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Apple, SAP asked by Russia for their source code

There's no harm in asking, goes an old saying. That's what I thought when reading that Russia has asked Apple and SAP to let it peruse their source code to make sure their

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers discriminates in wholesale roaming fees for competitors: CRTC

The federal telecom regulator has slapped Rogers Communications for unjust discrimination against competitors in its wholesale Canadian roaming rates for smaller carriers. "Rogers has imposed exclusivity clauses in roaming agreements that prohibited smaller

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Companies split on SDN: Report

Another study of enterprise interest in software defined networking (SDN) has been released this week, but this one finds a distinct split in interest in the technology -- at least among the U.S.

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cisco beefs up storage line

A year after introducing its 9700 series of multi-protocol storage networking solutions, Cisco Systems is expanding the line with what it says it the industry’s most affordable 16 GB switch and a more

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Shaw spends on data centres in U.S.

Western Canada's biggest cable company is expanding its data centre capabilities, but not in Canada. Shaw Communications said this morning it will spend US$1.2 billion to buy ViaWest Inc., one of the largest privately held

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ryerson continuing education offers big data and analytics certificate

With enterprises increasingly seeing the importance of analyzing large data sets , IT departments and lines of business are looking for people with a wide range of data skills. Some can be had

Published on: July 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Are you helping to get the best from new IT hires?

One of the hardest tasks for IT managers is hiring staff. What combination of technical skills, enthusiasm and experience are needed for each opening? They might take a lesson from the stories of

Published on: July 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SolarWinds adds deep packet inspection to NPM

Network management supplier SolarWinds has added deep packet inspection to its flagship application. The company said Wednesday that the capability is one of several features added to Network Performance Monitor 11 for troubleshooting

Published on: July 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

National Research Council hacked, China blamed

The national body responsible for business-led technology research has confirmed that its computer systems has suffered a cyber attack by what has been called a”highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor.” A statement issued by the National

Published on: July 30th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Fortinet creates new Network Security Expert certification

Fortinet has announced a new technical certification program that allows security professionals to demonstrate expertise on the company's network security products. "We are pleased to unveil the Fortinet Network Security Expert certification, representing a

Published on: July 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Enterprises more serious about SDN, survey suggests

There are two knocks against software-defined networking in the enterprise: Not all the pieces are ready yet for the approach, and the use case hasn't been made out yet. That may be changing,

Published on: July 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Five BYOD best practices

Published on: July 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry to buy German anti-eavesdropping provider

NEW YORK – BlackBerry is buying a German provider of anti-eavesdropping technology to extend its security protection from data to voice. The company told reporters here this morning it is buying Secusmart, a

Published on: July 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Join us for an Internet of Things Twitterchat

The Internet of Things is rushing towards CIOs, promising to bring a new era of connectivity to hundreds of devices issuing an avalanche of data for processing to help enterprises achieve their business

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Elasticsearch vulnerability leads to DDoS malware on Amazon

Security professionals usually don't have to worry about the search engines their organizations chose for plowing through corporate data. But researchers at Kaspersky Labs say attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in the open

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New spectrum auction rules may force Videotron’s hand

Sometimes Industry Canada gives with one hand and takes away with the other. That was the view of some in the telecom sector when the government today announced the rules for the upcoming

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Striking a Balance in Mobile Security – A Candid Survey of Federal Managers

“Striking a Balance for Mobile Security”, a joint research study by the Government Business Council and Samsung, to understand the additional concerns faced by American government agencies and their attitudes and perceptions of

Published on: July 28th, 2014 IT World Canada Team

Controversy over Oracle’s in-memory database option

Running an IT infrastructure is hard enough for a CIO without having to worry about licencing. Sometimes this can be handled by a designated asset manager, but it eventually comes back to the

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

RackWare adds disaster recovery

Cloud computing has a number of benefits for enterprises, but like any technology it isn't magic. To do it well CIOs need a management platform. RackWare Inc., which makes a solution for moving

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Vendors team to offer key management solution for cloud data security

The increased use of cloud-based solutions is a boon and bane for CIOs. It's a boon because it helps control costs and can simplify infrastructure. It's a bane because of security risks associated

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Another key to security

In an era of digital key fobs, smart cards and fingerprint readers, the standard metal door key is so-old school. What security pro needs a key to get into a facility these days?

Published on: July 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Attackers turn to IE: Report

Know your enemy is a good defence for any country, or enterprise. So here's more advice for CSOs from another security vendor about what they're likely to face in the short term. Microsoft

Published on: July 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New Tor-based ransomware found

Knowledgeable consumers like anonymous Tor-- the Onion router -- network because it gives them an sense of security against Internet traffic analysis. However, IT professionals hate it for the same reason, because they

Published on: July 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Veeam boosts Management Pack for Microsoft System Center

Singing in most data centres usually isn't forbidden, but it isn't encouraged either. But one could get away with humming. If Veeam Software had its way, administrators would be doing it to the

Published on: July 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Securing Android For the Enterprise

Download Securing Android for the Enterprise to learn why IDC believes the solution to mobility security challenges lies with the development of mobile operating systems (OS) that provide for their own security, such

Published on: July 25th, 2014 IT World Canada Team

Can Microsoft unite Windows?

Overseeing multiple operating systems isn't a picnic for IT administrators. Already on their minds are versions of Windows desktop and server, BlackBerry, Android, Linux and a few network OS. So when Microsoft CEO

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

When technology gets in the way of office productivity

The Internet is both the joy and the curse of CIOs: The joy because the enterprise can do so much with it, and the curse because employees do so much with it --

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

A tablet with everything you might need

As an IT executive I'm exposed to many different devices. While some are cool, and perhaps even useful for specific tasks and/or specific roles, they can't be used productively by the majority of users. Some

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Arik Kalininsky

HP gets closer to Hortonworks

Hewlett-Packard Co. has deepened its partnership with Hadoop distribution maker Hortonworks by investing US$50 million in the startup, for which it gets a seat on the board. The deal not only brings HP

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

CIOs should do more on business transformation, says Dell exec

Business process transformation is on the minds of Canadian CIOs but not enough of them are doing something about it, says the head of Dell Inc.'s software division . "Some (CIOs) have accepted

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Follow Friday: 3 Canadian firms CIOs should get to know now

When IT leaders join Twitter, they probably get followed pretty quickly by IBM, Microsoft, SAP and other big-name vendors with which they do business (or who would dearly like to have them as

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Shane Schick

UK chooses ODF format for saving electronic documents

Governments have a certain amount of power when it comes to setting IT standards. The bigger the government the more likely it wants things narrowed down. And the bigger they are the more muscle they

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SAP to house Canadian data here

Yielding to customer pressure on information sovereignty, SAP Canada will set up a data centre north of Toronto to assure organizations personal data won't leave the country. "It's an emotional thing that I don't

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How Dutch bureaucrats created a national intranet

A number of governments around the world -- including various levels in Canada -- are embracing open data, filling up Web sites with links to hundreds of datasets that, hopefully, can be repurposed.

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Securing Android For the Enterprise

Download Securing Android for the Enterprise to learn why IDC believes the solution lies with the development of mobile operating systems (OS) that provide for their own security, such as that developed by

Published on: July 24th, 2014 IT World Canada Staff

Striking a Balance in Mobile Security: A Candid Survey of Federal Managers

Download Striking a Balance for Mobile Security, a joint research study by the Government Business Council and Samsung, to understand the additional concerns faced by American government agencies and their attitudes and perceptions

Published on: July 24th, 2014 IT World Canada Staff