The perils of DIY installation

Surprisingly, if you decide to install your network cabling yourself but don't have the proper knowledge, you will actually save money. This won't last.Chances are slim that your network will provide optimal bandwidth

Published on: March 22nd, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Network enabling through better cabling

Most people have a tough time assembling a bookshelf from Ikea, let alone installing cable to run a network -- which is much more critical to your business. As a result, you shouldn't

Published on: March 22nd, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

More room to host

Netfirms, a Web hosting company for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has made upgrades to its business Web site hosting products, increasing their disk space and bandwidth by as much as 1,250 per

Published on: March 22nd, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Is it time to cut the cables?

How do I know if we should be installing a wireless network or a wired one in our offices, and when does it make sense to have a combination of both?During our 11

Published on: March 22nd, 2007 Robin Hiet-Block

New applications for mobile workers

More small and mid-sized businesses are turning to mobile technology to boost productivity - but it's a complex area that requires specialized skill sets. According to a recent online survey by the Canadian

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Security on the road

Some of your employees - often salespeople - are forced to take their notebooks everywhere: in their cars, on planes, to client sites. Unfortunately they must also occasionally leave them unattended in places

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Navigational aids

How do I present my product data cleanly and make my e-commerce site easy to navigate?If you want to grab and hold a new visitor on your e-commerce Web site, the best weapon

Published on: February 21st, 2007 Ken Conrad

The outsourced Web store

If you're a startup or a small retailer, or if you're simply a business with a modest IT infrastructure and little interest in changing your model, using a pay-as-you-go system to manage your

Published on: February 21st, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Nortel expands SMB portfolio

Nortel is strengthening its small and medium business (SMB) portfolio with the addition of two new data products, as well as enhancements to existing SMB solutions.SMB products and enhancements include: the Business Ethernet

Published on: November 21st, 2006 Adam Pletsch

Working without a net

The TZ 190, a network security appliance from SonicWALL Inc., allows users to instantly create a secure 3G wireless broadband network without the need for a fixed Internet connection.Built on SonicWALL's deep packet

Published on: November 13th, 2006 Adam Pletsch

Multiview MFPs

The Ricoh Aficio MP C3500 and Ricoh Aficio MP C4500 Digital Color Multifunction Products (MFPs) from Ricoh Corp. offer device and document management utilities that let users view print jobs in queue, check

Published on: October 24th, 2006 Adam Pletsch

Data protector

The Iomega REV SBS Data Protection Solution is designed to protect and secure Microsoft Small Business Server data for small business users.The solution, from Iomega Corp., is a set of tools for data

Published on: October 11th, 2006 Adam Pletsch

Server set for SMBs

Microsoft Canada Co. has launched Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 for smaller businesses that are considering adding their first server or acquiring what will be the center of a multi-server network. The

Published on: July 18th, 2006 Adam Pletsch

Small business market going unnoticed

In Canada, 97 per cent of firms employ one to 99 employees, and only three per cent employ more than 100. “Most, if not all, of the large IT vendors in this country

Published on: March 23rd, 2006 EDGE Staff