Articles By Howard Solomon

Citrix makes pitch for business Chromebook users

With an increasing number of applications being run from browsers, Google created Chromebooks as another way to wean users off the Windows platform. Sales of the small laptops made by Hewlett-Packard, Acer, Dell,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How Microsoft’s Cortana will make you a better brother

SAN FRANCISCO - We got a first look at Microsoft Corp.'s mobile digital assistant Cortana at its Build conference on Wednesday. Cortana, the name plucked from videogame franchise Halo in which an artificial

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian availability unknown for new Nokia Lumia devices

SAN FRANCISCO -- There’s lots to say about Nokia’s latest smartphone, the Lumia 930. It has a 5-in. screen, can be charged wirelessly, has a 20 MP camera, will ship with Windows Phone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Telus acquiring Enode to boost security

Telus Corp. is strengthening its security offerings by buying a Quebec City-based risk management consulting firm it has been a partner with for many years. The telecommunications company said this morning it will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Wanted: Linux professionals

About 77  per cent of hiring managers say finding Linux talent is a priority this year,  up from 70 per cent last year, and there’s “explosive demand” around the world for people with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cisco to open Internet of Things lab in Toronto

Cisco Systems Inc. will set up a $100 million “Internet of Everything” innovation lab in Toronto where organizations can develop M2M solutions when it moves into its new Canadian headquarters next year. In

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft elevates cloud boss Satya Nadella to new CEO

Microsoft Corp.’s new CEO says his first day on the job is “a very humbling day for me.” In an email to employees Satya Nadella, who has been with the company for 22

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

2013: A year of disappointments

As the year closes, it is difficult to look back on the last 12 months in the Canadian IT sector with anything but pangs of disappointment. The year began with hope the country’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Privatization a boon, says Dell Canada executive

Dell Canada officials say the privatization of the company three weeks ago means it will get stronger as a provider of end-to-end solutions. That was the message sent Tuesday to customers at an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 20th, 2013 Howard Solomon

CRTC to expand home broadband performance tests

Small businesses and home office workers may get solid figures on the real Internet speeds they can expect from providers if the federal telecom regulator gets its way. The Canadian Radio Television and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Toronto firm to build on HP’s software defined networking platform

NEW YORK--One of the biggest boosters of the nascent software-defined networking technology is the head of a Canadian company that doesn’t make switches or servers. “It’s the largest fundamental change in the network

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

The end of Windows XP: Some still haven’t got the message

An official of a local government in Canada with thousands of desktop PCs recently got a shock, according to an industry analyst: Those end-of-support-for-Windows-XP stories should be taken seriously. Wes Miller, a research

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry misses forecasts on critical Q1 earnings report

BlackBerry's second quarter of financial results since launching its new BlackBerry 10-based smartphones onto the world market has come to a close, and results are missing some analysts' expectations. The company said Friday

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Oanda makes forex trading mobile

Employees taking furtive glances at smartphones during office hours could be checking sports scores, Hollywood gossip or how sales are going on eBay. Or, they could be doing some foreign exchange trading through

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Urgency without disruption – app solves problem for event planning

As the director of operations at an Ottawa hotel, Nyle Kelly wasn't satisfied when his customer's staff planner would leave their booked meeting and place a call on a cell phone or find

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon