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Genband offers Kandy for embedding UC into business apps

For some years industry analysts have complained that many business applications don’t integrate with each other, forcing users to jump from one piece of software or Web site to another for accessing communications

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why organizations will run to the cloud, not from it

When attending the Gigaom Structure conference in San Francisco this summer, two things stood out for me: One was how few organizations are actually running loads in the cloud today. The second was

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Jeremy Hill

New Wind in carrier’s future

Wind Mobile's future is about to change. The Canadian carrier's minority shareholder and biggest debtholder, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Lted. announced this morning that it has a deal to sell all of its holdings to

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Using network virtualization to increase security

After server and desktop virtualization, network virtualization is the next area of the data centre to adopt the technology. It isn't going easy in enterprises, though, in part because the parts aren't completely there

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP pushes app performance testing to the cloud

For software developers, write the code can be only half the battle. The other part is stress testing the app to see if it can handle thousands or tens of thousands of users

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Monitoring software adds ability to send alerts

Organizations with very sensitive data don’t merely have tough network security gear; they may also go so far as recording every keystroke employees enter and monitoring for suspicious activity. One supplier is Boston-based

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

CIOs should steal these Internet of Things ideas from IDC

Nigel Wallis probably didn’t mean to turn the tech startup Uber’s name into a verb. It just sort of happened. Speaking at a breakfast event last week that was co-hosted with ITAC, the

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Shane Schick

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T – The Importance of Vendor Innovation in Systems, Services, and Solutions to Create Holistic Offerings

Download this IDC white paper which explores why managing operations in a complex, heterogeneous environment will continue to present significant challenges for resource-strapped IT departments and why IDC recommends that CIOs and IT

Published on: September 15th, 2014 IT World Canada Team

Avoid disposable development with the 5-ities: Successful software development requires a focus on the non-functional features

Learn why these non-functional features - usability, maintainability, scalability, security, and reliability are key to your software success.

Published on: September 15th, 2014 IT World Canada Team

For iPhone app developers, bigger handsets won’t be a problem

There were a number of groans heard around the world last week when Apple announced two new sizes of iPhones, and they didn't all come from competing handset manufacturers. Mobile app developers who

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SaaS software analyzer now offers on-prem version

Cloud computing is the latest hot technology, but a number of organizations still don't think it's completely safe for mission-critical or proprietary applications. That includes some of the biggest companies in the world,

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Organizations, consumers to get millions back from LCD purchases

Snail mail is considered an antiquated way of doing business, but some organizations across Canada will soon get a very interesting letter telling them they qualify for a rebate. It's a result of

Published on: September 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry acquisition lets cellphones have office, personal phone numbers

One of the problems CIOs face in crafting a wireless strategy is how to deal with employees using smart phones for corporate purposes. Should it supply the handset and pay the bills, should it

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Are most Canadian companies willing to “roll the dice” on data breaches?

We roll our eyes when news reports reveal another data breach, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised: A privacy lawyer at one of the country’s biggest law firms, says 70 per cent of

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

#FollowFriday: What will Canada’s top federal CIO say?

Next month public sector IT executives will be gathering as usual for the GTEC conference and exhibition in Ottawa, and this week it was confirmed that the chief information officer at Treasury Board

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Shane Schick

No short-cuts to IT security, Canadian retailers warned

Retailers around the world are reeling from an avalanche of data thefts this year, leaving many paralyzed about what to do. But a Canadian security expert warned retailers here not to take short-cuts

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Controversial biometric project in India may go ahead

The largest biometric identification projects in the world -- India's attempt to give an ID number to 1 billion people linked to fingerprint and iris scans -- may be going ahead under the

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Group urges Ottawa to set aside spectrum again in auction

The Harper government must set aside cellular frequencies for spectrum for new or small carriers to bid on in an upcoming spectrum auction, says a consumer group. In a paper sent this week

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Infor adds app to Public Sector suite

Local governments that use Infor's Public Sector CDR software for managing development and regulatory processes can now give their site inspectors a mobile app for doing their work. The company said Thursday its

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Many mobile apps still ask for unexplained access to device data

Too many mobile apps are collecting private subscriber data without explaining why they need it, according to a study by international government privacy commissioners. Dubbed the Global Privacy Enforcement Network Privacy Sweep, examiners from

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Preventing fraud in the call centre: Use voice biometrics, phone printing

The fraudster called the credit card company with a simple request; he was traveling out of the country and wanted fraud controls lifted on his account for 30 days. The call center agent

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Gartner

Videotron now offers LTE service

Canada has its seventh cellular carrier to offer LTE service after Quebec-based Videotron announced it has begun offering the hight-speed data service to subscribers on Wednesday. LTE devices Videotron now sells include the

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Get wide experience, not a cybersecurity degree, says this expert

Heresy is something that rarely appears on this site (which is my fault). But a column this week by security behavior expert Ira Winkler on how to get a job in IT security

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Playing it safe in the data centre?

The fight over "shadow IT" -- the signing up for cloud services by staff impatient with IT's slow pace of adding needed technology -- may be masking a serious problem: A CIO out of

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Samsung adds ID management to Knox cloud MDM service

One of the problems with opening up the enterprise to staff bringing their own devices is securely managing the variety of platforms behind the firewall. Samsung Electronics is one of the few Android

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Salesforce warns subscribers of malware threat

In theory, cloud computing should  be safer than dealing with on-premise applications, which have to be tested before patching to ensure compatibility with other enterprise software. Cloud providers merely have to patch their own

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Group harnesses Canadian tech industry to fight youth unemployment

Youth unemployment in Toronto is in excess of 20 per cent - one of the highest rates in Canada. Yet many technology companies in the region struggle to find qualified talent. A new

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Jim Love

Juniper enhances network protection through Spotlight Secure upgrade

Juniper Networks is extending its Spotlight Secure threat intelligence platform to improve IT response to network threats. The networking equipment company said Tuesday Spotlight secure is now open to more threat intelligent information

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Appmethod development environment gets new capabilities

Embarcadero Technologies has released its Appmethod multi-device application  development platform with its latest tools, saying the environment is now ideal for making connected apps for the Internet of Things. Appmethod, which lets developers

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Network group announces spec for long distance 100G interface

If things aren't fast enough in your data centre, a group of network equipment makers are on the trail of giving it a swift kick. Calling themselves the CWDM4 MSA consortium (short for Coarse Wavelength

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Video: CIOs take a new look at the strategic value of networks

Have networks changed? Or is the way we think about them changing? There is a resurgence of focus on networks. They have evolved from a utility to a key enabler of business strategy

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A new local SoftLayer data centre solves data residency issues and drives better business performance

Cloud is here —from reducing hardware and software expenditures and time-to-market, to provisioning and managing critical services such as storage and computing platforms, cloud computing is helping organizations around the world realize their

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The CIO cheat sheet on iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch

If they locked themselves in a meeting or were in transit, IT executives can expect the same question from staff and colleagues for at least the rest of this week: “So what did

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Shane Schick

Ten tips for more secure sofware

The IEEE has just set up a Center for Secure Design to help software architects create applications that don’t have fatal flaws. Many are well known, but for some reason continue to persist.

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP cloud service gives applications ability to protect themselves

With security breaches mounting in what can only be described as a terrible year for IT security, vendors are coming up with new services to help enterprises fight attacks. The latest was revealed

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Lenovo touts trio of new servers

To some IT managers, a server is a server. Manufacturers, however, try to emphasize the extra features they put in to show their server is more than a CPU with space for hard

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Bank & Finance IT Canada 3rd oct 2014, Park Hyatt Toronto conference

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Bank & Finance - IT Conference Canada, 3rd October 2014, PARK HYATT -TORONTO CANADA. Please visit Website: www.bank-it.ca Follow us on Twitter Few of the Key

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