Leadership Archives - Page 103

App Store’s success means big changes ahead for developers

Apple's App Store for its iPhone and other iOS devices is an unqualified success, blowing through the 10 billion downloads mark in January. Seeing the store grow from 500 apps to more than

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Mel Beckman

Visa bringing digital wallet service to Canada this fall

Visa's plan to launch a digital wallet system in the U.S. and Canada this fall is by far the largest and most ambitious of any similar initiative announced by credit card processors, banks

Published on: May 13th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Top 5 apps announced at Google I/0

During the first day of Google I/O, I roamed the App "Developers Sandbox" looking for the next big thing in apps. The companies exhibiting their apps were invited by Google, and many are

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Mark Sullivan

Multi-touch

Using infrared sensors like the ones on television remote controls, Texas A&M University students presented an inexpensive multitouch system at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference in Vancouver. "I like to consider it an optical

Published on: May 11th, 2011 Nick Barber

VentureLAB gives entrepreneurs the gift of gab

You might imagine that if you were a Hebrew-speaking Russian that had recently moved to suburban Ontario from Israel, it would be hard to kick off an entrepreneurial endeavor. Engineer-turned-CEO Vlad Zhitnikov doesn't

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

5 tech innovators that took the wrong turn

Tech companies are usually divided into two groups: successes and failures. But some that failed in the end created innovative products that pushed the IT industry forward, and in some cases dominated their

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Jon Brodkin

Video Rewind: Ontario Privacy Commissioner takes stand against recent ‘disasters’

Speaking at a Toronto-based privacy conference today and in a blog post on ITBusiness.ca, Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian calls the recent privacy breaches involving Apple and Sony "unacceptable and avoidable." The privacy

Published on: May 5th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Privacy Commissioners launch free assessment tool for businesses

Several of Canada’s top privacy watch dogs have teamed up to release a free security and privacy assessment tool it hopes will help prevent breaches of personal information.The in-depth questionnaire is a joint

Published on: May 4th, 2011 Brian Jackson

What Canada’s election results mean for SMBs

Targeting small businesses was an important strategy during this year's federal election campaign. Each party's platform had a section dedicated to making life a little easier for such a large group of Canadian

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Harmeet Singh

How to lead your company through a security purchase

In previous columns I have repeatedly emphasized the importance of interoperability and the danger of security fragmentation. Security is so fragmented that it is often hard to discern between hype and reality. Large

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Bin Laden’s death dominates Internet

The announcement late Sunday of the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has set the Internet abuzz, as users searched for information and shared their thoughts on the killing of one of

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 John Ribeiro

Amazon outage explained by botched upgrade

It took about a week, but Amazon has fully recovered from its most serious outage in the five-year-history of the Elastic Compute Cloud, offered an explanation of what went wrong and revealed a

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 Jon Brodkin

RIM continues slide in eyes of mobile analysts

Another quarter ended with Research in Motion missing from IDC's ranking of Top 5 worldwide mobile phone makers as the Canadian manufacturer continues to face growing competition, much of it from lesser-known companies

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Vote for an iPod levy, group urges Canadians

Money going to artists and record labels for their works is at risk in Canada's current election, says the group responsible for collecting and distributing the private copying levy.The Canadian Private Copying Collective

Published on: April 27th, 2011 Brian Jackson

OCAD launches grad program to meld design with Canada’s tech future

With Canada consistently receiving poor grades in world innovation reports, the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) is the latest of several organizations looking to tap design talent and ensure the country's

Published on: April 27th, 2011 Harmeet Singh