Finance Archives - Page 30

Web 2.0 tool helps close mortgage deals faster

The final actions of closing a mortgage transaction require lawyers and lenders to swap documents back and forth, trading signatures on everything from exact interest rates down to whether the owner is responsible

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

20 tech practices that can make a big difference to your work and life

Technology is supposed to make life easier, but it doesn't seem that way when you're struggling to wrangle 289 new e-mail messages, dealing with a hard-drive crash, or suddenly realizing that you left

Published on: August 29th, 2008 Gina Trapani

Why posting your mother’s maiden name on Web 2.0 sites can be so risky

A recent Google search of MySpace Inc.'s popular social networking site for several variations of terms describing a person's maternal grandparents returned more than 11,000 search results.The search by security researcher and author

Published on: August 27th, 2008 By Heather Havenstein and Jaikumar Vijayan

Trip monitor helps Canadian drivers slash insurance premiums

Have you ever thought how great it would be if your insurance company rep could accompany you on your drive to work – and then impressed by your careful driving offer you a

Published on: August 21st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

How do you know when it’s time to replace your PCs?

Ask what seems like a simple question: How often should PCs be replaced? - and you'll find that for IT managers, the answer isn't so simple. And it's certainly not universal. The correct

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Technology smarts save millions for LaFarge and The Gap

Cost cutting in information technology looms over many corporate IT groups now, in these tough economic times. We're here to help by profiling tactical projects you can execute in a few weeks to

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Kim Nash

Five mistakes to avoid when seeking funds for your business

After the "love money" (provided by friends and family) is gone, start ups often turn to angel investors for their next round of financial backing.However, several small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners unwittingly

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Five definite investor turn-offs to avoid when seeking capital funding

After the “love money” (money provided by friends and family) is gone, many operators of start up companies often turn to angel investors for their next round of financial backing.

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Spectrum auction outcome – a “bonanza” for Canadian business

The entry of new players into the Canadian wireless arena is the banner news from Ottawa's recently concluded spectrum auction.But the next big fallout, industry watchers say, could be a massive business boost

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Don’t look to us for price breaks: Vendors to IT managers

Last week, around the time Toronto economist Peter Dungan stated that there's a recession in Canada now, SAP AG announced plans to shift all of its users to a new support plan that

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Tough e-mail archiving laws coming soon to Canada – and how to prepare

Multi-million dollar fines, criminal indictments, and exorbitant e-discovery costs… Canadian financial services firms – including securities dealers and portfolio managers – could incur these in the not to distant future if they violate

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Kieron Dowling

Canadian radio refuses to die

Despite the unceasing onslaught Web-based technology and predictions of being "subsumed" by new media, Canadian radio refuses to sign-off and die.Instead, local radio advertisers turned up the dial recently to announce that radio

Published on: June 13th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Using tech to find $1 trillion in dirty money worldwide

In many ways, the world has been a different place since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York – and financial regulators toughening up compliance standards to stop terrorists from accessing

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Race begins in Canada to cash in on mobile phone payments

Early in the race to get Canadians buying things with their mobile phones, MasterCard might be ahead by a nose, but Visa has unveiled a wiser partner choice, says an analyst. The two

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

ING DIRECT builds Rapport – offers free anti-phishing software

Consumers just don't feel very good about handing over their personal information to online banks, and that's a situation ING DIRECT hopes to change by offering a free anti-phishing software download, according to

Published on: June 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson