Major tech brands form coalition in response to PRISM leaks

In the wake of government surveillance programs leaked by National Securities Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, major tech industry firms are forming a coalition and calling on governments worldwide - starting with the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 6 most popular ITBusiness.ca stories of the year

The year 2013 was one that saw the mobile technology trends accelerate more quickly than perhaps most anyone ever imagined, punctuated by signs of the winners of losers that were either riding that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Surface 2 and Windows 8 at Microsoft’s Technicity booth

IT World Canada CIO Jim Love took some time at our Technicity event at the end of November to check out the Microsoft booth and see all of its latest tech toys including

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Expedia sends email on cruises with Office 365

In this day of smartphones and ubiquitous wireless Internet, it's hard to imagine being anywhere that email can't reach you - even when you're on vacation. But until earlier this year, that was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Apttus connects Microsoft Office with Salesforce data

As much as the new cloud computing era has brought us new services and tools to manage information, organize data, and get work done, there are still some people who will say you

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Obama advisor paints picture of cyber-security in 2020

The Internet will look very different in 2020. Internet users will double from the number in 2010 to total of 4 billion in 2020, and that's just the beginning - there will be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The end of Windows XP: What are your options?

I recently participated in a Twitter chat (#CDNwinXP) with regard to the Windows XP operating system reaching end of support in April 2014. As I write this post, I am returning from a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 25th, 2013 Brian Bourne

The end of Microsoft XP: why it’s important to switch now

Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP has had a storied and lengthy run - for the better part of a decade, it was the de facto standard for home and business computing. Microsoft released versions

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Charles Henderson

Samsung challenges Apple for Canada’s smartphone throne

A worldwide trend that has seen Samsung Electronics Co. take a dominant lead in the smartphone industry may now be taking effect in Canada, according to recent reports. On a worldwide scale, Samsung

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Why develop Windows Store apps? Some developers see appeal

As Microsoft Corp. launched its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets last month, it was featuring Windows Store apps in demonstrations given to media and intrigued customers. Whether it was a line

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Windows 8 has 0.2 per cent share of Softchoice customer PCs

More than half of small to mid-sized enterprise users are still operating with Windows XP and barely anyone has migrated to Windows 8, an annual report released by Softchoice Corp. reveals. The last

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Class action against Microsoft for overcharging can go ahead, Supreme Court of Canada rules

Canadian businesses and consumers who indirectly purchased Microsoft's operating systems and other software can now take part in a class action lawsuit alleging the vendor overcharged for its products, the Supreme Court of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson


Surface Pro 2 touted as hybrid, but more of a laptop: reviewers

With Microsoft Corp. launching two new Surface tablets in the last week or so, it’s easy to get confused with the difference between the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. However, reviews

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2013 Candice So