Finance execs struggle with Bill 198

Almost 50 per cent of finance executives don’t think they will be able to comply with regulations such as Bill 198, according to the data gathered by, but IT is not to

Published on: October 4th, 2005 ITBusiness Staff

Be a whistleblower

A Canadian company is offering a way for would-be whistleblowers to warn their employers about potential corporate wrongdoing. ClearView Partners has already signed up Air Canada, Rona and Sears Canada to its ethics

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Shane Schick

Our banks are on the ball

A report from Accenture suggests Canadian banks are more on the ball than their American counterparts when it comes to regulatory compliance, particularly as it applies to the Basel II, a framework for

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Neil Sutton

An empty seat at the conference table?

About three-quarters of 2,043 executives from 75 countries including Canada believe that CIOs have a role to play on the board of directors, but the number of CIOs who currently sit on boards

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Sarah Lysecki

Anatomy Of An Exploit

Network security is afflicted by two bogeymen, viruses and hackers,” says Justin Peltier, senior security consultant at Peltier Associates. “Everything that goes wrong is blamed on them.”Admittedly, the vast majority of enterprise security

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

Eyes Wide Shut

In 1999, personal information about Air Miles rewards cardholders found its way off the company's servers and into the hands of third-parties. From 2001 until 2004, personal account information about CIBC customers was

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

The Plug-in Gatekeeper

It’s hard to argue with the plug-and-play promise of the latest generation of network security appliances. For enterprises of any size, the idea that security could be as simple as dropping a small,

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

State Of Siege

Catch yourself before you say, “it can’t get any worse than this.” It can.The one thing that’s absolutely certain about network security is that, no matter how well you prepare for the threats

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

ITBusiness Report

If there's one area of it that's continually in flux, it's security. Broadly, the definition doesn't change: it's about the protection, integrity, access control and availability of an organization's systems and data. Yet

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Dave Webb

ebXML can help speed up the Government Online architectural effort

Whereas most international standards bodies traditionally advance with all the speed of the great tree sloth, the advent of ebXML — and its companion standards — comes as somewhat of a surprise. By

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Dan Perley

RFID in the public sector offers opportunity for efficiency — and for risk

From cattle tracking to cross-border security, RFID has a number of potential uses in government. But radio frequency identification has been slow to take off — at least in Canada — thanks to

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Vawn Himmelsbach

Remote call centre workers need secure, reliable access

“The reality of call centres today is you need a lot of remote capability for people who are going to work off-site,” said telecommunications analyst Jon Arnold, principal of J. Arnold & Associates

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Greg Meckbach

Today’s buyers of contact centre offerings are looking to hosted solution providers for bigger, better ROI and fewer risks

That’s why hosted solution providers leverage their expertise in all communication areas — phone, e-mail, fax, chat — in one package. Customers don’t have to build, maintain, or upgrade hosted systems.Initial capital costs

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Luigi Benetton

Women are still on the wrong side of the digital divide but P3s can change that

There’s been a lot of talk about the digital divide: between developed and developing nations, rich and poor, urban and rural. What’s less common is discussion of the gender divide, but it’s just

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Vawn Himmelsbach