Articles By Howard Solomon

Cisco to open Internet of Things lab in Toronto

Cisco Systems Inc. will set up a $100 million “Internet of Everything” innovation lab in Toronto where organizations can develop M2M solutions when it moves into its new Canadian headquarters next year. In

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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

Published on: February 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Privatization a boon, says Dell Canada executive

Dell Canada officials say the privatization of the company three weeks ago means it will get stronger as a provider of end-to-end solutions. That was the message sent Tuesday to customers at an

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Howard Solomon

CRTC to expand home broadband performance tests

Small businesses and home office workers may get solid figures on the real Internet speeds they can expect from providers if the federal telecom regulator gets its way. The Canadian Radio Television and

Published on: November 13th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Toronto firm to build on HP’s software defined networking platform

NEW YORK--One of the biggest boosters of the nascent software-defined networking technology is the head of a Canadian company that doesn’t make switches or servers. “It’s the largest fundamental change in the network

Published on: October 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

The end of Windows XP: Some still haven’t got the message

An official of a local government in Canada with thousands of desktop PCs recently got a shock, according to an industry analyst: Those end-of-support-for-Windows-XP stories should be taken seriously. Wes Miller, a research

Published on: September 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry misses forecasts on critical Q1 earnings report

BlackBerry's second quarter of financial results since launching its new BlackBerry 10-based smartphones onto the world market has come to a close, and results are missing some analysts' expectations. The company said Friday

Published on: June 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Oanda makes forex trading mobile

Employees taking furtive glances at smartphones during office hours could be checking sports scores, Hollywood gossip or how sales are going on eBay. Or, they could be doing some foreign exchange trading through

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Urgency without disruption – app solves problem for event planning

As the director of operations at an Ottawa hotel, Nyle Kelly wasn't satisfied when his customer's staff planner would leave their booked meeting and place a call on a cell phone or find

Published on: February 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Microsoft launches Office 365 with rates tailored to small business

After stumbling twice with offering productivity applications as a service, Microsoft Corp. is finally giving what those who dream of in a cloud service have always wanted: a full-featured Office 365. The company

Published on: February 27th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Phones closer to replacing wallets as major carriers adopt SecureKey

Subscribers to Canada’s three biggest cell phone companies are a step closer to getting a secure system on handsets for e-commerce and other transactions that require assured authentication. That’s as a result of

Published on: February 20th, 2013 Howard Solomon

RIM’s big day: Meet the BlackBerry Z10. Is it enough?

A new company name, two new handsets.Research In Motion is gone, the company now calls itself BlackBerry.That's how the Waterloo-Ont., based smart phone firm is going out into the world as of today

Published on: January 30th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Sirius Conseils takes controlling interest in Abak Software

A Montreal firm that specializes in project and IT management has taken control of a software company that makes time and expense management solutions. Sirius Conseils said Tuesday it now has a majority

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Telus acquires Quebec-based EMR provider

Telus Corp. has expanded its medical solutions portfolio by buying a Quebec-based provider of cloud-based electronic medical records (EMR) for doctors offices. The telco said Wednesday it has bought privately-held KinLogix Medical Inc.,

Published on: October 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon