IBM Canada

IBM Canada

IBM Canada Ltd. is a leading provider of advanced information technology products and services. As a technology-based solutions company, IBM is dedicated to helping its customers solve their business problems, pursue new market opportunities and become more productive through the innovative application of e-business and Internet technology. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, IBM Canada has nationwide responsibilities for marketing and service. Its manufacturing and development operations include a semiconductor packaging plant in Bromont, Quebec, a software solutions laboratory in Toronto, Ontario and two Centres for e-business Innovation located in Burnaby, British Columbia and in Toronto, Ontario. In 2000, IBM Canada and its wholly-owned subsidiaries hired 2,440 employees bringing its total Canadian workforce to 18,953 -- an all time high. IBM Canada is a strong believer in the skills development of its employees and invested over $64 million in employee education and training in 2000.


News on IBM Canada

Can Cognitive Computing Leapfrog Omnichannel Marketing Platforms?
Shopping online tends to be pretty different than shopping in-store—even when you’re dealing with the same retailer.For years, many brick and mortar retailers treated their online... more
IBM Partners with Canadian Universities to Help Watson Tackle Cybercrime
IBM Security this week announced Watson for Cyber Security, a new cloud-based version of the company's cognitive technology trained on the language of security as part of a year-long research... more
Ontario Helping Businesses Take New Technologies to Global Markets
Ontario is partnering with IBM Canada and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to help up to 500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) create jobs, embrace next-generation technologies and... more
How IBM Watson is Driving the Trend of 'Intelligent Buildings'
The Internet of Things has delivered to us the advent of the smart home, and now its rapidly emerging sibling, the smart building. These so-called "intelligent" or "connected" buildings use modern... more
IBM Advances Partnerships with Apple, VMware
At InterConnect 2016, IBM announced the furthering of partnerships with two major companies: Apple and VMware. With Apple, IBM announced the next phase of its roadmap to bring Swift to the Cloud... more
Bell, IBM Deliver New Cloud Abilities to Canadian Businesses
Bell Business Markets and IBM this week announced a partnership to expand the cloud computing services available through Bell Business Cloud. This partnership will give businesses across Canada... more
Connect with Game-Changers for Your Business at #BCTECH Summit
The #BCTECH Summit has confirmed several buyers to take part in its Business to Business (B2B) Meetings at the conference on January 18-19 in Vancouver. The B2B Meetings are a chance to advance... more
Can Watson Better Predict Apple Watch Sales Than Wall Street Analysts?
Watson, IBM's supercomputer, is taking a stab at beating Wall Street analysts. Watson used its powerful data analytics software to predict this holiday season's hottest gifts and reckons that... more
IBM’s Watson Forecasts Trends and Products for Holiday Season
Today IBM launched the Watson Trend App, a new way for shoppers to understand the reasons behind the top trends of the holiday season and also predict the hottest products before they... more
Could Watson Have Predicted IBM’s Weather Company Acquisition?
IBM’s predictive capabilities grew a notch recently with announced plans to acquire several pieces of The Weather Company’s digital and data assets. Its aggressive appetite for big... more
Dentons' NextLaw Labs Partners with IBM, Signs First Portfolio Company
Dentons, the global law firm, announced that its accelerator, NextLaw Labs, has partnered with IBM to create a technology platform using IBM Cloud to facilitate the creation and deployment of legal... more
IBM Opens Bluemix Garage in Toronto at the DMZ
IBM today announced the opening of a new Bluemix Garage in Toronto, the first in Canada, intended to help enterprises of all sizes to accelerate the design and development of cloud applications by... more
IBM, Alberta Celebrate 10 Years of Collaborative Innovation
Since its inception, the IBM Alberta Centre for Advanced Studies has applied a novel formula of public/private research collaboration to drive innovation, accelerate commercialization and support... more
Maturing of Tech Startup Ecosystem Highlighted AccelerateAB
The Alberta tech community came together once again at AccelerateAB, held this week in Calgary. The annual event, which is put on by The A100 and The C100, is a celebration of entrepreneurship and... more
IBM Says Cloud Market Maturing
Earlier this week, IBM announced that its cloud revenue grew more than 75% in the first quarter. The company has been pushing cloud services aggressively in recent years. This year alone IBM has... more
Canada's Most Attractive Employer
IBM Canada has been named Canada's Most Attractive Employer, taking home this year's Randstad Award. Recruitment and HR services company Randstad Canada awarded IBM with the title at a ceremony... more
NASA, IBM Want Developers to Help Push Boundaries of Space Exploration
IBM this week announced that it will offer its Bluemix platform for the NASA Space App Challenge Virtual Event to help developers build applications that contribute to space exploration and solve... more
BlackBerry Launches Modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S for Enterprise Customers
BlackBerry subsidiary Secusmart presented with IBM at CeBIT 2015 the SecuTABLET, a poorly named, highly secure device. The tablet, a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, is targeted at national... more
IBM Opens New Cloud Centre in Québec
Continuing to expand its cloud-computing footprint in North America, IBM today announced the opening of its newest SoftLayer cloud center in Drummondville, just outside of Montréal. This is... more
IBM Looks to Strengthen Presence in Toronto by Partnering with Local Startups
IBM plans to pursue more partnerships in the Toronto area and working with local startups will be a big focus, according to Sandy Carter, the general manager for IBM Ecosystems and Social Business... more
IBM Bets Big on Cloud to Stay Competitive
Once known for hardware, industry giant IBM is increasingly promoting its software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service offerings as it looks to rebrand itself as a leader in cloud computing.... more
Apple, IBM Launch 10 Apps as Part of Enterprise Partnership
Apple and IBM today delivered the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions. The so-called "new class of made-for-business apps" are designed to bring IBM’s big data and analytics... more
Canadian Researchers Work on Real-Time View of Carbon's Impact on Environment
IBM and the University of Alberta announced they are using advanced streaming analytics software to provide researchers with information to enable them to detect, visualize and predict subtle... more
Twitter, IBM Strike Major Partnership to Integrate Social Media Data with Cloud Analytics
Twitter and IBM today announced a landmark partnership that aims to transform how businesses and institutions understand their customers, markets and trends. The alliance brings together Twitter... more
IBM Opens First SoftLayer Data Centre in Canada, Part of $1.2 Billion Cloud Services Expansion
IBM today announced the opening of a new SoftLayer data centre in Toronto to meet growing demand for hybrid cloud solutions. The data centre follows recent launches in London and Hong Kong, and... more
No Canadian Company Makes List of Best Global Green Brands, but Tech Performs Well
Today, Interbrand and Deloitte released the fourth-annual Best Global Green Brands report. Tech brands performed strongly in this year's report: 10 of the top 50 brands hail from the technology... more
IBM Wants to Use Big Data to Safeguard Drinking Water in Canada
A new data integration platform for watershed management built by the Southern Ontario Water Consortium in collaboration with IBM is helping researchers, urban planners and others develop more... more
IBM and Ocean Networks Canada Collaborate to Make BC the World's 'Smartest Coast'
IBM this week announced it is collaborating with Ocean Networks Canada on a three-year, multi-million dollar project to equip British Columbia with a monitoring and prediction system to respond to... more
Canada Among Countries Included in IBM's $1.2 Billion Cloud Expansion
IBM recently announced plans to commit over $1.2 billion to expand its global cloud footprint. The investment includes a network of data centers designed to bring clients greater flexibility,... more
Government and IBM Invest in Canadian Universities, Spurring Groundbreaking Research
Academic research and industry were strengthened this week as a result of federal funding for the Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics. The news was announced by Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary... more
IBM Launches Multi-million Dollar Private Cloud Computing Platform to Canadian Universities
IBM announced this week that it is contributing a multi-million dollar private cloud to a consortium of post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia. The system, the first of its kind in Atlantic... more
IBM Expands Smarter Cities Challenges for 2014, Allowing All Cities to Apply
This week IBM revealed it is expanding its Smarter Cities Challenge program for 2014 so that cities of all sizes are eligible to apply for a grant. Since 2011, the Smarter Cities Challenge has... more
IBM Lays Off Hundreds in Ottawa, Shopify Recruits Right Outside of Office
IBM this week laid off hundreds of workers in Ottawa. But former IBM employees shouldn't find it too difficult to get new jobs: local tech startups are hungrily scooping up IBM's detritus. The... more
IBM and BlackBerry Among Canada's Most Attractive Employers
WestJet has been named Canada's most attractive employer by Randstad Canada for the second year in a row. The most attractive employer in the technology secor was IBM Canada, which ranked third... more
IBM Canada is Creating 500 Jobs in Halifax
Earlier this month IBM Canada announced plans to create the Halifax Global Delivery Centre. The delivery centre would be the only one of its kind and could employ up to 500 people over the next... more
Bell Named Greenest Company in Canada
Bell has been named one of the world's greenest companies by Newsweek. The Montreal-based telecommunications firm was the only Canadian company included in the newsweekly's list, which was compiled... more
Salesforce Banks on All-in-One Social Enterprise Solution. But is it the Right Strategy?
Back in June at Toronto’s Cloudforce 2012, host Salesforce said the biggest change in the next five years will be how companies use social media. Businesses are attempting to cope with the... more
IBM Has Approached RIM About Acquiring its Enterprise Business, Sources Say
If Samsung Electronics does not acquire Research In Motion as speculated, then perhaps International Business Machines will. Or at least RIM's enterprise division. According to a new report from... more
Tech Companies Still Dominate World's Top Brands
Technology companies still dominate BrandZ's list of the world's top brands, market research agency Millward Brown has revealed. But that's not very shocking—there are technology's glory... more
IBM Acquires Toronto's Varicent Software
IBM has acquired Varicent Software. The Toronto-based Varicent company provides analytics software to other businesses to manage compensation and sales performance. Varicent's software automates... more
IBM Invests $175 Million into Ontario R&D Centre
The Governments of Canada and Ontario, with IBM and a consortium of seven universities led by the University of Toronto and Western University, today announced they are collaborating to establish a... more
Understanding the Mobility Shift From IBM Canada
IBM likes to call our current era in technology “the mobility shift”, a transformative trend from both a business and consumer point of view. Consider that on a global scale,... more
IBM thinks they can overhaul the retail analytics industry with largest private team of mathematicians
Today, IBM says the analytic techniques that provide the most value are historic trend analysis and standardized reporting. Tomorrow, IBM believes that organizations want to see insights more... more
Social media shifts to a crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and contextual big data combo at X-Summit
Social media was initially perceived to be a conversation between the brand and the customer, but is now shifting towards building platforms for consumers to be social on so that they can draw... more
Yahoo revenue down 24%; IBM shares slip on earnings report
Yahoo and IBM both released earnings reports today. Yahoo met expectations, but that's not necessarily a good thing—expectations were pessimistic. Meanwhile, IBM met expectations too but... more
IBM buys Markham neighbour Platform Computing
IBM announced today that they are acquiring Canadian neighbour Platform Computing - IBM Canada's headquarters are a couple hundred metres from Platform Computing Markham office. Platform Computing... more
IBM acquires New Brunswick born Q1 Labs
IBM announced today that they are acquiring Waltham, Massachusetts-based Q1 Labs - a provider of security intelligence software. Q1 Labs will become part of the new IBM Security Systems division.... more
Mobile Speeding Up And Going For The Sweep: IBM, SAP, Data Security In The Cloud
The speed of which the mobile and new media industry is evolving has become nothing short of unprecedented, to the point where companies can’t even launch a product without it being outdated... more
Learning From Marshall McLuhan: IBM’s Watson Creatively Follows Behavioural Data Tracking
"The Airport Mentality" I'm often reminded of a story I was once told by a former student of Marshall McLuhan about "airport mentality". When Pearson Airport was building their new terminal, his... more
Apple surpasses Google as world's most valuable brand; RIM plunges 20 percent
Clearly, technology on the whole is valuable. Six out of the top ten "Most valuable global brands" in 2011 according to WPP's annual BrandZ study were technology firms. At the top, Apple surged a... more
IBM consultants to work with City of Edmonton staff for a better city
The City of Edmonton is among 24 in the world that will receive $400,000 each in consulting services from IBM as part of the company’s IBM Smarter Cities Challenge. The consulting services... more
IBM's location-based analytics technology makes Waterloo a smarter city
IBM announced that it is working with choice cities to enhance their efficiency by visualizing and analyzing their physical and digital assets in real-time. One of the locations IBM is launching... more
What’s next for IBM’s Watson supercomputer now that the Jeopardy! challenge is over?
Last night, IBM’s supercomputer “Watson” named after the company founder, Thomas J. Watson, defeated Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in the final round of a 3-night competition on... more
Tech Trends report suggests new wave of tech expertise will be valuable for future job seekers
American tech titan IBM recently revealed data from its latest Tech Trends survey. In it, IBM says the job skills of the future shift from the present day, to include smartphone savviness, and... more
IBM acquires Nortel spin-off BLADE Network Technolgies for a reported $400M
IBM announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BLADE Network Technologies for a reported purchase price of US$400 million.  BLADE Network Technologies... more
IBM set to acquire Netezza for US$1.7 billion
After IBM's chief executive weighed in with some very candid thoughts on HP's M&A and innovation investment strategies last week, Big Blue has agreed to acquire Netezza, a leader in data... more
IBM CEO takes shots at HP
The notoriously quiet and conservative chief executive of IBM, Samuel Palmisano, stepped into the limelight for a few moments Tuesday and provided some interesting thoughts at the Wall Street... more
Neil Bunn, Technology Architect, Deep Computing, discusses Cloud
  Neil Bunn is a Technology Architect for IBM here in Canada but with clients the world over.  He specializes in supercomputing and complex computing solutions.  In other words, he... more
nextMedia’s Canadian New Media Awards Nominations Reception
The nominations reception for the 9th annual Canadian New Media Awards were held last night in Toronto. All the possible nominees came out to see who was going to stay on the island for the final... more

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