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Canada’s digital media industry in dire need of funds

The interactive digital media industry in Canada is growing rapidly, but sustaining this trend in the face of limited public investment is a big challenge.The issue was vigorously discussed by participants in a

Published on: October 20th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Timely tips on how to kick-start your new business

A decade ago Tony Lourakis launched his tech start-up as a 20-year-old student with virtually no money, relying on sheer hard work and the help of those close to him.That was in 1998.In

Published on: October 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Picking the perfect printer for your needs

No matter how digital our lives become, printers remain essential in any office and convenient at home for schoolwork, maps, fliers, and photos. No matter which kind of printer you're looking for, here's

Published on: October 17th, 2008 PC World staff

How to know when it’s time to repair or replace your laptop

Remember the opening scene of Night of the Living Dead? A young woman and her brother are visiting their grandfather's plot in a graveyard. A creepy pale-faced dude approaches them, and the screaming

Published on: October 16th, 2008 James A. Martin

What another Conservative minority government means for IT

About halfway through the 37-day election campaign the Information Technology Association of Canada sent an open letter to each of the three top party leaders – but they didn't get a single response.

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to recession-proof your small business

Small businesses can tackle big problems like an economic downturn in the Canadian economy. This slump has also affected large company's budgets significantly. Can the small survive? Technology marketing expert, Robin Robins discusses

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Microsoft Small Biz Server 2008 offers wealth of features

A small business is not necessarily a simple business. That rather basic lesson has taken much of the computer industry far too many years to learn. Successful SaaS vendors have realized that small

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Curtis Franklin Jr.

Online payment options may “knockout” credit cards

Online payment methods such as PayPal have gained in popularity over the past three years and have enough momentum to continue to steal market-share away from credit cards to the tune of hundreds

Published on: October 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Expert off beat tactics to keep your small business on track

Bogged down by book balancing? Miffed by missed meetings with suppliers? In a quandary over quarterly projections?For many small and mid-sized business (SMB) operators, the intricacies of running their company gets in the

Published on: October 8th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Four reasons why some news organizations can’t make money online

It has been well documented that online media is eating away at print and broadcast media revenue. This decline in print and broadcast media has been going on for years, and newspapers, magazines

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Melissa Chang

Meagre rise in Canadian IT salaries despite “talent shortage” reports

Related article: Hot skills that get you ahead of the game in Canada's IT jobs market Despite persistent reports of an IT talent shortage, salaries in the technology sector, in 2008, posted only

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Telecommunications firm saves millions with data-capture software

Lynn Smith doesn't miss the former temporary workers that keyed invoice data into Alltel's accounts payable system. "No, no we don't," she quips when asked if she misses the seven workers supplied by

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to improve your chances of getting promoted

Today's topic is the question I most often received as an IT manager: "Why can't I get promoted?" To clarify, I'm talking about real promotions that involve a real change in responsibilities. These

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Paul M. Ingevaldson

How technology could have prevented U.S. financial meltdown

In the coming weeks the feds and the surviving financial services institutions will have the daunting task of unraveling all the securitized loans and other instruments that are hiding the toxic investments.But does

Published on: September 26th, 2008 Ephraim Schwartz

Developing iPhone apps proves lucrative

Wall Street is a major downer these days, but the runaway success of the iPhone 3G and Apple's App Store is spurring a heady wave of enthusiasm in the venture capital community, a

Published on: September 19th, 2008 Bill Snyder