Acquisitions: Dell to buy Wyse, Ericsson completes BelAir deal

In today's acquisition news, LM Ericsson has completed its deal to purchase Ottawa's BelAir Networks and Dell has signed an agreement to buy Wyse Technology.BelAir's Ottawa employees will retain their jobs now that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 2nd, 2012

Financial sector not investing enough in cybersecurity: PwC study

Too few organisations in the financial services sector are investing in the response mechanisms needed to cope with cybercrime incidents, a PwC survey has found.This is despite cybercrime now being a major cause

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2012 John E. Dunn

3 CRM policies you should never adopt

Too often ignored is the CRM data that's about your users: employees who log in and manipulate data every day.There are some user policies that are tempting, but have some nasty consequences. Here

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 23rd, 2011 David Taber

More companies roping in IT to spy on workers

It's 9:00 in the morning, or 3:00 in the afternoon, or even 10:00 at night. Do you know what your users are up to?More than ever, IT managers can answer "Oh, yes" to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2010 Tam Harbert

Green social media contests hosted by David Suzuki and Future Shop

Future Shop and the David Suzuki Foundation are joining forces in an environmental campaign that will showcase a new social network designed to influence positive behaviour change in its members. Two contests hinging

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 16th, 2010 Brian Jackson

How to help your staff survive the IT squeeze

It's not easy to stay positive in the Great Recession, protracted recovery or whatever phrase du jour is used to describe the current global economy. That's why the mood in the IT department

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2010 Mary Brandel

New Big Brother like service monitors employee use of social sites

A new service that monitors workers' use of social networks may keep employees alert to the dangers of posting confidential corporate data, but it will likely also make them feel as though the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 30th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Want to fix poor staff morale? – Cut the crap, show them the cash

Computerworld recently released its 2009 ranking of the Best Places to Work in IT. As part of that feature, the IT news daily published the story, 7 Tips for Keeping IT Employees Upbeat.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Fired IT worker blackmails former company for money, references

A systems administrator pleaded guilty in a federal court yesterday to charges that he tried to extort an undisclosed amount of money and even forcibly secure good job references from a New York-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Inappropriate pictures, videos found on many employee laptops

Nearly three-quarters of corporate security and IT professionals in the U.S. have found "inappropriate" pictures, videos or browser cache links on employee laptops, a survey released Wednesday shows. Two-thirds of the 3,100 IT

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 20th, 2009 Eric Lai

Employer alert – Cut out the sneaky snooping

Employers are increasingly trolling the web for information about prospective employees that they can use in their hiring decisions. Consequently, career experts advise job seekers to not post any photos, opinions or information

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

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 cited

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Firms that cut jobs to cope with recession “face security risks”

With a faltering economy resulting in increased jobs cuts and corporate belt tightening, security analysts are warning companies to be especially vigilant about protecting their data and networks against disgruntled employees.As it is,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 3rd, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Canadian CIOs share creative ways of handling information avalanche

Nick Bontis wasn't totally surprised his two-year-old's first word was “Blackberry,” since the director of the Hamilton-based Institute for Intellectual Capital Research Inc. usually has one glued to his palm.The popularity of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 18th, 2008 Brian Jackson