U.S. IT employment dips, H-1B visa demand sluggish

Demand for IT workers retreated a little in March despite the addition of 162,000 jobs to the U.S. workforce overall, in what the White House had said was the "most positive jobs report

Published on: April 14th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

ICTC tool helps immigrants find IT jobs

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) recently launched a new online self-assessment tool that helps technology professionals from foreign countries determine whether or not they have what it takes to secure employment

Published on: February 2nd, 2010 Jennifer Kavur

Security breach cost Heartland US$12.6 million so far

Heartland Payment Systems Thursday reported that the security breach it disclosed earlier this year has cost the company about $12.6 million so far, including legal costs and fines from MasterCard and Visa, which

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Ellen Messmer

MasterCard gets moving on mobile payments

MasterCard announced Tuesday that its PayPass chip technology will soon be available in cell phone form, as the credit card giant rolls out a mobile contactless payment pilot across Canada. The company will

Published on: May 27th, 2008 Briony Smith

TJX proposes US$40.1 million to Visa issuers

TJX Companies Inc. Friday announced that it will pay up to US$40.9 million to Visa card issuers who may have been affected by a massive data breach disclosed by the retailer in January,

Published on: December 2nd, 2007 Jaikumar Vijayan

Canadian retailers miss PCI-DSS deadline

As the announcement of Visa USA’s Sept. 30 deadline for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance puts the spotlight back on credit card protection worldwide, most Canadian retailers are still not ready,

Published on: September 3rd, 2007 Rafael Ruffolo

Castro equates H-1B program with high-tech labour piracy

Fidel Castro, Cuba's ailing leader, this week warned in a written commentary that the migration of skilled IT workers and other professionals to the U.S. and other nations will hurt developing economies in

Published on: July 22nd, 2007 Patrick Thibodeau

PCI DSS Assessors

If the impending June 30 PCI Data Security Standard compliance deadline has done anything, it's been to get companies focused on credit card data protection. With many retailers yet to implement the standard,

Published on: June 13th, 2007 Rafael Ruffolo

Smart card maker eyes Canuck boom

German smart card manufacturer Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is banking on the Canadian market’s impending move towards chip-based payment card systems to boost its Canadian operations. G&D has more than doubled its manufacturing

Published on: October 26th, 2006 Mari-Len De Guzman