BY RANDY MANDRISH, JULY 29, 2013
SECURITY

‘Lost’ smartphones experiment reveals that most people are snoops

Have you ever thought about what might happen if you left your smartphone behind? People are naturally curious, but when a lost mobile device is discovered, curiosity can lead to the violation of personal privacy and the exposure of sensitive personal information. To put this idea to the test, Symantec performed an experiment to see what would happen if they “lost” 50 smartphones in public areas. How many people would try to tamper with the phones  …>> more

Mobile computing is killing the printer

Evolve or withdraw – these are the choices facing print providers in 2013. Their traditional business model is in decline; hardcopy revenue is declining (despite three years of economic recovery) and in the third quarter of 2012, equipment sales for Xerox, Lexmark and HP all declined by at least 10%. These are two trends that are being proliferated by the explosion of mobile computing. In contrast, IT spend is increasing. Forrester predicts that IT investment  …>> more

A new game-changer in the public cloud marketplace

To date, enterprise and mid-enterprise businesses in Canada who want to explore private cloud options have been hampered by slow provisioning times, spotty reliability, and restrictive pricing agreements that lock you into a contract months or years in advance. Last week, ThinkOn introduced the first virtual datacentre in Canada. I think this is going to be a game-changer in the Canadian marketplace. In my opinion, it has a lot of promising features that set it  …>> more