Amazon wants to set the smartphone market on Fire

Well, we knew that it was coming: Amazon has now increased its very own Android-powered device lineup by one, count ‘em, one new smartphone, and it’s called the Fire phone. Like the company’s

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

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