Articles By Howard Solomon

Tablet terror revealed at SecTor security show

TORONTO - The first day of the annual SecTor security conference was filled with presentations on what to do — and not to do — to enhance enterprise protection. Here’s a synopsis of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Citrix security chief says cloud equals “loss of control”

Cloud computing and mobility have been in the headlines recently, but not for showing how enterprises use them for making huge productivity gains. Instead they’re signs for some of insecure systems thanks after

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM Canada to build federal data centre

Shared Services Canada (SSC), has selected IBM Canada to provide and manage one of the seven data centres SSC is consolidating as part of the Canadian government’s multi-year plan to slash the number

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Alcatel sells enterprise unit to Chinese investment firm

Alcatel-Lucent’s Enterprise division has always stood in the shadow of its bigger telecom equipment maker brother. Now control has been passed to China Huaxin, which will have to decide how much it will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Unify prepares to launch cloud UC service

Next month Unify Inc. – formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications – will release its new cloud-based unified communications and collaboration platform as it tries to put a new face on veteran German-based brand. The new cloud

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cloud provider offers location-based VM protection

The advantage of virtualization is that it lets administrators put virtual machines anywhere in the cloud. The disadvantage of virtualization is that unless secured they can be copied by anyone and taken anywhere.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

6,000 jobs to be cut at Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems Inc. is cutting 6,000 jobs — about 8 per cent of its staff — after releasing results that in its fourth quarter the company had US$12.4 billion in revenue, essentially the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry buying German anti-snooping firm

NEW YORK – BlackBerry is buying a German provider of anti-eavesdropping technology to extend its security protection from data to voice. The company told reporters here this morning it is buying Secusmart, a company it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SAP to open Canadian data centre

Yielding to customer pressure on information sovereignty, SAP Canada will set up a data centre north of Toronto to assure organizations personal data won’t leave the country. “It’s an emotional thing that I don’t

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Tape vendor challenging EMC in deduplication market

Tape drive and automation vendor Quantum Corp. of San Jose, Calif., is bringing out a DXi 6900 appliance with new software, more capacity than before It isn’t often that a vendor makes a product it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

CIOs will remain vital to the enterprise

How isolated is the CIO in the executive suite? It’s been a question asked for years because there is a sense — with some empirical evidence to back it up — that many

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP tweaks 5400 switch

Seven years ago, Hewlett-Packard Co. brought out its first switch that supported the fledgling OpenFlow protocol for software-defined networking, the modular HP 5400. Sales have been good enough that it has been upgraded

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cracking encrypted traffic may be easier than you think

Many IT security experts say encrypting data is the only way enterprises can be assured data is protected on premise or in the cloud. But an academic paper says that under certain circumstances

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How IT departments pour security dollars down the drain

IT departments spend hundreds — maybe millions — of dollars a year on network security systems to protect the organization from ever-increasing threats. But a Symantec Corp. technology evangelist says the worst thing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Galaxy Tab S is Samsung’s lightest tablet

The latest Samsung tables are expected to hit Canadian stores before the end of the month with something every mobile worker wants: Less to carry. Samsung said the Galaxy Tab S family will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon