Articles By Jeff Jedras

ITWC president joins Women in Communications and Technology board

IT World Canada president and CEO Fawn Annan is one of seven new board members of Women in Communications and Technology (WCT), the organization announced Wednesday. WCT is a not-for-profit organization that works across

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

HP targets enterprise with pre-configured IaaS solutions

Seven new pre-configured infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions from Hewlett-Packard Co. are targeted at enterprise customers looking to accelerate their transition to the cloud and are based on HP’s Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 17th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Panasonic get Tough with semi-rugged laptop

Electronics manufacturer Panasonic is known for its rugged and durable Tourghbook laptops for the most extreme use cases, and it’s not making a play for the semi-rugged market with its new Toughbook 51.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Asigra launches new cloud backup solution

Asigra, a Toronto-based cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider, has added converged data protection to the latest release of its cloud backup solution. Available now, Asigra Cloud Backup Version 13 has a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 12th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Your home Internet of unsecured security things

For many consumers, Internet-enabled home security devices may be a tangible manifestation of the Internet of Things. However, they may not be very secure things. A new report from Hewlett-Packard Co.’s HP Fortify

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Cogeco building massive 100,000 sq. ft. Montreal data centre

Cogeco Data Services is going big in Quebec, with constriction underway of a new 100,000 square foot data centre on the island of Montreal. Based in Toronto, Cogeco is a provider of fully

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 10th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

D-Link launches new smart gigabit switches

D-Link Systems Inc. has expanded its Web Smart line of Gigabit Ethernet smart switches with two new models designed for simple management for SMBs needing to carry a combination of voice, video and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Intel debuts 5th generation Core vPro processors

Intel Corp. has announced the availability of its 5th generation Intel Core vPro processor family, promising wireless innovations, built-in security, faster performance and improved manageability to meet the needs of a more mobile

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 5th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Global tablet shipments show first ever decline

Is our love affair with tablets beginning to wane? New data from research firm IDC Corp. shows worldwide tablet shipments experienced their first year-over-year decline ever in the fourth quarter, with modest growth

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 5th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Apple nearly ties Samsung in global smartphone rankings

Strong sales through the holiday period helped push Apple into a near tie with Samsung as global smartphone shipments reached new record levels for the fourth quarter and 2014 overall. According to research

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 3rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canadian tapped as Check Point channel chief

The new channel chief for Check Point Software Technologies will be familiar to Canadian partners of the Israeli network security vendor – former Canadian regional director Paul Comessotti. Comessotti, who led Check Point’s Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 30th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BenQ brings 4K to digital signage, classrooms

Visual display vendor BenQ America has launched a new display that will bring 4K to classrooms, boardrooms and digital signage applications. Now shipping is BenQ’s 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) RP840G flat-panel display. It features

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Falling oil prices could take huge bite out of Canadian IT spending: Report

Falling oil prices are fueling rising economic uncertainty across Canada, and a new report is warning it could have a major impact on information and communications technology (ICT) spending by Canadian companies. A

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 28th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Updated Panasonic Toughbook features 18-hour battery

Panasonic has been a long-time leader in the rugged laptop space with its Toughbook line, and it has launched an updated version of its Toughbook 31 fully rugged laptop. Designed for use in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Paper gets digital boost from HP

Have you ever been trying to make notes on your fancy touchscreen tablet, and just wished you could scribble down your ideas on a good old-fashioned pad of paper? Well Hewlett-Packard Co. is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras