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Use wikinomics to whack financial crisis, says Tapscott

Last September, just before financial markets around the world began to collapse, Canadian technology author Don Tapscott found himself in Vienna, watching a room filled with smug Europeans thinking they were safe.  “They

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Shane Schick

How Microsoft’s

Microsoft would have to come up with as much as $8.5 billion to settle accounts with the customers affected by its 2006 "Vista Capable" marketing program, according to documents unsealed by a federal

Published on: January 26th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Heartland data breach “shocking” says Canada’s privacy commissioner

After a data breach that could prove to be the largest unintended disclosure of consumer information ever, security and privacy experts are urging companies to learn from the Heartland Payment Systems breach and

Published on: January 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Live community “enhances” Canadians’ online tax filing experience

Many Canadians are opting to submit their tax returns online, a trend that's been increasing since the Canadian Revenue Agency began accepting online tax returns a decade ago. By the end of 2008,

Published on: January 22nd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

100 million cards potentially compromised in Heartland breach

A data breach disclosed today by Heartland Payment Systems may well displace TJX Companies' January 2007 breach in the record books as the largest ever involving payment data with potentially over 100 million

Published on: January 22nd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Sustained IT spending gives Canadian banks an edge in tough times

While economic challenges are moving banks south of the border to slash IT budgets, Canadian backs appear more resilient and will continue to invest more on new tech projects in 2009, a new

Published on: January 21st, 2009 Brian Jackson

Phishing scam lures Canadian taxpayers with promise of cash

Tax season may seem like it's a long way off yet, but that hasn't stopped Internet fraudsters from promising taxpayers a refund in a bid to steal their personal information, according to the

Published on: January 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian mobile market entrepreneurs find credit despite crunch

An economic recession might be causing a credit crunch for many companies, but in the mobile space at least two entrepreneurs appear to be bucking the trend -- finding much needed funds to

Published on: January 14th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Top 10 actions to help you stay ahead of the curve in 2009

For several years now, the influential analyst firm Gartner has been issuing an annual list of suggestions for CIOs' new year resolutions.Of course, the problem with such lists is that they tend not

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Martin Veitch

E-payment site breach compromises 5 million customers

CheckFree Corp. and some of the banks that use its electronic bill payment service are notifying more than 5 million customers that criminals took control of several of the company's Internet domains and

Published on: January 8th, 2009 Robert McMillan

Is IT executive compensation losing ground?

For those who make it to the top of the IT ladder, the pay can be great. But most IT executives in U.S. and Canada seem to be losing ground as a result

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau and Joaquim P. Menezes

Ontario’s 10-year tax break for certain tech start-ups “far from perfect”

An Ontario bill aiming to help tech start-ups clear the hurdle in bringing ideas from the halls of academia to the streets of the commercial marketplace may fall short of its intended goal,

Published on: January 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Six top tips for effective IT spending in 2009

Early last summer, well before the financial meltdown in mid-September, CIO Michael Twohig met with the executive leadership at Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. in Norwell, Mass., to discuss the company's 2009 budget.

Published on: January 5th, 2009 Mary Brandel

Ten tips that will make returning an unwanted tech product easier

An HDTV is not a sweater--a fact that retailers will make very clear if you try to return your new flat screen. If the digital cameras (or other tech gifts) you got from

Published on: December 30th, 2008 Erin Biba

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