Articles By Shane Schick

2013: The year Jeff Bezos gets a toupee

What surprises does 2013 hold for the tech industry? Will Research In Motion come back to prominence with the BlackBerry 10 platform? Will Apple release yet another iPhone to an enthusiastic worldwide reception?

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Shane Schick

Why the Irish approach to startup success includes Canada

A black T-shirt is mounted in a large frame on a brick wall. It shows a man – a sort of stick figure – running, with flames shooting up from his head, which

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Shane Schick

SMB retailers should cast mobile in ‘theatre of the store’

Leslie Hand is standing with her legs slightly apart, her head bowed over the smart phone in her hands, pretending she is in a checkout line frantically doing price comparisons before handing over

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 27th, 2012 Shane Schick

Five critical digital media trends from CEA’s chief economist

You might expect the head of research at the Consumer Electronics Association to kick off his keynote presentation with a look at the hottest new personal devices coming our way, but Shawn DuBravac

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Shane Schick

Canadian startups vie for the spotlight at CEBIT 2012

HANOVER, Germany – They are all sitting in designated areas around a mid-sized booth with a sign that says, “Canada begins here,” but the local startup firms attending CEBIT this year are hoping

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 8th, 2012 Shane Schick

Five inspiring startups from CEBIT 2012

HANNOVER, Germany – When you're surrounded by more than 4,000 other companies at the world's biggest IT trade show, it's not easy for the innovative startups to stand out. One solution? Let prospective

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2012 Shane Schick

Two startups take on social media meeting tools

There are plenty of social media services to develop existing relationships, but a pair of Canadian startups are creating tools to help meet new people both personally and professionally. 4Click.Networking and Popular Us

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 16th, 2011 Shane Schick

Secure your IT in a quarter of an hour

Managing IT security can be more than a full-time job, but Bryan Simon has learned that not everyone can give it those kinds of hours. That’s one of the reasons why Simon, senior

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 21st, 2010 Shane Schick

Canadian SMBs lead in use of video, social in B2B space

Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are much more likely to use social media and video to research their IT purchases than large enterprises, according to a research study on digital media consumption habits

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 8th, 2010 Shane Schick

Rogers Cup lets tennis players take a swing at Web-based rankings

While most of the audience's attention at this month's Rogers Cup in Toronto will be focused on stars like Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, even new tennis players will be listed alongside the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 18th, 2009 Shane Schick

Canadian sales execs make their own BlackBerry killer app

Sales executives are well known for their BlackBerry addiction, which is why a Canadian industry association has created a tool to help the wireless device guide them from the airport to the power

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 13th, 2009 Shane Schick

United Van Lines Canada gets moving on IT health check

If you had strolled into United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd.’s headquarters a few months ago, you would have seen a row of executive offices near one end of the building. At the extreme

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 21st, 2009 Shane Schick

Ontario firm takes care of business with All-in-One roll out

When the recession hit late last fall, the construction and oil and gas industries were among the first to suffer. Luckily for Colin Osborne, he had started planning a technology project that may

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 6th, 2009 Shane Schick

United Way of Canada CEO wants citizens to GiveADamn.ca

Al Hatton is less interested in talking about Web 2.0 and social networking than he is partnership, engagement and information sharing.The CEO of United Way Canada found himself surrounded by public sector IT

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2009 Shane Schick

Canadian author uses ‘chick lit’ to address women in IT issues

You won't find many insights about IT in Bridget Jones' Diary. And Confessions of a Shopaholic is not about buying too many servers. That left an opening for a Canadian author to dive

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2009 Shane Schick