Rogers reveals cheaper U.S. data roaming plan – what are your other options?

Travelling to the U.S. and resigning yourself to a data-less fate? Unless you turn off your roaming while you’re stateside, it’s completely possible to run up massive data charges through apps that run

Published on: May 10th, 2013

Can big data make society healthier?

Imagine a situation when your boss sends you to meet with a client in a town you didn’t know existed. After a couple hours on the road, you arrive in the town and

Published on: January 24th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

What happens to cloud data when you die?

My guess is that, on average, we have at least 20 different online accounts.  At a minimum, this includes e-mail, social networking (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, MySpace, Flickr), entertainment (e.g. iTunes, Second

Published on: January 4th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook customer outreach on privacy policy backfires

Facebook's recent attempt at playing democracy are perhaps a good example of a Web site that's gone too far with user engagement and promised more than it is able, or willing to deliver.

Published on: December 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Data roaming bill limit needed, consumer watchdog says

You don't really understand the meaning of the phrase “bill shock” until you rack up a huge cell phone bill while on an international trip due to roaming charges.Outrageous bills after what may

Published on: December 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Big data train leaving the station without Canadian businesses

A study by research firm IDC Canada warns Canadian businesses are at risk of falling behind their international competitors when it comes to big data. Coincidentally, SAS Institute, which sponsored the study, has

Published on: December 5th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

10 tips for securing BYOD in your workplace

While tech-giddy employees are prone to fawn over every new iThing smuggled into the workplace – devices that are often used in violation of company policy -- IT security pros see something very

Published on: September 5th, 2012 Joe Dysart

How to avoid cell phone bill of Olympian proportions

If you’re travelling to London during the Olympic Games for business or pleasure, a Buckingham, UK-based firm has a way for you to avoid roaming charges higher than a world-record pole vault. Podsystem

Published on: July 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadians more wary of giving personal data to marketers: study

Canadians are getting more protective of their personal information than they were five years ago, at least when it comes to giving that data to marketing professionals.Twenty-seven per cent of Canadians say they

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Data stored by organizations passes 2 zettabyte mark

Information stored by Canadian small businesses is expected to grow more than 2.5 times faster than data stored by their large enterprise counterparts, and they are paying more to manage it, according to

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Choosing the right analytics software for your business

As mountains of customer data and increasing competition continue to overwhelm small and medium businesses, many will find themselves making key decisions on little more than gut reactions – potentially putting their business

Published on: June 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Music, gaming generate the most mobile revenue in Canada: report

Mobile music, video, TV and gaming helped Canada's wireless sector generate mobile content revenue of $240 million in 2010, up from $227 million in 2009, according to a new report.Data services generated $4.42

Published on: June 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to create your first Microsoft Access database

If you own a version of Microsoft Office that includes Access (Office Professional 2010 is the most current version), but you've never used it, you're overlooking a powerful tool for organizing and analyzing

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Helen Bradley

Toronto ranked fourth best startup ecosystem

Some Canadian cities are being recognized by an American project to use data to measure the success of the world's top entrepreneurial ecosystems. Startup Genome is ranking Toronto as the fourth-best startup ecosystem

Published on: April 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff