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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

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

Will CIOs pay for truly open networking solutions?

Open source software officially dates back to 1998, although as Wikipedia points out, the idea of freely available software goes back at least to 1983. Open networking technologies such OpenFlow, OpenStack and the

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

The IT asset manager as hero

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa to accept rural broadband funding projects in the fall

The Harper government is gearing up to accept proposals from Internet service providers wanting access to $305 million of federal funding to bring high speed Internet capability to 280,000 Canadian households that are still on dial-up

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

10 things developers should know about customer experience

I regularly moderate round tables on topics of interest to CIO’s. These are closed-door sessions and participants are screened to allow us to have a frank, peer to peer discussion about critical topics.

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Jim Love

The omni-channel challenges CIOs must overcome

It’s an omni-channel, multi-platform world out there. With all that complexity, it can be tough to provide a great Web experience for customers. While creating a customer-centric Web presence was tough enough for

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 christine wong

Big Switch adds Cloud Fabric to its SDN porfolio

Google, Facebook and other hyperscale cloud providers have long built their own networking and server equipment to meet the huge demands put on their infrastructure. Big Switch Networks, which builds solutions around software-defined

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Google to go after all bugs

Zero-day exploits are the bane of IT security professionals. Google says it will fight them with Project Zero. The search company said last week that it has created a new "well-staffed" team to

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Warning issued for online tracking tools

The ability to deliver targeted advertising to customers is one of the great advantages of the Internet. What organization doesn't want to make sure its message gets out to the best buyers? But

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Six Essential Steps for Unleashing the Power of Enterprise Mobility

Leading organizations are paving the way – leveraging mobility to transform their organizations in ways never thought of before. By taking advantage of external services, promoting internal alignment across IT and business stakeholder

Published on: July 21st, 2014 IT World Canada Team

Collaborative Technology a High-Performing Investment for Orbis

Download this case study to learn how CISCO provided a unified communications solution that met the need for a highly available, reliable, flexible infrastructure: one that supports voice, video, and data collaboration between

Published on: July 21st, 2014 IT World Canada Team

MIT researchers may have way to speed network traffic

MIT researchers think they have a way to speed packet forwarding in networks, which could cut the amount of bandwidth IT administrators have to buy in their data centres. The bad news is

Published on: July 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Android gadget roundup – Summer 2014 edition

Sure, your Android smartphone or tablet can be a lot of fun all by itself, but sometimes it’s good to have some travel companions to add to the fun. Here are a few

Published on: July 21st, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Quantum challenges EMC in dedupe

It isn’t often that a vendor makes a product it says can take on four of a competitor’s models, but that is what Quantum Corp. is doing with its new DXi6900 deduplication appliance.

Published on: July 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

SAP-Esri integration for GIS solution

Time is of the essence, goes a saying. That's even more true these days, when organizations want information at the speed of light. It's one of the reasons by SAP has added integration on

Published on: July 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why IT professionals should start blogging today

Picture this: You’re an IT manager with 10 years of work experience. You graduated from a reputable institution and have had no trouble securing jobs and promotions in an otherwise turbulent economy. You’ve

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Hibah Ahmed

Wanted: Your best travel apps

I have a confession: I'm a Luddite. Not for all things, but when it comes to a smart phone I only need the basics: A dial pad and Internet access. Not for me

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Calgary utility outsources IT services to India’s Wipro

Calgary's ATCO Group, a utilities and manufacturing company, has struck a 10-year multi-million deal to outsource its IT services to India's Wipro Ltd. The deal includes Wipro buying ATCO's I-Tek IT services division

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The Apple-IBM deal: What it means to enterprises

When two IT giants for a partnership one thing is certain: Industry observers will go overboard trying to make it into an earth-shaking event. Here, for example, is ComputerWorld U.S. columnist Ryan Faas

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How the Nasdaq was hacked

There have been lots of reports that governments around the world aren't paying enough attention to protecting their critical infrastructure -- telecom networks, water systems and power grids -- from cyber attacks. Stock markets would

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

FollowFriday: A Tweetstorm that made sense of Microsoft’s cuts

It probably goes without saying that many of the great Canadians posting on Twitter are no longer based in Canada, but in Kevin Restivo's case, a move overseas seems to have only offered

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Shane Schick

Blogging 102: How to edit your blog post

Once you’ve mastered creating a new post using WordPress, the next step is learning how to go back and make edits as needed. Below you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to edit your

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Hibah Ahmed

A U.S. case Canadian CSOs should keep an eye on

CIOs and CSOs have some concerns about their enterprises storing data offshore, particularly in the U.S., over worries that there's a risk sensitive corporate or customer data can't be protected from government reach.

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Blogging 101: How to create a blog post on WordPress

Welcome to ITWorld Canada's blogging community and thanks for taking the time to learn how to post your articles using WordPress. Creating a good post with thoughtful layout, meta data, and a snappy

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Hibah Ahmed

Rogers, Telus insist on warrants for subscriber information

When the Supreme Court of Canada ruled last month that police needed a search warrant to get basic subscriber information from Internet providers, it seemed clear that if law enforcement agencies only had

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

A tool for Canadian SME’s in their battle to improve cyber-security

According to Industry Canada’s 2012 analysis of small and medium enterprises in Canada, over 7.7 million employees, or 69.7 percent of the total private labour force, worked for small businesses; 2.2 million employees,

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

Juniper stiffens DDoS defence

Denial of service attacks are among the most frustrating that IT security pros can face. On the one hand, no corporate data is at risk; on the other hand the organization is shut

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Many Canadian security pros would rip up their architecture

Ever feel like tearing down your organization's IT security architecture and starting all over again? You're not alone. Nearly one-third (30 per cent) of Canadian security pros surveyed by security vendor Websense recently

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft to lay off 18,000, most from new Nokia division

Last week Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warned employees that the company had to change. Today the other shoe dropped. In a letter to staff Nadella said that it will shed about 18,000 jobs

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon