‘Huge’ Sophos SafeGuard Encryption upgrade takes data-first approach

Sophos announced a new version of its Safeguard Encryption suite that it says addresses today's mobile-driven, multi-platform IT environment by taking a data-first approach to encryption. Sophos SafeGuard Encryption version 6.1 is being

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft rebranding SkyDrive to OneDrive

Microsoft Corp. will soon be renaming its free cloud storage and syncing service to be in line with its newly released video game console. SkyDrive, the cloud service that allows users to upload

Published on: January 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Essential apps for the new Android user – Part 1

Just before the holidays, we launched Mind the App, a new video series created by Andrew Love, our video production specialist. The series will highlight the best of what app stores everywhere have to

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

6 tech predictions for 2014 – apps, the cloud, and telecommuting

In 2013, we watched as Twitter went public, Netflix’s original series House of Cards won an Emmy, Tumblr was purchased for $1-billion and consumers overwhelmingly favoured smartphones and tablets over PCs. Here’s what

Published on: December 24th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

All Hands on Tech: Dropcam

Are you looking for a low-cost, DIY security system? Do you wonder what your pets are doing at home all day long? Do you want a great way to prank your coworkers? Get

Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Executive discussions are changing to include the cloud

Cloud computing is a disruptive force.  Having worked with many of western Canada’s CIOs and senior executives over the past number of years, rarely have I had a discussion that didn’t include the

Published on: November 21st, 2013 Brian Clendenin

Management is one of biggest roadblocks to IT security, Ponemon study says

There can be a whole slate of reasons why a small business doesn’t invest more in IT security: lack of people, money, time, etc. But here’s what may also be holding small businesses

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Candice So

Steve Jobs vowed to ‘kill’ Dropbox with iCloud

Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston knew he'd arrived with his cloud storage and syncing service when Apple Inc. was interested in talking about an acquisition. Not interested in selling the firm, he

Published on: November 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

HP brings printer and scanning-focused cloud solution to Canada

In a move to reach out to small businesses, Hewlett Packard Co. (HP) is reaching out to its customers through the cloud, bringing its take on a cloud solution to Canada last month.

Published on: November 15th, 2013 Candice So

HP turns to mobile and digitization to bring back a printing spark

BOISE – Despite the hype around the paperless office, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) feels printers aren’t going away any time soon – and it’s counting on mobile to try to keep its products relevant.

Published on: November 13th, 2013 Candice So

Windows 8 has 0.2 per cent share of Softchoice customer PCs

More than half of small to mid-sized enterprise users are still operating with Windows XP and barely anyone has migrated to Windows 8, an annual report released by Softchoice Corp. reveals. The last

Published on: November 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cloud gives businesses an edge, IBM study finds

Businesses using cloud in a big way are outpacing their less cloud-savvy competitors, with those using cloud computing growing their revenue at almost double the rate compared to those who aren’t, according to

Published on: October 28th, 2013 Candice So

LiveQoS acquires Openera, hopes to launch cloud business

Ottawa-based mobile quality of experience company LiveQoS Inc. has acquired Openera Inc., also hailing from Ottawa, for an undisclosed sum. In an announcement on Tuesday, LiveQoS said it would be acquiring Openera to

Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Candice So

New industry association to raise Canada’s cloud profile

In light of recent privacy scares in the U.S., the Canada Cloud Network (CCN) is pushing to make Canada a cloud computing destination – and at the same time, it’s boosting its profile

Published on: August 21st, 2013 Candice So