Canadians Ramping Up With Texting

If you had to ballpark it, how many text messages would you say Canadians send out yearly? The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association reports that Canadians sent out a total of 78 billion in 2011. That’s about 2,500 text messages for every second last year. This represents a 40 percent increase from 2010, when nearly 56.4 […]

Ford Canada and Best Buy Canada to offer new Focus charging stations

If you were looking to buy an electric car, Ford is working with Best Buy to make sure that charging the vehicle at home is a convenient experience. To go along with the launch of the new electric Ford Focus, the two companies have partnered up to offer a 240-volt home charging station. The charging […]

Cloud Computing to Fuel Job Market Explosion, Notes IDC

Research firm IDC is projecting that 14 million jobs around the world will be created between 2011 to 2015 as the cloud computing market continues to accelerate. IDC expects that 70,000 new cloud-related jobs will be created in Canada alone in that time. Companies are currently spending 75 percent of their IT budgets to maintain […]

What are the big digital trends in Canada for 2012?

There are always interesting trends developing in Canada as far as Web use goes, as usual. The annual comScore 2012 Canada Digital Future, released on March 1st,  shows that smartphones now account for 45 percent of the mobile market in Canada. What province enjoys the most smartphone use? If you were thinking Ontario, that’s not […]

Primus Survey Reveals Canadian SMBs Lagging in Advanced Data Security

Small and medium sized businesses in Canada remain vulnerable to data loss and security breaches, according to a recent survey by Primus Business Services. Almost 60 percent of SMBs surveyed currently invest less than 10 percent of their budgets in data security even though they are seriously concerned about business data security and integrity. Furthermore, […]

How do Canadians use tech to manage their personal relationships?

Rogers released their second Innovation Report this morning, which focused on how Canadians use technology to manage their personal relationships. We have included the report below, but here are some highlight stats we found interesting: * Young adults (ages 18-24) spend roughly two and a half hours per day talking to their significant other. * […]

RIM’s BlackBerry 7 Smartphones Get US & Canadian Security Certification

Research In Motion (TSX: RIM / NASDAQ: RIMM) announced late last week that its BlackBerry smartphones running on the new BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry 7.1 Operating Systems have received FIPS 140-2 certification by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC). The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 […]

Rogers to end network throttling in 2012

After an investigation by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) found that Rogers was indeed throttling internet traffic over their network, Rogers has confirmed that they will start reversing this policy, and that all network users will be free of throttling by the end of 2012. Throttling is essentially cutting back the available bandwidth […]

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