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Tablets for prisoners, Formula 1 racing to the cloud and more this week in channel history

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Tablets for prisoners

Telmate Inc. is about as specialized a solution provider as they get.  The San Francisco-based solution provider specializes in prison communications such as video visitation systems, secure messaging and introduced around this time last year a new product: the inmate tablet.

Around this time last year, they had already deployed solutions to more than 250 correctional facilities in the U.S. and four Canadian provinces.  Its custom-designed Telmate Tablet communicates over an ultra-secure, custom-built wireless network and restricts and tracks data being shared in and out of facilities.


Canadian audit committees ill-equipped to face cyber threats: KPMG

Are Canadian firms any better prepared for matters of cybersecurity than they were a year ago?  A survey conducted by consulting firm KPMG found last year that security strategies are not a high priority for audit committees of many Canadian firms.  Is Canada still lagging behind today?


Security leaderboard: Symantec leads, but McAfee gains

The security sector of IT proved that it was immune to economic downturn.  In an analysis of 2012 data, market research firm Gartner pegged the growth of worldwide security software revenue at 7.9 per cent over the previous year, with McAfee growing as much as 37 per cent.  How would security companies rank today?


EMC taking Lotus F1 racing team to the cloud

Who knew IT and Formula 1 racing would form partnerships?  In 2013, EMC Corp. worked with the Lotus F1 Team to boost their resource optimization using the cloud.

This was done in order to comply with Formula 1 regulations that came into force last year.  Race car manufacturers were to retool their IT and assembly infrastructure to switch from V8 engines to hybrid V6 power units and integrate new Energy Recovery System technology.