Articles By Howard Solomon

5 ways to raise security awareness in the workplace

Educating staff about safe IT practices is a never-ending process — at least it is in the best organizations. But what’s the best way to do it? E-mail pleas, memos left on desks,

Published on: February 13th, 2015 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry CEO forges new partnerships

When John Chen took over as executive chair and CEO of financially-troubled BlackBerry exactly a year ago, he decided the company had to focus more on serving enterprise customers. Today, the company released

Published on: November 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Huawei to invest $500 million in Ontario, promises 325 new jobs

Chinese network equipment manufacturer Huawei Technologies is increasing its investment in Ontario in hopes that will persuade enterprises to buy its switches and routers. The company said on the weekend it is committing

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon