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Canadian CIOs need to focus on growth and innovation in 2014

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By Suzanne Adnams, Gartner, Inc. CIOs today face a host of digital opportunities and threats, with all industries in all geographies undergoing

The NIST cloud computing program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a developer of standards for the U.S. government.  According to their website, their mission is: “From the smart electric power grid and electronic health

Published on: July 8th, 2014 Don Sheppard

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

CIOs must understand foreign markets

I advise and speak at economic forums, the biannual World Computer Congress and World CIO Forums and consistently hear that paying attention to foreign markets is a priority for IT executives and CEOs.

Published on: July 4th, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

Increasing ethics training is the answer to cyberthreats

Over 90 per cent of networks are compromised and this can happen in less than 20 minutes when exposed to the Internet. Mobile is the focal point of this trend. With embedded computing,

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

Is loss of control the biggest hurdle to cloud computing?

Some systems managers still believe the promise of cloud computing exceeds the technological reality.  They cite the “ities” – security, customizability, longevity, quality, reliability and others – as being key inhibitors to adoption

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Don Sheppard

How to handle an ethical dilemma

Ethical dilemmas often happen when two or more ethical issues urge contradictory actions. If you were working on software that managed an elevator or a car, how would you resolve any concerns about

Published on: June 30th, 2014 Donna Lindskog

How big will smart phones get?

A lot of digital ink has been spread reacting to the size of BlackBerry's upcoming Passport handset, with its 4.5-in. square screen. Judging by photos, that could make for an awkward-looking device. Certainly it

Published on: June 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Android at Google IO: What the L?

When the Google IO developer conference rolls around, you know there’s a bunch of Android news on the way, and this year is no exception. Sundar Pichai, Android’s senior VP, launched the big

Published on: June 27th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Interview: Andrew Ng, chairman and co-founder of Coursera

There is an impending digital tsunami -- or D-Quake -- that can drive enterprises to destruction if they don't continually update their business model canvas for competitive advantage. They should be dynamically adopting

Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki