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North America world’s most advanced smart home market: Berg Insight

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

North America is the world’s most advanced smart home market, with an installed base of 21.8 million smart homes at the end of 2016 – a 47% year-on-year growth, according to machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) analyst firm

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Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 2.7% in 2017: Gartner

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Worldwide spending on information technology is projected to total US$3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.7% increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based IT research and advisory company, noted in a statement on Thursday that the growth

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50% of citizens in large cities will share personal data with smart city programs by 2019: Gartner

December 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Half of citizens in million-people cities will benefit from smart city programs by voluntarily sharing their personal data by 2019, according to new research from Gartner Inc., an information technology research and advisory company based in Stamford, Conn. Gartner noted

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Cloud security company discovers new cyberattack targeting Office 365 business email users

December 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Experts with New York City-based cloud security platform Avanan reported on Wednesday that they have discovered a new cyberattack targeting business email users of Microsoft’s Office 365. Avanan said in a blog post that the phishing attack was found using

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Biometric systems could lull users into a false sense of security, researchers say

November 21, 2016 Brandon Bailey - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – It sounds like a great idea: Forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It’s a convenient form of security – though it’s also perhaps not as safe as you’d think. In their