Will Windows 8 tablets just confuse consumers?

Is Microsoft headed for disaster later this year when Windows 8 debuts on tablet devices some of which will not be able to run Windows 7 desktop apps, despite supporting an optional desktop

Published on: March 19th, 2012 Ian Paul

Red Alert! How to raise your social media shields when disaster strikes

Randall Craig’s parenting instincts were awakened when his 18-year-old son shared with him his plan to take off to Montreal for the weekend with a booking at the cheapest hotel available. As the

Published on: February 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Facebook, not Twitter, is the social network for revolutions

Twitter often gets the credit for being the modern-day digital medium that captures disasters, protests as they unfold – 140 characters at a time. The micro-blogging service that was designed to be simple

Published on: March 29th, 2011 Brian Jackson

How to avoid Japan-related online scams

It's been one week since Japan was hit by the twin disasters of a powerful earthquake rating 8.9 on the Richter scale and a tsunami that washed away entire villages. As concerns continue

Published on: March 18th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

IT impact of Japan earthquake still unknown

It may be weeks before the full impact of the Japanese quake and resulting tsunamis is on the flow if ICT between the disaster-affected country and Australia is known, IDC has warned.According to

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Dan Nystedt and Tim Lohman

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

Business intelligence a life line for Canadian Blood Services

There will be blood.That's the credo of Steven Smith, the director of business continuity management for the Canadian Blood Services (CBS). Especially during a disaster, such as a pandemic, when the sick need

Published on: July 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Expedia.ca triggers ‘Oh S%#t Canada’ exercise to prepare for disaster

On a cold winter night in downtown Toronto last year, Sean Shannon received the e-mail that most managing directors would consider a nightmare scenario.“Your office is now closed, access is denied, please activate

Published on: June 11th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Top designers, illustrators join forces to help Haiti

Ben O'Brien -- aka Ben The Illustrator -- and design blog Thunder Chunky have come together to create The Renmen Project, which will sell artwork from leading illustrators and designers to raise money

Published on: February 5th, 2010 Digital Arts Staff

Web tools spark solidarity with Haiti quake victims

The worst earthquake to hit the Caribbean in 200 years struck Haiti on Tuesday. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the Haitian Capital of Port-au-Prince, where it devastated the tiny nation, causing an

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Ian Paul

Heartless 419 scammers prey on Haiti relief donors

While Canadians today the option of using SMS and other social networking tools to deliver financial aid to tens of thousands of victims in the Haiti's worst earthquake ever, cybercrooks have lost no

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Mobile giving – Canadians text donations for Haiti relief efforts

Frantic callers searching for information about their loved ones jam the remaining communications lines in quake-devastated Haiti.Meanwhile here in Canada, the major wireless carriers have set up a way for Canadians to  grab

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Swine Flu expected to cause huge disruptions in U.S. workplaces

The U.S. federal government is worried about the Swine Flu (official name: 2009 H1N1 influenza virus). There have been predictions by experts of two or three times the normal number of flu related

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Scott Bradner

VTech shooting victims names were on Facebook before official release

After a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage at two separate locations on the Virginia Tech campus on a Monday morning in April 2007, it took the school until the next evening

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Brian Jackson