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Nearly one in four pieces of software installed in Canada last year was unlicensed: Report

Ever wonder about the impact of software piracy in an age of Software-as-a-Service? Despite efforts to curb the practice, using unlicensed software is still common. A new report published by the Business Software

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Dave Yin

Brexit and a possible Trump presidency will drive up value of Bitcoin: Research

Think the effect of Brexit and the upcoming American election will be limited to physical currencies? Think again. UK-based market analyst Juniper Research forecasts the value of Bitcoin to triple this year alone

Published on: July 5th, 2016 CDN Staff

Companies value mobility strategy but not remote working even though they are synonymous: Study

What is your definition of a mobile workforce? If it's anything more than the ability to send and receive emails while on the go, you may be the exception. According to a new

Published on: June 9th, 2016 CDN Staff

Contactless payments are becoming ubiquitous, paving way for mobile payments: Report

For Canadians who own contactless payment methods such as MasterCard's Tap & Go-enabled credit cards, the inconvenience of being required to pay any other way has become unacceptable. This is according to a

Published on: June 1st, 2016 CDN Staff

Nearly half of IT leaders had difficulty hiring in the past year: Survey

If you had trouble hiring in the past year or so, you are not alone. According to a new study, nearly half of IT leaders, or 46 per cent surveyed, had difficulty filling

Published on: May 31st, 2016 CDN Staff

North American companies are stuck in endless cloud trial phases: study

It looks as though cloud adoption is still very much in its early phases. A new report released by Softchoice suggests as low as 14 per cent of companies apply the cloud as

Published on: May 18th, 2016 CDN Staff

Hybrids likely to “supersede” tablets in the workplace: Report

When it comes to devices in the workplace, there's a new form factor in town. Market research firm Juniper projects that worldwide shipments for hybrid devices, otherwise known as "2-in-1's" or "detachables" (but not

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

Lenovo’s PC sales rose in double digits in North America amidst global decline

PC sales just can't seem to catch a break. New numbers released by market research firm Gartner indicate that worldwide shipments declined 9.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the

Published on: April 13th, 2016 CDN Staff

Toronto just misses top 10 ‘future ready’ cities list [infographic]

Toronto has been recognized as “future ready,” placing 11th on a list of the world’s 50 most tech-friendly cities in a global study conducted by Dell Inc., the Round Rock, Texas-based computer giant

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Virtual and augmented reality market projections show even enterprise-consumer split [infographic]

Will virtual and augmented reality take off or will it fizzle out, as some fear may be the case for smart watches? Investment firm Goldman Sachs has released its projections for the market, and the

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Dave Yin

Global digital payments to reach $3.6 trillion this year: report

Digital payments, including online, mobile and contactless payments will reach $3.6 trillion this year, a 20 per cent increase from 2015, market analysis firm Juniper Research has projected. Last year's numbers totalled $3

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 CDN Staff

Data centre power outages cost more than $8,800 per minute on average

Highlighting the impact of power outages, the average total cost per minute of an unplanned data centre outage rose 57 percent over the last five years from more than $5,600 in 2010 to more

Published on: March 17th, 2016 CDN Staff

Global PC sales set to stabilize with a refresh on the horizon: IDC

Has the global computer crash ceded? According to market research group IDC, for the most part, yes. The firm has projected that PC sales, which has seen a global slowdown amounting to tens of millions

Published on: March 15th, 2016 Dave Yin

Canada is world’s second worst offender with “dark data”: report

What is dark data? According to Veritas, it's data that sits in an environment whose value is unknown. In Canada, the company suggests, it makes up 64 per cent of IT environments -

Published on: March 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

Huawei announces R&D project in partnership with the Government of Ontario

Chinese mobility and networking company Huawei has announced an R&D project in partnership with the Ontario government that will aim to develop 5G networks, cloud, analytics enterprise applications and mobile security. Dubbed "5G

Published on: March 8th, 2016 CDN Staff