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What the Federal Budget 2009 Offers Canadian Small Businesses

Budget 2009 Direct Small Business Benefits Improving Access to Financing The government plan to get the sluggish lending industry moving again includes: Delivering $13 billion in additional financing by increasing the flexibility and capacities of the financial Crown corporations, the … Continue reading

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IBM and Canonical Launch Linux- and Cloud-based Desktop Software in the U.S.

Independent market estimates range up to $2,000 for the cost of migrating to the Windows 7 operating system for many PC users. New PC hardware requirements account for a significant portion of the added expense. Continue reading

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Hacked Facebook applications reach out to exploit sites in Russia

http://www.daniweb.com/news/story231627.html# http://thompson.blog.avg.com/2009/10/hacked-facebook-applications-reach-out-to-exploit-sites-in-russia.html Hi folks, All the social networking sites have issues with calling out to exploit pages. Usually what happens is that someone’s website gets hacked, and because they link to it from their MySpace or Facebook page, their contacts … Continue reading

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The Cathedral & the Bazaar – An Essay about Open Source

I anatomize a successful open-source project, fetchmail, that was run as a deliberate test of the surprising theories about software engineering suggested by the history of Linux. I discuss these theories in terms of two fundamentally different development styles, the … Continue reading

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A look at some of the ways hackers use social networking tools to gain access to victims’ systems

Great article from Computerworld http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/343900/How_Hackers_Find_Your_Weak_Spots?taxonomyId=16 Computerworld – While there are an infinite number of social engineering exploits, typical ones include the following: Stealing passwords: In this common maneuver, the hacker uses information from a social networking profile to guess a … Continue reading

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Open Source software evaluation model

One of the best ways of being able to pick the right Open Source software by following the Open Source software evaluation model. This will greatly improve results that are based on what is going to be beneficial to the … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 101 – Installing Skype

First of all you have to get the latest release of Skype. Link to download page At the moment there are three choices to pick for download. Choose the one that matches the type of architecture your OS support 32-bit … Continue reading

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Electronic health records: potholes on the road to eHealth

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | 3:53 PM ET http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/05/27/f-electronic-health-records.html Canadians are heavy users of the health-care system. Every year, there are 322 million office-based visits to the doctor. The vast majority of them — 94 per cent — … Continue reading

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EHealth scandal a $1B waste: auditor

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 | 8:10 PM ET http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/10/07/ehealth-auditor.html?ref=rss&loomia_si=t0:a16:g2:r2:c0.0613188:b28226160 Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter’s report on eHealth criticizes the agency for relying too much on consultants and for lacking strategic direction. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press) A scathing report on … Continue reading

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Ont. researchers tout cheap eHealth alternative

Free software is secure, creators say Last Updated: Friday, October 9, 2009 | 8:15 PM ET http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/10/09/mcmaster-medical-records-oscar674.html Researchers at Hamilton’s McMaster University say they have devised an electronic medical records system that can be implemented by physicians across Ontario for … Continue reading

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