PDF reading tool helps visually impaired use computers

Each day I turn on my computer in the morning and after moments of waiting for the machine to boot up my eyes are greeted with the familiar icons doting the computer screen.

Published on: April 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to wirelessly backup files from your smartphone to your PC

Mobile phones are a sort of roach motel for data: Your phone book, SMS messages, and other information checks in, but it's extremely hard to get it to check out again. That's the

Published on: March 8th, 2010 Andrew Brandt

3 encryption apps to secure your data

Laptop computers have become mobile stores of massive amounts of information. Add to that the proliferation of removable hard drives, and it becomes crystal clear how much sensitive data is on the move

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Frank J. Ohlhorst

IT understaffing exposes firms to vicious online attacks

The recent gutting of IT departments during the recent recession may be putting numerous businesses at risk as cyber criminals step up their online attacks.More than 75 per cent of small and medium

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Fast and easy ways to clean up your hard drive clutter

Your hard drive is full. Normally that isn't such a big deal, but what if you need to grab a coworker's files before she leaves for a vacation, or what if you want

Published on: January 21st, 2010 Patrick Miller

Avoid data disaster with a disc image and action plan

Last week I told you how to make a new computer hassle-free; to wit, I described how to create a system-repair disc, dump the junkware, and set up security. Now that you've got

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Rick Broida

How to preserve critical data and avoid being fried in court

You know that feeling you get when you realize you forgot to do something important? That's how you'll feel if you overlook something during the e-discovery process when your company is involved in

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Greg Lawn

Nearly 60 per cent of fired workers “steal company data” before quitting

A survey of 945 individuals who were laid off, fired or quit their jobs in the past 12 months shows that 59 per cent admitted to stealing company data and 67per cent used

Published on: February 24th, 2009 Ellen Messmer

How to effectively slash your IT security budget

In the current economic climate of uncertainty and tight IT budgets, often the mistake is to assume a more tactical, rather than strategic, approach to securing the ever-increasing volume of data travelling through

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Kathleen Lau

It’s about ‘restore’

Everyone always worries about backup, backup, backup. Guess what? None of your users, or managers for that matter, care one bit about backup. All they want is restore, and they want it immediately.

Published on: July 29th, 2008 James E. Gaskin

Dealing with bunglers and prima donnas on your IT security staff

Think your security staffers are trustworthy? Competent? Knowledgeable? Ask a security professional for horror stories and you might think again.Here's one from Kevin McDonald, executive vice president at managed services provider Alvaka Networks,

Published on: July 22nd, 2008 Lisa Vaas

Canadian software developers win big time in technology contests

A powerful case management system that helps the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) effectively handle complaints it receives, and Canada's first critical care information system snagged the top prizes at two recently concluded

Published on: May 26th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian firms offer safer, speedier options to high-risk data transport

In late March, Chrysler Leasing sent a letter to some customers warning them a tape containing some of their personal data - such as names, addresses and social insurance numbers - had gone

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Grant Buckler

Benefits of electronic health records will soon kill privacy

In five years, the privacy debate over personal health records will be over, and you and I will be storing our medical records at a central location. Why? Because the benefits of better

Published on: May 8th, 2008 Jay Cline