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Blackberry outsources hardware after disappointing quarter

With today’s release of lower than expected financial results for Q2 2017, Blackberry has announced that it will outsource the design of its signature mobile phones. This decision was made by the company in order to refocus energy and resources on software and services, which performed well, with reported growth of 111% in non-GAAP revenue…. Read More

Canada wants to keep federal data within national borders

Canada has released its latest federal cloud adoption strategy, now available for public comment, which includes policy concerning the storing of sensitive government information on Canadian citizens within national borders. The newly-published Government of Canada Cloud Adoption Strategy requires that only data which the government has categorised as ‘unclassified’, or harmless to national and personal… Read More

Smoke shuts down government provisioning at federal data centre in Canada

Several government data services, including Blackberry email and the Phoenix payroll system, were interrupted when smoke set off alarms and caused an evacuation at the Canadian government’s core IT department, Shared Services Canada. According to sources in the Ottawa data centre, no actual fire was detected inside the building, despite the smoke, which would seem… Read More

Cold-country data centres rated most attractive to business

The latest version of an influential survey which ranks data centre locations worldwide shows a massive shift of the core rankings since the previous one three years ago, with colder countries, including Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, stealing the top slots from the UK and the United States. Cushman and Wakefield’s Data Centre Risk Index reflects… Read More

Canadian telco censured for ‘outing’ broke customers on Facebook

Canadian cable company Senga Services has been forced by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to remove Facebook postings which ‘shamed’ non-paying customers. The Fort Simpson-based company faced severe public criticism this week after publishing an extensive list of customers with overdue invoices, together with the amounts they owed, varying between $94.25 to $1,406.80. Senga’s Jennifer… Read More