Articles By Christine Wong

Strong social networks secret to startup funding, study finds

It really is all about who you know, at least if you're an Ontariostartup looking for money.A preliminary study on the role of contact networks in the success ofOntario startups has found that

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Christine Wong

Newly named ‘Digi Awards’ unveil nominees

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and National Film Board dominated the 2011 Digi Awards nominations announced in Toronto on Thursday night as the event enters its 11th year with a new name and new

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Christine Wong

SMBs with no e-waste plan are throwing money out the window, study says

Most SMBs in Ontario are dumping their electronic castoffs instead of recycling them – and wasting valuable opportunities to save time and money for their businesses in doing so, a new survey says.A

Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Christine Wong

Canadian entrepreneurs don’t fear risk – investors do

By Christine Wong Penny for your thoughts? Canada’s high tech startups would love to raise some pretty pennies for theirs. The fledgling firms are brimming with bright ideas, but can’t raise enough cash

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Small firms still struggle to solve social media puzzle

Social media analytics are some of the most powerful business tools ever developed, but many companies still aren't using them effectively, panelists told a Toronto digital media conference on Tuesday. Social media analytics

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Canada’s tech firms growing even as VC shrinks

Canadian tech firms are doing more with a lot less.Canuck technology companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50list grew their revenues by an average of 5,020 per cent each this year-- the third

Published on: October 26th, 2011 Christine Wong

More hackers hijacking email, Facebook accounts

More hackers are hijacking email and Facebook accounts but almost a quarter of their victims are doing nothing to prevent falling prey again, a new global study says. The amount of spam sent

Published on: October 24th, 2011 Christine Wong

SMBs don’t have time, money for social media

Canadian small and medium sized business (SMB) owners are too busy and cash-strapped keeping the ship afloat to dive into social media as a business tool, according to a new survey by

Published on: October 21st, 2011 Christine Wong

Cloud providers rapped for hyping cloud security

Providers shouldn't promote the cloud as infallible, but their customers shouldn't shirk all responsibility for protecting their own data once they enter the cloud either, a senior Microsoft Corp. security executive told the

Published on: October 20th, 2011 Christine Wong

iPad-style interfaces the future of computing, Gartner says

The impact of Apple Inc.'s iPad multitouch interface is so profoundthat it's poised to revolutionize consumer products and could even threaten Microsoft Corp.'s market position at the same time, a Gartner Inc. study

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Christine Wong

Hands-on with Toshiba Thrive tablet and Satellite ultrabook

Toshiba provided a sneak peek at its first ever ultrabook and itsseven-inch tablet on Wednesday in the race to keep pace with its rivalsin the increasingly competitive global market for thinner, lighterlaptops.The Thrive

Published on: October 14th, 2011 Christine Wong

Sage Simply Accounting 2012 aims to simplify payroll functions

Sporting features to make payroll functions easier for its SMB users, Simply Accounting 2012 hit the shelves on Tuesday, the last version of the product line to be released by Sage Group Plc

Published on: October 12th, 2011 Christine Wong

Kaspersky NYC event head goes here…


Published on: October 8th, 2011 Christine Wong

Traffic updates every two minutes with Tom Tom’s HD Traffic

It's been slow arriving here, but TomTom International's latest navigation service will soon be available to Canadian drivers hoping to get through traffic a lot faster.  TomTom, a Dutch compay known for its

Published on: October 5th, 2011 Christine Wong

Beating traffic tie ups with technology

It's not just your imagination – traffic really is getting worse. But there are technologies out there to help drivers beat gridlock and make more efficient use of the time spent in their

Published on: October 4th, 2011 Christine Wong