Internet of Things

The novel coronavirus could accelerate digital healthcare

It’s been over five years since my friend Jonathan Libov and I wrote a blog series on digital healthcare. I revisit these posts every so often – most recently, when I wrote the 2020 edition of our areas of interest in healthcare. Each time I go back, I’m reminded that despite so much developm ...

Hashtag Trending – iPhones in India; Amazon driver layoffs; Microsoft cancels ‘IoT in Action’

Apple can now sell iPhones in India; Amazon is set to layoff drivers; Microsoft has cancelled ‘IoT in Action’ It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, March 3, and I’m your host, Tom Li. For the first time ever, Apple is now able to sell ...

An innovative framework that will help the IoT industry scale into the billions

By Jacques Latour   The Internet of Things (IoT) is on an explosive growth trajectory. According to IDC, the number of IoT-connected devices is projected to increase to 43 billion worldwide by 2023. That’s almost a three-fold increase from 2018. Much of this growth will be fueled by the coming 5G ...

Group to create Canadian cyber standards for electricity sector IoT devices

The Canadian energy sector has been buying Internet-connected sensors for monitoring a range of activities in generating plants, distribution networks and home smart meters for several years. However, so far industrial IoT device makers have been creating their own security standards for devices, l ...

BlackBerry, Microsoft and other heavy hitters drop product announcements at RSA Conference

BlackBerry, Microsoft, Proofpoint, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks and Spirion are among the companies making product announcements in San Francisco at the start of the annual RSA Conference. The conference officially kicked off today with keynote speeches. BlackBerry said it has added a new unified end ...

Configuration mistakes blamed for bulk of stolen records last year: IBM

Misconfigured servers accounted for 86 per cent of the record 8.5 billion records compromised around the world last year, according to an analysis by IBM Security released today. That was one of the conclusions reached by the unit in its annual Threat Intelligence Index, which peers into customer s ...

ventureLAB announces first cohort of its Hardware Catalyst Initiative companies

Markham, Ontario-based technology hub ventureLAB has announced the first cohort of companies in its Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI), Canada’s first hardware and silicon-focused incubator for tech companies building solutions for technologies like AI, IoT, wearable computing, 5G, and other tran ...

Oil and gas industry leaders meeting with IoT experts in Alberta to discuss industry issues

Leaders from the Canadian oil and gas industry are set to speak with a large number of players in the IoT space to discuss innovative solutions to the industry's issues, with the event scheduled for Feb. 13 at Hotel Arts in Calgary. ...

HPE wants to help make data centres greener, unveils new efficiency label

The increased use of cloud computing doesn’t mean workloads are literally moving to the clouds – unfortunately – and recent projections suggest the global data centre generator market can expect steady growth over the next several years. To ensure that added infrastructure doesn’t further c ...

Mastercard opens global cybersecurity centre in Vancouver

Mastercard today announced that Vancouver is home to its new global intelligence and cyber centre. It will be one of six global technology centres (the other five are in New York and St. Louis in the U.S., Pune-Vadodara in India, Dublin in Ireland and Sydney in Australia), and will develop new cybe ...