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IBM, feds and Ontario pump $210 million into new R&D centre

The Canadian and Ontario governments, IBM and a consortium of seven universities are banding together to establish an Ontario-based $210-million research and development program.The initiative is expected to create 145 new high-skills jobs

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Startup news round-up: April 5, 2012

Armchair travelers looking for information on Cuba, gain another Web site to go to today with the launch of Visit Cuba. The site itself, created by Web design firm Troupe Design of Toronto,

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ubuntu pitches metal-as-a-service for server provisioning

Ubuntu developer Canonical is working on a new provisioning platform called metal-as-a-service (MAAS), which will be used to activate new servers, on top of which a cloud can be deployed, founder Mark Shuttleworth

Published on: April 5th, 2012

Dell to acquire Vancouver’s Make Technologies

Dell Inc. plans to acquire Make Technologies Inc., a Vancouver, B.C.-based which specializes in helping businesses replace outdated IT systems, the company said Thursday, marking its third enterprise-related acquisition announcement this week. Make

Published on: April 5th, 2012 Loek Essers

Beware of cloud ‘open-washing’ says Red Hat

Open source software company Red Hat Inc., believes that companies like VMware Inc., and Microsoft Corp., are skewing the definition of open cloud by claiming that their virtualization products are open when in

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

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Médiasdiversité, a cultural diversity project based in Quebec yesterday announced the launch of a new web site specially designed for people from enthnocultural and Aboriginal communities in the province and persons with disabilities.

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How Canada’s SMB cloud providers are changing the global landscape

Toronto-based Rypple became a poster child for Canadian cloud success stories when Salesforce.com announced plans to buy the firm last December.Although the financial value of the Rypple acquisition deal wasn'tdisclosed, it proved that

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Okta enables cloud-based single sign-on for Xerox Canada

As companies sort out their cloud strategies, some are finding cloud-based single sign on (SSO) can be a high-tech "perk" for customers.Canadian package-delivery service Purolator Inc., had that in mind when it made

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Ellen Messmer

Three ways to use Evernote for work

If you are familiar with Evernote, you know that it's an app and Web service that lets you save and organize notes, PDFs, images, and all kinds of other random bits of data.

Published on: March 21st, 2012 David Spark

Toronto firm awarded world’s first RaaS patent

Joshua Geist's brand new lucky number is a long one: 8,135,838.That's the U.S. Patent and Trademark number assigned to the recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) technology developed byGeist's Toronto company,Geminare – the first RaaS patent ever

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

Did Microsoft leak attack code for critical Windows bug?

Hackers who posted a barebones proof-of-concept attack for a critical Windows vulnerability may have obtained some of the code from Microsoft or one of its antivirus partners, the bug's finder said today.Luigi Auriemma,

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

tuCloud challenges Microsoft’s OnLive service

Less than a week after Microsoft put its foot down on OnLive's virtual desktop solution for allegedly violating its licensing standards, tuCloud capitalized by releasing its own product, taking a few jabs at

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Colin Neagle

A fresh update for LibreOffice

Just a month after the release of LibreOffice 3.5, the Document Foundation on Thursday announced an update to the software that's designed to increase the stability and security of the free office productivity

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Montreal filmmaker takes SXSW interactive awards

An interactive film designed to be driven by a viewer's mouse clicks bagged the Interactive Arts Ward in the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival, an annual music, film and interactive conference held in

Published on: March 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Personal cloud to usurp personal computer by 2014: Gartner

The era of the personal computer is over, set to be usurped by the personal cloud, Gartner Inc. researchers predict in a forecast released today.The personal cloud will replace the PCas “the centre

Published on: March 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff