The three V’s of big data – and the security risks that come with it

We’ve been hearing the phrase “big data” being tossed around among companies, industries, and organizations for some time now – but what does it really mean? For Jerrard Gaertner, president of the Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Candice So

Half of security professionals want more from vendors, survey says

Half of Canada’s IT security professionals are disappointed in the technology they pay for, feeling it doesn’t keep their organizations’ data safe enough, according to a new survey sponsored by Websense Inc. and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2014 Candice So

IT managers avoiding unlicensed software for security reasons, BSA says

Among business owners, one of the biggest concerns of using unlicensed software is the chance of installing malware through an unpatched, unsafe version of the software, according to a new survey from the

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

Canadian IT hiring expectations steady for the rest of the year

IT hiring for the rest of the year will likely be as steady as it was at the beginning of 2014, a new survey of Canadian CIOs suggests. According to Robert Half Technology,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Video cameras not just for surveillance, survey respondents say

Businesses using digital video cameras aren’t just using them for surveillance purposes – they’re also planning to expand those cameras into other areas of operation, according to new survey results. Eagle Eye Networks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian CFOs looking to spend on IT, survey says

Canadian chief financial officers (CFOs) seem very optimistic about their futures – and what’s more, that optimism is translating into plans to spend more on IT, according to a new survey from American

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2014 Candice So

Juggling security and marketing: Q & A with Phil Umrysh of LoyaltyOne

Phil Umrysh has a unique job. As the director of information security and compliance at LoyaltyOne Inc., he’s the head of security in a company focused on marketing – and that puts him

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian security professionals unsure about defenses, Ponemon study finds

A little over half of Canada’s IT security professionals aren’t very confident about their ability to defend against attacks – and 77 per cent of them aren’t getting the support they need from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2014 Candice So

Apple adds security, productivity features to iOS for the enterprise

Apple Inc. made its big unveil of iOS 8 on Monday during its Worldwide Developers Conference, showing off a slew of new features with its newest iteration of its mobile operating system. While

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 3rd, 2014 Candice So

CASL’s computer software installation laws could shake up tech industry

With Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) set to come into force on July 1, many companies have been hard at work overhauling the ways they send commercial emails and messages to their customers. Yet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Citrix Synergy: An announcement roundup

ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Citrix Systems Inc. made a number of announcements this week during its Synergy conference in Anaheim, Calif. Aiming its products and services at businesses looking to access their data across

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2014 Candice So

How Windows XP can affect the cash register

Businesses have been getting warnings for months about the end of support date for Windows XP. On April 8, Microsoft Corp. will stop releasing patches for XP, and by now, many businesses will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2014 Candice So

HP launching upgradeable, monthly solutions for SMBs

Hewlett-Packard Co. is launching two new IT solutions for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), aiming to give them a boost with their technology and to jumpstart their agility. Announced today, HP SMB Solutions

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 20th, 2014 Candice So

Tablets handy for SMBs, but they’re challenging to deploy, survey says

Tablets may be a hot commodity for business users, but getting access to the right apps, data, and security controls is hard to come by, according to a new survey released last week

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 19th, 2014 Candice So