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How an Ottawa-based firm rode the cord-cutting trend without a Netflix-sized marketing budget

Just before Ottawa-based Nuvyyo launched its brand new Tablo product at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2014, Nuvyyo's vice-president of marketing Renata Scorsone recalls beta-testing the over-the-air TV streaming device with broadcast content

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Axsit’s new owner on entering the VoIP market and meeting CCTS standards

Under its new owners, Mississauga, Ont.-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider Axsit (pronounced “access it”) is already meeting Commissioner of Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) standards, and will have no trouble continuing

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry could licence even more Android software in the future, says device software head

The BlackBerry Hub+ Services launch on the Google Play store is performing above the Waterloo, Ont.-based mobility firm’s expectations, and BlackBerry Ltd. won’t rule out the prospect of releasing more of its custom

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

German firm’s new service will install a Wi-Fi hotspot at your business

Wi-Fi might be a fixture in homes, offices, and restaurant franchises across the country, but thus far ISP giants have yet to offer hotspot installation services for public-facing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Published on: August 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How the LCBO launched its ecommerce site in less than 12 months

Making it equally convenient for online shoppers in Moosonee, Thunder Bay, and Toronto to order Pelee Island Pinot Noir from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) was certainly harder than adding a

Published on: August 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

FileMaker offers help to businesses getting started with custom apps

FileMaker Inc. is offering small businesses a couple of new ways to get started with building custom applications with the release of a new "starter app" and an expert consultation service, the Apple

Published on: August 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Microsoft announces further retreat from mobile market, plans to lay off 2,850 staff

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. clearly doesn't expect its fortunes in the mobile devices market to improve anytime soon, outlining plans to eliminate 2,850 more jobs from its smartphone division and fretting that developers will be

Published on: July 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner’s office weighs in on proposed data breach regulations

Canadian businesses that fall victim to data breaches will soon be required to notify users that their personal data has been compromised, if Canada's privacy commissioner has his way. The commissioner's office recently

Published on: July 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Expensify takes first step in quest to eliminate the world’s receipts

Expensify's war against paper continues, as the accounting software company announced a new digital receipt feature this week. Released on July 13, ReceiptBurner allows the San Francisco-based firm's business customers to export purchase

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Journey to ‘We Day’ organized with Salesforce

At Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre last November, 16,000 screaming youth welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the first lady of Canada, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, to the stage. It was Trudeau's first speech after the

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Looming Canada Post stoppage costing online merchants time and money

Update: Canada Post has agreed to a Canadian Union of Postal Workers 30-day extension to negotiate a new contract, meaning there will be no mail stoppage. The drawn out negotiations between Canada Post and

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Convert your big data into beautiful graphics with Google’s Data Studio tool

Big data might represent an unparalleled opportunity for your company to track, analyze, and build future projects around its achievements, but it’s hard to reap the benefits if you can’t present the results

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian startups help farmers dig deep into digital tech with drones, big data

Canada’s deep agricultural roots are yielding a bumper crop of startups bringing drones, big data, and the Internet of Things to farming. Fredericton, N.B. company Resson is leading the homegrown pack. It just

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Christine Wong

Yellow Pages report determines Canadian small businesses need to step up online presence

Canadian local businesses are struggling to keep up with their global counterparts when it comes to building a digital presence, according to a new report by Yellow Pages. Cities as Warehouses: The Survival of

Published on: July 6th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

IIoT expert outlines three steps for implementing Industry 4.0

Manufacturing companies with visions of incorporating the latest automated, cloud-based, analytical tech into their production process need to recognize the value of a measured approach, an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) veteran says. Martin

Published on: July 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood