‘Huge’ Sophos SafeGuard Encryption upgrade takes data-first approach

Sophos announced a new version of its Safeguard Encryption suite that it says addresses today's mobile-driven, multi-platform IT environment by taking a data-first approach to encryption. Sophos SafeGuard Encryption version 6.1 is being

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft launches Power BI to all users

Microsoft Corp. is now making its business intelligence program, branded as Power BI for Office 365, generally available. While Microsoft actually launched Power BI in closed beta in July 2013, the program is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 10th, 2014 Candice So

Microsoft plucks videogame character to compete with Siri

Microsoft Corp. is set to unveil a voice-activated assistant to compete with Apple's Siri when it launches Windows Phone 8.1 later this year, Bloomberg is reporting. Developers attending Microsoft's Build conference in April

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft elevates cloud boss Satya Nadella to new CEO

Microsoft Corp.’s new CEO says his first day on the job is “a very humbling day for me.” In an email to employees Satya Nadella, who has been with the company for 22

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon


Canadians would sell all their data to a brand for $2,000: Microsoft

Canadians and other global consumers are getting more savvy about the idea that marketers want a piece of their personal data, and expect to see value in return for giving it up, according

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 30th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft rebranding SkyDrive to OneDrive

Microsoft Corp. will soon be renaming its free cloud storage and syncing service to be in line with its newly released video game console. SkyDrive, the cloud service that allows users to upload

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Leaked Windows 8.1 images hint at future of Windows 9

While the first screenshots of the upcoming Windows 8.1 update didn't seem to promise too many drastic changes, this week, we've seen newly leaked images surfacing - and these imply better interaction between

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2014 Candice So

HP snubs Windows 8 with Windows 7 promo

Hewlett Packard Co. is promoting a sale featuring Windows 7 as the main enticement for buying its Pavilion or Envy laptops and desktop PCs in the U.S. Offering buyers of the Windows 7-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Robotics and AI Predictions for 2014

For predictions on robotics and AI for 2014, I consulted with a former colleague, David Dodds, who now resides in British Columbia. He has completed extensive work in these fields and provided a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2014 Hugh Chatfield

Do your PCs leak valuable intel with every Windows error report?

Anyone familiar with any version of Microsoft Windows is largely desensitized to the reality of occasional crashes. These range from process failures you never see to Windows Explorer shutdowns that cause all your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Claudiu Popa

2013: A year of disappointments

As the year closes, it is difficult to look back on the last 12 months in the Canadian IT sector with anything but pangs of disappointment. The year began with hope the country’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

3 tech predictions for 2014

Midway through the second decade of this new millennium and  the world is starting to feel like the futuristic landscape that sci-fi writers used to fantasize about. The world's knowledge is at our

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Toshiba puts Windows 8 tablet in your pocket

Toshiba Corp. is putting out an 8-inch touch screen tablet this month, which it describes as a pocket-sized device that runs the full version of Windows 8.1. Running on an Intel Atom processor

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson