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Usage Based Billing for the Internet: Canada’s Economic Folly

What is Usage-Based Billing? Usage-based billing (UBB) is something that was introduced to the CRTC in 2008 by Bell. What it does is, it puts a cap on the amount of Internet you consume and applies a fee for every gigabyte you use thereafter. What’s the problem with that? Well, it stifles Canada’s economy’s by […]

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Product Reviews

BlackBerry PlayBook: First Impressions

Professional Tablet PC I had a chance to play around with the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from RIM. My first impressions were that, although it didn’t seem impressive with its form factor size being smaller compared to the iPad and others, it did have the potential of tapping into the professional market. A host of […]

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Exabyticals

Prospects of Tablet PCs

With the decline of first quarter PC sales in 2011, tablet PCs are becoming the new primary computing device. A recent survey conducted suggested that around 25% of computer users now use their tablet as their main device for checking email and surfing the Internet. So is it likely that the tablet PC will replace […]

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Exabyticals

IPV6 – The New Internet Scheme

Believe it or not, the Internet has run out of addresses. This means we need to transition to a new addressing scheme, IPv6, that facilitates our growing need for Internet addresses and that helps our businesses grow. To access company networks and the Internet, each device or computer is assigned a logical address. That basically […]

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GPIT

Is Software Piracy Ethical?

We’ve heard of the legend of Robin Hood, the lone vigilante who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. The right being done by the granting of provisions not available to the poor from those who have more. Right or wrong, this same ethical issue faces many people in the digital and technological […]

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GPIT Medical

Why is EMR Adoption So Slow?

For years doctors, clinics, hospitals, and nurses have been using the plain method of having written and paper documents for their patients’ records. This process is slow, inefficient, hard to manage, and can lead to poor health care because of its weakness to error. The solution to this problem has been the adoption of EMR […]

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GPIT

The New Grounds for Cybertheft

Theft used to be limited to stealing of physical goods or the classic burglar robbing the bank for cash. Now the concept of theft has radically changed as the digital age advances and the lines between the physical and virtual become blurred. Most people know cybercrime for its stealing of people’s money from their bank […]

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Exabyticals

What’s the Deal with Macs?

I’m often confronted with businesses that do not know quite what to make of the Apple revolution. They don’t understand the difference between a Mac and a PC and are baffled by the hype surrounding Macs. It’s kind of like the war on Afghanistan, PC vs Mac is a vague and ambiguous fight. I have […]

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Exabyticals

Virtualization For Businesses

One of best ways to streamline business infrastructure is to use a process called virtualization. Virtualization basically reduces the need for physical hardware as it uses software environments to create and share hardware resources. On one physical desktop computer you can run multiple operating systems, each sharing the hardware of the desktop computer to give […]