Articles By Chris Lau

Smartwatches: Fad or necessity?

Ever since Samsung reported slower sales for its flagship Galaxy S5, the race to develop smartwatches has never been more important for the Korean giant. Samsung is not the only tech giant developing

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Chris Lau

Is Google eyeing big data analytics in electronic medical records?

Google might be getting into the analytics of electronic medical records (“EMR” or "EHR" for electronic health records). Google’s Co-CEO, Larry Page, was interviewed during the company’s Google I/O event. He noted that

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Chris Lau

BlackBerry shows improvement

Operations are improving over at BlackBerry. The mobile device management (MDM) leader reported higher cash levels, stronger profitability, and lower expenses in its first quarter ended May 31. Enterprises no longer need to

Published on: June 20th, 2014 Chris Lau

Why Lenovo and IBM are looking good

IBM Corp.’s sale of its low-end server unit to Lenovo will benefit both companies when the deal is complete. Lenovo agreed to acquire the unit for US$2.3 billion, and Lenovo expect the deal

Published on: June 8th, 2014 Chris Lau

Move Over, Mobile: Time to Upgrade the PC

Back in the day, PC upgrading was a ritual for enthusiasts and even businesses. These days, tablets and smart phones are taking the priority for upgrades. The smart phone upgrade cycle is shorter

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Chris Lau

Should you be on LinkedIn?

As ITWorldCanada's Job Board undergoes a renovation, the other established job networking site to look at is LinkedIn. Growth at LinkedIn, and for social networking sites in general, is slowing. Twitter was the

Published on: May 6th, 2014 Chris Lau

Microsoft embraces all data

Connectivity is getting lots of attention from Microsoft, and the company wants you to know it. On its blog, it views the Internet of Things (“IoT”) as connecting everything from devices to cloud to

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Chris Lau

Key takeaways on BlackBerry’s last quarter

There is more work that is ahead for BlackBerry, but the good news for enterprise IT is better mobile device support. Not only is BlackBerry consolidating older (pre -BB10) support on BlackBerry Enterprise

Published on: April 7th, 2014 Chris Lau

Reading Mozilla’s signals

Devices using Windows 8 are a hard sell these days. Mozilla said it will stop developing its Firefox browser on Windows 8. On Canadian retail sites, consumers can buy Windows 8 RT and

Published on: March 17th, 2014 Chris Lau

WhatsApp voice will face many entrenched alternatives

Most readers would agree that shock and awe are appropriate reactions to the US$19 billion Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp. The good news is that the deal will cost  Facebook “only” US$4 billion in cash.

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Chris Lau