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Why LinkedIn inspires so much loyalty

During the past two years, Facebook became the darling of Silicon Valley, watching its user base grow exponentially as its founder bombastically turned down billion dollar acquisition offers. But as the sobering realities

Published on: October 28th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

IT workers can expect pay raises in 2009

IT Salaries Expected to Rise in 2009IT professionals with help desk, application development and ITIL skills are in demand, and employers seem willing to pay more for them, in spite of the economic

Published on: October 27th, 2008 Denise Dubie

Five reasons why skipping Windows Vista could spell disaster

Is Windows Vista really skippable? As organizations weigh what to do with Windows XP OS upgrades, the thought of leapfrogging the much-maligned Vista often comes to mind. But be warned, says a recent

Published on: October 23rd, 2008

Trimming your IT spending effectively

With the economy struggling and financial markets in a state of chaos, this is becoming a hard time to be an IT manager. On every here's-how-to-survive-the-recession list that Gartner Inc. analysts presented at

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Microsoft exults at success in pulverizing piracy

The company outlined more than 400 law-enforcement efforts in 49 countries on six continents around the world to prevent the piracy or counterfeiting of its software products. Microsoft is calling Tuesday "Global Anti-Piracy

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

PayPal Pro boosts sales and savings of Canadian hair spray merchant

The recently launched PayPal Website Payments Pro system offers a myriad benefits to small Canadian online businesses, the company says.Pro consolidates payments under a single system, and can even be used by those

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Eight spectacular tech fiascos and what they teach us

Related article: IT failure: A tale of three perspectives"IT projects have terrible track records. I just don't get why people don't learn," exclaimed Mark Kozak-Holland, author of Titanic Lessons for IT Projects (that's

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Jake Widman

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