Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00

Innovation is not progress

The word innovation has become the biggest buzzword of our time, and nowhere is this more evident than in the area of technology.
Published in Commentary
Monday, 25 April 2016 09:00

The shifting sands of cybersecurity

The shifting sands of cybersecurityAn ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so the saying goes, and while it may seem trite, for in-house counsel who have to deal with the aftermath of a cyberattack or data breach, that recommendation overwhelms all others. When intellectual property and customer information falls into the wrong hands, how well prepared the organization is for such an eventuality will determine the ramifications.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 25 April 2016 09:00

Advocate for the cloud

Advocate for the cloudOne sunny morning in Toronto this past summer, a group of media, business people, and various dignitaries waited for mayor John Tory to arrive at the Delta Toronto near the Air Canada Centre for a surprise press conference hosted by Microsoft Canada.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 18 April 2016 09:00

Hold the champagne . . .

Hold the champagne . . .Alas, the transatlantic data transfer celebrations may have been premature after all.
Published in Web exclusive content
Third-year Calgary law student Trevor Gair, left, and professor Michael Geist met at RightsCon 2016 in San Francisco.
Third-year Calgary law student Trevor Gair, left, and professor Michael Geist met at RightsCon 2016 in San Francisco.
The power of the Internet is awesome. Tremendous amounts of knowledge are available literally at our fingertips. But with this great power comes great responsibility — and even greater questions.
Published in Latest News
Ultrasonic, cross-device tracking is here, bewareWorried about the use of tracking cookies that follow you around the Web and serve you targeted ads? No need to fret anymore since those cookies are now so passé! There is now something new to keep you up at night: cross-device tracking.
Published in Web exclusive content
Monday, 16 November 2015 09:00

Demystifying cloud service levels

Demystifying cloud service levelsService levels can sometimes be the “orphan children” of a cloud transaction — often neglected and not given the attention they deserve.
Published in Web exclusive content
Consumers must demand action on unified security standardsLast month, I wrote about the Internet of Things and how, while it can offer tremendous benefits, all that connectivity can come with risks. In this column, I look at some of the concerns about security flaws in manufactured devices that have recently made headlines.
Published in Web exclusive content
The Internet of Everything is here – and it’s scary!Wearable devices. Smart cars with usage-based insurance systems that report back driving information so some drivers can obtain lower insurance premiums. Home alarm monitoring systems that send alerts to your phone. These are all examples of the “Internet of Things” involving devices or sensors that connect, communicate, or transmit information with or between each other through the Internet.
Published in Web exclusive content
First musings on Windows’ new Edge browserOn July 29, Microsoft released Windows 10. It is available to download and install for free, for those with Windows 7 and 8 operating systems and higher (except for Windows 8.1 RT, like my first-generation Surface, which is not compatible with Windows 10).
Published in Web exclusive content
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