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Why a pre-commercialized company stresses about business valuations

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When you take advice from your shopping friend, drinking buddy, the person you last met at a startup get-together or the latest

E-commerce and the digital wallet: A Q&A with PayPal’s James Barrese

Born and raised in Silicon Valley, it’s not surprising James Barrese grew up to become a technology innovator. PayPal’s chief technology officer lent his skills to the U.S. army as a high-frequency communications

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

3 trends mark the dawn of the age of IP video surveillance

As technology marches on to the beat of Moore’s Law, the trends that face users of surveillance technology are quickly evolving. The shift from analogue closed circuit television (CCTV) to Internet protocol (IP)-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Robert Moore

Negotiating IT contracts isn’t an emotionless exercise

In movies and on the television screen, negotiators are often presented as cold, calculating and logical individuals who have learned to deal with extremely stressful situations while ignoring their emotions. For this reason,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 21st, 2014 Robert Cordray

Customer connections are key to the new marketing: VC Investor

I caught up with Katherine Barr, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and a panelist at this week's Grow Conference in Whistler.  In line with the conference theme of living in a connected

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

How Oracle’s Mark Hurd uses human resources to drive revenue

Mark Hurd, president of the software production giant Oracle, recently shared his views on how human resources can drive company revenue. The workplace is changing rapidly, and CEOs and their HR departments are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2014 Joseph Stark

What is the most important social media secret for the 21st century?

I am an early adopter of technology because I have been lucky enough to understand the value that it brings to business and my life. When I think about the power of technology,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 18th, 2014 Ayelet Baron

4 key parts for any digital marketing road map to success

So far in this three-part blog series, we’ve focussed on the growing domination of digital marketing to influence consumers and what's needed to harness the digital channel for effective marketing. Today to conclude

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 15th, 2014 Milad Oskouie

What you need to harness the power of digital marketing

In my previous blog, I discussed the three trends dominating consumer driven marketing. In this post, I’ll be discussing how to best structure your digital marketing to gain the highest potential return on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2014 Milad Oskouie

The growing domination of digital marketing to influence consumers

Does this describe your digital life? Your inbox fills with irrelevant junk every day. Every week you download a dozen new apps to your smartphone or tablet. You spend more time online with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 13th, 2014 Milad Oskouie

5 ways to more accurately forecast with project management software

Regardless of the type of project you’re beginning, one of the most important aspects of a good start is accurately forecasting when it will be completed. How do you predict when a project will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 11th, 2014 TechnologyAdvice

6 big risks of big data for Boards to consider

There is not a day when big data isn't mentioned in the news as a differentiator or an issue for organizations. But what does that mean for the very top level of company

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 8th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Hand-washing audit system cleans up at regional startup awards

Last month Toronto-based HandyMetrics Corp. won York Region’s Techconnex 2014 award for "Most Promising Start-up." In so doing Michael Tsang gained local recognition as heading one of the most enterprising technology companies in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2014 Jonathon Shore

Halfway through 2014, a look back at the nine Canadians to watch in tech

One of the best things about contributing for IT Business is that every year, I get the opportunity to highlight some of the people I think are going to make waves in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 5th, 2014 Karim Kanji

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 5th, 2014 Francis Moran