New PCI standard disappointing, Toronto conference told

Every transaction system used by a North American business that use credit cards has to follow the Payment Card Industry's standards. But against the background of continuing breaches at retailers the PCI's latest

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Post-breach etiquette: nine rules when the worst happens

Sure, into every life a little rain must fall. But are data breaches as inevitable? These days, the answer seems to be Yes. High-profile hacks like Target, the Heartbleed breaches, eBay... the theft

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Amazon hypes the virtues of cloud computing

From its origins as an online bookseller, Amazon.com Inc. has gotten its finger in a lot of pies. Among other things, it has now become a major purveyor of cloud computing services to

Published on: June 6th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Ontario data centre shutdown will save $20 million, province says

The doors are slamming shut and when the two-year process is complete, only two provincial data centres will remain out of a former network of 22. While it's a massive closure, the Ontario

Published on: May 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Storage growth to remain slow: Gartner

For the last few years companies have been holding back on buying storage system due to economic uncertainty, but enterprise organizations are slowly opening their wallets again, according to a recent report from

Published on: March 19th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

IBM to bring cloud to app developers

LAS VEGAS -- For many organizations, cloud computing means software or infrastructure as a service IBM Corp. wants to add a new category: application development in the cloud. In doing so it is

Published on: February 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Oracle now gunning for Amazon, Salesforce

Database management systems company Oracle Corp. is no longer interested in competing against rivals IBM Corp. and SAP AG; it’s now after the cloud giants such as Amazon and Salesforce.com Larry Ellison, CEO

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

Amazon upgrades data warehouse service

Last February, Amazon Web Services rolled out its cloud-based data warehouse Redshift, positioning it as an alternative to costly on-premise products in the large enterprise space. Today, AWS said its latest tweak to

Published on: January 24th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Ubuntu targets server, cloud, mobile markets

Watch out Apple, Google, Microsoft and Red Hat, Canonical Ltd. is gunning for the x86 and x64 client and servers market as well as the cloud, and mobile spaces. Canonical recently announced compatibility

Published on: January 6th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano