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James Grainger


James Grainger is a Toronto writer, editor and author. His work has appeared in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Sharp, Hardly Magazine, Elle Canada and Fashion, and he is the author of The Long Slide.


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Winners Announced at the World Conference on Disaster Management

Mr. Graham Flack Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety, Public Safety Canada;  Vito Mangialardi, Director - Business Continuity Management at MTS Allstream Inc;  Ann Wyganowski, Vice President HZX Business Continuity Planning who represented the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness...
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Gartner Report: Europe Will Lag Behind US in Cloud Adoption

Image by ell brown Research firm Gartner, Inc. has just released a new report predicting that a convergence of factors, including the ongoing economic downturn, will impede cloud computing adoption rates across the European Union for at least the next two years. That delay will see EU...
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Executives See More Value in Big Data Than Social Media

A new survey from McKinsey & Company concludes that, although big data may not get as much mainstream attention as social media, it is still a greater business priority for most executives. The survey asked 1,500 CEOs, CFOs and CIOs about how they position the three major trends in digital...
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News / Cloud /

Cloud Compliance: Read the Fine Print

A column in Computer World by Thomas J. Trappler adds further clarity – and probably a little more anxiety – to the issue of compliance for business and public sector organizations working with confidential client data: those organizations can actually be held responsible for compliance...
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Cloud Migration Challenges Compared to Root Canal in New Study

A new global study commissioned by Cisco reveals that many IT experts are finding cloud migration downright painful, with 38 percent of those polled claiming they “would rather get a root canal, dig a ditch, or do their own taxes than address network challenges associated with public or...
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Skype and Peer-to-Peer: A Combination That May Spell Security Risk

According to a new study, it is possible to link Skype users to their activities on such peer-to-peer networks as BitTorrent by connecting the Skype user’s IP address, which can be decoded without their knowledge, to the files they share at those peer-to-peer sites.
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Consumer Devices Driving Accelerated Unified Communications Adoption

A new research report just released by IDG Enterprise, reported on in the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch site, contains some compelling numbers on the growing adoption of UC technologies, especially at the enterprise level. The report gathers the results of a recent survey completed by over...
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