All Hands on Tech: Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft's flagship hardware for Windows 8 is here. Microsoft broke into the tablet market one year ago with the Surface. Now its sequel is here with the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Our take on Microsoft Surface 2 [video]

Microsoft Corp. launched its new Surface 2 tablets at a flashy launch event in Toronto yesterday and the tablets go on sale Oct. 22. But do the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Published on: October 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: BlackBerry Q5

The BlackBerry Q5 is the poor man's version of the BlackBerry Q10. First launched in developing markets, the Q5 is now available in Canada for the budget conscious. But I'm asking: is the

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Lock picking, hacking, and dongles on the Sector show floor

In years of covering many technology conferences across North America, I have to say there are few exhibitor show floors as interesting as the one put on at Sector. Rather than the endless

Published on: October 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Sony’s supersized, 6.4″ Xperia Z Ultra smartphone can handle a little koolade

There was a time when the trend in technology seemed to be making everything smaller. Looking at the increasingly large smartphones hitting the market these days though, the new trend seems to be

Published on: October 9th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Your ‘home office’ excuse to buy Microsoft’s Xbox One

Sure the new Xbox One is about being a hub for home entertainment. From videogames with high-end graphics, the new Kinect sensor for motion and voice-activated controls, a Blu-Ray player, and all sorts

Published on: October 3rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

3 key things you should know about CASL

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will be coming into force July 1, meaning businesses will have to watch what kinds of electronic messages they're allowed to send their customers. And here at IT Business.ca,

Published on: October 1st, 2013 Candice So

OS migration myth-busting with Microsoft Canada’s CIO

Tick-tock. The clock is ticking for Windows XP. Microsoft is cutting support on the operating system on April 8, 2014. That means no more patches, no more new software versions, no more drivers

Published on: September 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Business software vendor’s RV roadtrip connects with Canadian SMBs

Business software vendor Sage North America is hoping a cross-country road trip with a recreational vehicle will help it connect more closely with its small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers. The Sage Listens

Published on: September 24th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Nokia’s Lumia 1020 Windows smartphone has a 41 megapixel camera

Do you really need a smartphone with a 42 megapixel camera? Nokia thinks you do, and is bringing you just that in its new Lumia 1020 smartphone. A Canadian launch date hasn’t yet

Published on: September 16th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Be ready for Canada’s anti-spam law with Adam Kardash

Try this riddle: Name something that you don't want but you get lots of it everyday. Something that you can read, but you can also eat. Something that no one really reads, but

Published on: September 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Google Glass

To put on Google Glass is not to see what wearable technology is capable of today. It's to get a vision of the future. The technology is so new, it's barely beyond the

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cubicle Fight: Was Steve Ballmer a good CEO for Microsoft?

We just learned this morning that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is retiring from his post within the next 12 months. Was Ballmer's rein as CEO a triumphant career journey to be celebrated, or

Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Customer focused firms driven by CIO & CMO collaboration

Technology's impact on the business means that more departments beyond IT must be savvy to it. Along with that comes requirements for the leaders to showcase how technology can help their staff reach

Published on: August 22nd, 2013 ITBusiness Staff