Articles By Jeff Jedras

How offering free Wi-Fi to your customers can pay for itself

PowerCloud Systems has a way to turn a business offering free wireless access to clients into not just a way of generating goodwill, but also a way of generating business insight and even a

Published on: August 29th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Mining the social networks for business intelligence

Business software vendor SAP AG wants to help you drive business value from your social networks. The company has launched the SAP Social Contact Intelligence analytic application, powered by its SAP HANA platform.

Published on: August 29th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

VMware finding market for virtualization with SMBs

SAN FRANCISCO – Virtualization: it’s not just for the enterprise anymore. VMware is taking virtualization to the small and medium-sized business (SMB) segment. About 40 per cent of the over 22,000 attendees at

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Gestures can control Samsung’s Ativ One desktop

We've got keyboards and mice, we've got touchscreens, and now we have another way to control our computers: our gestures. Samsung Electronics Canada's new  Ativ One actually comes with all three. The vendor

Published on: July 26th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Sage One for entrepreneurs coming to Canada

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. -- Accounting and business management software vendor Sage North America is set to bring its offering for startups to Canada, looking to provide business platform and progression path to grow

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

SMBs more open to external social tools than enterprise cousins

A new study conducted by Ipsos for Microsoft Corp. finds that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are more likely to embrace external social tools to fuel workplace collaboration than their enterprise cousins. Nearly

Published on: July 15th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

All Hands on Tech: HTC One

From the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Sony Xperia ZL, five inch Android handsets are the hottest part of the smartphone market today. And HTC is hoping life will be a dream with

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canadians taking payments mobile, but slow to embrace contactless

In Canada, cash will not be king much longer. A new report from research firm Technology Strategies International paints an interesting picture of the shifting payment landscape in Canada. According to the firm’s

Published on: June 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Oracle and NetSuite’s cloud alliance targets midmarket

A company that has been known for its ferocious pace of acquisitions, business software vendor Oracle Corp. has had a busy week with deals of another sort with three different cloud computing-focused partnerships

Published on: June 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Multitouch multimedia laptops highlight Toshiba’s new lineup

Toshiba of Canada refreshed its consumer lineup of laptops and tablets this week, highlighted by a new laptop series that promises sleek style that doesn’t compromise multimedia performance. The premium offering in Toshiba’s

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Business-grade Dropbox? Active Directory integration enabled

While the Dropbox cloud-based file sharing service was quickly a hit with users, it was also quickly identified as a security concern by their IT managers. A new partnership may help assuage their

Published on: June 25th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Toronto startup can keep your web browsing safe from prying eyes

With government programs surveilling our web surfing habits making news lately, a new product launched by a Toronto start-up designed to keep our online activities a little more confidential couldn’t be timelier. SurfEasy

Published on: June 24th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft Office for iPhone may not supplant third-party vendors

Microsoft dipped its toe into the world of iOS last week with the launch of Office for iPhone, but it’s a tentative dip that doesn't seem to be scaring off the third-party vendors

Published on: June 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Salesforce AppExchange a growing startup route to market

A New Brunswick-based startup is turning to the Salesforce.com AppExchange to help bring its relationship capital platform to a new market. The startup – Introhive – is no stranger to Salesforce. It was

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Cloud infrastructure to grow to $250 million market by 2016: IDC

Vendors in the Canadian infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market have a 50 per cent compound annual growth rate to look forward to over the next four years towards a total value of

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras