Tax season a perfect time for data security check-up

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 As a small business owner, tax season can be… taxing. Between filing deadlines, issuing important tax documents to employees, and regular warnings

Sunnybrook’s MyChart shows benefits of Web-based healthcare

It’s 2:00 AM and your four-year-old son is crying. You check his temperature to confirm that he has a fever. You’re not ready to hop into your car and drive to the emergency

Published on: March 4th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

The risk of commoditizing security and privacy

Protecting your small business means more than checking off a few boxes If you’ve taken a stroll through office superstores or even a modern mega-bookstore you’ve no doubt noticed the abundance of ‘kits’

Published on: March 4th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

What are the risks facing your business and your data?

A secret unit of the Chinese army is linked to global cyber espionage. A recent survey indicates that the majority of Web surfing young employees don’t follow online security policies. How are emerging

Published on: March 1st, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Sanotron launching BC’s first digital health accelerator

We have seen the rise of over 10 digital health accelerators in the US in the past three years, yet Canada has failed to produce even one. While the US and Europe are

Published on: February 22nd, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Tax credits not the answer to innovation blast-off

Could our country really be just one tax break for investors away from unlocking its innovation potential? That’s what Liberal leadership candidate Marc Garneau suggested at StartupGrind Toronto on Tuesday night.  The MP and

Published on: February 21st, 2013 Monica Goyal

Wellx jumps regulatory, culture hurdles on way to improving health communications

After months of waiting for your dermatologist appointment, you finally get a reminder call. Unable to reach you, the receptionist leaves a voicemail with all the details you need. Have you ever accidentally

Published on: February 14th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Building a new health tech innovation ecosphere collaboratively in York Region

A very different kind of four hour kickoff event took place on January 15th in Newmarket, Ontario, hosted by the Southlake Regional Health Centre community hospital. The “Healthcare Ecosphere” event could be a

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Jonathon Shore

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

Monolith Interactive fills prescription for healthcare industry apps

Simon Woodside is no stranger to some healthcare professionals' reluctant approach when it comes to adopting new technology - his own doctor finally went digital a year ago, but the system looks like

Published on: February 8th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Venio’s health app shifts focus from meal planning to food discovery

Ramen noodles, anyone? For most of us this poster child of nutrition, more specifically lack thereof, sparks memories of university days. For others it’s synonymous with startup lifestyle. What about calorie counting and

Published on: January 31st, 2013 Maria Karpenko

3 unanswered questions about the future of BlackBerry

Save for a couple of apps and celebrity appointments to company executive positions, the company formerly known as Research In Motion delivered pretty much exactly what we expected today. BlackBerry 10 is ready

Published on: January 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Five simple ways to cut your IT costs

Because of rising business expenses and taxes, it's more important now than ever to cut costs in any way possible. One sector of your business you may not have considered as an area

Published on: January 28th, 2013 David B

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

Can big data make society healthier?

Imagine a situation when your boss sends you to meet with a client in a town you didn’t know existed. After a couple hours on the road, you arrive in the town and

Published on: January 24th, 2013 Maria Karpenko