Articles By Howard Solomon

Don’t help virtual carriers, Telus tells CRTC

Telus Corp. has urged the federal telecom regulator not to tilt its rules to favour virtual carriers who only rent space on incumbent celluar networks rather than build their own networks. Telus told

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa firm’s solution helps protect EMC RecoverPoint

The cloud’s many benefits include not being on-premise. In theory that should make it an ideal place for enterprises to store data off site. In practice, however, the cloud also sparks privacy and

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Kaseya adds more security, compliance features to IT management

It hasn’t taken long for cloud IT management service Kaseya to add its latest British Columbia acquisition to the company’s portfolio. The company said Tuesday that AuthAnvil, the two-factor authentication and single sign-on

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Yes, it’s a bad year for breaches

It not only feels like 2014 is a terrible year for data security, it is, at least in the U.S., where the Identity Theft Resource Center keeps track. The centre's most recent count

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Video conference provider adds capabilities for disabled

Enterprises are increasingly open to hiring people with visual and hearing disabilities. That means digital communications with staff, partners and even customers should be able to have features to deal with those with

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Another bank backs Canadian women in IT group

An association aimed at encouraging Canadian women to have careers in IT has gained another big enterprise backer. The Royal Bank of Canada said today it has become a national sponsor of CanWIT (Canadian

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Lenovo-IBM server deal finalized

Lenovo's enterprise server business is about to get a lot bigger as it closes a US$2.1 billion deal to buy the x86 server and associated lines from IBM. The deal officially closes Oct.

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Carriers hopeful as CRTC hearing into wireless wholesale rates opens

Wireless carriers start a week-long hearing today before the federal telecommunications regulator, another in a series of fights that always seems to be about survival of the smallest. This time it might be

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP Moonshot servers gets ARM’d

Processors designed by the British chipmaker ARM are usually found in smart phones. But Hewlett-Packard said this morning it is putting them into its Moonshot line of densely-packed lower-power ProLiant servers, joining cartridges

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IT certifications continue to show value

For about six years IT certifications got no respect. Now it seems they’re having a comeback, at least if you measure by salary. According to the latest IT skills and certification pay index

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon