Monday, January 25, 2010Round Table: 2009 in the rearview mirror, Pt. 1 At the end of 2009, IT World's editorial staff sat down and rehashed the significant stories of the year. In the first of this five-part series, we focus on competition in the wireless and mobile markets
Monday, January 18, 2010IBM unveils Collaboration Agenda, Project Vulcan At Lotusphere 2010, IBM focuses on collaboration and the cloud with its Collaboration Agenda for helping customers define collaboration strategies; LotusLive Labs; and its vision for the evolution of collaboration in Project Vulcan. William Shatner makes an appearance, IBM takes shots at Microsoft
Friday, January 15, 2010Smart phone security management a ripe market ABI Research expects a fivefold increase in smart phones protected by advanced security software in the next five years. Now, there’s Research In Motion's BlackBerry Enterprise Server, but expect other handset providers and even wireless carriers to get in on the action
Friday, January 08, 2010Public Mobile to contest Globalive foreign ownership A court appeal, which may bring in other wireless carriers, could determine if all telecom companies can get the break Ottawa gave last month to Globalive. Cabinet overturned a decision by the federal telecom regulator denying Globalive a carrier licence on the grounds of its relationship with Orascom
Friday, January 08, 2010Two Canadian firms push tethering apps The ability to tether a phone's wireless broadband to a laptop has become a growing niche in the consumer market, but will it catch on in the enterprise? Find out what two Canadian firms are doing with tethering
Wednesday, January 06, 2010Nexus One leads Google to new frontier Google’s Nexus One high-end smart phone is more about the company’s changing role from software provider to managed device platform vendor, than it is about the hardware, said a Datamonitor analyst. But, it will have to run on other networks besides GSM to succeed, said an IDC Canada analyst
Tuesday, January 05, 2010Plenty of wannabes, but no iPhone killer in 2010 ABI Research says copycats are doing themselves more damage by mimicking Apple’s innovations, so don’t expect a serious contender to the iPhone this year. Find out what else the research firm predicts will NOT happen in 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010Five mobile predictions from Telus Telus’ chief futurist reveals five mobile trends he anticipates coming to Canadians in 2010. An Info-Tech research analyst says the trends are already taking place and likely reflect what's coming from Telus
Monday, January 04, 2010Blackberry or the iPhone for enterprises? Two experts face off on the merits of the most popular smartphones in the world
Tuesday, December 29, 2009Android forecast to take 10 per cent of market In its predictions for 2010, Forrester Research Inc. (NASDAQ: FORR) anticipates most top tier mobile carriers will offer machine to machine applications and small to mid-sized businesses will buy more software from mobile app stores. The research firm predicts Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android will benefit from the support of firms such as Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009Hacker demos GSM cell phone call eavesdropping At a conference in Germany, Karsten Nohl said he compiled tables that can be used to determine the keys used to secure wireless calls made over Global System for Mobile Communications networks.
Thursday, December 17, 200910 IDC tech predictions for 2010 2010 is the year for private clouds, a hot data centre and mobile device market, banking system rationalization, new outsourcing models, and more according to IDC. Plus, HP identifies three areas IT managers will spend money on
Thursday, December 17, 2009Google offers Android device dashboard Developers can see the market penetration of specific versions of Android and set priorities in determining application features accordingly
Tuesday, December 15, 2009Two thirds of CIO's time is spent keeping the lights on The CIOs expressed frustration at the lack of time they had to innovate. Of the 100 surveyed, 96 said coming up with new ideas and systems was meant to be an important part of their job
Friday, December 11, 2009Palm Ares moves to alpha stage The Web-based environment that lets developers build apps for Pre and Pixi devices is now in an alpha release stage
Wednesday, December 09, 2009SAP doesn’t want to build platforms At the SAP Influencer Summit 2009, a panel of execs talk about creating the “informed executive” with investments in on-demand business intelligence and collaboration tools. Why moving away from an ERP image doesn’t kill the software suite
Tuesday, December 08, 2009SAP moves away from ERP vendor image At the SAP Influencer Summit 2009, the focus was on the company’s shift to on-demand offerings, small-to-medium enterprises, and monolithic enterprise resource planning implementations
Monday, December 07, 2009Google announces real-time search results A new real-time search feature from Google will access Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. Plus, Google provides new ways to search from smartphones via sight, sound and location.
Friday, December 04, 2009Is someone intercepting your mobile voice calls? The CEO of voice call encryption vendor Cellcrypt said mobile phone users are only now realizing that voice calls are a form of data that can be intercepted. A Federation of Security Professionals member thinks the average user is still willing to take the risk
Wednesday, December 02, 200920 mobile trends and future technologies Highlights from presentations by Info-Tech, AMD, Sony and RIM on emerging trends and future applications for mobile technology, at an event hosted by the Ontario government.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009Google names winners of Android Developer Challenge 2 The Android app, SweetDreams, earned its developers US$250,000. Other winners were What the Doodle!? and WaveSecure
Friday, November 27, 2009Mobile apps are cool but not yet as useful The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) forum at the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) brought together experts who talked about the current state of mobile app development, its future, and the challenges facing designers and developers. WITH VIDEO
Friday, November 27, 2009BLOGOSPHERE: Telus applauds, Rogers appeals Telus's victory in a B.C. court means Rogers can't claim the "most reliable network" title. The blogosphere reacts
Wednesday, November 25, 2009Scotiabank going mobile on iPhone, BlackBerry Scotiabank partners with platform provider M-Com to let individual and small business account holders make banking transactions on their mobile devices regardless of the hardware or browser. An IDC analyst says expect the other major banks to make some noise around mobile initiatives of their own