IBM’s Simon, world’s first smart phone, is 20 years old

Most Canadians think the BlackBerry was the world's first smart phone. Not so, according to IBM, which accords the honour to its Simon, introduced in 1994. To mark the 20th anniversary, London's Science

Published on: August 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Record set for data transfer over one channel by researchers

For those of you who want to put a figurative pedal to the metal in your data centres comes word that researchers at a Denmark university have set a new record for transmitting

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM opens SoftLayer data centre in Toronto

IBM will open its first SoftLayer data centre in Toronto today to meet the demands of Canadian customers that want cloud or hybrid solutions and be assured their sensitive data stays here. The

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM makes second acquisition to boost managed security offerings

IBM has made its second security-related acquisition in two weeks with the purchase of the cloud-based identity and access management division of Lighthouse Computer Services. The division, called Lighhouse Security Group, sells the Lighthouse Gateway

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How to Conquer the Challenge of Securing Mobile Devices

You've likely heard the popular stories – how employees and consumers have been victims of data theft. Examples abound: hackers capturing car 'lock' codes to unlock and ransack vehicles; information on personal contacts

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#FollowFriday: The big stuff the CIO community shared this week

Let's start with the research: In terms of vendor studies, it doesn't get much better than IBM's Institute for Business Value, which recently published a study called "The IT infrastructure conversation." This was

Published on: August 8th, 2014 Shane Schick

Embracing BYOD with Mobile Device Management

As smart phones, tablets and other devices continue to gain wide-spread adoption, organizations are increasingly pressured to allow employees to use devices of their own choosing and to let them access corporate systems

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The Apple-IBM deal: What it means to enterprises

When two IT giants for a partnership one thing is certain: Industry observers will go overboard trying to make it into an earth-shaking event. Here, for example, is ComputerWorld U.S. columnist Ryan Faas

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Apple, IBM partner in hopes of making mobile enterprise powerhouse

Two of IT's biggest companies had a problem: Apple wanted to get deeper into the enterprise, where iPhones have been elbowing BlackBerry's out of the way since they hit the market. Meanwhile IBM

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon