporter.
A B.C legal software company is now a unicorn after a valuation of $1-billion USD, Shopify doubles its revenue in Q1, and Vaccine Hunters Canada can help you navigate vaccine registration.
Compugen’s work in the education space last year helped the solution provider earn Intel’s 2020 Americas Partner of the Year Award for PC Client Solutions.
Social media presents a new online tipping culture, connecting with angel investors on Clubhouse, and Toyota buys Lyft’s autonomous car division.
Seven Canadian channel organizations were celebrated this week for the creation and deployment of novel solutions solving pressing problems during the Channel Daily News 2021 Channel Innovation Conference and Awards.
Intel says the semiconductor chip shortage will last at least another two years, Apple’s iOS 14.5 has arrived, and giant paydays for CEOs are rubbing the internet the wrong way.
The chatter around Bitcoin’s negative impact on the environment intensifies, owners of John Deere tractors get doxxed, and it’s another LinkedIn list of Canadian tech companies looking for talent.
Trend Micro announced updates to its partner program, a move that the cloud security firm says will benefit partners selling through authorized distributors like AWS.
SolarWinds changes its name to N‑able, Signal’s CEO peels apart the cops’ favourite phone cracking tool; and Canada’s tech industry is desperate for talent.
It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, April 22 and I’m your host Baneet Braich.
A common cryptographic protocol used to protect the majority of website communications and some virtual private networks is also increasingly being used by threat actors to protect their attacks, according to a new report.
Facebook is launching its own Clubhouse-inspired audio rooms, public health experts are not in favour of Instagram…
The massive Rogers and Fido outage leaves customers without precious data nationwide, Elon Musk says Starlink should be fully mobile by the end of 2021, and NASA successfully flies a helicopter on Mars.
If it weren’t for the pandemic, Michaell Zatlyn would be in Toronto to celebrate the opening of internet security and performance provider Cloudlfare’s first Canadian office.
The Wall Street Journal reveals that Apple Music pays a penny per stream, some tech giants like IBM are unveiling their hybrid work plans, and struggling airlines are concerned about businesses rethinking necessary business travel.
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