Articles By Francis Moran

Lucky seventh edition of International Startup Festival in Montréal next month

When Phil Telio, founder and impresario of Montréal's annual four-day festival of all things startup, is asked about the luck he has had in his life, his thoughts turn to "those genies in

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Francis Moran

9 things you need to know from Adobe Max

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Francis Moran

Adobe’s new mobile apps let creatives work seamlessly across devices

Creative professionals who want to work seamlessly across both desktop and mobile devices will want to take note of today's announcement here in Los Angeles that the latest release of Adobe Systems Inc.'s

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Francis Moran

International Startup Festival elevates the conversation

I go to a lot of events for startups and entrepreneurs, including, for the fourth year running, the International Startup Festival. It took place in Montreal a few weeks ago and is consistently one

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Francis Moran

International Startup Festival sees fourth year of growth

Photo: Phil Telio is the founder of the wildly successful International Startup Festival, which returns to Montreal this week for its fourth -- and largest-ever -- edition. For the more than 1,500 attendees expected

Published on: July 8th, 2014 Francis Moran

TiE’s landmark networking event scores in Ottawa

I spent a day and a half at the end of last week at a great event that lived at the intersection of entrepreneurship promotion and full-contact networking, and it all happened in

Published on: November 5th, 2013 Francis Moran

HP lays claim to high-performance market with new workstations

Already the market leader in desktop and mobile computers for the most compute-intensive applications, Hewlett-Packard Corp. today released a new line of workstations and mobile workstations that it hopes will solidify its appeal

Published on: September 10th, 2013 Francis Moran

Montreal kicks off bigger and better International Startup Festival

Anyone who's been to Montreal in the summertime knows that this city makes the most of its brief season of heat by staging a seemingly never-ending procession of festivals. Three years ago, the

Published on: July 12th, 2013 Francis Moran

Adobe’s new subscription model attracting new SMB customers, company says

The wholesale move to subscription pricing that Adobe Systems Inc. announced at its Max conference in Los Angeles this week is winning the company new business from the smaller end of the market,

Published on: May 9th, 2013 Francis Moran

Adobe abandons Creative Suite, goes all-SaaS with replacement Creative Cloud

Adobe Systems Inc. is going all-in on a software as a service (SaaS) business model for its suite of heavy-lifting creative tools, announcing today at its Max conference in Los Angeles that it

Published on: May 7th, 2013 Francis Moran

Enterprise vendors must know how to triage before marketing to SMBs

Although it is absolutely true in marketing that you can't be all things to all people, it is equally true that sometimes you need to expand the range of customers you are targeting

Published on: April 22nd, 2013 Francis Moran

The trouble with mentors is…

By Francis Moran Last week I had a call with a CEO who has twice been a client. Along with a technical founder, he's been working on a new startup for about a

Published on: February 11th, 2013 Francis Moran

Customer service must be a deliberate strategy

By Francis Moran I had a conversation the other day with a senior executive at a company for which I occasionally do some consulting. The executive wanted my opinion on how his company handles warranty

Published on: January 25th, 2013 Francis Moran

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran