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Startup news round-up: April 12, 2012

Two University of Toronto computer engineering students hope other universities throughout North America will adopt social academic network and talent management platform they developed.Social media talent management CoursePeer (http://www.coursepeer.com), which is currently being

Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Get your CloudOn

For some reason, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of cloud-based Windows 7 and Microsoft Office offerings, including scarily bad services such as OnLive Desktop. OnLive Desktop was a media darling

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Galen Gruman

Just how much cloud storage can you get for free?

The cloud isn't just getting personal. Luckily for consumers, it's also getting cheaper. Heck, a lot of it is now absolutely free.Cloud storage is becoming so ubiquitous and so cheap that Gartner Inc.researchers

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Vancouver mobile game startup gives back to community

Vancouver gaming startup Pepperdev Studios is using the power of crowdfunding to raise funds for a local hospital. The studio launched the fund raiser following the lunach of its first title: Hungry Fins.After

Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to choose the right cloud host for your business

Not sure what cloud computing is, or how it can benefit your business? In this article, I’ll introduce you to the cloud, help you interpret the buzzwords, and explain how your business might

Published on: April 11th, 2012 Eric Geier

NexJ working with Harvard on electronic medical records

One of Canada’s fastest-growing tech firms is burnishing its ivy league-reputation with a new partnership to digitize electronic medical records (EMR) for a teaching college of Harvard Medical School.NexJ Systems Inc. will work

Published on: April 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Intuit Canada launches QuickBooks Online

Businesses scrambling to get their books in order ahead of the end-of-the month deadline for filing taxes now have one more option for help with the launch of QuickBooks Online.Intuit Canada has launched

Published on: April 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

IBM, feds and Ontario pump $210 million into new R&D centre

The Canadian and Ontario governments, IBM and a consortium of seven universities are banding together to establish an Ontario-based $210-million research and development program.The initiative is expected to create 145 new high-skills jobs

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Startup news round-up: April 5, 2012

Armchair travelers looking for information on Cuba, gain another Web site to go to today with the launch of Visit Cuba. The site itself, created by Web design firm Troupe Design of Toronto,

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ubuntu pitches metal-as-a-service for server provisioning

Ubuntu developer Canonical is working on a new provisioning platform called metal-as-a-service (MAAS), which will be used to activate new servers, on top of which a cloud can be deployed, founder Mark Shuttleworth

Published on: April 5th, 2012

Dell to acquire Vancouver’s Make Technologies

Dell Inc. plans to acquire Make Technologies Inc., a Vancouver, B.C.-based which specializes in helping businesses replace outdated IT systems, the company said Thursday, marking its third enterprise-related acquisition announcement this week. Make

Published on: April 5th, 2012 Loek Essers

Beware of cloud ‘open-washing’ says Red Hat

Open source software company Red Hat Inc., believes that companies like VMware Inc., and Microsoft Corp., are skewing the definition of open cloud by claiming that their virtualization products are open when in

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

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Médiasdiversité, a cultural diversity project based in Quebec yesterday announced the launch of a new web site specially designed for people from enthnocultural and Aboriginal communities in the province and persons with disabilities.

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How Canada’s SMB cloud providers are changing the global landscape

Toronto-based Rypple became a poster child for Canadian cloud success stories when Salesforce.com announced plans to buy the firm last December.Although the financial value of the Rypple acquisition deal wasn'tdisclosed, it proved that

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Okta enables cloud-based single sign-on for Xerox Canada

As companies sort out their cloud strategies, some are finding cloud-based single sign on (SSO) can be a high-tech "perk" for customers.Canadian package-delivery service Purolator Inc., had that in mind when it made

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Ellen Messmer