Articles By Jeff Jedras

Curated news aims to fill the Google Reader void

With the looming death of Google Reader, many news-hungry netizens are looking for new sources to feed their hunger for news and opinions, and several companies are hoping this will create opportunity for

Published on: April 4th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canadian businesses aren’t spending enough on innovation: report

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada is calling out Canada’s business community for failing to invest in innovation, releasing a report card that ranks Canada near the bottom of its

Published on: April 4th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

More “social intelligence” comes to Chatter

Chatter: now with more social intelligence. Hosted business software vendor Salesforce.com said Thursday that it is bringing new social intelligence capabilities to Chatter, its social networking platform for the enterprise. According to the

Published on: April 4th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Mint may be coming soon to your online banking site

Online banking customers may soon have access to Mint, an online personal finance solution from Intuit. Intuit said Wednesday that it will be offering Mint, which is also available as a standalone offering,

Published on: April 3rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canadian business leaders worried about stagnation: report

While North American business leaders are largely no longer concerned about their own company’s prospects, they are concerned about a stagnating market, which is tempering hopes for sales and plans for hiring. According

Published on: April 3rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Montreal solution provider celebrates 25 years serving SMB community

A technology consulting and services firm that specializes in business and financial solutions for small and medium-sized businesses across Canada is celebrating its 25th anniversary. When Montreal’s Acceo Solutions got its start in

Published on: April 3rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

IBM Canada’s Twitter machine knows what grinds your gears: traffic

Santa Claus knows if you’ve been bad or good, but IBM knows what you’ve been tweeting. In another example of a real world implementation of big data, IBM’s Social Sentiment Index uses big

Published on: April 2nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Voting is open for digital entertainment accelerator’s next cohort

The Canadian Film Centre Media Lab’s ideaBoost accelerator program’s first cohort of companies have taken the wraps off their digital entertainment products, and the public is being invited to vote for the prospective

Published on: April 2nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Toronto vendor’s secure remote desktop app comes to Apple’s iPad

Its secure remote access and desktop application has been favoured by the Government of Canada and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and now MobiKey is coming to Apple’s iPad. Developed by Toronto’s

Published on: April 2nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Feds offer visas to foreign entrepreneurs with startup ideas

The federal government is inviting entrepreneurs from around the world with a good business idea and financial backing from Canadian investors to apply for its new Start-up Visa Program, which launched Monday. According

Published on: April 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry promises more affordable smartphones are on the way

The BlackBerry Z10 launched in the U.S. two weeks ago and the QWERTY-fied Q10 is expected to hit the market later this month. And if BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has his way, more

Published on: April 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Applications for TechWomen Canada mentorship program due Friday

If you’re interested in applying for the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco’s TechWomen Canada mentorship program, applications are due Apr. 5th. The program aims to connect Canadian women in IT with their peers

Published on: April 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Six ways you can market like a startup

Whether you’re a startup or simply a small business, marketing can be a challenge. You likely lack the resources to have a dedicated marketing professional on staff, or to have substantial budget dedicated

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

New mobile tools added to contracting application

Business software vendor Sage North America has released new mobile time collection and project file capabilities for Sage Construction Anywhere, its cloud-based collaborative solution for the constriction industry. Sage Construction Anywhere integrates with

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Which note app is the fairest of them all: Google Keep, OneNote or Evernote?

As we increasingly move into a multi-device world, and with connectivity and cloud computing becoming more pervasive, note-taking apps are becoming increasingly popular as a way for people to organize their information and

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras