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Big Data Drives Marketing

Check out these videos from leading experts to better understand how big data and analytics can fuel your business strategies and create a sustained competitive advantage. Discussions highlight why analytics are the new

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How much is too much IT security?

Usually security implementers are aware of all the red tape they create, and evaluate the trade-offs against the value of what they are guarding. Usability and efficiency are certainly important, but it is

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Donna Lindskog

A book on innovation worth keeping

The Innovator’s Method - Bringing the Lean Startup Into Your Organization Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer Harvard Business Review Press The best thing about this book is that there isn’t much new in

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Jim Love

Security rules strain Canadian, U.S. IT contractors looking for federal work

News last week that a cyber attack at a third-party firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees had compromised data of at least 25,000 bureaucrats is just the latest illustration of how attackers can gain

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Revenue Canada issues tax app

Some CIOs have trouble talking to chief financial officers about technology -- those routers, IP addresses, software licences, service-oriented architectures, virtual machines do have a way of making the eye glaze over. So

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Think your corporate search engine is big? Look at the NSA’s

It was in the mid 1980s that I read James Bamford's inside look at the National Security Agency, The Puzzle Palace, which outlined how the NSA vacuums up huge amounts of electronic data.

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

To delete or not to delete? That is the federal question

Almost everyone working for an organization has an overflowing email inbox. Some employers have standards on keeping the size down, while others don't care. But when the federal government issues an advisory to public servants to

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Video from VMworld: Interview with BlueCat Networks’ CTO

All user group conferences have huge trade shows where partners can strut their stuff. VMworld 2014 in San Francisco is no exception. This week ITBusiness.ca editor Brian Jackson, who's covering the conference for

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Slaying the digital dragon

Ken McGee, VP and Gartner Fellow for Gartner Inc. What is a digital strategy and do we really need it? (Part 1 of 2) In the first of a two part series, Jim

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Jeff

Telus to offer cloud-based mobile device management

There's no shortage of on-premise and cloud-based mobile device management on the market, which isn't surprising considering how many organizations want to equip staff so they can do work out of the office.

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Talent and Leadership in the Digital Age

Mike Rollings, Research VP for Gartner Inc. Are Non-Technical skills really as important or more important than Technical Skills? (Part 1 of 3) In the first of this three part series, Jim Love,

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Jeff

The New World of Adaptive Sourcing

Francis Karamousiz, VP and Distinguished Analyst and Gartner Fellow, Gartner Inc. Built to adapt" - A new approach (Part 1 of 2) In the first of a two part series, Jim Love, CIO

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Jeff

IT Optimization, Benefits Realization and the Digital Transformation 

Kurt Potter, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst for Gartner Inc. IT Optimization - the precursor to Digital Business? (Part 1 of 3) In the first of a three part series, Jim Love, CIO

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Jeff

VMware offers ‘just-in-time’ desktops with new Workspace Suite

SAN FRANCISCO — VMware Inc. released a new desktop/mobile management suite that will bring together cloud platforms it has recently acquired and its own cloud layer technology into a single console. At its

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

The rise of the Internet of Things: Reality or conspiracy?

It's only August but the balloting is near for describing the year in technology. Is 2014 the year of the data breach, or the year of the  so-called Internet of Things? Columnist Gil

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP, VMware team on software-defined networking solution

There's almost no end to the partnerships that have been announced this week in San Francisco at VMware's annual VMworld conference. A collaboration with Hewlett-Packard on a software-defined networking solution is one of

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The demise of excess access: A eulogy for traditional VPN

Once upon a time, in a world where mobile meant "laptop" or "remote home PC", Corporate network connectivity came in two flavours: dial-up modem, with it's clunky protocols and achingly slow speeds, and

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Michael Ball

Bell kicks LTE speeds up for faster data downloads

When the country's three biggest wireless carriers launched LTE service several years ago, their initial download data speeds were nowhere near the technology's potential high. Slowly, however, as their network expanded and they

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Huawei drops WinPhone, Tizen

The smart phone market's ability to support more than three operating systems has taken a hit with the decision by China's Huawei to close the door on devices running Windows Phone. The word

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords that could catch fire

IT administrators with Hewlett-Packard laptops in their inventory should be checking the devices' AC power cord following a huge recall announcement from the company. It said Tuesday that some 6 million cords on

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Windows 9 rumors increase

For some time industry analysts have speculated that Microsoft wants to collapse the number of platforms Windows runs on. There's the standard version for xx6 processors, Windows RT for ARM processors and Windows Phone for smart

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Video interview: Check Point Software’s Amnon Bar-Lev

Let’s face it: 2014 has been a miserable year for IT security professionals. Every week, it seems, an organization somewhere around the world confesses its systems have been broken into and data has

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Women in IT lead with grace, assertiveness, courage and swagger

I was really excited to attend the Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon last Thursday as a guest of Roberta Fox of the Fox Group. I wasn't sure what to expect. Growing up

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Chris Henry

Dell’s new client-computing products offer more horsepower

SAN FRANCISCO — The WMworld conference is all about removing the burden of IT operations from hardware and putting it on software. Dell Inc. took advantage of this week's show here to release several new

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How to protect Secure Shell access

A considerable number of Canadian IT departments rely on the Secure Shell protocol for automating access management thanks to it being embedded in a wide number of IT, networking and security products. Its

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Real Life Examples – Value Derived from Big Data

​​​In this series of videos, senior executive professionals ​discuss their experiences with Big Data Analytics and how they are putting it to use to provide added value, monetize new products, and deliver on

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U.S. warns on POS systems

Canadian CSOs in the retail sector need to be aware of a warning issued Friday by US-CERT that the Backoff point of sale malware continues to be a threat in the sector. Seven

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

VMware debuts EVO:RAIL converged infrastructure appliances

SAN FRANCISCO — Converged infrastructure systems from major vendors that combine server/networking/storage into one chassis are often huge appliances aimed at large enterprises -- think of HP's ConvergedSystems or VCE's vBlocks. VMware has decided to make converged

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Rapidly Evolving Flash Storage Architecture Delivers Business Value

Download this white paper to learn about the basic options (categorized as “gold”, “silver” and bronze”), typical user needs, and what buyers need to look for when purchasing solid-state storage including everything from

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

Making The Right Flash Memory Storage Array Buying Decision

Download this white paper to find out about the benefits and drawbacks of the two types of storage arrays, get a detailed look at feature rich next-gen all-flash storage arrays and learn why

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

Eight tips for resilient big data apps

One of the problems with big data applications is they have to handle big data -- we're talking huge data sets. As Supreet Oberoi, vice-president of Concurrent Inc. , a maker of the

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

THE HP SOLUTION TO BACKUP COMPLEXITY AND SCALE – HP Data Protector and StoreOnce

Download this white paper to discover how HP can help your organization meet its backup, recovery and archiving needs with a complete, one-stop backup solution.  Find out how the HP Data Protector and

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

Gain a Competitive Edge by Modernizing Your Storage Solution

Download this white paper to find out how the HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage platform can help organizations address the challenges of cloud, increased virtual machine density, bandwidth, and performance unpredictable workloads,  virtual servers

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

How BES 10 works for me

There is still so much coverage these days about BlackBerry on a comeback trail, ready to take on the Apple iPhone and Android devices. There’s little doubt in my mind that BlackBerry will

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Chris Lau

Cloud security software provider adds location-based protection

The advantage of virtualization is that it lets administrators put virtual machines anywhere in the cloud. The disadvantage of virtualization is that unless secured they can be copied by anyone and taken anywhere.

Published on: August 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP to bring out low-cost flash array

As organizations spew out an increasing amount of data they increasingly wonder where they're going to store it all. Hewlett-Packard Co. has announced a slew of storage announcements at once to help administrators

Published on: August 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

German researchers first to get Facebook’s Internet Defense Prize

The best way to solve a problem is throw money at it, some people argue. In IT security one way of doing that is buy offering bug bounties. Facebook -- a co-sponsor of the

Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

#FollowFriday: The best CIO shares for the week of 8/18/2014

It already feels like summer is oh-so-close to being over, but as some of us try to squeeze in a few days off here and there, this recent post by a terrific CIO

Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Shane Schick

Canadian project management software firm gets into cloud

An Ontario-based project management software company now has a foot in the cloud by buying a U.S. software-as-a-service competitor. ChangePoint Corp. of Richmond Hill said Thursday it has bought Daptiv Solutions for an

Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

New Quebec Internet names coming

A Montreal firm with the goal of giving Quebec residents and organizations a way of being distinctive on the Web has become the first to register a Canadian provincial top level Internet domain

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Another warning about Android apps

A security vendor has raked the Google Play store and the Android ecosystem over the coals for allowing apps that have SSL vulnerabilities  susceptible to man in the middle attacks to be made

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Spammers discover iMessage

One of the business users' favorite smart phones is becoming jammed with messaging spam. According to an article on Wired.com, the iPhone's iMessage platform has been discovered by people you don't know, and don't

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Wind cuts price of domestic roaming, boosts network speed

Wind Mobile has been able to capitalize on recent federal moves by lowering the domestic roaming rates it charges subscribers and boosting the data speeds they can get outside its home network . The

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

VMware buys CloudVolumes for better desktop app delivery

VMware Inc. is expanding its ability to give enterprises the power to deliver virtualized software with the purchase of an application delivery provider. The company said Wednesday it has bought CloudVolumes, a California company

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

A CIO’s short slide deck captures the best traits of IT leaders

He may work for a post-secondary school in the U.S., but David Hinson's ideas on IT leadership should find a welcome audience on this side of the border. Hinson is the CIO of

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Shane Schick

HP’s Q3 profit down slightly, though sales up, over a year ago

Hewlett-Packard's financial recovery is still rocky, though there are some encouraging signs. The company reported Wednesday that sales during the quarter that ended July 31 hit US$27.6 billion, up one per cent from

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Lessons Google can learn from Windows

I have an Android smart phone from an unnamed carrier. I'm mostly happy with it. It runs a relatively new version of the OS --4.1.2 -- but not the latest. And that bothers

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

As CMOs rise, where’s the CIO?

A lot has been written lately about the increasing power of chief marketing officers in making corporate technology decisions as they sign up cloud services. They're doing so because they complain IT departments

Published on: August 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why collaboration often fails

Okay, gather around because we're going to talk about the big "C." No, not cloud. Collaboration There's no end of collaboration software being thrown at IT departments these days: Suites that help teams

Published on: August 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon