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The GameStop saga continues, Samsung is reportedly heading to Texas, and Apple will require Google to get permission before collecting personalized ad data on iOS users.
Commvault has announced another expansion of its Metallic Backup as a Service platform, this time adding new features and enterprise workload support.
Apple issues a crucial warning about pacemakers, Montreal businessman Mark Pathy is preparing for the first private flight to space, and Forbes announces Canada’s top employer.
The Canadian Channel Chiefs Council (C4) has introduced an expansion to its training program for channel leaders and C-suite executives interested in honing the skills required for channel success.
Qualified channel partners can now sink their teeth into Supermicro Computer’s STEP program to remotely test the ODM’s two high-end Supermicro systems
Google workers form a global union alliance, Blackberry stocks are soaring, and Wattpad gets acquired for international growth.
Microsoft’s president makes it clear that political donations are vital for business, Instart is under fire after firing employees\ who supported unionization, and a train stops working after Flash dies.
A proposal to install facial recognition cameras in an Indian city draws backlash, a stealthy call for coders has been found on the White House’s website, and Ajit Pai’s final report deserves an eye-roll.
In response to European data sovereignty requirements and other localization rules, OVHcloud has announced a tape-storage-as-a-service offering based on ITB technology.
A number of cybersecurity experts predicted at the end of the year that hackers will quickly learn lessons from the SolarWinds Orion supply chain hack to distribute malware. It seems they already have.
Capitol attack has been brewing for months on Facebook, Netflix reaches 200 million subscribers, and Wikipedia reaches its billionth edit.
Parler is partially running again with the help of a Russian tech firm, the FBI looks into a stolen laptop from the Capitol assault, and office vacancies in downtown Toronto are on a rise.
IT distributor D&H Canada says it has extended the exclusive 60-day repayment terms it has arranged with financing partner DLL until the end of 2021.
DuckDuckGo reaches a milestone of 100 million daily search queries, Snapchat is giving out big bucks, and experts predict that kids will face a tech withdrawal once life returns to “normal.”
SAS Viya 4, the next version of the analytics firm’s cloud platform, is already “breaking down” walls within organizations seeking to take advantage of collected data, according to Jonathan Wexler.
Capitol rioters are now getting turned in to the FBI by some creative women using the Bumble dating app, the remote worker boom is attracting real estate startups, and some chatter around whether or not vaccine passports will work.
Sage has appointed former Splunk and Microsoft leader Aziz Benmalek as its executive vice-president of the global partner organization.
Samsung removes the charger from its phones after making fun of Apple for doing the same, the San Francisco office market is collapsing as tech workers stay home, and a closer look at the tech firms that are hiring in Canada.
Cleantech at CES, TikTok makes accounts of users under 16 private, and the story about a hacker saving 57 terabytes of data before Parler fell off the face of the earth.
AMD’s CES keynote, GoFundMe bans fundraising for travel expenses used for potentially violent events, and concerns over Amazon workers intensify.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is cast in Titanium and an ultra-slim chassis, becoming another premium addition to Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga lineup.
CES 2021 is in session, Parler’s controversy continues as it goes from No.1 to where’d it go, and a new retail policy where you can just keep your return items.
No, Commvault isn’t scooping up the Toronto Maple Leafs’ captain, but it is hiring a former EMC exec as its new vice-president of global channel and alliances.
Parler, the social network favoured by conservatives and extremists is having a rough week, Communication platform Signal is getting a lot of love recently, and a sneak peek at this year’s CES event.
Infosec pros watch in horror as a group of rioters supporting Trump storm into the offices at Capitol Hill, potentially compromising IT systems, Elon Musk becomes the world’s wealthiest person, and the good times keep rolling for Bitcoin as it hovers around $35,000.
A Massachusetts Court says Uber can’t hold users to terms they probably didn’t read, nearly 30 per cent of people would quit their job if forced to go back to the office, and our final goodbye to Adobe Flash.
VMware says it’s been left no choice but to take the litigious route in response to Nutanix’s recent hiring of Rajiv Ramaswami, VMware’s former chief operations officer.
Ticketmaster admits to hacking a rival company before going out of business, Apple has temporarily closed all remaining stores in the UK, and get ready for a trending 5G theory about a guitar pedal.
Sharp Electronics of Canada is looking to give small businesses and remote workers a boost with eight new models in its lineup of letter-sized A4 printers.
Good morning everyone! We are back – and it’s good to be back – for our first new episode of 2021! Today we’re talking about Slack’s massive outage, Alphabet employees seeking to unionize, and Business Insider’s tech trends for 2021.
Developers and IT leaders overseeing applications, products and services have a chance to win $15,000 through a new contest.
Shopify’s soaring success leads to the dark side of scams and counterfeit goods, move theatres are going through quite the digital transformation, and the latest way to be judged for your taste in music is finally here!
Experts from across the IT channel community looked into their crystal balls and offered us some of their predictions.
Pirated streamed content will soon become a felony in the U.S., Apple is working on a new autonomous vehicle, and Eric Engstrom the champion of Windows Gaming and Direct X passes away.
Cisco couldn’t help itself but produce a bit of breaking news before the New Year by announcing its intent to acquire enterprise software firm Dashbase.
A former SolarWind exec speaks out, American cable companies can no longer rent you the router you own, and as people continue working from home some are vouching to cut the busy work and focus on main tasks.
Everyone is talking about the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077, ex-Crowdstrike CTO’s says SolarWind hack is one of the most consequential in history, and Facebook is upset it’s going to make less money thanks to iOS 14’s privacy features.
Customers looking for ransomware protection without buying more hardware, requiring a second air gap site, or managing a separate backup network, might have a new solution from Clumio to consider.
Anger flourishes over big tech profits while workers are laid off, the Bitcoin hype train sends the cryptocurrency’s value to $20K, and a new report suggests that Alibaba sold software to clients that helped identify the face of a Uighur person.
One month after the launch of the Sage Business Cloud Marketplace in Canada, Sage today announced the arrival of the Sage Partner Cloud Program in the U.S. and Canada.
UK politicians frown upon the resale of goods purchased with automated bots, top investors in SolarWinds sold…
RingCentral today announced a new product called Glip Pro, a free, unlimited collaboration tool with video and audio conferencing, integration with team messaging and file sharing, plus other important tools.
Mozilla is supporting Apple’s opt-in permission initiative, Walmart’s driverless trucks are coming to Arkansas, and Google doubles down on work from home initiatives.
Toronto-based backup and recovery firm Asigra announced a major update to its Cloud Backup with Deep MFA solution by integrating it with Microsoft Office 365.
CISOs around the world whose organizations use SolarWinds’ Orion IT management platform are scrambling to patch the suite and look for signs of data theft after reports Sunday that updates for the platform had been infected with malware.
Google’s outage impacted millions of Gmail users, suspected Russian hackers linked to breaches with the U.S. treasury,…
Canadian small businesses revolt against AWS, schools in the U.S. are buying surveillance tech, and what’s up with these big tech firms leaving California?
Hyundai scoops up Boston Dynamics, Airbnb makes a huge splash after it opens for trading; and Facebook’s in trouble for tying the use of the Oculus to Facebook accounts.
On Tuesday, Cisco’s Jeetu Patel didn’t waver from a statement he made back in August about the big changes coming to the Webex platform and its mission to make virtual interactions 10 times better than in-person experiences.
Google Canada has released its annual ‘Year in Search’ lists for 2020, the FTC is suing Facebook, and hundreds of Nvidia-based RTXS 3090 graphics cards get stolen
The American private equity investment firm Platinum Equity today announced that it is acquiring Ingram Micro, one of the world’s largest technology distributors and providers of logistics solutions and services, in a $7.2 billion deal.
Equinix announced Dec. 8 that it will be launching Equinix Fabric services in five new markets in Canada in the coming year.
Apple is already working on its next-generation chips, Uber sells its self-driving business to Aurora, and Apple’s new AirPods Max have quite the price tag.
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, yesterday announced three new products to simplify networking for the developing edge-to-cloud era.
Apple might need to include chargers with iPhone sales in Brazil, Nokia is set to introduce telecom legislation that might shun China’s networks, and 5G truthers are putting Faraday cages around their routers, because why not.
The European Space Agency’s satellite sheds light on the Milky Way, Google employees sign a letter demanding to know why an AI researcher was fired, and Steve Wozniak is starting another company.
It’s a meaty briefing today – we’ve got updates from re:Invent, the latest tech news and chatter from the reseller community.
The U.S. labour board dunks on Google for allegedly spying on workers who were organizing employee protests and firing them, LinkedIn gets chatty about business travel, and a COVID vaccine supply chain gets targeted by hackers.
This morning Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) announced several new data centre management solutions, including an all flash array with NVMe SSD storage.
Salesforce says it’s acquiring Slack, space debris removal with the help of a giant claw starts in 2025, and Shopify sales skyrocket.
VMware says the shape of the physical data centre is going to undergo dramatic changes over the next two to three years, and the comapny is confident its Virtual Cloud Network is the direction the industry needs to go in.
Apple’s iPhones are not as water-resistant as you think, Reddit reveals its daily user count for the first time, and Amazon has the biggest holiday shopping season in its history.
A recent webinar shed light on the cybersecurity market during the remote work era and shared important info for both buyers and sellers of security software.
AI solves a 50-year-old mystery, the United States’ FCC chairman says he’s stepping down in January and the internet is already beginning to celebrate, and people are bullish about Bitcoin right now.
Amazon faces a privacy backlash for its Sidewalk feature, some of Canada’s big banks extend WFH policies, and we’ve got some Black Friday data from Shopify.
Coffee Briefings deliver our entire audience – the IT administrators and channel partners as well as the…
An Amazon outage knocks out connected vacuum cleaners and other “smart” objects, Shopify gets a shoutout in the New York Times as its compared to Amazon, and a Tesla gets hacked with a Raspberry Pi.
Pure Storage dropped a major expansion of its Pure as-a-Service consumption-based offerings this week, including a new service catalogue providing public cloud levels of price transparency for partners.
South Korea is fining Facebook for $6M US, France applies a digital tax to the tech giants, and lots of chatter about a potential Slack acquisition.
Software solutions provider Benchmark Corp. and systems integrator Metsi Technologies are embarking on an ambitious journey to help enterprise clients “take cloud more seriously.”
Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person behind Jeff Bezos, Snapchat takes aim at TikTok, Comcast will impose a data cap.
A brand refresh for the OCE, the old Google Pay app is going byebye, plus the latest news from Telus
Forget 5G, China launches a 6G satellite, Loblaw’s will launch Canada’s first self-driving delivery fleet, and tips for setting boundaries for yourself while working from home.
The internet takes a trip down memory lane as Windows turns 35, Go SMS Pro gets taken down from Google Play due to some serious security issues, and LinkedIn gets chatty about the death of office perks.
Coffee Briefings deliver our entire audience – the IT administrators and channel partners as well as the…
Apple is slashing developer fees on one end and putting fires out in the other, and the Solomon Islands is looking at banning Facebook.
In-person meetings are not the go-to anymore says Bill Gates, Airbnb is bouncing back, and robot cleaners for the workplace.
Canadian privacy legislation is getting a facelift, Twitter introduces Fleets instead of an edit button, and Amazon is officially allowed to deliver prescription medications to its US customers.
Sage today announced the launch of the Sage Business Cloud Marketplace in Canada, which will provide its Canadian customers with a selection of cloud-native and cloud-connected apps to help them make smarter predictions in an uncertain economy.
Tesla repairs are fundamentally changing in Massachusetts, social media is buzzing about how employers are using surveillance for COVID-19 tracking, and SpaceX has its eyes on tourism.
Managed services providers are reporting that the downtime cost per incident has increased by nearly 95 per cent from 2019, and a dizzying 486 per cent from 2018, according to a new report.
People are not happy about HP’s latest decision to remove its print-free-for-life plan, nearly 28 million licensed Texas drivers have been hit by data breach, and a claim of hostage-taking at Ubisoft Montreal turns out to be a hoax.
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