Archive for July 25, 2019

Rogers Now Throttles “Unlimited” Plans To 512 Kbps To Match Telus And Bell

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 25, 2019 by itnerd

Rogers in the “unlimited” plan wars was the last of the “big three” telcos to not offer throttling at 512 Kbps. Instead, they were stuck at 256 Kbps. But that changed today. If you look at the Infinite microsite, you now see this text. I have highlighted the relevant portion in bold:

Rogers Infinite data plans include 10GB, 20GB or 50GB of data at max speed on the Rogers network, extended coverage areas within Canada, and Roam Like Home destinations (see You will continue to have access to data services with no overage beyond the max speed allotment at a reduced speed of up to 512 kilobits per second (for both upload and download) until the end of your current billing cycle. Applications such as email, web browsing, apps, and audio/video streaming will continue to function at a reduced speed which will likely impact your experience. We will send you a text message notifying you when you have used 90% and 100% of the max speed allotment included in your plan with the option to purchase a Speed Pass to add more max speed data to your plan. In all cases, usage is subject to the Rogers Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy.

That’s an interesting change. The cynic in me says that it has to do with this Reddit thread that popped up earlier this week where posters were critical of Rogers. Thus my guess is the folks at 1 Mount Pleasant in Toronto got the message loud and clear and changed course.


Solo New York Launches New Downtown Travel Collection

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 25, 2019 by itnerd

Solo New York, a leading, urban-inspired designer of backpacks, totes, duffels, briefs, and sleeves, today unveiled the new Downtown Travel Collection, a sharp new collection that’s designed for the busy traveller looking for a weekend escape.

Based on the success of the brand’s Duane Hybrid backpack / briefcase – the top-selling laptop bag in the U.S. (NPD Group) – Solo New York has expanded the Downtown Collection to include a unique collection of five travel-ready bags, including three new duffels, a backpack and an accessory kit. The style, features and approachable price points make the Downtown Travel Collection a perfect choice for those looking to get out of the office for weekend getaway.

Solo New York launches the new Downtown Travel Collection in collaboration with professional skateboarder Dave Bachinsky, founder of ShapeThree, a project that uses recycled skateboard decks to create handmade designs. Bachinsky crafted two custom ShapeThree handles for the Travel Collection roller duffels, and with them he traveled thouout London for a skate competition. Bachinsky is the latest Solo Creator, a series profiling aspirational individuals. The Solo Creators video documenting Bachinsky’s travels and ShapeThree is available at:

Launched in grey with black accents, the Downtown Travel Collection includes the following designs:

Leroy Rolling Duffel – $119.99

The 49L Leroy duffel meets carry-on requirements for most major airlines and features two front zippered pockets, a separate sho/laundry compartment, push-button telescoping handle system, and easy-glide wheels,

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Grand Travel TSA Backpack – $99.99

A versatile yet stylish travel workhorse, the Grand Travel backpack features a TSA checkpoint-friendly design, fully padded 15.6” laptop compartment, large, 30L capacity main compartment, front quick pocket and side mesh pockets, a back panel that slides over luggage handles, multiple carry handles, padded back and back straps, and compression straps in the main compartment for tighter packing.


Avenue C Rolling Duffel – $129.99

The 49L Avenue C roller duffel features a front zippered pocket, removable and adjustable shoulder strap, push-button telescoping handle system, and easy glide wheels.

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Highline Duffel – $79.99

The sizable, 54L Highline duffel comes ready to roll with a fully padded 15.6” laptop pocket, front zippered pocket, separate shoe/laundry compartment, and a removable and adjustable shoulder strap. MSRP: $79.99


Liberty Accessory Kit – $19.99

Designed to keep the loose ends organized and fit into any carry on, the Liberty Accessory Kit features a zippered main compartment with organization and a front pocket for easy access items.


The Downtown Travel Collection is available at:

OpenText Named a Leader in ECM Content Platforms

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 25, 2019 by itnerd
OpenText™, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced Forrester Research, Inc. has named OpenText a leader in The Forrester Wave™: ECM Content Platforms, Q3 2019, stating, “OpenText leads with solid content services — accelerating its shift to cloud.”
According to Forrester, “OpenText’s Extended ECM represents its transition from an ECM suite provider to a content services platform designed for cloud and hybrid deployments. Ongoing modernization – including investments in new user experiences and app development tools – reflects [OpenText’s] commitment to a broader enterprise information management strategy, with content being an essential ingredient.”
Forrester notes, “Extended ECM is strong across all segments of content services for foundational repository services and collaborative and transactional content services. Strengths include document and records management capabilities and integration with major enterprise apps like SAP and Salesforce.”
“Clients needing content services exposed through key business apps, but which also stand alone as a horizontal platform, should shortlist OpenText,” the Forrester report says. “Regulated industries or public sector needing flexible cloud and/or hybrid deployment models should evaluate OpenText.”
OpenText Content Services help organizations manage, secure and deliver content in context throughout the digital business. Recent announcements – including partnerships with Google Cloud and SAP and product enhancementsacross the OpenText EIM portfolio – continue to reinforce OpenText leadership.
“OpenText global leadership in Content Services is clear. We continue to innovate on our platform to bring new value to our customers,” said Muhi Majzoub, EVP of Engineering, OpenText. “We set the standard for ECM platforms and content-centric industry and line-of-business applications.”
OpenText Content Services build on more than 25 years of trusted industry leadership to deliver information governance applications and services for the world’s largest and most complex companies.
OpenText Extended ECM offers capabilities to manage content from capture to sharing, collaboration and archiving. Integration with lead enterprise applications such as SAP S/4HANA®, SAP®SuccessFactors®, Salesforce®, and Microsoft®Office 365® helps break down information silos across the digital business.
Download the report
Download “The Forrester Wave™: ECM Content Platforms, Q3, 2019” online here.