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News this week
Zoho celebrates growth milestones and focuses on expansions
Zoho Corporationa global technology company, has announced that it has achieved a 38% year-over-year growth rate and surpassed the 80 million user mark.
In addition to its global expansion, the company is focusing on growing its product portfolio and making investments in automotive, robotics, and telehealth technologies.
In the past two years, the company has also opened 59 new global headquarters in rural areas and small towns to expand support for local communities and diversify its markets.
Along with expansions in the Canadian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African markets, Zoho has announced plans to add 100 new small-scale offices in rural districts of India over the next several years.
QuadFi Announces First Borderless Credit Solution to Drive Financial Inclusion for Immigrants
Fintech company based in Toronto Quadruple has announced a new borderless credit solution, independent of FICO scores, designed to give new immigrants in North America and beyond access to products and loans, regardless of their financial history.
QuadFi’s ability to lend to newcomers, assessed through alternative data such as education and income level, as well as open banking information, has resulted in more than 500 percent monthly growth in its loan portfolio. The company caters to newcomers from Mexico, Nigeria and the Philippines and plans to add more countries to the list.
“From a global perspective, the challenges we face, from international conflicts to climate change, can only be addressed through human ingenuity. Our contribution at QuadFi is to use data science to support the free flow of people, talent and ideas to thrive across borders,” he said. Dr. Manny Nikjoo, Co-Founder and CEO of QuadFi.
Mastercard launches program to accelerate the work of Canadian non-profit organizations
Mastercard has launched changesa program that helps non-profit organizations in Canada in their digital transformation process.
CanadaHelps is the first recipient of the Mastercard Changeworks Master Grant. The grant will fund the development and pilot testing of a new program called the CanadaHelps Charitable Growth Academy. This will help small and midsize charities use technology and data to transform their strategies, operations, and fundraising.
Mastercard Changeworks’ primary mission is to support Canadian non-profit organizations by helping them improve their technology and data capabilities. The program is launched with a specific focus on nonprofits in the entrepreneurial space, particularly those that support indigenous and immigrant/newcomer small business entrepreneurs.
Canada’s retailers now have a ‘single’ platform to access up-to-date data
The Canadian Retail Council (RCC) recently launched the Retail Pulse Boardan initiative developed by KPMG Canada designed to enable Canadian retailers to access a variety of information across multiple retail sectors, regions and time frames.
The platform, according to a statement, collects and consolidates data from various sources, including Statistics Canada, on everything from national retail sales and employment numbers to economic data and consumer spending.
Kostya Polyakov, national industry lead for consumers and retailers at KPMG in Canada, said the platform “collects and delivers near real-time, real-time industry intelligence, across the metrics that matter to retailers, so they can do better, more informed business. decisions.”
Describing it as a “game changer,” RCC member Sarah Jordan, CEO of Mastermind Toys, a retailer with 68 locations across the country, said “to stay competitive and growth-oriented, it’s critical for us to have multiple channels to gain the insights we need to be able to continually refine and innovate our brand storytelling and customer experiences.”
The best tech skills Canadians are currently learning
udemya provider of open online courses aimed at professional adults and students, recently launched its Workplace Learning Skills Index, which provides quarterly data-driven insights into what people around the world are learning. The index highlights some of the most popular skills that Canadians have focused on in the last quarter.
Top skills in Canada include cloud computing, data cleansing, Microsoft PL-300, Microsoft Office, 3D game development, and Unreal Engine.
Some of the top global technology skills include Microsoft SC-200 (Securities Operations Analyst), Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics and Microsoft Azure IoT.
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Toronto-based non-profit vector institute has welcomed three new partners to its Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystem to promote research and innovation and strengthen the economy.
Since around 1:20 pm ET on Thursday, users of the Cisco Webex app have been unable to access the service.
While challenges still exist when it comes to finding opportunities for women and girls in the cybersecurity industry, a path is being paved and doors are opening, panelists said in IT World Canada‘s Top Women in Cyber Security event.
Celebrating the best women in cybersecurity is an initiative created by IT World Canada in association with the Canadian Chapter of the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA) and the Women in Security Forum to honor women who have advanced the Canadian security industry. Here are the 20 honorees featured at this year’s event.
Microsoft Teams received a feature update in Microsoft Inspire 2022. These are the most important updates available now or in the near future.
Deepfakes are back in the news after it was reported that a group of researchers working at the Samsung AI Center in Moscow have come up with an initiative called Mega Portraits.
With an increasing number of cyber threats targeting their organizations and dealing with tight budgets, chief information security officers (CISOs) can feel an oppressive weight on their shoulders.
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Listen to the latest episode of Cyber Security Today
This episode reports on a proposed class action lawsuit against Meta, a cyberattack against a marketing vendor used by US healthcare providers, and more