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Top 8 CIO Christmas wishes

I don't know if Santa has an IT department. If he does, he must have an awesome CRM with the...

December 19th, 2014 Stephen Abraham
cloud security

Q&A: Former Alberta CISO on overcoming cloud security concerns

Information is widely viewed as a company’s most important asset. And today, more than ever, cyber-threats are a looming presence...

December 19th, 2014 Brian Clendenin
wearable technology Canada

The ‘wearable-first’ approach that CIOs may never embrace

If they can wear IT, will they come? That's the question the technology industry faces in 2015, and the answer...

December 19th, 2014 Shane Schick
Mindfield Salesforce analytics

A Vancouver recruiting firm says developing the right analytics is Job One

Recruitment is a people-focused business, but as data matching technologies evolve, some recruitment companies are starting to manage the process...

December 18th, 2014 Danny Bradbury
Samsung Knox

Samsung and BlackBerry partnership gives enterprise users both choice and security

When Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and BlackBerry Ltd. announced they were teaming up to provide an enterprise security solution in...

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Portraits of our CIO of the Year winners, including Corinne Charette

Awards ceremonies tend to go longer than expected, but in Corinne Charette's case, there were only minutes left for her to...

December 18th, 2014 Shane Schick
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Where the Angry Birds of enterprise apps should land first

ITWC has a long tradition of making predictions about the technology trends for the coming year, but this time we...

December 17th, 2014 Shane Schick
BlackBerry Classic CIOs

How CIOs could make the ‘BlackBerry Classic’ strategy their own

John Chen is not a CIO, but when he took over BlackBerry he faced a situation that many of his...

December 17th, 2014 Shane Schick
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Google and Avaya bring thin client-style operations to the contact centre

A recently-announced deal between Google and Avaya has potential for companies facing customer service challenges. Avaya has announced its Agent...

December 17th, 2014 Danny Bradbury
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No surprise about this malware

"Know your enemy" is an old defensive strategy derived from the ancient Chinese military treatise The Art of War. It's...

December 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon
IoT internet of things

Five mobile predictions for 2015

We’ve seen some pretty interesting developments in the last 12 months. The flood of wearable devices, the hype around the Internet...

December 16th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
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Ottawa backs Vodafone purchases of BlackBerry products, services

As BlackBerry Ltd. Prepares to roll out its latest smart phone the Classic, the Waterloo, Ont.-based company appears to be...

December 16th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
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Security predictions 2015: Encryption increases in enterprises

History has a way of repeating itself. 2013 ended with revelations of a huge data breach at Target Brands Inc....

December 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon
Microsoft Cloud and Mobility solutions

My takeaway from the Microsoft Cloud & Mobility Summit

Microsoft held its Cloud and Mobility Summit at the Allstream Centre in Toronto on December 3rd and 4th.  The event...

December 15th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Revisit web strategy to respond to web trends

Business leaders think often about how to utilize the web to advance business plans. While web strategy is hardly a...

December 15th, 2014 Yogi Schulz
Gloves IT teams fight back

Computing Canada: IT security fights back

Target, Home Depot, Staples, Dairy Queen and the Canada Revenue Agency are just a few of the organizations that suffered...

December 15th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
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The Cyber-Resilient Enterprise: Harnessing Your Security Intelligence

This white paper contains insights into the importance of cyber resilience in the face of evolving cyber threats -- defining...

December 15th, 2014 IT World Canada Team
Peering into the future of IT

Analytics, cyber security top CIO concerns for 2015

Analytics, cyber security and more BYOD headaches will be top concerns of chief information officers in various organizations for 2015 and...

December 15th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
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5 Must-Haves for an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Solution

Download this Symantec white paper to find out how you can securely enable a mobile workforce, protect corporate information in...

December 15th, 2014 IT World Canada Team
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What’s Yours is Mine: How Employees are Putting Your Intellectual Property at Risk

Complete with recommendations, this paper is based on a survey conducted by The Ponemon Institute of 3,317 individuals around the...

December 15th, 2014 IT World Canada Team
BlackBerry Classic, mobile devices, smart phones

BlackBerry Classic pre-orders sold out in Canada

It was a sad message on the Shop BlackBerry site this weekend that greeted Canadian and American shoppers who wanted...

December 15th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
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The Cyber Resilience Blueprint: A New Perspective on Security

Learn about best practices and the five pillars upon which a strong cyber resiliency framework can be built....

December 15th, 2014 IT World Canada Team
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Cogeco to roll out new public cloud in 2015

Toronto-based Cogeco Data Services has unveiled plans for a new public cloud service that will provide Canadian business with public,...

December 15th, 2014 Jeff Jedras
hospital, doctor, nurse, health care

BlackBerry Passport access patient genome data

Early next year, clinicians will be able to use BlackBerry phones to touch and swipe their way around patients’ genome...

December 15th, 2014 Danny Bradbury
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Salesforce rolls out app store builder

Salesforce Inc. has launched a new tool called the AppExchange Store Builder, which helps companies create their own app stores....

December 15th, 2014 Candice So
Peering into the future of IT

IT offshoring helps businesses grow: IDC

Market research firm IDC says that, thanks to IT offshoring practices, many business projects have taken off when they wouldn’t have...

December 15th, 2014 Dave Yin
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December 2014 in review: An ITWC classic retires

Deadlines, year-end reviews and 2015 predictions were coming from all sides, but at IT World Canada the big news was...

December 13th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
BlackBerry Classic, mobile devices, smart phones

November 2014 in review: A Canadian classic makes a comeback

BlackBerry fans rejoiced as news broke out that they can now pre-order the company’s new Classic smart phone from wireless service...

December 13th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
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October 2014 in review: Canadian Tire money gets a makeover   

In the United States and elsewhere in the world, people in the IT community were talking about Microsoft CEO Satya...

December 13th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
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September 2014 in review: BlackBerry unveils Passport, Home Depot is breached

It was sort of a glass half full or half empty scenario when BlackBerry Ltd. Reported a loss of $207...

December 13th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
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August 2014 in review: Wind lifts subscriber numbers

After Wind Mobile’s largest shareholder said it will no longer put any money into its subsidiary, the startup wireless operator...

December 13th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
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July 2014 in review: World Cup, CASL and an oddly shaped phone

World Cup madness was still going strong around the globe in July. You can bet that scores of computer monitors...

December 13th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
data, big data, network, code

June 2104 in review: Big stories from big data

Big data held centre court this month, thanks to a conference in Toronto. We got a bunch of big stories...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
The US National Security Agency headquarters

May 2014 in review: What’s really in that router?

Just over a year ago (June, 2013) a number of publications began posting disclosures from former NSA security contractor Edward Snowden...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
What we learned from Heartbleed

April 2014 in review: Heartbleed hits

After weeks of reports of data breaches related to retail point of sale devices, a new crisis: Data breaches related...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
Target department store

March 2014 in review: On Target

It was difficult to come up with words to describe the magnitude of the Target stores data breach in the...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

February 2014 in review: New CEO takes charge at Microsoft

It didn't take as long as the 2008 AWS spectrum auction, but the 700 MHz auction that ended this month...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
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January 2014 in review: Spectrum auction suprise

The first month of the year ought to be sluggish for news, with people shaking off the holiday, and, in...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
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Enhancing the help desk experience

Inordinately long wait times, multiple levels of attendants to wade through before reaching the right person, lack of expertise and...

December 12th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano
data, big data, network, code

What are the technology trends at the international CES?

I am participating and judging (Kay Family Foundation Appreneur Scholars) at the International Consumer Electronics Show,  held on January 6-9...

December 12th, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki
data, network, database

Four Technology Predictions for 2015

Predicting the future of technology is a quixotic endeavour. Looking out to next year, here are four trends to consider....

December 12th, 2014 Bruce Harpham