Articles in Category: Opinion Pieces

A first look at AI tools available in Amazon Web Services: Cost and Ease of Setup

26 September 2018

A first look at AI tools available in Amazon Web Services: Cost and Ease of Setup
Amazon’s AI philosophy is to make it easier for non-machine-learning experts to apply AI to solve business problems quickly and affordably.

Amazon Machine Learning (AML) offers easy and highly-scalable on-ramp for interpreting data. 

AML offers visual aids and easy-to-access analytics to make machine learning accessible to developers without a data science background, using the same technology fuelling Amazon's internal algorithms.

 

The iPhone X is a gorgeous fully-functional smartphone with a bright future

13 November 2017

The iPhone X is a gorgeous fully-functional smartphone with a bright future
The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is a hugely important device for Apple. Not only is its release coinciding with the 10th anniversary of arguably the most important tech product of the last decade.

The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is a hugely important device for Apple. It’s the first iPhone in four years to undergo a major redesign. The iPhone X starts at £999/$999 for the 64GB model and £1149/$1149 for the 256GB version

Global Banking Outlook 2017 (Ernst & Young Global Research, 2017)

04 October 2017

Global Banking Outlook 2017 (Ernst & Young Global Research, 2017)
Uncertainty is no excuse for inaction. The report recommends that banks should take steps to  “keep customers safe” and “make things better for their customers.”

The 2017 Ernst & Young Global Research Banking Outlook Survey of senior executives at almost 300 banks across the globe, indicates that risk and regulation will continue to dominate management’s agenda over the next 12 months.

Leading banks are looking beyond compliance to optimize their businesses and improve financial performance.

The Characteristics That Separate Banking Leaders from Banking Laggards

02 October 2017

The Characteristics That Separate Banking Leaders from Banking Laggards
Business executives will need to work with IT more closely than ever before, supporting technology.

Bain Research believes this problem is larger than IT; it is a strategic business challenge as well as a great opportunity. Technology executives now have a platform and an environment in which company leadership is keen to listen and support IT initiatives.

Business executives will need to work with IT more closely than ever before, supporting technology recommendations and gaining a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities that technology affords.

Working together, they can move quickly to bring their banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions forward into the rapidly evolving digital age.

REWIND: Social Issues- Trends that Define the 2000s

17 August 2016

REWIND: Social Issues- Trends that Define the 2000s
We explore what was hot in the 2000s. The trends that defined a decade.

Trends that Define the 2000s

Only a decade ago the blackberry was just a fruit. Green was a colour with no political meaning. Reality TV was just crappy TV thrown in between bad videos on MTV.

The 2000s were quite the decade. The twin towers and September 11 2001 started off the drama of American politics and global upheaval in the middle-east. Was it all about oil? or was it also about more... The 2000s were defeintiely about what is discussed below.

Toronto transit update: Pan Am Games Update and the new Downtown Toronto-Airport Rail Link

18 May 2015

Toronto transit update: Pan Am Games Update and the new Downtown Toronto-Airport Rail Link
The Toronto Pearson Express airport to downtown train service launches Aprl 6 2015. Right before the Pan Am Games in the Toronto area between July 10-26.

The Union Pearson Express will deliver quick, dependable service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Toronto's downtown Union Station – the two busiest transportation hubs in Canada. The link is scheduled to come into service in 2015, just in time for the Pan/Parapan American Games.

China’s world's largest smartphone market shrinks

12 May 2015

China’s world's largest smartphone market shrinks
China’s smartphone market has reached saturation, according to a new study by industry analyst IDC.

This smartphone market shrinkage carries potentially significant implications for the global handset industry led by giants like Apple and Samsung. During the first quarter of 2015, smartphone shipments in the world’s most populous country shrank for the first time in six years to 98.8 million, down 4.3 per cent from a year earlier.

Toronto transit technology takes a leap forward (May 2015 Update)

07 April 2015

Toronto transit technology takes a leap forward (May 2015 Update)
Crosstown LRT, Union Pearson Express, Downtown Relief Line, PRESTO SmartCard Payment System, new LRT Vehicles, and the Spadina Subway Extension

The Crosstown is one of the largest – and most ambitious – infrastructure projects in North America, designed to improve transit in mid-town Toronto. There will be up to 26 stations in total, with an estimated 100 million trips annually in 2013 The Toronto Pearson Express airport to downtown train service launches Aprl 6 2015. Right before the Pan Am Games in the Toronto area between July 10-26.

OPINION- Smartphone Etiquette: A Practical Perspective on Coexisting Socially with Smartphones

06 April 2015

OPINION- Smartphone Etiquette: A Practical Perspective on Coexisting Socially with Smartphones
Smartphones do so many things that it is hard to get away from them. Not that I suggesting you get away from them. I am recommending a practical approach that is based on the realities of our daily lives.

The emergence of the Smartphone has introduced some important changes to how we interact socially. The Smartphone has the "CrackBerry" effect, but at a whole higher level than the Blackberry did when it first emerged. Smartphones do so many things that it is hard to get away from them. Not that I suggesting you get away from them. I am recommending a practical approach that is based on the realities of our daily lives.