Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The next big thing to watch out for in tech
Aug23

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The next big thing to watch out for in tech

It feels like every year some new wave in technology goes into vogue. When we started OMX, it was all about niche marketplaces – usually the “eBay of something obscure and specific”. When I was on CBC’s Next Gen Dragon’s Den, it felt like every startup that pitched was the “Uber of something” such as food delivery, at home...

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Cyber is the most significant single threat to current and future IT enabled weapons platforms
Jul19

Cyber is the most significant single threat to current and future IT enabled weapons platforms

By Nicholas Scheurkogel This powerful statement is often repeated across the defence industry, and within the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF); so often over the past few years that many have come to believe that it is true. Why would it not be true? Computer hackers and foreign states can manipulate vulnerabilities in the...

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Gap Wireless expands to Western Canada
Jun28

Gap Wireless expands to Western Canada

Gap Wireless announced earlier today that it is expanding its business by opening an 8,000 square foot warehouse in Calgary, Alberta. This new centre will support the company’s distribution business in Western Canada. As a leading distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and wireless markets, Gap Wireless’ new facility, which is located in close proximity to...

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Threats in the Hyper-Connected World
Jun26

Threats in the Hyper-Connected World

By Valarie Findlay For as much as “white-hat” technologists (the good guys) have made advancements, it has become abundantly clear that the risks remain and go beyond technological vulnerabilities and remedies. In other words, cyber-threats have become much more than surreptitious, malicious software that attack our assets; likewise fighting cyber-threats doesn’t always require a technical safeguard. Formed decades ago, the...

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I WannaCry
May16

I WannaCry

By Eric Jacksch Cybersecurity professionals have sounded the alarm for years, and they are again being proven right. When government agencies secretly find security vulnerabilities and develop exploits, they put everyone at risk. Over the past week, the WannaCry ransomware worm exploded across 74 countries, infecting businesses, hospitals, universities, and many others. The worm encrypts files and demands the...

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An Opening for Canada to Support Emerging Technology Commercialization
May12

An Opening for Canada to Support Emerging Technology Commercialization

By Louis Ross In Canada, it appears that there is not a well thought out strategy to support emerging technology development and commercialization. What we have is a piecemeal plan with missing links to transition new technology from the R&D stage to commercialization. Additionally, there is a shortage of experienced, “internationalised” management that is needed to lead tech companies to...

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