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CIOs and CEOs: What does success look like from a leadership perspective?

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Have you heard this old joke before? "What does CIO stand for? Answer: Career Is Over." With the constant churn in the

So you think you can blog? The contest has now closed

Dear bloggers, Thank you for your enthusiasm in our blogging contest. As you know, we stopped taking submissions on Monday, Sep. 22. Stay tuned for the announcement of our winners, to take place

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Hibah Ahmed

Understanding cloud computing’s risk

"Fortune favors the brave," the CEO barks. "Once bitten, twice shy," the CIO snaps back. When the question becomes whether to buy into cloud computing or fretting over data sovereignty, what's a company

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Jeremy Page

Are you hoarding data?

The cloud allows very simple scalability. But before we scale up we need to think about a number of concerns including data sovereignty and data integrity. I would argue the latter is most

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Donna Lindskog

Privacy and the Internet of Things: Practical or paranoia?

The promise of connected homes, cars, wearables and every day conveniences is growing rapidly. Established companies like Cisco Systems Inc., Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications have a great deal to gain as the Internet of

Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Mark Burdon

Corporate Canada can mitigate risk by embracing cloud-based technology

Canadians aren’t risk takers, at least when it comes to technology. And with an innovation such as cloud computing, there’s a general fear of the unknown and a misconception that it’s not safe.

Published on: September 19th, 2014 Bob Elliott

Six tips for controlling printers

By Patrick Trudel (The author is a federal IT manager who has lead major printer rationalization projects for a number of government departments.) Government departments often take their printing services for granted. Printers

Published on: September 18th, 2014 IT World Canada

How Canadian organizations use the Internet of Things

What happens when Internet connectivity goes beyond computers and phones? That’s the premise of “Internet of Things” technology. The concept dates back to 1999 when Kevin Ashton coined the term  (also known as

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Bruce Harpham

No contract? No problem: More Android smartphone bargains

When the new iPhone 6 models were released last week, there was yet another collective gasp when the non-contract prices were announced. With the entry level model starting at $749, the usual grumblers

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Fighting back: Is the time for defensive IT security policy over?

Is it time to move away from defence-based protection of our data and IT systems and fight back against those who would use computers to  compromise power, water, communication and transportation infrastructure? It

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Dave O'Leary