Articles By Brian Bourne

Could the Canadian public service ever store data in the cloud?

When speaking about cloud, the terms “data sovereignty” and “data residency” come up frequently.  Within the private sector, there is still a great deal of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) about topics such

Published on: May 14th, 2014 Brian Bourne

Windows XP end of support – Mitigating the security concerns

Only a few more days now, and Windows XP will officially be end of life.  April 8, 2014 will be the last day that Windows XP or Office 2003 receive any bug fixes

Published on: March 19th, 2014 Brian Bourne

Top 5 projects that should be on every IT infrastructure manager’s checklist in 2014

As we all start to look forward to 2014, the question becomes what projects need to be planned and budgeted for.  Certainly there will be many business application driven projects but here we’ve

Published on: December 17th, 2013 Brian Bourne

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

Published on: November 25th, 2013 Brian Bourne

Why we need Windows 8

You’ll read lots of reviews out there describing Windows 8 as a schizophrenic operating system. All those reviews are true. No need to repeat them here. The separation between Windows 7 functionality and

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Bourne

The enterprise headache with Windows Live ID and SkyDrive

I’m confident that everyone reading this has received spam from a friend’s Hotmail account and then got the apologetic “sorry my account was hacked” email. Or worst, had it happen to them. If you

Published on: March 12th, 2013 Brian Bourne

Technology and your business

Welcome to my first blog post on the revitalized ITBusiness.ca Web site.  My intention is to use this blog as a place to share a blend of experiences and thoughts from time to time.

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Brian Bourne

Microsoft Surface RT Review – Setting new expectations for tablets.

I've now spent a little over 1 week with my Microsoft Surface RT. My review can be summarized simply: this device has both simultaneously raised my expectations and disappointed. Over the week, I've

Published on: November 8th, 2012 Brian Bourne

A thought on cloud security…

By Brian Bourne There have been no shortage of Cloud service failures recently.  The latest being discussed in this ITBusiness article: “Dropbox drops the ball on account security”. So this raises the question. 

Published on: June 22nd, 2011 Brian Bourne