Biggest roadblock to big data analytics use? Big cost fears

Big costs – or at least the fear of them – are still scaring mid-sized companies away from adopting big data analytics tools.Cost is the top reason for non-adoption, cited by 67 per

Published on: July 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to avoid an Elections Ontario style data breach fiasco

It's every business' worst nightmare. But just days ago it happened to a large provincial government agency.Elections Ontario fessed up to a major data breach: two USB drivescontaining unencrypted personal data - including

Published on: July 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

New crowdfunding site helps students raise money for tuition costs

Toronto startup Scolaris.ca has just launched a beta version of its site that lets students crowdfund to help pay for their college or university education. Students can use the site to raise tuition

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

Telemarketers – not taxpayers – to pay for Do Not Call List probes

The cost of investigating and enforcing federal rules against telemarketing abuse will soon be transferred from taxpayers to the telemarketing industry itself.The federal government announced Sunday that it will move to transfercosts associated

Published on: April 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

New iPad heat not a hot-button issue for consumers

Apple's third-generation iPad is hot, but this time in a good way, says Consumer Reports. The consumer reviews magazine created a stir two weeks ago when it said the latest Apple tablet could get as

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Ian Paul

Canada most cost-competitive nation for digital industries: KPMG study

Canada is the most cost-competitive country to run a business in the digital sector, topping the UK, The Netherlands and France in KPMG's Competitive Alternatives 2012 study.The report compares business costs and competitiveness

Published on: March 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Average data breach cost falls for first time in seven years

The average organizational cost of data breaches has decreased for the first time in seven years, according to a study released by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute on Tuesday.In 2011 the average cost

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Lawful access bill could cost $80 million; will ISPs pick up the tab?

Canada's proposed new online surveillance bill could cost $80 million to implement over the next few years, according to one report, and Internet service providers still aren't clear how much of the bill

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

MagicJack Plus now links directly to router

The YMax MagicJack Plus fixes the biggest issues we found in the original MagicJack. That telephony gadget offered solid, reliable phone service for a price that was hard to beat, but required you

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Rick Broida

2012 will be ‘breakthrough year’ for cloud adoption

Will 2012 be the year that smaller businesses embrace the cloud in a bigger way? Depends on who you ask, of course. As we prepare to bid goodbye to2011, ITBusiness.ca turned to some

Published on: November 28th, 2011 Christine Wong

Laser Printers: going cheap doesn’t pay off

Most people shopping for a color laser printer want one because they think it will print quickly, produce good-looking output, and cost less to run than an inkjet printer. But the sad evidence

Published on: August 23rd, 2011 Melissa Riofrio

Top 10 reasons open source software is great for business

With the many business and government organizations that now use open source software such as Linux, it's becoming increasingly clear that price is not the only advantage such software holds. If it were,

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

407 Expressway’s tech team cuts costs, saves time with server virtualization

The 407 express toll route is a 108 km stretch of pavement. Its business may be about moving cars, but it also has to move data. Like any company, its employees rely on

Published on: March 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson

$6.75 million – the cost of a data breach in 2009

The cost of a data breach increased last year to $204 per compromised customer record, according to the Ponemon Institute's annual study. The average total cost of a data breach rose from $6.65

Published on: January 26th, 2010 Ellen Messmer