Mobile malware soars more than 2,000 per cent in just one year

The number of unique malware variants targeting mobile devices skyrocketed by 2,180 per cent in just one year, a new study has found. The increase was recorded by ABI Research between the first

Published on: September 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Security fears, breaches driving a third of BYOD policies in Canada

More than one third of Canadian businesses with bring your own device (BYOD) policies adopted them as a result of specific security breaches or red flags, a new study shows. The finding is

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadians receive high marks on cybersecurity IQ

Canadians are actually wiser than most of their foreign counterparts when it comes to cybersecurity, new research suggests. We have a higher cybersecurity IQ score, so tospeak, than the globalaverage when it comes

Published on: September 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

Study to probe how Canada’s emergency responders use technology

They're the first people we call in an emergency. But how is technology changing the way Canada's first responders answer our calls for help?The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) is tackling thatquestion by

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Sweeping study looks at open data and Canadian municipalities

A new study will soon put the open data practices of Canadian municipalities under the microscope.The study, to be officially launched on Oct. 21 at the i–Canada Summitin Montreal, will be the first

Published on: August 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Guardly study: Safety app can speed up campus security response times

Toronto startup Guardly says its mobile safety solution cut response times to campus emergencies almost in half during a pilot study at a downtown university in the city. Guardly undertook the study with

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Staying close to home is key to startup success: Danish study

Canadian startups keen to head south for Silicon Valley might want to look at some new Danish research before packing their bags.The data suggests that staying close to home is key to startup

Published on: August 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian entrepreneurs are the world’s most optimistic, eh?

Canadian entrepreneurs are the most optimistic in the world by a country mile, a new Ernst & Young report concludes.Sixty-one per cent of Canadian entrepreneurs said theyfeel confidentabout the economic direction of their

Published on: July 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian angel investments jumped 50 per cent in 2011: study

More angels are coming to the aid of Canadian startups these days.Angel investors made 134investments totaling $82.4 million in 2011, up from 90investments worth a combined $35.3 million in 2010, according to astudy

Published on: July 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Number of crowdfunding sites jumped 60 per cent globally in 2011

Startups around the world raised $1.8 billion through 453 crowdfunding sites in 2011, a British report says.The number of crowdfunding sites grew by 60 lastyear, topping growthof 38 per cent in 2008, according

Published on: July 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadians more wary of giving personal data to marketers: study

Canadians are getting more protective of their personal information than they were five years ago, at least when it comes to giving that data to marketing professionals.Twenty-seven per cent of Canadians say they

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Mobile wallets could hurt traditional banking business: report

U.S. financial institutions face a serious competitive threat from the rise of mobile wallet payments apps, according to a consumer study released Monday by Carlisle and Gallagher, a consulting firm that specializes in

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Ontario gets low marks on e-waste program scorecard

Ontario's e-waste program may not be giving the province's residents the biggest bang for their bucks, according to a report to be presented at a global conference starting tomorrow in Montreal.The study compares

Published on: May 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Global IT spending by SMBs up 15 per cent in first quarter

Small and medium-sized businesses are spending more money on IT, including adopting tablets, cloud services and virtualization to a greater extent, according to Spiceworks' State of SMB IT survey. IT budgets at companies with

Published on: May 8th, 2012