How hospitals use business intelligence to care for their patients

For John Backhouse, improving how hospitals care for their patients isn’t just a matter of providing better medical care - it’s also about a better use of data. As the executive director of

Published on: June 15th, 2014 Candice So

Dell Ventures looking for opportunities in storage, big data

AUSTIN, TEX. -- Dell may make the computers used at many startups and growth stage companies, and it’s looking to play a more concrete role in their development too, with the launch of

Published on: December 16th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

SMBs would rather tidy desks than back up data, AVG study finds

If there was a list of deadly sins in data management, here's something that would probably be on it. According to a new study from anti-virus solutions provider AVG Technologies, about 37 per

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Candice So

Execs don’t recognize sensitive data when they see it: IT admins

Today's companies, clearly very good at collecting data, seem "less savvy when it comes to how to classify and manage it."That's the conclusion of a survey among 100 IT executives and others conducted

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Roy Harris

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

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

Does breach assessment trump victim notification?

Assessing data breaches is more useful to mitigating the effects of such incidents than notifying affected individuals, according to a survey published on the same day as the European Union proposed a 24-hour

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

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

Dropbox under fire for ‘misrepresenting data security’

Cloud data storage and synchronization company Dropbox has been hit with a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging that the company has deceived consumers about the level of encryption security it

Published on: May 18th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Choosing the right cloud storage service for your business

Backup is one of the oldest needs in computing. Whether it's hard disk failure, computer theft, or just a wandering three year-old with a fruit juice carton, it's very easy to lose data

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Keir Thomas

CDs, DVDs top iPads as favourite Christmas gift choice

Forget the iPad. It’s not the Samsung S Captivate or the HTC Sound 7 phone either or the Kinect sensor for Xbox.  While sales of Apple’s iPad is expected to hit the roof

Published on: November 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Bitstrips brings comic relief to Canadian classrooms

Some people aspire to make their own movie, and a few others might like to write a book. A whole lot of people want to make their own comic strips. That's what Jacob

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano