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Machine to machine solutions, including telematics in vehicles, are expected to grow significantly

Privacy and the Internet of Things: Practical or paranoia?

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The promise of connected homes, cars, wearables and every day conveniences is growing rapidly. Established companies like Cisco Systems Inc., Telus Corp. and Rogers

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

Cloud services deliver cost savings, flexibility to Canadian companies

Cloud computing services are now a mainstream option for Canadian organizations. Over the last decade, cloud providers have improved security and addressed other concerns raised here. Cloud services are now a multibillion dollar

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Bruce Harpham

Augment encryption with tokenization

For the protection of sensitive data, tokenization is every bit as important as data encryption. We are all very familiar with the requirement to encrypt sensitive data at rest as well as in

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Michael Ball

Why organizations will run to the cloud, not from it

When attending the Gigaom Structure conference in San Francisco this summer, two things stood out for me: One was how few organizations are actually running loads in the cloud today. The second was

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Jeremy Hill

Preventing fraud in the call centre: Use voice biometrics, phone printing

The fraudster called the credit card company with a simple request; he was traveling out of the country and wanted fraud controls lifted on his account for 30 days. The call center agent

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Gartner