Beau’s Brewery sees dot-ca address as branding tool

When Steve Beauchesne opened up Vankleek Hill, Ont.-based Beau's Brewery with his father in July 2006, they chose to bottle their marquee lugtread lager in big, 600 ml bottles rather than the industry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Welcome to our incubator and accelerator directory

I'm excited to introduce a new feature to ITBusiness.ca that will be useful to our readers involved in Canada's technology startup community. It's an all-Canadian directory of incubator and accelerator style programs! I

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Microsoft turns corner on malware spike in Canada

Installing anti-virus software really does make a difference, or at least that's the message that Microsoft Corp. is getting across at the Sector security conference in Toronto. A malware spike experienced in Canada

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Why coffee farmers need tablets: What we can learn from Colombia’s digital economy strategy

Canadians have been watching and waiting for a digital economy strategy from the federal government since former Industry Minister Christian Paradis promised one in 2010. Three years later and with a new Industry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Why you should care about startup demo days

If you look at news on the web, it can seem like a dreary time. But there’s a lot going on that’s inspiring. Especially today as Incubes, a local incubator, as it launches

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 10th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Top 10 reasons for Canadian companies to invest in Bogota

There is a certain pride among Canadian business leaders to produce a product or service that is "Made in Canada." For example, we pride ourselves on having the best hockey players in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Canada’s Internet infrastructure rivals U.S. standard: Akamai report

Canada is an Internet leader in the Americas region - with high scores across several benchmarks such as  speed and adoption that rival U.S. figures and in some cases surpass them, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Web conferencing service adds browser call-in capability

Toronto-based Iotum announced today updates to its Web conferencing service for small businesses including browser-based support for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Iotum's Calliflower product is a Secure Internet Protocol (SIP) service that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

AVG snags Canadian CEO from Mozilla

Amsterdam-based security software vendor AVG Technologies N.V. has a new head honcho - Canadian Gary Kovacs will be the firm's new CEO and managing director, AVG announced July 30. Kovacs announced his decision

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Why your business should care about CASL

There's a new rule book coming out for all digital marketers. It strikes at the core of many of the most common online marketing activities (like e-mail marketing), setting strict standards in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 1st, 2013 Robert Burko

Low-cost BlackBerry Q5 available in Canada August 13

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry announced its new BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the Q5 will be launching in Canada Aug. 13 with multiple carriers nationwide. First revealed at BlackBerry Live in May by CEO Thorsten Heins,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2013 Brian Jackson

The Follow-On Investment Forum and its importance

The Follow-on Investment Forum, presented by the Network Angel Organizations Ontario, was an event showcasing eight early-phase companies who pitched to a representative cross-section of leaders and influencers in Ontario's investment community. Photography

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 2nd, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Waterloo gets its own crowdfunding hub

Aside from Canada Day, Waterloo, Ont. has something else to celebrate today - the launching of a new crowdfunding platform specifically designed for citizen engagement purposes that is backed by city hall. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Kickstarter expanding to Canada this summer

Crowdfunding Web sites in Canada will have a big competitor in the market space later this summer when New York-based Kickstarter expands its services north of the border. The site, Kickstarter.com, allows entrepreneurs,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson