Surprise, CIOs! We’re using way more unauthorized cloud apps than you think

It’s almost like a throwdown, the kind of challenge that CIOs may be too proud to ignore: Let us look inside your network and show just how many employees are acting as if corporate about

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Shane Schick

Cloud services deliver cost savings, flexibility to Canadian companies

Cloud computing services are now a mainstream option for Canadian organizations. Over the last decade, cloud providers have improved security and addressed other concerns raised here. Cloud services are now a multibillion dollar

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Bruce Harpham

AMD has OpenStack turnkey solution

Mid-sized organizations looking for an easy way to get an OpenStack private cloud have a new option. Chipmaker AMD said Tuesday it will sell a bundle with OpenStack, Canonical's Ubuntu LTS 14.04 version of

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Genband offers Kandy for embedding UC into business apps

For some years industry analysts have complained that many business applications don’t integrate with each other, forcing users to jump from one piece of software or Web site to another for accessing communications

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why organizations will run to the cloud, not from it

When attending the Gigaom Structure conference in San Francisco this summer, two things stood out for me: One was how few organizations are actually running loads in the cloud today. The second was

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Jeremy Hill

SaaS software analyzer now offers on-prem version

Cloud computing is the latest hot technology, but a number of organizations still don't think it's completely safe for mission-critical or proprietary applications. That includes some of the biggest companies in the world,

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

CenturyLink hopes new Toronto-area data centre will be filled fast

The thing about the data centre business is that a couple of empty rooms is big news -- because they mean potential business. Senior executives of service provider CenturyLink came to Toronto today

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How to trust enterprise applications from a startup

In this hyper-competitive world, CIOs have to think carefully before saying "no" to new technology. On the one hand, the IT infrastructure is essential to almost every organization and increasing risk is not

Published on: September 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Apple to tweak iCloud security

Apple Inc. has maintained that the infamous theft of celebrity photos from its iCloud backup service is not its fault, instead blaming hackers for being able to figure out user passwords or using

Published on: September 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon