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BlackBerry CEO remains optimistic despite Q1 loss

Though his company announced a first-quarter loss of more than $600 million USD today, BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen remains...

June 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood
An IDF 8200 base location in Israel

How Israel’s cyber spy network is helping improve enterprise security

The vaunted Unit 8200 represents the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) exclusive IT spy agency responsible for collecting signal intelligence (SIGINT)...

June 20th, 2016 Ryan Patrick
Gartner's Peter Firstbrook

The top ten IT security tools for 2016 — and why the CSO should care

National Harbor, MD — At its Security & Risk Management Summit this week, analyst firm Gartner Inc. outlined the top...

June 17th, 2016 Ryan Patrick
New York street with TD Bank

Canadian bank used in attempt to trick firm in wire fraud

Breach reports on banks usually deal with attempts to gain passwords and drain user accounts. However, attackers can also open...

June 27th, 2016 Howard Solomon
A T-Shirt wearing supporter at the Red Hat/North America Partner Conference in Toronto

Microsoft, Red Hat deepen their IT alliance

TORONTO – The Microsoft/Red Hat partnership became one of the more attention-grabbing alliances of 2015. The two became chummy after...

June 27th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto
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ITAC publishes list of ‘board-ready’ female tech experts

Canadian ICT companies needs more board-level women. So says the Information Technology Board of Canada (ITAC), and it even has...

June 27th, 2016 Danny Bradbury

Security in agile world: There’s no going back

As IT embraces agile and the enterprise perimeter becomes increasingly porous, security has to roll with the changes and there’s...

June 27th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Is Blockchain a world-changing technology?

Blockchain is the technology that underpins the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Because Bitcoin is much loved by anarchists, drug dealers and fraudsters,...

June 27th, 2016 Yogi Schulz
data centres, servers, server room, technology, data management

HPE targets high performance enterprise computing with updates to its software-defined platform 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) this week unveiled several new high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, including a comprehensive software-defined platform, enhancements to...

June 24th, 2016 IT World Canada Staff

How a Canadian firm’s bidding strategy was undone by social engineering

Business executive fraud scams that hit the media usually involve senior officials tricked through social engineering into sending large amounts...

June 24th, 2016 Howard Solomon
2015 CanadianCIO of the Year award winner Lydia Lee, senior vice president and CIO of University Health Network

How private-public partnerships can drive innovation: ITAC Board of Governors keynote

This is an edited version of a speech given by Lydia Lee, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University...

June 24th, 2016 Mudeeha Yousaf
Cyber security

Dark data creates blind spots for organizations

Dark data. It sounds ominous, but it’s not malicious; it’s simply data that’s not getting seen. For many organizations, it’s causing...

June 24th, 2016 Gary Hilson
From left: LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and LinkedIn cofounder and controlling shareholder Reid Hoffman in a promotional image released after the companies announced that Microsoft would be acquiring LinkedIn on June 13.

Here’s why Microsoft chose LinkedIn

Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition topped headlines and confounded tech experts. The price of US$26.2 billion paid, the biggest in Microsoft’s history,...

June 24th, 2016 Chris Lau

City of Calgary CIO: “It’s important to invest in our infrastructures.”

The City of Calgary has its eyes on the future. Its technology team employs over 400 people and manages $300...

June 23rd, 2016 Ryan Patrick
Canadian currency, money, dollar bills

Average cost of a data breach up 12.5 per cent among Canadian firms studied: Report

Canadian CISOs who want more hard data to convince the C-suite and boards to devote more resources to cybersecurity have...

June 23rd, 2016 Howard Solomon
BlackBerry CEO John Chen shows off the company's Passport handset in this undated photo.

BlackBerry aims to make handset business profitable within current fiscal year

BlackBerry Ltd. has given itself the remainder of the current fiscal year, which ends next March, to return its handset...

June 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood
Moving up the corporate ladder and getting a job promotion

Canadian tech workers demanding greater job satisfaction and flexibility: Survey

Many Canadians are unhappy with their present work environment and would like to see their employers offering more flexible options...

June 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood
HPE IoT grid

Track list for emerging technologies

Staying up-to-date with emerging technologies is a challenge – there seems no end to claims of “the next best thing.” ...

June 22nd, 2016 Don Sheppard
Illustration of a keyboard with China flag

Canada still a target of China-based groups although volume of attacks dropping: Report

Under public and Western government pressure – including a dramatic deal with the White House – suspected Chinese-based threat groups...

June 22nd, 2016 Howard Solomon
opentext office

OpenText adds more HP assets as it looks to expand IT portfolio

As HP Inc. continues its strategy of divesting of some assets following the split into two separate entities, OpenText Corp....

June 21st, 2016 Gary Hilson
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Citrix says customers of remote PC access service stung by password re-use

Good IT security doesn't only mean using technology the right way. It also means employees have to follow safe practices,...

June 21st, 2016 Howard Solomon

Google’s Jeff Dean on the benefits of large-scale deep learning for building intelligent systems

AI via machine learning and deep learning drives the “AI first” strategy penetrating enterprises. Embrace it to live-long and prosper!...

June 21st, 2016 Stephen Ibaraki
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What Does Algorithmic Business Really Mean, Anyway?

What’s the latest thing to perch hopefully at the beginning of the Gartner hype cycle? Algorithmic business. Tomorrow’s companies are going to...

June 21st, 2016 Danny Bradbury