McAfee asks for your face and your voice in exchange for access

For users looking for more than just a password to protect sensitive documents, McAfee Inc. has just rolled out a new facial recognition service to keep their data from prying eyes. Launched July

Published on: July 25th, 2013 Candice So

Cometdocs like Dropbox with file conversion

It’s rare to find a PC user in the business world that hasn’t suffered the pain of weird document formats. Either because your work computer won’t give you admin rights to install the

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Relive Grow 2012 presentations via Slideshare decks

If you weren’t able to get out to Vancouver last week for Grow 2012, the conference that helps businesses adapt to the digital era, not to worry – you still have a chance

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Photo sharing added to SkyDrive

Microsoft has made several tweaks to its online cloud storage service, SkyDrive, one of which now allows users to access the Photo application in Windows 8 and fetch images stored on any PC

Published on: May 31st, 2012 Lucas Mearian

Sharing in the cloud: Generic vs. specialized

There has been a lot of buzz around the new entrant into the cloud-based document sharing space with the recent announcement of Google Drive. But not all cloud-based document sharing is the same.

Published on: May 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: April 27, 2012

Nobody's perfect. Everybody makes mistakes. And Toronto's Mistakeville is using content curation and social media to collect slip-ups to build a “how-not-to” site where people care share and learn from each other's blunders.“We

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Experts share 5 tips to survive a cloud outage

"Everything fails, all the time," so says Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels. Amazon Web Services itself experienced a much publicized four-day service disruption last April, another outage in August and it had plenty of

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Brandon Butler

5 ways Microsoft SkyDrive is better than Google Drive

Amid the excitement over Google Drive, the search giant's new Dropbox competitor, Microsoft recently improved a similar online sync and storage service, SkyDrive. Microsoft added the ability to store files online and sync

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Ian Paul

Data deluge preventing businesses from meeting service agreements

Extreme amounts of data now being backed up by companies are preventing them from fulfilling service level agreements, according to a recent survey released by security software firm Symantec Corp.In a poll of

Published on: February 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Google launching Dropbox killer?

Google is preparing to launch a cloud-based storage service to rival similar services offered by Microsoft Corp.'s SkyDrive,  Apple Inc.'s iCloud and Dropbox Inc.The service, called Drive, allows people to store photos, documents

Published on: February 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Use Microsoft’s SyncToy for free and simple backup solution

Most of us don't back up our files nearly often enough. I'm not sure I like living on the edge--after all, one wrong move with a coffee cup or one misstep at the

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Andrew Brandt

Business Electronics Show? CES serves up productivity tech

It's called the Consumer Electronics Show, but at some point in the last decade, the line between electronics for consumers and all manner of digital technology blurred. Today, the acres of exhibits at

Published on: January 15th, 2012 Yarden Arar

Small merchants see value of data protection

Small businesses are increasingly realizing the importance of data replication and protection, according to an Oakville, Ont.-based company that provides hardware, software and online-based data management services.A few years ago, many companies might

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Worries over Patriot Act drives NDP to cloud encryption

Canada's main opposition party is using cloud-based Salesforce.com in the U.S. to store information about voters and interact with them, but worries that U.S. government snoops could peek at sensitive information under U.S.

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Ellen Messmer