Archive for February 26, 2019

HP’s 2019 Megatrends Report Is Out

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 26, 2019 by itnerd

HP today launched its 2019 Megatrends Report which explores global, technological, economic and social currents that are influencing how people will live and work around the world. The report delves into a wide array of topics including income trends, urbanization’s impact on these trends, the resulting rise of new metro-based economic powerhouses, and the role of automation and education in meeting labor market challenges driving changing demographics and growing economies.

Additional research explores how increasing incomes are putting a strain on our energy resources and what role technologies such as 3D printing, Software 2.0 and Edge Computing could play in helping to drive to greater efficiencies benefiting customers, industries, and the planet. Below, you’ll find some of the topline themes and disruptive technologies that are addressed in the findings.

Disruptive Technologies

  • Ultra-Efficient Compute Architectures
  • Software 2.0
  • Virtual Machines


  • Growing Incomes and Rising Inequality
  • Rise of Asia
  • Jobs and Labor
  • Education and Reskilling
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Cloud to the Edge

For further information on the 2019 Megatrends Report, visit HP’s blog post.


Teksavvy TV Launching In Ottawa

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 26, 2019 by itnerd

TekSavvy and its affiliate cable company Hastings Cable Vision announced today the launch of its IPTV service, TekSavvy TV, in the Ottawa region of Ontario. TekSavvy TV will offer customers access to over 100 HD channels of sports, movies, series and kids programming including video-on-demand content from selected TV channels.


Customers in Ottawa who wish to order can sign-up through TekSavvy’s MyAccount portal at TekSavvy TV is currently available as an app for Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire Stick. Customers can start with TekSavvy TV Basic at $20.00 per month and then add additional theme packages ranging in price from $6.00 to $20.00 per month to get more channels of live sports, premium series, and blockbuster movies. TekSavvy TV requires a TekSavvy residential Internet subscription with a minimum download speed of 15 Mbps.