UEFI and Secure Boot – Getting Windows to boot on Windows 8 laptop

Someone asked for some information about UEFI and Secure Boot on newer computers and how that will affect them putting something other than Windows on their computer.

Their main questions were:

What benefit does a normal home user get from UEFI and Secure boot ?
How does the actual signing get done ?
Who gets to do the signing ?  Only Microsoft ?  Some other company ? How much does it cost ?
What do I need if I want to put Linux on my new computer ?


Vancouver Technology Tops in the World

Vancouver Technology Tops in the World

We know that Canada ranks among the top minds in the world for development of technology and innovation but did you know that Vancouver was recently ranked the 9th city -world-wide for launching a startup on the Startup Ecosystem Index? This index is a compilation of major studies measuring a variety of KPIs including Mindset, Talent, and "Differentiation from Silicon Valley".

Vancouver also ranks 2nd on the Mindset Index that rates how well the general population 'thinks' compared to great entrepreneurs world-wide.

New Online Newsletter Launch

New Online Newsletter Launch

We're happy to announce our new online e-newsletter featuring news and information on technology for business. Our goal is to provide a monthly dose of intelligence and fun to our valued contacts around the world. If you currently receive the Technology Bulletin give us some feedback - we'd love to hear from you.

XP to retire. Is your business ready?

Did you know that Microsoft is pulling support for their popular, yet aging, operating system Windows XP on April 8, 2014? This may seem like ages away yet, but for businesses still using this version of Windows, this is a big issue. When Microsoft does pull the plug, you could see an increase in security issues, along with a cessation of all support, and ultimately higher IT costs.