Posts by: FidelityIT


11Jan 2015
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Cloud Computing Comments Off on Amazon EC2 security: How it failed

Amazon EC2 security: How it failed

Cloud computing’s Hindenburg might have just happened to Amazon. Amazon’s once enduring and disaster-resistant cloud system, the Amazon EC2, experienced a meltdown of a catastrophic kind. Shockwaves resonated throughout the web services industry as high-profiled clients like Reddit, GroupMe and Foursquare went offline for what seemed like an eternity on Thursday April 21st.
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11Jan 2015
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IT Security Comments Off on Piracy stats: Losing the war on the flood of fakes

Piracy stats: Losing the war on the flood of fakes

A stunning forty-seven present of global personal computer users get their software illegally, according to a Business Software Alliance (BSA) study. China, with having close to one-fifth of the world’s population, is the major pirating culprit. The survey, which keyed-in on piracy stats, also unearthed the general mentalities towards the issue of piracy, with the Chinese having the most liberal attitude amongst the group of people surveyed.

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11Jan 2015
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Education and Technology Comments Off on A new landscape in education: Educational technology

A new landscape in education: Educational technology

A public discourse about the transformative influence that technology can play in the classroom has yet to generate enough steam in the political life of Canadians. With a federal election scheduled for May the 2nd – and the simmering discontent about the education system always seemingly nearing a tipping point – candidates will offer a multitude of perspectives.

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11Jan 2015
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IT Outsourcing Comments Off on Advantages of Outsourcing IT: 7 Signs that you need to Outsource IT

Advantages of Outsourcing IT: 7 Signs that you need to Outsource IT

In the modern era, business and technology are attached at the hip, and intertwined on multiple levels. This truism rings with clarity when you consider how deeply-seated this dependency is. To put this into perspective, imagine if the internet went down for a couple hours at work or the hardware you use to complete mission-critical tasks crashes.

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11Jan 2015
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Cloud Computing Comments Off on Benefits of cloud computing: What you need to know about the cloud

Benefits of cloud computing: What you need to know about the cloud

The floodgates of interest open when one hears of “cloud computing.” We are immediately enthralled with the clouds’ apparent out of realm possibilities, and one that will provide the power of repeatable automation, scalability to real-time demand, self-service provisioning and economies of scale via virtualization. The benefits of cloud computing are numerous:

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11Jan 2015
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Search Engine Comments Off on Yahoo’s Decline: Which Moves have Cost Them

Yahoo’s Decline: Which Moves have Cost Them

Today’s rumor mills have been running rampant that Yahoo! will layoff 20% of their workforce, a claim that they have called “inaccurate.” Across the aisle at the Google camp, rumors were also buzzing, but this one was of another nature: Google was raising the salary of all its employees and supplementing it with an additional $1,000 bonus.

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11Jan 2015
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Search Engine Comments Off on Google vs. Facebook

Google vs. Facebook

A showdown between the Internet’s foremost giants, Google vs. Facebook, who are both vying to dominate the Web – and setting-up stumbling blocks for one another in the process – has intensified this past week. Google has initiated a move that will disable Web services, such as Facebook, from automatically importing its users’ email contact list into their platform.

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11Jan 2015
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BYOD Comments Off on Smartphone Archetypes: Android-iPhone-Blackberry

Smartphone Archetypes: Android-iPhone-Blackberry

Do iPhone users have a cult-like obsession with Steve Jobs? Are BlackBerry users pseudo-businesspeople? Are Android users geeks who also do part-time Pizza gigs because they Google refused to hire them? This cartoon is pure comedy, but does a great job of closely portraying what users from the SmartPhone spectrum really think of one another and themselves.

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11Jan 2015
BYOD Comments Off on Android Marketplace Takeover: Google is eating BlackBerries and Apples

Android Marketplace Takeover: Google is eating BlackBerries and Apples

In a little more than two years, Google’s Android OS has finally eclipsed RIM’s Blackberry and Apple’s iPhone as the top-selling smartphone in the United States. Research by the NPD – a global provider of consumer and retail market research – confirmed Android’s fast-paced ascendancy this week with its latest findings.

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11Jan 2015
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BYOD Comments Off on High-Tech Learning: Toronto Schools to Turn to Digital Textbooks?

High-Tech Learning: Toronto Schools to Turn to Digital Textbooks?

The whispers to eventually phase out textbooks for electronic books have made their way into Dalton McGuinty’s office. The Ontario Premier publicly confirmed that downsizing on paper usage in the classrooms, and transitioning over to digital media, was on the horizons but would “take time.”

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