What is Red Hat Canada’s open hybrid cloud strategy?

Paul Pinkney, technical director at Red Hat Canada, tells IT World Canada's Candice So about the company's open hybrid cloud strategies. He also shares about Red Hat Canada's bid to appeal to line-of-business

Published on: December 8th, 2014 Candice So

What is Red Hat Canada doing to serve small businesses?

Luc Villeneuve, president of Red Hat Canada, talks to IT World Canada's Candice So about the open source software company's strategy for the small business market. He also tells us more about how

Published on: December 4th, 2014 Candice So

NASA’s CTO: Open source software keeps us honest

It’s not every day that NASA creates a position just for you. NASA did just that for Chris C. Kemp in 2010. The tech pioneer became the space agency’s first Chief Technology Officer

Published on: July 11th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

5 free open source and web alternatives to commercial software

Considering the diversity of the operating systems and the advent of their browser-based successors (like Chrome OS), the obvious problem in switching to any of them is software. Most of Windows users are not

Published on: April 25th, 2014 Victor Clarke

Security experts debate use of backdoors in coding

In light of the furore around the NSA and PRISM, a new report from the Citizen Lab is calling for a cut down on the use of backdoors when coding software. In his

Published on: November 7th, 2013 Candice So

Small pediatric therapy clinic commits to full Windows 8 environment

When it comes to running a business that helps children with learning disabilities, and operates out of five locations scattered across south western Ontario, Steven Taylor finds coordination of staff and collaboration between

Published on: December 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Beware of cloud ‘open-washing’ says Red Hat

Open source software company Red Hat Inc., believes that companies like VMware Inc., and Microsoft Corp., are skewing the definition of open cloud by claiming that their virtualization products are open when in

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

New pricing for Raspberry Pi unveiled

Web site crashes and hardware problems delayed the Raspberry Pi's distribution last week, and yesterday distributors of the $35 PC announced a new pricing structure for the machine.The Raspberry Pi Web site, announced

Published on: March 13th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Run Windows Software on Linux with Wine 1.4

As free and open source software continues to become more powerful and more prevalent, there's less and less need to choose anything else. It's not at all surprising, for example, to see the

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Demand for Raspberry Pi brings down sites

Demand for the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost PC developed in part by students and researchers at Seneca College in Toronto has overwhelmed the site's ordering system for the bare-bones computer.“We've temporarily changed to

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Mind-mapping goes mobile with Blumind

Blumind (free/donationware) is a simple and friendly mind-mapping application. The entire package weighs in at less than 1 MB, and it is free and portable. This makes it diametrically opposed to TheBrain, which

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Erez Zukerman

Open source champion supports Microsoft in i4i patent challenge

At this stage of Microsoft Corp’s protracted patent battle against Toronto software developer i4i Inc., the Redmond, Wash.-based company appears to be getting support from an unlikely quarter. Russell McOrmond, software author and

Published on: April 25th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

15 stupid small biz tech mistakes and how to avoid them

If you're not particularly tech-savvy, then purchasing, maintaining, and securing technology for your business can be a confusing situation to navigate. You may already know plenty about what you should do, but what

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

B.C.’s Green Party hires Toronto-based green IT provider

There's never a good time for your technology to fail, but Rebecca Helps still regrets that her database system crashed during the Green Party of British Columbia's annual general meeting.The executive director of

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson