Information overload stresses out most Canadian execs

More than half of executives at mid-sized Canadian organizations feel they’re drowning in data, according to SAS Canada’s second annual information overload survey. Last year, just under half reported being similarly stressed by

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Elizabeth Hames

Digitizing Canadiana: inside the National Film Board’s digital push

Film and history buffs accessing decades’ worth of Canadian content on their mobile devices can in part thank Atempo Inc., the data backup and storage company providing the archiving for Canada's National Film

Published on: May 9th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Video Rewind: Ontario Privacy Commissioner takes stand against recent ‘disasters’

Speaking at a Toronto-based privacy conference today and in a blog post on ITBusiness.ca, Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian calls the recent privacy breaches involving Apple and Sony "unacceptable and avoidable." The privacy

Published on: May 5th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

iPhone tracking controversy & PlayStation breach: Both unacceptable and avoidable

The following is an excerpt from Commissioner Cavoukian’s keynote presentation at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium on May 5, 2011. Privacy by Disaster is what you get when you don’t do Privacy by

Published on: May 5th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

What Apple didn’t tell you about iPhone location tracking

This past week, my Twitter stream was flooded with people discussing whether or not a giant malicious technological force was tracking their every move. But enough about Portal 2. I'm speaking, of course,

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Dan Moren

3 CRM policies you should never adopt

Too often ignored is the CRM data that's about your users: employees who log in and manipulate data every day.There are some user policies that are tempting, but have some nasty consequences. Here

Published on: March 23rd, 2011 David Taber

Mid-sized firms ditching spreadsheets in favour of better tools

Until a few years ago, Thule Group's North American division would have been considered a "classic spreadsheet-driven" company, according to Vice President of Finance Mark Cohen."We had one person in accounting who kept

Published on: January 20th, 2011 Sandra Gittlen

EMC enters small business market with storage

Storage giant EMC this week made its first move into the SMB market, with the release of entry-level storage systems to compete with long-time rival NetApp. The family of VNXe - or VNX

Published on: January 20th, 2011 James Hutchinson

Avoid disaster for your year-end backup data

Have you ever noticed that insurance seems to operate on the Murphy's Law principle? If you have it, you never need it, but as soon as the insurance is gone a catastrophe strikes.

Published on: December 22nd, 2010 Tony Bradley

How to backup your hard drive with Windows 7

No hard disk lasts forever. Even if you've never had a drive fail on you, your first experience could be just minutes away. Back up your data now, and avoid the possibility of

Published on: December 1st, 2010 Simon Williams

Western Digital’s My Book Live brings network-attached storage to the masses

Western Digital's My Book series of consumer network-attached storage boxes has a new variant, the My Book Live. With new sharing features--including a file-sharing portal--and great performance, it brings the My Book line

Published on: November 15th, 2010 Jon Jacobi

BlackBerry users recruited to keep RIM in Check on government deals

An independent Canadian Internet security and privacy research group wants BlackBerry users to help them determine the extent of security arrangements made by Research in Motion with state authorities that have earlier threatened

Published on: October 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Google stole your Wi-Fi data? That’s your fault

I hate to blame the victim, but people who inadvertently gave up personal data to Google's Street View cameras were really asking for trouble.That's because a simple precaution, clicking the encryption option in

Published on: October 26th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Data diet — five steps to trimming down your storage

With the economy still shaky and the need for storage exploding, almost every storage vendor claims it can reduce the amount of data you must store. Trimming your data footprint not only cuts

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Robert Scheier