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Cloud tips from Canada’s tech CFOs

What does cloud technology mean for businesses today? How you answer that question depends very much on your perspective - and your position within your organization affects that perspective. Chief finance officers (CFOs)

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Don’t fear cloud computing, mobility, says Citrix security lead

Cloud computing and mobility have been in the headlines recently, but not for showing how enterprises use them for making huge productivity gains. Instead they’re signs for some of insecure systems thanks after

Published on: October 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Salesforce.com launches Wave, the ‘analytics cloud’

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com opened its annual Dreamforce conference on Monday by announcing a new product that capitalizes on the analytics software acquisitions it’s made in the past 14 months. Wave is Salesforce’s

Published on: October 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

A Dreamforce veteran’s guide to surviving the world’s largest single-vendor conference

The first time I attended Dreamforce in 2010, I was the only Canadian journalist in attendance. There were no press handlers herding me into presentation rooms, no familiar faces from my beat back

Published on: October 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

FreshBooks adds payment processing to services

Cloud-based accounting service FreshBooks has added payment processing functionality to its solution, addressing what it calls the No. 1 problem facing small- and mid-sized services businesses: cash flow. FreshBooks integrates the WePay payment

Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Dave Webb

Quetzal offers iPad-based POS for clothing boutique shops

When Toronto children's clothing store Whistle Kids set up shop a year ago it was considering a point of sales (POS) system that its much larger competitors use, figuring it would need that

Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

HP launches Stream notebooks, tablets

There are only 12 weeks until Christmas, and Hewlett-Packard Co. is determined to remind us with a launch of a new series of tablets and laptops available just in time for the holidays.

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Dave Webb

Iterable updates e-mail marketing campaign builder

Eighteen-month-old San Francisco startup Iterable launched its Workflows feature on Wednesday, adding new functionality to its e-mail campaign-building platform. While Iterable's existing platform was capable of A/B testing for e-mail campaigns, comparing response rates

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Dave Webb

Microsoft unveils tech preview of Windows 10

Microsoft Corp. announced a technical preview of its upcoming operating system on Tuesday, Windows 10, saying it will work with the developer community to create an OS with upgraded business functionality. The Windows

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Dave Webb

Citrix’s Cubefree app connects mobile worker nomads

If you're a remote worker that is used to turning any local coffee shop you find into a personal office for the day, then you'll want to check out a new free app

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SAP acquires Concur to boost its cloud presence

SAP America Inc., a subsidiary of German multinational company SAP SE, is going to acquire Concur Technologies Inc. in a deal worth $8.3 billion U.S., helping the software maker get into the corporate

Published on: September 19th, 2014 Candice So

Banks and financial services eyeing the cloud, SAP and Ovum research says

The cloud isn’t just reserved for startups and other tech businesses – banks and financial services companies are looking to tap into it, too. That’s the conclusion of a survey released this week

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Candice So

Symantec to pull Norton products together into one cloud-based suite

Symantec Corp. is going to be revamping its Norton product line this week, replacing its line of security products with one cloud-based suite. On Wednesday, Symantec announced it was going to be pulling

Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Infor acquires cloud-based CRM Saleslogix

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based cloud CRM Saleslogix has a new owner after New York-based Infor acquired the business unit from Denvor, Col.-based Swiftpage, the firms announced Thursday. The CRM software that was created in 1998

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Dell leads funding round for cloud video surveillance firm

A fundraising round for a cloud-based video surveillance system has attracted an unlikely pair of investors in Michael Dell and Enrique Salem. Austin, Texas-based Eagle Eye Networks Inc. announced this morning that MSD

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson