XP users may be reluctant to embrace Windows 7

Microsoft hopes that the release of Windows 7 will solve problems ranging from desktop clutter to what Vista did to Microsoft's public reputation. But the toughest challenge may be to win over the

Published on: January 14th, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Windows 7 is faster than Vista, offers better interface

Yesterday at CES, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the public availability of the Windows 7 beta release. We've been running our own evaluations of the forthcoming replacement to Microsoft's much-derided Windows Vista for

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Robert Strohmeyer

Getting and installing Windows 7 beta – your questions answered

Late yesterday, Microsoft unveiled the public beta for Windows 7, the follow-on and follow-up to Vista, which from all signs the company is trying to forget as fast as possible.CEO Steve Ballmer, in

Published on: January 9th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Online training offers big benefits to Canadian companies, students

Many Canadian businesses are opting for online training as a way to equip employees with necessary skills, while cutting back on travel costs.With economic challenges forcing firms here to adopt new cost-cutting strategies,

Published on: January 8th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Change in IT mindset boosting Mac adoption

It's not your imagination. Apple Macintoshes are turning up in businesses beyond the creative departments, increasingly becoming a normal part of the IT fabric. One recent IT survey by researcher Information Technology Intelligence

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Leon Erlanger

11 dumbest tech bloopers of 2008

Tech is overflowing with creative and hypermotivated people who do a lot of pretty incredible things. But they can be counted on to do some pretty silly things, too--which is lucky for us,

Published on: December 31st, 2008 Mark Sullivan

Cloud Computing Isn’t All Azure Skies

Details about the offering remain scant at this point -- the SDKs and developer programs are "by invitation only" -- but what I've heard so far sounds promising. I'm particularly interested in Live

Published on: December 23rd, 2008 Neil McAllister

Microsoft responds to IE attacks with a fix

As it promised yesterday, Microsoft Corp. today issued an emergency patch to plug a critical hole in Internet Explorer(IE) that attackers have been increasingly exploiting from hacked Web sites. The patch, described in

Published on: December 19th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Faith, hope and smart charity

Every year Canadians donate millions to various charities – but how much of that is spent on specific campaigns and how much on dinners for executives? With donors today demanding greater transparency and

Published on: December 17th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Palm Treo Pro offers great business functionality

The BlackBerry, iPhone, and T-Mobile G1 may be the kings of smartphone cool, but if you ask me, they all share one big shortcoming: They don't run Windows Mobile. See also: The ITBusiness.ca

Published on: December 17th, 2008 Mike Heck

Microsoft warns of “huge increase” in Internet Explorer attacks

Microsoft warned Saturday of a "huge increase" in attacks exploiting a critical unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), and said some originated from hacked pornography sites.Other researchers confirmed that attacks were increasingly coming

Published on: December 16th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

400,000 reasons why Quebec firm says unified communications rocks

John Lambert was overseeing his company's latest customized metal structure construction project – this one a catwalk that would fit around an assembly-line conveyer belt – a project that would normally require that

Published on: December 16th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Vista SP2 patch hides changes under the hood

If you install the beta of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) expecting to see visible changes to your version of Vista , you'll be sorely disappointed. At least in this initial beta,

Published on: December 9th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Halifax police make arrest in global counterfeit software crackdown

A global sweep of legal action against counterfeiters selling fake Microsoft software through online auction sites included a raid by police in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.The Halifax Regional Police Integrated Financial Crime Section and

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod and Brian Jackson