Predictions 2012: Bring Your Own Device tension escalates

Today's transcription from our editorial round table was supposed to be about buzzwords to watch in 2012. Instead, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon hijacked the proceedings. User strike or IT department backlash?Dave Webb, Editor,

Published on: December 29th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Predictions 2012: Will RIM sink or swim?

Each year, the IT World Canada editorial staff locks itself in a boardroom, dissects the year that was and prognosticates on the year to come. It's an hour of reflection, discussion, argument, passive-aggression

Published on: December 27th, 2011 IT World Canada Staff

Gartner’s 2012 predictions: growing cloud, bursting social bubble

IT budgets and responsibilities are moving out of the control of IT departments and into the hands of others, thanks to trends such as consumerization and cloud computing, Gartner says in its vision

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Ann Bednarz

Toronto’s recipe for ICT success: management, talent, money

More competent managers, a larger IT talent pool, more start-up funding, and greater collaboration are needed to boost Toronto's tech posture, according to speakers and attendees of Technicity 2011.These were the critical issues

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

CIOs must not fight IT consumerization, says Google CIO

In a recent issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, Google CIO Ben Fried penned an ode to letting go.That may sound a bit "Zen Buddhist," but it's becoming a critical message for the modern CIO.

Published on: October 4th, 2011

Conventional wisdom, common sense and that feeling in your gut

By Nick Quain They are becoming the adages of management gurus and tech startup experts everywhere. So many popular catch phrases, they make your head spin. Build a great team. Know the right

Published on: May 27th, 2011 IDG News Service

Words of wisdom: Another look in the mirror

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette   As we have said before, entrepreneurs must have a vision that will stretch the boundaries of what they know and challenge what they believe is attainable. They

Published on: May 6th, 2011 Francis Moran

Are you making the most of your communications people?

By Caroline Kealey In my experience, decision making executives in a variety of sectors often fail to recognize the value their communications people bring to their organization. Often, this arises because the communicators

Published on: April 20th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

How to set up a Windows’ network in your home office

Households are increasingly becoming multiple-PC homes. And as people add extra PCs to a home, they naturally want to share files between those systems. Typical multi-PC households also tend to have different operating

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Loyd Case

Microsoft launches hosted PC management service Windows Intune

The beta period of Microsoft’s hosted PC-management service Windows Intune has hit its crescendo and the final product is available today for trial for purchase. Microsoft conducted a beta period with 1,000 customers

Published on: March 23rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Kaspersky launches small office security product

Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest private Internet security firm, is tapping into the very small business market for the first time with its newest security software. Kaspersky Small Office Security (KSOS), launched March

Published on: March 17th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Trio of tech firms achieve ‘best managed’ recognition

Some were veterans, others newcomers to 2010’s list of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, but good people are vital to good business, according to several tech companies featured on the list.  Commitment to

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Harmeet Singh

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

What SMBs can learn from WikiLeaks’ resilient network

The recent cyber attacks on WikiLeaks and the site's resiliency are a case study in Web survivability that many businesses would do well to take note of, according to Canadian security experts. In

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Nestor Arellano