Articles By Howard Solomon

Security rules strain Canadian, U.S. IT contractors looking for federal work

News last week that a cyber attack at a third-party firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees had compromised data of at least 25,000 bureaucrats is just the latest illustration of how attackers can gain

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Revenue Canada issues tax app

Some CIOs have trouble talking to chief financial officers about technology -- those routers, IP addresses, software licences, service-oriented architectures, virtual machines do have a way of making the eye glaze over. So

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Think your corporate search engine is big? Look at the NSA’s

It was in the mid 1980s that I read James Bamford's inside look at the National Security Agency, The Puzzle Palace, which outlined how the NSA vacuums up huge amounts of electronic data.

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

To delete or not to delete? That is the federal question

Almost everyone working for an organization has an overflowing email inbox. Some employers have standards on keeping the size down, while others don't care. But when the federal government issues an advisory to public servants to

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Video from VMworld: Interview with BlueCat Networks’ CTO

All user group conferences have huge trade shows where partners can strut their stuff. VMworld 2014 in San Francisco is no exception. This week ITBusiness.ca editor Brian Jackson, who's covering the conference for

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Telus to offer cloud-based mobile device management

There's no shortage of on-premise and cloud-based mobile device management on the market, which isn't surprising considering how many organizations want to equip staff so they can do work out of the office.

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The rise of the Internet of Things: Reality or conspiracy?

It's only August but the balloting is near for describing the year in technology. Is 2014 the year of the data breach, or the year of the  so-called Internet of Things? Columnist Gil

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP, VMware team on software-defined networking solution

There's almost no end to the partnerships that have been announced this week in San Francisco at VMware's annual VMworld conference. A collaboration with Hewlett-Packard on a software-defined networking solution is one of

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Bell kicks LTE speeds up for faster data downloads

When the country's three biggest wireless carriers launched LTE service several years ago, their initial download data speeds were nowhere near the technology's potential high. Slowly, however, as their network expanded and they

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Huawei drops WinPhone, Tizen

The smart phone market's ability to support more than three operating systems has taken a hit with the decision by China's Huawei to close the door on devices running Windows Phone. The word

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon