Articles By Vawn Himmelsbach

Why managed Wi-Fi makes sense for business

The demand on the wireless local area network (WLAN) is growing -- and organizations should consider cloud-managed Wi-Fi, which shifts IT responsibilities to the cloud, from provisioning to troubleshooting and configuration. Indeed, cloud-managed Wi-Fi is one of the

Published on: June 16th, 2016 Vawn Himmelsbach

The top three network security challenges for 2016

Securing the network has always been a challenge, but it’s only getting more complex, thanks to the rise of cloud applications, programmable networks and bring-your-own-everything. The Enterprise Connectivity Series Future-proofing your business For

Published on: May 12th, 2016 Vawn Himmelsbach

3 ways the connected workspace can make your business better

It’s not headline-making news that the way people work has changed dramatically over the past decade. But with changing demographics — including more millennials entering the workforce — and the rise of disruptive

Published on: May 5th, 2016 Vawn Himmelsbach

Managing UC in a BYOD world

Not long ago, using a personal smartphone or tablet in the workplace was a contentious issue. Nowadays, it’s becoming the norm, and any IT department hoping to clamp down on the bring-your-own-device trend

Published on: April 21st, 2016 Vawn Himmelsbach

How to get big business tools on small business budget

Innovative, which provides wealth management and financial services to investors throughout Canada, needed to improve communication and collaboration among its network of brokers and financial planners. But, like many small businesses, it had

Published on: October 1st, 2009 Vawn Himmelsbach

How Secure is Security in the Cloud?

The concept behind clouds isn't entirely new - for years, there's been a market for managed security service providers, where a company streams their data over the Internet to a service provider, and

Published on: July 13th, 2009 Vawn Himmelsbach

Microsoft rolls out Windows in the cloud

As a result, software as a service is becoming a more viable option for SMBs. Microsoft Canada is rolling out its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), part of Microsoft Online Services, which is

Published on: April 6th, 2009 Vawn Himmelsbach

Stressed out by spam? Here’s what you can do

Of 200 billion e-mail messages sent every day around the world in 2008, 90 per cent are considered spam – double the previous year's volume, according to Cisco Systems Inc.'s annual security report

Published on: January 20th, 2009 Vawn Himmelsbach

Faith, hope and smart charity

Every year Canadians donate millions to various charities – but how much of that is spent on specific campaigns and how much on dinners for executives? With donors today demanding greater transparency and

Published on: December 17th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Why building rapport with staff is “crucial” and how to do it

Building rapport with employees and boosting productivity are the two biggest challenges faced by chief financial officers (CFOs) in their first 100 days on the job, a new survey indicates. Increased profitability was

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Phasing out of system access fees “good news” for Canadian cell phone users

The move by leading Canadian carriers to scrap system access fees for some of their cell phone brands is a sign the tide may be changing in this market in favour of the

Published on: November 14th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Canada’s digital media industry in dire need of funds

The interactive digital media industry in Canada is growing rapidly, but sustaining this trend in the face of limited public investment is a big challenge.The issue was vigorously discussed by participants in a

Published on: October 20th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Younger Canadian workers seek better work-life balance

When it comes to attitudes to life and work, we're moving from a "do anything" work ethic to a "you've got to be kidding" attitude. Gen Y workers don't want to give their

Published on: October 9th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

ColdFusion drives UNICEF Canada’s heated battle against HIV/AIDS

In its latest anti-HIV/AIDS campaign in May, UNICEF Canada used its Web site to educate, inform and motivate site visitors to act.For instance it sought to encourage people to purchase a Gift of

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Portability drives office of the future

Technology portability and environmental integrity will feature prominently in the office of the future - and technological advances are now making that possible. Small, dispersed workspaces, more mobile employees and a changing business

Published on: September 12th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach