E-discovery rules may raise e-mail issues

E-mail archiving experts say recent changes to the rules that govern how digital documents are used in U.S. courts will drive demand for their products and force enterprises to develop more sophisticated retention

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Shane Schick

The threat of SARS 2.0 means governments need to start preparing now

One way to curb disease is through the rapid dissemination of data, taking into account everything from human travel to bird migration to weather. Through communication systems, data mining, modelling and analytics, we

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

The landscape is changing. Indian firms are no longer working only at the lower end of the IT spectrum. Some of the largest IT firms in India have a global presence and want

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Poonam Khanna

Machine learning algorithm finds affinity in data

Brendan Frey, a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto, published a paper on what he called “affinity propagation” in the February issue of the academic journal

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Shane Schick

Road to national 511 service is littered with speed bumps

Once you leave Whitehorse, the nearest community in any direction is 150 km. away. By the time you get from A to B, weather conditions can change half a dozen times and roads

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

CIOs use IT dollars to focus on strategic business benefits

For some time now, it's been said CIOs have been moving from less of a technical foundation to a business orientation. And findings from our First Annual RBC/IT Business Group CIO IT Spending

Published on: February 27th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

RBC IT Spending Survey drives CIO Action

The RBC Capital Markets 2006 CIO IT Spending Survey is hot off the presses. As spending trends are likely to influence vendor success and individual careers, I see a few executives surfing for

Published on: February 27th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Summary of findings

The 2006 CIO IT Spending Survey Summary of FindingsRBC interviewed 50 CIO-level U.S. and Canadian executives across multiple industries regarding their spending intentions for the remainder of 2006 and 2007. Some key findings:

Published on: February 27th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Overall spending outlook

I. Overall Spending Outlook Stable improvement in IT spending for the rest of 2006Survey results indicate stable IT spending for remainder of 2006 - assuming the global economic outlook does not deteriorate. According

Published on: February 27th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Software spending

II. Software Spending Software spending will increase seven per cent, with focus on security, business intelligence and electronic content management.Trends that surveyed CIOs outlined included: Standardizing on larger vendors to reduce cost and

Published on: February 27th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Services and outsourcing spending

III. Services and Outsourcing Spending Services and outsourcing spending in line with the marketSurveyed CIOs say their projected spending on services and outsourcing is apace of the broader market at five per cent.

Published on: February 27th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Hardware spending

IV. Hardware Spending Hardware Spending Lagging Software and ServicesFour per cent growth in hardware spending is consistent with the do-more-with-less mantra. The slowing growth rate also reflects the downward trend in price points.

Published on: February 27th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Wireless/Communications spending

V. Wireless/Communications Spending One of the fastest-growing segments, with seven per cent growthTop areas are voice over IP (VoIP) and wireless data. Wireless security is No. 2. Research In Motion is still the

Published on: February 27th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Hack your day

Gina Trapani discusses her new collection of productivity tricks called Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day. Plus, one of the Canadian software engineers behind Google's new mobile e-mail platform.Click here to

Published on: February 19th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff