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Most Canadian Companies Continue to Struggle to Realize Full Business Value from their Cloud Initiatives, Accenture Report Finds

Posted on 07 December 2020

TORONTO /CNW/ - Despite years of focused effort, many Canadian enterprises are still struggling to realize the full value of their cloud investments, a new report from Accenture reveals. In its latest report, "Sky High Hopes: Navigating the Barriers to Maximizing Cloud Value," Accenture surveyed 750 senior business and IT professionals at large enterprises across 11 industries and 17 co ...

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Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business receives $500,000 investment from Facebook Canada

Posted on 07 December 2020

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) has received a $500,000 investment from Facebook Canada, designed to establish an Indigenous business support fund, along with access to skills training and a membership program. The investment includes access to Facebook’s Digital Skills Training Certificate Program. Along with cash grants provided by the CCAB’s support fund, tra ...

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Q3 2020 venture capital investment in Canadian tech lowest in two years, CVCA finds

Posted on 07 December 2020

Venture capital investment in Canada took a major dip in the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, according to the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA). Investment in Q3 dropped by 63 percent year-over-year, with just $891 million across 126 deals (all dollar figures are in CAD). This is also 47 percent less than the total investments made in the second quarter (Q2) of 20 ...

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Woman who spent years scrubbing explicit video from internet urges tech firms to make it easier to remove

Posted on 07 December 2020

She was only 14 when she was groomed to have virtual sex with an older man she met on social media.  She had no idea he was recording it and that she would spend years suffering the fallout online and in her real life.  "It [the video] is like the head of the hydra. You cut one off, and then there's three more," said the woman, who is from a large Canadian city and whose ide ...

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U.S. in talks with Huawei CFO Meng on resolving criminal charges: source

Posted on 07 December 2020

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are discussing a deal with lawyers for Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou to resolve criminal charges against her, a person familiar with the matter said, signaling a potential end to a case that has strained ties between the United States, China and Canada. Negotiations between Meng’s attorneys and the U.S. Justice Department picked up after the U.S. pre ...

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Elys Game Technology Comments on Canadian Legislation to Legalize Single-Event Sports Wagering in Canada

Posted on 07 December 2020

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elys Game Technology, Corp. (“Elys” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:ELYS), an interactive gaming and sports betting technology company, today commented on proposed Canadian Federal Government legislation to legalize single-event sports wagering in Canada (Bill C-13 "An Act to amend the Criminal Code (single event sport betting)." The proposed ...

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Top 4 ways of protecting yourself against cyber crime

Posted on 16 October 2020

(NC) Having multiple online accounts, subscriptions and devices that connect to the internet has become inevitable and necessary. But as we get more and more connected digitally, learning how to stay cyber secure can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, many modern-day communications technologies carry some risk. Without properly protecting your various accounts and devices, you could los ...

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Loblaw's data-driven algorithms affect grocery promotions and quarterly sales

Posted on 02 August 2019

Canada’s largest grocery and pharmacy chain store Loblaw Companies Ltd. said its attempt to implement data-driven algorithms—focused on profitability and increasing margins—by using consumer data, led to fewer promotions at its grocery stores, affecting same-store sales in the second quarter. The company, based in Brampton, Ont., on Wednesday, reported a second-quarter net income of ...

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YouTube Helps to Radicalize Young People

Posted on 10 July 2019

Social media is often said to be responsible for radicalizing a lot of young men into extremism. However, a newer school of thoughts, have stated that radicalization of young men is driven, not just by social media, but by a complex stew of emotional, economic and political elements, many having nothing to do with social media. A lot of YouTube critics and independent researchers however, ...

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Traditional Higher Education Isn’t Dead Yet and Here’s Why

Posted on 24 June 2019

An intense debate continues to rage in Washington about a certain policy fashioned to put pressure on colleges and universities in America to change their mode of operation. Among these policies, some address college fees and others open windows of opportunities for attractive subsidies for unaccredited and non-traditional programs. Perhaps inspired by talks in Silicon Valley about faster ...