Notebook as a service vendor beefs-up security features

Businesses considering shifting their laptop acquisition schedule to an“as a service” model now have another reason to consider making theswitch: improved security.Markham, Ont.-based No Panic Computing launched itsnotebook-as-a-service model four years ago, offering

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Acronis True Image Home covers all your backup bases

Acronis True Image Home 2012 ($50, 30-day free trial with feature limitations) is as close to a backup jack-of-all-trades as you'll find for consumers. It supports imaging, file backup, online backup, synchronization (local,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 9th, 2012 Jon L. Jacobi

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

CA Technologies taps into hybrid cloud market

CA Technologies is the latest cloud vendor to hitch a ride on the hybrid model with a new product that gives small and medium sized businesses ( SMBs) a mix of on-premise and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Blogging guru’s new startup makes WordPress even easier

WordPress, the Internet’s most popular blogging platform, has made running a Web site easy for many average users – but the technical setup and maintenance of the platform still isn’t easy enough, according

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 22nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

How to make a local backup of your Gmail account

Some unfortunate Google users have suffered through a "Googlesplosion" -- by which I mean Google losing its Borg-like mind and obliterating all of your email. This has happened, admittedly rarely, to some Google

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2011 Mark Gibbs

iOS 5: Understanding iCloud and Wi-Fi sync features

Thanks to the combination of iTunes 10.5, iOS 5, and iCloud, you can sync data wirelessly with your iOS device. In fact, there are two ways to do so: iCloud syncing, which sends

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2011 Dan Frakes

How to install RAID drives for easy backup and improved performance

Configuring two or more hard drives in a RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) setup can increase performance and/or provide automatic protection against data loss from drive failure. RAID used to be expensive,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Kirk Steers

Lightning strikes: lessons learned from Amazon cloud outage

A lightning strike in Dublin took out a power transformer. In and of itself, that isn't all that unusual or noteworthy, but this particular lightning strike also impacted the backup power systems at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 11th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Cheap storage solutions can be costly in the long run

Do you back up your data? Nearly half of small businesses have learned the hard way why regular data backups are crucial, yet many still fail to backup critical data, or they cut

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 20th, 2011 Tony Bradley

LiveDrive online storage delivers simple, affordable experience

Over the last few years we've seen an explosion of online or "cloud" storage services and with that market expansion the inevitable has happened: Prices have fallen, features have improved, and the target

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 7th, 2011 Mark Gibbs

Dropbox drops the ball on account security

Online storage service Dropbox made an embarrassing error Monday, turning off password authentication for millions of users.The company updated some code on the service just before 2:00 pm Monday, yet the new code

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 22nd, 2011 Robert Dutt

Digitizing Canadiana: inside the National Film Board’s digital push

Film and history buffs accessing decades’ worth of Canadian content on their mobile devices can in part thank Atempo Inc., the data backup and storage company providing the archiving for Canada's National Film

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 9th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

How to retain data access during a cloud outage

The Amazon cloud services outage that knocked out several popular Web sites last week raised questions about the reliability of the cloud, but the general consensus is that it works if you plan

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Michelle Mastin