Rise of CMO tech spending could lead to ‘shadow IT’ threat

With CMOs controlling more IT spending for organizations, so-called "shadow IT" is becoming a problem. The issue is that CMOs are implementing solutions without IT involvement and possibly exposing the organization. Putting the organization at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Keean Persaud

IBM to simplify data analytics for novice users, developers

LAS VEGAS – IBM Corp. is adding two new features to its data analytics portfolio, aimed at helping businesses refine their data and get more out of what it has to say. During

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2014 Candice So

Backing up your data? It’s still possible to lose it, Kroll survey finds

It’s an oft-repeated warning that we’ve heard time and time again – back up your data, because you just never know if something might go wrong. And there’s nothing more disheartening than finding

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Candice So

FileMaker Pro 13 has a handy Web browser version, ramped up mobile features

FileMaker Inc. is rolling out a new version of its database software today– and this time, users will be able to access it directly from the Web. An Apple Inc. subsidiary, FileMaker creates

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Candice So

SMBs would rather tidy desks than back up data, AVG study finds

If there was a list of deadly sins in data management, here's something that would probably be on it. According to a new study from anti-virus solutions provider AVG Technologies, about 37 per

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 18th, 2013 Candice So

The future of managing BYOD: race to mobile data management

With the bring your own device (BYOD) trend catching on within offices everywhere, businesses are thinking about how to integrate their employees' devices into their workplaces. The question is, how do you manage

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2013 Candice So

Hire people who stay relevant, or your business will become irrelevant

Hiring workers who stay relevant in their fields is paramount if businesses hope to stay competitive – especially when it comes to driving sales and building relationships with customers. While we’ve often heard

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2013 Candice So

Sciencescape cataloguing research papers everywhere, one essay at a time

Startup name: Sciencescape Presenter: Sam Molyneux, CEO and co-founder Funding: Closed seed funding of $1.1 million Startup premise: Sam Molyneux has always been involved in research. In a past life, before becoming a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2013 Candice So

Before adopting an app, plan for its death

It seems like every day there is a new Web tool or app launching that promises to make our professional or personal lives  just a tad easier. For all the users and businesses

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2013 Eric Floresca

Big data train leaving the station without Canadian businesses

A study by research firm IDC Canada warns Canadian businesses are at risk of falling behind their international competitors when it comes to big data. Coincidentally, SAS Institute, which sponsored the study, has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Public-facing sites, workstations critical security risk: IBM

Major security breaches in 2011 were perpetrated by hackers who broke into secured networks using entry points such as employee workstations and devices, data servers and public-facing Web site, according to a report

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Use Microsoft’s SyncToy for free and simple backup solution

Most of us don't back up our files nearly often enough. I'm not sure I like living on the edge--after all, one wrong move with a coffee cup or one misstep at the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2012 Andrew Brandt

Dell’s new PowerEdge servers offer savings to small firms

By cutting the flab and offering only the essentials Dell Inc. has come up with a pair of penny-pinching, power-saving servers ideal for many small and medium-sized business operations.The Dell PowerEdge T110 II

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

4 ways to keep you data centre cool in this scorching heat

Now that summer is in full swing, it's natural for IT shops to be concerned about keeping their data centres cool. But with limited budgets, keeping the data centre operating efficiently without blowing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 22nd, 2011 Megan Santosus