Do Canadian telecom, data protection laws hinder U.S. exports?

Along with tariffs, the Softwood Lumber Agreement, restrictions on United States grain exports and other issues, the U.S. has cited Canada’s telecommunications and data protection policies as trade barriers. In its annual Foreign

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Azure fees fall in cloud service price war

Microsoft Corp. fired its latest salvo in the cloud services price war yesterday with the announcement that it is drastically cutting the price of its Azure cloud compute and storage fees by as

Published on: April 1st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Symantec to kill Backup

A lack of features such as mobile access and content-sharing has prompted Symantec Corp. to announce it is shutting down its cloud-based backup solution, Backup Cloud data backup solutions have become prevalent

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Big data & analytics: You don’t want one without the other

LAS VEGAS – IBM Corp. is making the pitch for big data and analytics to a largely receptive audience at its Information on Demand conference this week. And the business and IT professionals

Published on: November 5th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Android accessories that you leave at home

Last week I talked about a few Android accessories that you can take with you when you head out of town. This week: accessories for your Android device that you…well, leave back at

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Sean Carruthers

New Chrome apps marry cloud, software qualities

Google Inc. today unpacked a new type of application for its Chrome browser which the company said brings together the speed and flexibility of Web-based services and the functionality of installed software. The

Published on: September 5th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Researchers reverse engineer Dropbox

Cloud-based file hosting site Dropbox was recently reverse engineered by a software developers seeking to conduct security analysis on the platform. In their paper titled "Looking Inside the (Drop) box," Dhiru Kholia, a

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Nasuni, Backupify offer cloud-to-cloud backup options

Enterprise users are getting more options for backing up cloud services to the cloud.Nasuni Corp. today introduced its new cloud-to-cloud mirroring service for large companies seeking data protection in case of service outages. The company

Published on: August 6th, 2013 nestor e. arellano

Users get control portal for IBM SmartCloud

A Web-based, self-service interface recently added to IBM’s enterprise cloud computing product SmartCloud, will enable end user to provision cloud storage from their computer screens.The new SmartCloud Storage Access tool will help organizations

Published on: February 8th, 2013