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Discover the value of analytics [sponsored]

In this video, hosted by Jim Love, CIO of IT World Canada, we hear from marketing and technology leaders as they share their perspectives on why analytics matter and just how growth can

Published on: June 19th, 2014 IT World Canada Staff

UK chooses ODF format for saving electronic documents

Governments have a certain amount of power when it comes to setting IT standards. The bigger the government the more likely it wants things narrowed down. And the bigger they are the more muscle they

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SAP to house Canadian data here

Yielding to customer pressure on information sovereignty, SAP Canada will set up a data centre north of Toronto to assure organizations personal data won't leave the country. "It's an emotional thing that I don't

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How Dutch bureaucrats created a national intranet

A number of governments around the world -- including various levels in Canada -- are embracing open data, filling up Web sites with links to hundreds of datasets that, hopefully, can be repurposed.

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Securing Android For the Enterprise

Download Securing Android for the Enterprise to learn why IDC believes the solution lies with the development of mobile operating systems (OS) that provide for their own security, such as that developed by

Published on: July 24th, 2014 IT World Canada Staff

Striking a Balance in Mobile Security: A Candid Survey of Federal Managers

Download Striking a Balance for Mobile Security, a joint research study by the Government Business Council and Samsung, to understand the additional concerns faced by American government agencies and their attitudes and perceptions

Published on: July 24th, 2014 IT World Canada Staff

The bot traffic dilemma

Usually bots are bad, which is why some CSOs ensure their organizations’ Web sites block them. There is a risk, a study by a security vendor has discovered, although not in the way

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Nominations for CIO of the year award now open

Nominations are now open for the Information Technology Association of Canada/CanadianCIO magazine chief information officer of the year award. The inaugural award will be presented Nov. 12 in Toronto as part of ITAC's Ingenious Awards

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why vendors need ‘a kick in the pants’

Tired of your applications breaking? Frustrated by the inability of consulting firms you hired to get applications to work together? Angry that despite vendor promises the last software upgrade isn't giving measurable performance

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BC raked over coals for lack of digitization strategy

Among the organizations that are great generators of paper, arguably governments rank in the top three. So it was no surprise that the B.C. information and privacy commissioner has discovered 33,000 boxes of

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Sexism and IT: Another chapter

The low number of women in information technology careers has been the subject of commentary for decades.  There are various reasons why, some in the industry say: Women just don't go into tech, or those that do

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Blogging 103: Verify Google authorship for your articles

Congratulations on writing your first blog post with us! Now that you've gotten the hard part out of the way, you want to make sure people appreciate all your efforts by being able

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Hibah Ahmed

BES 10 now a hosted service

CIOs have another way of adding BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to their arsenal of mobile management tools -- renting it. BlackBerry said today that service providers are now able to offer BES 10

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why CIOs need to learn to use the ‘F word’

I hate most business books. They lie. It’s not a sin of “commission.” I’m not sure they set about to consciously distort the facts. It’s more often a sin of “omission”. They leave

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Jim Love

How CIOs are sizing up their storage-as-a-service options

Not all of the biggest issues around big data storage revolve around technology. Questions about sovereignty, compliance and security practices loomed large at CanadianCIO’s executive roundtable on storage-as-a-service. As one participant put it

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 christine wong

Fortinet firewall hits 1Tbps

There are several constants in the IT world: The demand for more CPU power, for more storage and for more firewall throughput. Fortinet Inc. says the day will soon come when 1 Terabit

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon