Security breach shuts down payroll service yet again

For the second time this month, PayChoice Inc., a large online provider of payroll processing services, has had to shut down its online portal because of a security breach.The company said its Online

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Data usage will drive mobile phone penetration in Canada, experts say

Industry experts bemoaned the relatively tepid mobile phone market in Canada but expressed optimism about the future at the Mobile Media World '09 conference in Toronto.Compared with many other post-industrial nations, Canada just

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Low-power, low-heat 2TB drives save on power costs

Capitalizing on the buzz around green IT, Seagate and Western Digital have released new "green" hard drives designed to use less power (in part by spinning more slowly than the latest generation of

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Rich Ericson

Five legal concerns about putting your data in the cloud

As a lawyer, the thing that concerns me about the use of cloud-based computing services is that it often involves the transfer of electronic data from internal IT infrastructure to systems managed by

Published on: July 21st, 2009 Nolan Goldberg

New tech lets you store a trillion bits of data for a billion years

Researchers have demonstrated a form of archive memory, using carbon nanotubes, that can theoretically store a trillion bits of data per square inch for a billion years. The technology could easily be incorporated

Published on: June 12th, 2009 Lucas Mearian

Using Gmail and Google Calendar on your Blackberry now a piece of cake

Google Inc. is looking to pull more business users into its hosted Google Apps fold by making it easier for BlackBerry users to use Gmail and Google Calendar.The company late today unveiled the

Published on: May 6th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Four great ways to prepare your old PC for sale

In today's economy every dollar counts -- so why not sell that not-so-old PC you don't use anymore on Craigslist or Ebay? Odds are, a penny-pinching buyer is out there eager to save

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

Smart tricks for moving files and apps from an old drive to your new one

Buying a new hard drive with lots of storage space can give your PC a new lease on life and can improve your system's performance. But you need to make some decisions before

Published on: February 12th, 2009 David Murphy

U-Prove “offers users control” over their digital identity

Stefan Brands isn't exactly paranoid, but let's call him “privacy aware.” He's former CEO of Credentica, and the principal architect of identity and security division at Microsoft Corp. since his company was acquired

Published on: February 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Staples gunning for SMB IT services market

Staples is entering the IT services market with the introduction of three new services offerings, which target small to medium-sized businesses.In 2006, Staples acquired Thrive, an IT services company, which is why the

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Canadian privacy and security experts assail US laptop seizure policy

Crossing the U.S. border with your laptop, cell phone, iPod or video camera? Better think twice.U.S. customs agents were recently given new powers to seize notebook computers and other electronic devices of Americans

Published on: August 6th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Cloud-computing and the seven deadly data risks

Cloud computing is fraught with security risks, according to analyst firm Gartner. Smart customers will ask tough questions, and consider getting a security assessment from a neutral third party before committing to a

Published on: July 7th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Don’t just think about it, StuffIt

If you want to squeeze the greatest amount of data onto your hard drive, compression is the way to go -- and the ZIP format has long been a trusted method that nearly

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Rich Ericson

Five easy ways to burglar-proof your laptop

Theft of laptops and other mobile devices is spiraling, and the consequences – financial and other – are getting increasingly dire.These two disconcerting realities are attested to by survey findings from a range

Published on: June 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano