Top 5 high-profile cyber security breaches that have affected millions

With advances in technology, cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and more frequent than ever before. In fact, industry experts now agree that there are two types of organizations in today’s world, those

Published on: December 18th, 2014 Robert Cordray

DTM Systems, Knowledgetech set to merge

Vancouver-based IT management and consulting firms DTM Systems Corp. and Knowledgetech Consulting Inc. have announced they’re going to merge. While the new company does not have a name yet, the two firms signed

Published on: June 7th, 2013 Candice So

Change management: deciding whether to ‘push’ or ‘pull’

It is said that the only thing that's constant is change. Whether it is technology related or there is a crisis and processes have to change, it involves coming up with a change

Published on: March 25th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

How to prepare your Web site for a holiday traffic rush

'Tis the season to begin ramping up online shopping activity, and for retailers that means doing all they can to ensure their Web sites are up, highly available and able to handle peak

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Esther Shein

How to quell IT turf wars

IT pros do battle every day -- with cyber attackers, stubborn hardware, buggy software, clueless users, and the endless demands of other departments within their organization. But few can compare to the conflicts

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Dan Tynan

What SMB CIOs can learn from Google’s Ben Fried

When Ben Fried left his post as IT managing director at Morgan Stanley and took over as Google's CIO in May 2008, he knew what he was getting into: supporting a user base

Published on: January 17th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

How not to be a jerk, and still get promoted

Q&A with Al SwitzlerThe co-author of the books Crucial Conversations and Influencer Al Switzler discusses new research that debunks the myth that it's jerks who get promoted.Related stories7 essential CIO leadership skillsHow to

Published on: January 11th, 2011 Jamie Eckle

Cloud workers grow in importance

Online labor by independent "cloud" workers probably represents nearly US$1 billion per year in earnings in the U.S., said Elance President and CEO Fabio Rosati, who expects the federal government to consider gathering

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Stephen Lawson

New PCI standards ignore mobile payments

The second version of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is being released this afternoon by the organization PCI Security Standards Council, which sets the network and security requirements for

Published on: October 29th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

Microsoft defends complex software licensing structure

Acknowledging that some customers have taken issue with Microsoft's software licensing policies, a Microsoft official defended the company's actions Tuesday afternoon and stressed the complexities of the situation.Microsoft has developed multiple licensing programs,

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Paul Krill

Do we need to certify business savvy?

IT professionals have demonstrated a willingness to pile up IT certifications. In an increasingly competitive job market, they see them as a way to separate themselves from the pack. But no IT certification

Published on: August 6th, 2010 Randy Dufault

Recession pushing firms to neglect business ethics

Information technology consultant Dena L. Smith lays out a hypothetical dilemma: Should an IT department hire a more expensive vendor because the vendor shares its own company's ethics standards, or should it go

Published on: August 27th, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

Eight simple steps to successfully manage a project

Businesses of all sizes embark on thousands of projects for new products and services every year. Unfortunately, most projects are doomed to fail outright, or at launch, because the original success criteria were

Published on: June 3rd, 2009 Ron Ponce

Six steps to prepare IT for the revival

Anne Agee is living a dual life at work these days. On the one hand, like 75 per cent of Canadian and U.S. organizations, she's preparing for a cut to her IT budget

Published on: May 27th, 2009 Michael Fitzgerald