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Choosing the right analytics software for your business

Choosing the right analytics software for your business

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As mountains of customer data and increasing competition continue to overwhelm small and medium businesses, many will find themselves making key decisions

Top five gadgets for a hi-tech Dad

I really look forward to Father’s Day every year. My son Mitchell is 19 and he has given me some of my most treasured gadgets over the years. You see, Father’s Day to

Published on: June 11th, 2012 Rob Whent

Market Windows 8 to your customers before final release

by Stuart Crawford  The perfect storm is brewing and you have no excuse to get out in front of your clients, the marketplace or your industry associations and show off Windows 8. Stuart

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Is it a laptop or a tablet?

 by James Niccolai and Michael Kan One thing apparent at Computex this week is that computer makers really aren't sure what consumers want in a PC, and they're throwing everything at the wall

Published on: June 7th, 2012 IDG News Service

Why RIM could and should bounce back: Mobile needs to innovate

By Jesse Rodgers  RIM has had a hard time since Apple’s iPhone came out. Apple did more than bring the world a touch screen and the app store. It took apart the carrier/phone

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Francis Moran

What’s really not working, Facebook or advertising in general?

It was Graham Phillips, the former CEO of Ogilvy and Mather who said “Too much of today’s advertising is irrelevant and a waste of money.” He wasn’t talking about Facebook’s lack of success

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Best practices to maintain workstation comfort

 by Clare Kumar Working hard on our startup or small businesses, it is very easy to forget the basics. By this I mean working healthy and staying healthy. Just like large corporate offices,

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Clare Kumar

Canadian university ‘innovation gap’ more illusory than real: Kurman

By Francis Moran I was invited a couple of weeks ago to facilitate a group discussion on the marketing of university technology transfer offices at a forum organised by the Technology Transfer Partnerships.

Published on: June 4th, 2012 Francis Moran

Why Toronto region shouldn’t be celebrating Pebble’s Kickstarter success

Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky’s success raising money on Kickstarter after being ignored by venture capitalists is a startup story that warms the cockles of our collective hearts in the entrepreneurial community. But after

Published on: June 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Picking up the pieces from a research and development misadventure

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette It’s been three months since we last touched base with CommentAir, a period in which the startup has gone through a near-death experience and continues to face

Published on: May 31st, 2012 Francis Moran

The ‘born global’ disruption

By Tony Bailetti  Most new technology firms first focus on the domestic market and then internationalize slowly, one stage at a time. They become global by emergence, not by design. Recent evidence suggests

Published on: May 30th, 2012 Francis Moran

Oracle, Google both end up losers in latest patent trial

by Monica Goyal Google was once again in the news with another patent dispute, now with Oracle. This time the drama happened in the courtroom, right in the public eye. The question in

Published on: May 29th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Montreal startup scene continues to rock

By Francis Moran My day in Montreal? Twelve straight hours of startups, speakers, schmoozing and social media as I took in both FounderFuel’s second demo day and The C100′s AccelerateMTL. With what I am sure was more

Published on: May 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

Psst! Top startup secrets revealed at Mesh Conference 2012

by Christine Wong The best way to find out what it’s really like to launch a tech startup – and get advice for your own startup venture – is to get the goods

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

So your small business is growing, what do you do next?

by Stuart Crawford Imagine this is you. You awake one morning to discover your small business has hit the big time, firing on all cylinders and demand for what you do seems to

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Stuart Crawford