Skyway Recommended October 15th to 21st

Each Monday we’ll pass on links to articles we thought were well worth reading from the previous week, kind of a Digg-lite for those who live where we do (British Columbia, Canada), work like we do (high speed business internet), and think like we do (internet trends, internet privacy, cutting-edge technology, etc.). If you don’t want to wait ’til Monday, we usually tweet and link to these as we come across them

IT Business Canada: What a cyber Pearl Harbor might look like

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says cyber-terrorism is the biggest threat facing business and national security. Read More…

AllThingsD: How Big Data and Cloud Computing Are Pushing Networks to the Brink

A lot is expected of corporate networks these days. Companies are trying to add new services and support new devices. There’s always more data that has to keep flowing, more stuff being connected to it. And the network is expected to perform, no matter what. Now there are about five billion devices connected to the Internet and billions of individual users, all expecting their networks to perform. Read More…

Business in Vancouver: Telus to scrap mobile phone activation fees

Telus announced that it is eliminating the $35 activation fee that it charges new customers. It will also scrap the $25 it charges to existing customers when they buy a new device. New Telus customers will have to buy a $10 SIM card when activating new devices. Read More…

IT World Canada: Ottawa to spend $155 million more on cyber security

It may be a coincidence, but a week after a U.S. warnings over cyber security the Harper government announced it will spend $155 million to boost federal online protection. Read More…

BCE: Bell shocked by CRTC rejection of Astral transaction, requests Cabinet intervention

Bell  announced it will request that the federal Cabinet intervene in the CRTC’s decision to reject Bell’s acquisition of Astral Media. Bell is appalled that the CRTC would come to a decision that so negatively impacts Canadian consumers and the national broadcast industry, contravenes its own policy and is tainted by behind-the-scenes lobbying by Bell’s cable rivals. Read More…

IT World Canada: No evidence of Huawei spying: Report

There’s been a lot of focus on a Congressional committee that concluded Huawei Technologies and ZTE couldn’t be trusted to supply network equipment to the U.S. government. But according to Reuters, that wasn’t the only report being done in Washington. Read More…


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