Stories by Jennifer Kavur

Canada's info, privacy bodies want open government

Canada's information and privacy commissioners have become advocates for open government, issuing a joint resolution to support open government ideals and a call for all levels of government across the country to follow their lead.

SAS introduces social media analytics to enterprise

There are dozens of social media measurement tools out there, but this one might be the first to comprehensively tackle the space. An in-depth look at SAS's new Social Media Analytics solution, unveiled at the SAS Global Forum in Seattle.

Are iPhones riskier than Android, Blackberry & Nokia phones?

iPhones appear to pose greater security risks than Android, Blackberry and Nokia smart phones, but is this really the case? An nCircle survey says yes, security expert Charlie Miller says not necessarily, and Pwn2Own sponsor TippingPoint won't say.

Hot skills, cool jobs for 2010

Demand for IT professionals has grown in the last quarter. Our guide to the jobs that are in demand, what they pay, and the skills you need to get them.

What end users want from IT departments

If the question "What do you want from me?" screams in your head throughout the day, it might be time to re-assess the relationship you have with the rest of your organization."

Video collaboration a Catch 22 for enterprises

A unified communication provider, research analyst firm and independent technology consultant all agree that cost both motivates and prohibits the use of video collaboration tools in the enterprise.

How Intel cut internal IT costs

IT managers waiting around for that special day when they get budget relief and use it to fix all their problems are setting themselves up for disappointment, according to internal IT at Intel Corp.

IBM's 'enterprise Facebook' is a hit

Lotus Connections is "the fastest-growing software in IBM history when it comes to market adoption," said an IBM social software strategist on board the Lotus Bus. IBM discussed iNotes, Symphony, security and boundary workers during its stop in Toronto.

A peek into Xerox R&D

Xerox revealed the latest research developments taking place within its labs at The Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), which develops two to three patents each week and over 130 inventions per year.

Mainframe specialists make the IT 'it' list

Demand for mainframe specialists is at an all-time high, according to IBM Canada. While IT staffing firm Sapphire Canada hasn't noticed an increase in demand, the need for mainframe specialists never really decreased either, says Sergio Mateus.

Facebook to add Twitter tool to pages

Facebook Inc. announced a new publishing tool that will automatically export information posted on your Facebook Page to your Twitter account. The Twitter exporter tool will be available to Facebook Page administrators over the next few days, according to news release issued by Facebook Thursday.

How many Twitter followers does it take to get a job?

A recent job posting on Best Buy Co Inc.'s Web site for a Senior Manager - Emerging Media Marketing position based out of the company's corporate headquarters in Richfield, Minn. listed two preferred job qualifications: a graduate degree and 250+ followers on Twitter.

Soft skills are sexy

If you think technical skill is all you need for a career in IT, think again. Expectations for IT employees are changing.

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