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Heavy workloads, recession fears stress IT professionals

IT professionals taking on more work in light of the current economic climate identified rising workloads as the greatest source of workplace stress, according to research from Robert Half Technology.The IT staffing and

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Denise Dubie

Top 10 ways small Canadian firms can prevent security breaches

In around 70 per cent of visa security breaches, the victims have been smaller retailers, a Visa Canada executive says.In recent years, criminals have been targeting smaller businesses, said Mike D'Sa, Visa Canada's

Published on: October 30th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

75 per cent of Canadian and US firms ready for IT budget cuts

Three quarters of Canadian and U.S. companies are ready to make cuts to their IT spending, according to a Canadian analyst firm.Firms that remain optimistic about maintaining budgets intact may need to wake

Published on: October 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Why LinkedIn inspires so much loyalty

During the past two years, Facebook became the darling of Silicon Valley, watching its user base grow exponentially as its founder bombastically turned down billion dollar acquisition offers. But as the sobering realities

Published on: October 28th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

IT workers can expect pay raises in 2009

IT Salaries Expected to Rise in 2009IT professionals with help desk, application development and ITIL skills are in demand, and employers seem willing to pay more for them, in spite of the economic

Published on: October 27th, 2008 Denise Dubie

Five reasons why skipping Windows Vista could spell disaster

Is Windows Vista really skippable? As organizations weigh what to do with Windows XP OS upgrades, the thought of leapfrogging the much-maligned Vista often comes to mind. But be warned, says a recent

Published on: October 23rd, 2008

Trimming your IT spending effectively

With the economy struggling and financial markets in a state of chaos, this is becoming a hard time to be an IT manager. On every here's-how-to-survive-the-recession list that Gartner Inc. analysts presented at

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Microsoft exults at success in pulverizing piracy

The company outlined more than 400 law-enforcement efforts in 49 countries on six continents around the world to prevent the piracy or counterfeiting of its software products. Microsoft is calling Tuesday "Global Anti-Piracy

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

PayPal Pro boosts sales and savings of Canadian hair spray merchant

The recently launched PayPal Website Payments Pro system offers a myriad benefits to small Canadian online businesses, the company says.Pro consolidates payments under a single system, and can even be used by those

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Eight spectacular tech fiascos and what they teach us

Related article: IT failure: A tale of three perspectives"IT projects have terrible track records. I just don't get why people don't learn," exclaimed Mark Kozak-Holland, author of Titanic Lessons for IT Projects (that's

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Jake Widman

Canada’s digital media industry in dire need of funds

The interactive digital media industry in Canada is growing rapidly, but sustaining this trend in the face of limited public investment is a big challenge.The issue was vigorously discussed by participants in a

Published on: October 20th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Timely tips on how to kick-start your new business

A decade ago Tony Lourakis launched his tech start-up as a 20-year-old student with virtually no money, relying on sheer hard work and the help of those close to him.That was in 1998.In

Published on: October 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Picking the perfect printer for your needs

No matter how digital our lives become, printers remain essential in any office and convenient at home for schoolwork, maps, fliers, and photos. No matter which kind of printer you're looking for, here's

Published on: October 17th, 2008 PC World staff

How to know when it’s time to repair or replace your laptop

Remember the opening scene of Night of the Living Dead? A young woman and her brother are visiting their grandfather's plot in a graveyard. A creepy pale-faced dude approaches them, and the screaming

Published on: October 16th, 2008 James A. Martin

What another Conservative minority government means for IT

About halfway through the 37-day election campaign the Information Technology Association of Canada sent an open letter to each of the three top party leaders – but they didn't get a single response.

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson