Hardware

Pivot Technology still a top pick at Echelon Wealth Partners

Following the company’s second quarter results, Echelon Wealth Partners analyst Ralph Garcea is maintaining his lofty target on Pivot Technology Solutions (TSX:PTG). On Monday, Pivot reported its Q3, 2017 results. The company lost (U.S.) $967,000 on revenue of $389.1-million, a topline that was ...

Hashtag Trending – Alexa comes to Canada, Anonymous targets Nazis, Forever 21 looks into data breach report

Amazon Alexa comes to Canada, Anonymous strikes again, and Forever 21 may be the latest data breach victim. On Google Trends – Amazon’s Alexa is coming to Canada. It’s been in the rumour mill for months, but on Wednesday Amazon confirmed its voice-activated assistant is coming north of ...

Amazon boosts developer support in Canada following Alexa launch

Canadian developers no longer have to use American Amazon accounts to build an Alexa Skill or integrate Alexa into their smart home hardware. Following yesterday’s announcement that it is bringing Alexa and several of its Echo devices to Canada, Amazon is now expanding its Alexa Skills Kit and Al ...

Amazon launches Alexa in Canada with Echo devices, Prime Music

After months of rumours, Amazon confirmed that it’s now officially launching its Alexa smart assistant to Canada. The cloud-based AI that has been available for years south of the border and featured in commercials with Hollywood celebrities will come to Canada along with Amazon’s Echo hardware ...

From mobile devices to blockchain and securing everything: Welcome to the new BlackBerry

NEW YORK – BlackBerry has completed a dramatic shift from being one of the world’s most well known mobile device manufacturers, to becoming one of the top global software and security companies. Speaking during his keynote at the company’s fourth annual Security Summit in New York City, CEO J ...

Hybrid Cloud: For good governance of information

More and more companies are shifting towards cloud hosting for their data to reduce costs and accommodate their changing storage needs. Despite these benefits, they are afraid their data will be exposed. They wonder if it’s possible to save on infrastructure without sacrificing security. The answ ...

eCTAS improves patient care in Ontario with ‘Ingenious’ solution

The winner of the Information Technology Association of Canada’s Ingenious Award in the Large Public Business category for 2017 brings new efficiencies to primary health care. The electronic Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (eCTAS) solution from Canada Care Ontario is making emergency room triage ...

Sierra Wireless has 39% upside, National Bank Financial says

After a quarter that came in slightly better than his expectations, National Bank Financial analyst Richard Tse remains bullish on Sierra Wireless (TSE:SW, Nasdaq:SWIR). On Thursday, Sierra Wireless reported its Q3, 2017 results. The company earned (U.S.) $1.2-million on revenue of $173.2-million, ...

BlackBerry Motion first look – All Hands on Tech

IT World Canada got a hands-on look at the BlackBerry Motion ahead of its Nov. 10 launch in Canada, and we’ve got video. This is the second BlackBerry device from manufacturer TCL since it took responsibility for the smartphone brand’s hardware. It’s a sister device to its flagship BlackBerry ...

Better Business Bureau to give more cyber security help to small firms

One of the biggest problems Canada faces is getting small businesses to lower the risk of being victims of cyber attacks by toughening their processes and IT infrastructure. With limited budgets, small businesses are less likely than larger firms to hire experts to advise them on proper procedures ...