Articles By Mari-Len De Guzman

Should Canada legislate PCI DSS?

As governments around the world step up efforts to protect citizens from the potentially devastating effects of payment card data theft, merchants are being asked to comply with a new security standard.At least

Published on: June 22nd, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

Canadian suppliers sweep out dirty data

Canadian manufacturers and retailers are doing some major data scrubbing in a bid to make their supply chain process spick-and-span.Purging the database system of so-called dirty data across lines of business will pave

Published on: June 19th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

App performance gets enterprise action

Getting more out of your application performance management (APM) tools means starting the process way before the purchase is made, according to some successful implementers.“The biggest mistake you can make (with an APM

Published on: June 18th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

Symantec prepares to lift curtain on Hamlet

LAS VEGAS – Symantec Corp. is set to release later this year its newest enterprise security platform, Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec Network Access Control 11.0, the company’s latest endeavour to integrate

Published on: June 13th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

Symantec outlines ‘Storage United’ product strategy

LAS VEGAS – Symantec Corp. is beefing up efforts to increase its visibility in the infrastructure management space with none other than its chief executive emphasizing that despite its prominence in the IT

Published on: June 12th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

IT industry braces for patent chill

Flaws on software patents have come to light once again as industry groups and analysts renewed calls for reforms on software patent systems worldwide, saying the process should promote, rather than impede, innovation.

Published on: June 8th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

ITU launches online resource for security standards

Canadian IT security professionals said they are receptive to an online resource launched by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that’s essentially a one-stop-shop for finding information on global IT security standards.The ICT Security

Published on: June 7th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

Canada’s first Masters in IT security graduate

Eight Canadian post-graduate students have received what's touted as the country's first-ever Master's Degree in Information Technology Security (MITS).Offered by University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ont., the full-time full

Published on: June 5th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

Ontario privacy report cites record number of complaints

The provincial government has reported record-breaking numbers in privacy complaints against the health-care and public sectors last year, but at least one Canadian analyst is not ready to cast the first stone against

Published on: May 30th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

Kenora revamps municipal portal based on .Net

A small Ontario city has been making big strides on the Web, offering a host of online services comparable to those offered by bigger cities.The City of Kenora has embarked on a complete

Published on: May 10th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

Royal Roads U spins off DIY e-learning platform

A Canadian Web-based tool has been teaching organizations how to build an IT system without their IT department.Brentwood, Tenn.-based oil refinery Delek US Holdings Inc. recently built a comprehensive human resource management system

Published on: May 9th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

Microsoft and the malware market

It's neither better nor worse than others, but Microsoft Corp.'s security offerings under its Forefront Security brand is worth taking a good look at, according to one Canadian IT security analyst.Putting ‘Microsoft' and

Published on: May 4th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

Montreal firm outfits law enforcement with USB device

As police officers at the City of London Police in the U.K. honour their vow every day to serve and protect, its IT department is challenged daily to save and protect valuable information.

Published on: April 30th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

Here’s to the IP network

IP communication has become more pervasive in the enterprise, not only as a technology replacement for traditional telephone lines, but as an enabler for business processes and worker productivity. In the area of

Published on: April 27th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman

Bombardier’s SOA strategy takes flight

Montreal-based international aerospace and transportation company Bombardier is well along its path towards achieving an SOA-enabled system infrastructure, executives said Thursday. “When we talk to the lines of business, we don't start off

Published on: April 19th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman