Articles By Andrew Brooks

New PCI standard disappointing, Toronto conference told

Every transaction system used by a North American business that use credit cards has to follow the Payment Card Industry's standards. But against the background of continuing breaches at retailers the PCI's latest

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

It’s time carriers did better, says new Rogers chief

The telecom industry has invested billions in new wireless networks but it isn't making it easy for cellphone users, says Rogers  Communications' new chief executive. "I don't think we're delivering on the promise

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Are Canada’s telcos at a security tipping point?

Telecommunications providers are giants targets for cyber-attacks because they are hubs for digital traffic. Which is why they have to shift from being reactive to proactive, a telecom conference in Toronto was told

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Post-breach etiquette: nine rules when the worst happens

Sure, into every life a little rain must fall. But are data breaches as inevitable? These days, the answer seems to be Yes. High-profile hacks like Target, the Heartbleed breaches, eBay... the theft

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

SAP enterprise customers getting serious about the cloud: survey

Large enterprise customers of SAP AG are eager to move to the cloud, but still have some lingering doubts, according to a study conducted for IT service provider HCL. Some of the company's

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

B.C., Rogers announce $450 million wireless coverage plan

The B.C. government is partnering with Rogers to expand the province's wireless networks. The $450-million, three-year plan will expand wireless coverage in more than 70 communities in the province's northeast, Interior, Lower Mainland

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Maple-flavoured malware targets Canadians’ financial data

A better, stronger version of a widely used trojan has surfaced, and it seems to have Canadian users in its sights. The latest variant of ZeuS, a widely used trojan, is specifically targeting

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

New SQL Server could help ‘pull’ cloud into the enterprise

With the release of SQL Server 2014 earlier this year, Microsoft Corp. marked another milestone in its vaunted plan to plunge into cloud computing. SQL Server 2014 found a favourable response in early

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Your enterprise mobile plan is just the first step

The problem with enterprise mobility strategies isn't that too few have one; it's that so many are doing a bad job at it. That's according to an Accenture Mobility survey of nearly 1500

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Digital divide is getting deeper, government IT expert warns

Interacting digitally with citizens. It's called digital inclusion and it's been an aim of many governments for years. It saves them money by enabling agencies to move away from physical, in-person service delivery,

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks