This month’s theme: Business driven security
When it comes to the security of information and communication technology (ICT), organizations have tended to take a piece-meal approach. They buy end-point security systems, have anti-virus software installed on individual PCs, get the IT people to put firewalls on the network. Meanwhile, employees are walking around with laptops, USB sticks, and smartphones.
Symantec Corp released the Canadian findings of its 2009 Storage and Security Small and Midsized Business (SMB) survey. The study found while 94% of Canadian SMBs understand the importance of protecting their information, many have yet to implement basic security solutions such as antivirus and backup/recovery.
Inspired by the successful launch of three African specialty channels in the UK, four Toronto area investors hope before winter to launch Canada’s first specialty channel catering to a growing African and Afro-Caribbean population – assuming the CRTC approves their application.