BLG points to tech issues as top business risks for 2014

Canada's business landscape is a relatively stable one and a good place to operate in for 2014, Borden Ladner Gervais says, but there will be growing areas of risk that organizations must be

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

Top 10 Community Blogger posts of 2013

At the end of February we had an exciting relaunch of ITBusiness.ca with new site technology and a new approach to content along with it. Our new website was everything you'd expect from

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

Government unveils final anti-spam regulations, dates

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), the anti-spam bill that targets businesses that send email and other digital messages to people without permission, will start coming into effect July 1, 2014, according to an order

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The Internet is a ‘friend, but there are foes,’ Michael Geist says

Thinking about privacy and security isn’t about just fighting cybercrime anymore – it’s about considering where our data is headed and how it’s being used. That’s according to Michael Geist, Canada’s research chair

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2013 Candice So

Decoding CASL – Responding to easyDNS

We've been talking a lot about Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) lately. This piece of legislation will affect how Canadian organizations send electronic messages to consumers, including email, voice, text, and sound missives -

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2013 Candice So

3 key things you should know about CASL

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will be coming into force July 1, meaning businesses will have to watch what kinds of electronic messages they're allowed to send their customers. And here at IT Business.ca,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2013 Candice So

Two paths to prepare for CASL: Express and implied consent

With the enactment of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) around the corner, it's hard to know what kind of message your business is allowed to send to reach customers, and what kind of message

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2013 Candice So

What we learned from running our Twitter chats

With hashtag-based chats cropping up everywhere you look in the Twitterverse, now seems like a good time to talk about how you can moderate a Twitter chat to help you build your brand

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2013 Candice So

A marketer’s guide to being CASL ready

Bret Conkin is the chief marketing officer for FundRazr, Canada's biggest crowdfunding platform. He has prepared this list of tips for marketers, in advance of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). This post appeared as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Bret Conkin

Canada’s anti-spam law, all hype or something to watch out for?

We have all been the victims of “spam” at some point in our lives. It is almost daily that we receive some form of unsolicited e-mail message attempting to get us to buy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 20th, 2013 Monica Goyal

How to prepare for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Canada's new Anti-Spam Legislation is coming. It will come into force July 1, and it will have a broad sweeping impact on all organizations that use e-mail marketing, mobile marketing, and other forms

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 16th, 2013 Robert Burko

Be ready for Canada’s anti-spam law with Adam Kardash

Try this riddle: Name something that you don't want but you get lots of it everyday. Something that you can read, but you can also eat. Something that no one really reads, but

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Industry Minister hosts invite-only CASL roundtable

With Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation being given Royal Assent in 2010 and still not being enforced as the regulations are worked out, it could be understandable if some businesses think of CASL as more

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

#BeCASLReady – An IT Business Twitter chat roundup

With Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) slated to go into force soon, businesses will no longer be able to send commercial electronic messages like emails and text messages to their customers, unless they have

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