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Alcatel finalizes sale of enterprise unit to China Huaxin

Alcatel-Lucent’s Enterprise division has always stood in the shadow of its bigger telecom equipment maker brother. Now control has been passed to China Huaxin, which will have to decide how much it will

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Dell Canada Partner Summit – A day in tweets

Dell Canada Inc. held a great first day during its Partner Summit, welcoming Canadian partners and resellers to its event in Toronto on Wednesday. With an action-packed day of keynote speeches, breakout sessions,

Sponsored By: Dell Inc.

Pointing the blame for data breaches

With the leap this year in the number of data breaches there's enough finger pointing going around to make IT professionals stay in bed forever. The latest comes from JohnMcCormack, CEO of Websense,

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cloudy at Oracle OpenWorld

There are two ways of using the cloud: Buying services from it, or moving on-premise applications to it. At its annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco this week, Oracle Corp. is emphasizing it

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

A TD Bank CIO discusses mobile opportunities, Apple Pay and more

Jeff Martin has a challenge for all those people who assume everyone now does most of their banking on a smartphone, PC, tablet or landline phone. “If you’re bored on a Sunday, go

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Shane Schick

Plunging the data centre into the future

Going to be in hot water if your data centre's energy consumption doesn't come down? A Quebec company think it's found a way to drown a CIO's worries by literally immersing servers in

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Don’t help virtual carriers, Telus tells CRTC

Telus Corp. has urged the federal telecom regulator not to tilt its rules to favour virtual carriers who only rent space on incumbent celluar networks rather than build their own networks. Telus told

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa firm’s solution helps protect EMC RecoverPoint

The cloud’s many benefits include not being on-premise. In theory that should make it an ideal place for enterprises to store data off site. In practice, however, the cloud also sparks privacy and

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Kaseya adds more security, compliance features to IT management

It hasn’t taken long for cloud IT management service Kaseya to add its latest British Columbia acquisition to the company’s portfolio. The company said Tuesday that AuthAnvil, the two-factor authentication and single sign-on

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Yes, it’s a bad year for breaches

It not only feels like 2014 is a terrible year for data security, it is, at least in the U.S., where the Identity Theft Resource Center keeps track. The centre's most recent count

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Video conference provider adds capabilities for disabled

Enterprises are increasingly open to hiring people with visual and hearing disabilities. That means digital communications with staff, partners and even customers should be able to have features to deal with those with

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Another bank backs Canadian women in IT group

An association aimed at encouraging Canadian women to have careers in IT has gained another big enterprise backer. The Royal Bank of Canada said today it has become a national sponsor of CanWIT (Canadian

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Lenovo-IBM server deal finalized

Lenovo's enterprise server business is about to get a lot bigger as it closes a US$2.1 billion deal to buy the x86 server and associated lines from IBM. The deal officially closes Oct.

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How 35 Canadian CIOs are sizing up big data and analytics issues

I had to rent a car to attend the invite-only CIO Innovation Summit that's taking place this week in Muskoka, and as I was picking up a vehicle and transferring my bags, my

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Shane Schick

Carriers hopeful as CRTC hearing into wireless wholesale rates opens

Wireless carriers start a week-long hearing today before the federal telecommunications regulator, another in a series of fights that always seems to be about survival of the smallest. This time it might be

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP Moonshot servers gets ARM’d

Processors designed by the British chipmaker ARM are usually found in smart phones. But Hewlett-Packard said this morning it is putting them into its Moonshot line of densely-packed lower-power ProLiant servers, joining cartridges

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

CIOs and CEOs: What does success look like from a leadership perspective?

Have you heard this old joke before? "What does CIO stand for? Answer: Career Is Over." With the constant churn in the executive suite, CIOs are certainly not immune to turnover and change.

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Gary Davenport

Always-connected PCs almost here

Imagine always being able to connect your computer to the Internet even if you’re nowhere near a Wi-Fi connection, an Ethernet cable, or an Internet dongle. The idea of an always-connected PC  has been

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Mozilla vulnerability goes BERserk

Security researchers have discovered critical forgery vulnerability in Mozilla’s Network Security Services (NSS) crypto library that could allow attackers to forge RSA certificates used to secure data transmissions. “Dubbed BERserk, this vulnerability allows

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

“Solid quarter’ but road to recovery still ahead for BlackBerry

BlackBerry Ltd. lost $207 million of 39 cents per share in its last quarter but made a profit of approximately US$916 million which was below the analysts expectation of $950 million and below

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Independent wireless, Internet providers grow market share: CRTC

New entrants to the wireless mobile and Internet service sectors are growing their market share even as incumbents retain a strong hold on both areas, according to a report released by the Canadian

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Cogeco wants regulator to open market to virtual wireless carriers

Montreal-based cable and media company Cogeco Cable Inc. would like to enter the mobile wireless service market, but also wants the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to require the country’s Big Three wireless

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Are consumer drives more reliable than enterprise-grade devices?

An ongoing study by a cloud service provider indicates that enterprise-focused hard drives from manufacturer Seagate are more likely to fail than consumer hard drives from Western Digital or Hitachi. Backblaze has more than

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Crashes plague iOS 8, iPhone 6

Apple Inc.’s latest operating system, iOS 8 is exhibiting an app crash rate that has eclipsed that of its predecessor. Mobile app performance management company Crittercism reports that between September 17th and September

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

New bug worse than Heartbleed

Security experts are flagging a new bug in Bash, a type of popular Linux software, saying it could be more dangerous to users than Heartbleed. Bash, which is used to control the command

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Candice So

So you think you can blog? The contest has now closed

Dear bloggers, Thank you for your enthusiasm in our blogging contest. As you know, we stopped taking submissions on Monday, Sep. 22. Stay tuned for the announcement of our winners, to take place

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Hibah Ahmed

Will bribery conviction in U.S. harm HP Canada’s government business?

Hewlett-Packard's (NYSE: HPQ) future dealings with the Canadian government may be in danger following the conviction for bribery of the company’s Russian subsidiary in a United States Court. Early this month, HP Russia pleaded

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

IT certifications continue to show value

For about six years IT certifications got no respect. Now it seems they’re having a comeback, at least if you measure by salary. According to the latest IT skills and certification pay index

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cisco to help Ontario Science Centre become a connected museum

Some believe that information technology is more of an art than a science -- particularly after trying to configure a new piece of software. Those that believe its the opposite will see Cisco

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon