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You can automate more processes than you think

Fifty per cent of human tasks will be automated by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum. However, it will take a lot more progress to achieve that goal, said Glen Moffatt, VP of the S/4HANA Centre of Excellence at SAP. Business leaders are exhausted after the last two years, Moffatt said at a recent […]

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Overcoming five key challenges of data analytics in a hybrid environment

The ability to unlock the power of data is often seen as the key to business success. But first you have to find the data, and that’s getting increasingly difficult in today’s complex environments. “Having the data is only part of the story,” said Anthony Nornabell, Director of HPE Canada’s GreenLake Cloud Services at a […]

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Coffee Briefing March 15, 2022 – New cybersecurity and cloud skills training programs from Rogers Cybersecurity Catalyst and AWS; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment leverages AWS AI infrastructure to power next gen experiences

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment services (MLSE) has announced that it will be leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable next-generation entertainment experiences for Maple Leafs, Raptors, Toronto Football Club, and Toronto Argonauts fans. It has named AWS the official provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning cloud services for MLSE. MLSE and […]

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Western University commits $1M to research 5G use cases

Western University and Bell are partnering on eight new projects to bring next-generation experiences onto 5G networks, announced Western on Feb. 16. The university has committed C$1 million towards 5G research projects that test the network’s capabilities in real-world scenarios. The eight projects funded by Western will be carried out at Western’s campus, which also […]

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TD accelerates data estate initiative on Microsoft Azure

TD announced that it has accelerated its move to establish an enterprise-level data estate on Microsoft Azure on Jan. 26. The new move, now including a multi-year agreement with AI data management provider Databricks, will “enhance analytical capabilities to help power new customer experiences,” TD said in its announcement. Databrick’s Delta Lake open format storage […]

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IBM brings Canada’s first universal quantum computer to Quebec

IBM, in partnership with the Canadian government, has chosen Quebec to house its first universal quantum system in Canada and the fourth one deployed outside of the U.S, the company announced on Feb. 3. It will be deployed at the IBM Bromont plant in Bromont, Quebec. The IBM Quantum System One will help researchers develop […]

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UBC researchers and AWS team up to discover new strains of RNA viruses

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a new way to rapidly discover new strains of RNA viruses using Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Cloud Innovation Centre to analyze raw DNA/RAW sequence data from public sequencing databases.  This could help recognize infections faster, preventing future pandemics.  Project Serratus Artem Babaian, the lead researcher behind […]

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Citrix sold for $16.5 billion, to be combined with TIBCO

Virtualization giant Citrix Systems, which has struggled over the years with its transition to cloud-based storage and the subscription model prevalent in today’s businesses, has announced that it is being acquired and taken private by private equity firms Vista Equity and Evergreen Coast Capital for US$16.5 billion, which includes the assumption of Citrix debt. The […]

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Meta builds AI Research SuperCluster for future AI and the metaverse

Meta believes that its new AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) will be among the fastest AI supercomputers running in the world once it’s fully built. The supercomputer is being constructed in phases. In the current phase 1, the RCS already features 6080 Nvidia A100 GPUs, 175 petabytes of bulk storage, 46 petabytes of cache storage and […]

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Data privacy week: Canadian consumers are willing to share personal data with retailers, report says

A Capgemini report has revealed Canadians are willing to share personal data with retailers to improve customer experience. The “What matters to today’s consumer” report details 2022 consumer behaviour for the product and retail industry,  Some major findings include the fact that 49 per cent of Canadian consumers are willing to share data with brands […]

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Ontario minister of digital government encourages municipal collaboration with province

Ontario’s Associate Minister of Digital Government says the province and municipalities must work together to “build back better” after the pandemic. “We can’t do it alone,” Kaleed Rasheed said during a town hall address to municipal leaders at ITWC’s Technicity GTA conference. Through collaboration, the public sector can “build more convenient, reliable government, saving time […]

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CN partners with Google Cloud to modernize railway services

CN and Google Cloud this week announced a seven-year strategic partnership to advance CN’s supply chain transformation and move its systems to the cloud. “Our partnership with Google Cloud is in line with our previously announced strategic plan,” said Mohit Bhat, vice president of digital customer solutions, innovation, digital platforms and cloud transformation at CN. […]

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CIO Association of Canada hosts BlackBerry’s John Chen in fireside chat

BlackBerry executive chairman and chief executive officer John Chen doesn’t like the term “turnaround”. “I call it a chapter 2.0,” he told National Research Council of Canada chief information officer Philippe Johnston during a virtual fireside chat sponsored by the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN). “I don’t like the word turnaround; it seems a little […]

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Flight plan: How data keeps Canada’s new search and rescue planes in the air

With their iconic yellow colour and rugged design, Canada’s Search and Rescue planes are some of the best known aircraft in the country. Spotting them in the air is easy; understanding the data collaboration platform that keeps them there, and knowing it was created in only six months, are very different matters. “There’s an unseen […]

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Sophos opens new data center in Canada

One of the key features of cloud is how it enables the rapid movement of data and resources between regions. But when it comes to sensitive information such as government or health or financial data, movement is risk. Canadian data residing in the U.S., for example, might be accessed by the U.S. government through its […]

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Resourceful data: Alberta Energy Regulator

A few ones and zeros traversing their way over an internet network might go unaccounted for from time to time. Sure, data loss may be inconvenient, but at least there’s an opportunity to recover. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case when it comes to transporting resources via a physical pipeline. Any issues can have a tremendous […]

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How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles

During his “2021 Analytics Unleashed” keynote address, the President of Hubbard Decision Research, Doug Hubbard presented an introduction to why nothing is immeasurable. At first, Doug listed many commonly stated reasons people give for not using measurements and quantitative methods. One of them being “We don’t have sufficient data.” He argued that such a statement […]

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Data for Good Case Study: Hike Nova Scotia Survey 2020

With the goal of getting feedback from paid members, Hike Nova Scotia carried out a survey in 2020 to know what members value and expect from their membership subscriptions. Hike Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization that encourages and promotes a growing hiking culture in Nova Scotia. They teamed up with Data for Good (DfG) […]

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Common Errors and Bloopers of Data Visualization: Solutions on How to Avoid Them

“If you torture the data long enough, it will tell you anything.” were the wise words of the late American mathematical statistician, John W. Tukey It’s not too rare of an occurrence when we are asked to look at questionable data visualization presentations. Have you ever thought to yourself: “These charts just look too good […]

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How Analytics Have Changed in the Last 10 Years: Analytics on the Edge

Many of you are familiar with older analytical solutions that have been out in the marketplace for some time. However, there has been an evolution in analytical and data-driven decision-making. People have stopped using enterprise reporting systems that show you what happened yesterday and similar historical, top-down linear reporting systems. These were some of the […]

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Questrade: Empowering users while delivering results

Logging a ticket with Information Technology (IT) to look into a problem or request a service can be cumbersome. It often results in long waits, not to mention a seemingly endless game of back-and-forth. Now imagine having to request IT to develop a model you can use to help drive business decision-making from a variety […]

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Bruce Discovery Search: A sky beam on data

When we think of search, we think of Google. When we think of that same ease of use to search our company data, what comes to mind? We often find ourselves wading through seemingly endless emails, searching through files or folders. We might also reach out to a colleague to track down what we’re looking […]

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AI-infused planning and forecasting is reshaping the way finance teams work

In 2017, The Economist published a story titled, The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. Four years later, “data is the new oil” is a common business catchphrase. But today many companies are struggling to effectively use the data they’ve collected. At a recent roundtable, Jim Collins, an IBM AI strategy executive […]

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Anything will tell you something: The truth about data analytics

As CIOs continue to weather the Covid crisis, there is tremendous value in the insights and priorities shared in the most recent CanadianCIO Census. A snapshot of day-to-day business hurdles, it pays special attention to the positive impact of data analytics, and the erroneous notion that it cannot be measured. “This is a classic problem,” […]

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Canada’s Olympic softball team partners with SAS

Feature Image: Team Canada’s softball team at Tokyo. Source: Sue Ogrocki/AP With hard work, determination, and help from SAS, Team Canada’s Olympic women’s softball team made it to the podium at the Tokyo Games. Canada’s women’s softball team partnered with SAS to use data and analytics to analyze players’ tactics, a collaboration that resulted in […]

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