CA Technologies taps into hybrid cloud market

CA Technologies is the latest cloud vendor to hitch a ride on the hybrid model with a new product that gives small and medium sized businesses ( SMBs) a mix of on-premise and

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Cheap storage solutions can be costly in the long run

Do you back up your data? Nearly half of small businesses have learned the hard way why regular data backups are crucial, yet many still fail to backup critical data, or they cut

Published on: July 20th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Cloud storage demand drives growth for Toronto firm

It's not part of the company's official corporate slogan, but “here we grow again” has a nice ring to it at Asigra Inc. these days. The Toronto company is on a hiring blitz,

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Christine Wong

Backup pros get ‘heroic’ online community

For backup professionals who feel they're not getting enough from Facebook and LinkedIn, there is now BackupHeroes.com, a social networking platform specificly for the backup and recovery community.Users can set up their profiles

Published on: April 20th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

What to do when your tech gadgets go missing

You don't know what you've got until it's gone, they say--and they might very well have been talking about my cell phone. A couple of months ago, while walking through the departures terminal

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Robert Strohmeyer

Creative people help a company ‘thrive’ in tough times

As a young boy, Richard Florida begged his father to show him his workplace – an eyeglasses frames factory that he worked at since quitting school in Grade 7 until the day he

Published on: September 24th, 2009 Brian Jackson

10 wackiest data disasters of 2008

Almost everyone has had their own data disaster – whether it's running that USB key through the laundry or that heart-stopping drop of your laptop onto the sidewalk – but not many people

Published on: December 17th, 2008 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

How to do 15 common PC tasks faster – part one

Time isn't money; it's much more precious than that. Whether you're doing something creative like making a podcast or building a blog, or slogging through chores such as backing up data, removing viruses,

Published on: May 2nd, 2008 Lincoln Spector

Tips to deal with inevitable hard disk failure

It happens to all of us: You turn on your system and see the stomach-churning "disk not found" error. It's really not surprising considering hard drives fail--more often than you might think. You

Published on: April 16th, 2008 Steve Bass

Ten wacky data disasters and six tips to avoid falling prey

Left your USB stick in the wash? Dropped your laptop into the lake? Or have you oiled your hard drive to get rid of that squeaky noise? More than 30 per cent of

Published on: February 21st, 2008 Nestor Arellano