How Private Is Your Data? A North American Perspective

As cloud computing comes of age, a confluence of events has placed real enterprise concerns around data security, data privacy and how organizations can ensure that sensitive information is protected at all times.

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Who do you think you are? A “personality” quiz for managed services

Join Jim Love, CIO, ITWC and his special guests as they discuss managed services. How to choose? What’s best for you and your organization? Does your organization have a unique “personality” that affects what you do – or should choose?

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CanadianCIO Census 2016

Our annual CIO Census is back – and this year we’ve gone global. As always we’ll focus on priorities and challenges affecting CIO’s but with our new international reach fin 2016 will be able to document regional differences. With your participation and the support of the CIO community, we will once again produce an invaluable analytical snapshot of the CIO role. Please take a few minutes and fill out the survey. As a thank you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the report.

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Editorial Coverage


When ranking the important factors used to select a hosting provider for data storage, a recent Cogeco Peer One global survey found security was a key driver across all the surveyed regions. A recommendation from a trusted source was seen as more important than a company’s reputation and performance was a more important measure for Canadians and those in the UK or the US. Americans respondents were the least concerned about location of the host data centre or the data privacy laws of the country where their data might be hosted.

On the issue of which country was seen as the most trusted to host data, the respondent generally chose their own country first, with the Canadians most emphatic about the selection. The UK respondents identified France and Switzerland as the best choices after the UK. The Americans also selected France as the most trusted country following their own. Canadians second choice was the United States, followed closely by the UK. Mexico was ranked lowest across all respondent jurisdictions.

Knowledge about three significant IT issues in the news were surveyed. The introduction of the EU/US “Privacy Shield” was most familiar to Americans and least familiar to Canadians. There was a high level awareness across all three countries about the standoff between Apple and the FBI and Apple over the unlocking of an iPhone. Details about a May 2014 theft of personal data from eBay was most familiar in the UK and least known in the US.