Mark Organ’s guide to creating Tesla-style $1 billion market category

This is an edited transcript of an interview between ITBusiness.ca Editor Brian Jackson and Influtive CEO Mark Organ, taking place Nov. 18 in San Francisco at the Salesforce.com Dreamforce conference. ITBusiness.ca: What do

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Edward Snowden Time Magazine’s runner-up for person of the year

The 30-year-old National Security Agency contractor that leaked top secret documents about extensive cyber-surveillance programs is the runner-up to Pope Francis for Time Magazine's person of the year. Now in exile in Moscow

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

Cloud computing for small business: 5 reasons why it’s time to move your infrastructure

Your small business has dabbled in cloud computing. You send e-mails using Gmail, manage your customer relationships using Contactually and keep tabs on your projects using Basecamp. Small businesses seek out this type

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 28th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

WorldLynx ties together branches with Canadian-made cloud CRM

When Garry Wood took over as CEO of WorldLynx in October 2010, Bell Canada's largest wireless reseller, he had other top priorities besides an impending implementation of Salesforce.com - but found it tough

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Executive discussions are changing to include the cloud

Cloud computing is a disruptive force.  Having worked with many of western Canada’s CIOs and senior executives over the past number of years, rarely have I had a discussion that didn’t include the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2013 Brian Clendenin

‘Unifying’ Salesforce1 mobile platform unveiled by Salesforce.com

SAN FRANCISCO - Salesforce.com kicked off its annual Dreamforce conference by revealing Salesforce1, a mobile app and developer platform that aims to unify the Salesforce experience for end users while giving partners more

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

8 cyber-security threats to prepare for in 2014

Just like those running legitimate businesses, hackers and cyber-criminals alike will be making New Year's resolutions to improve their efficiency and hone their techniques to get a bigger impact for their efforts, according

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

3 disruptive technologies Bluecat Networks wants you to know about

Before Richard Hyatt became the CTO and co-founder of Bluecat Networks alongside his brother Michael, he dismissed solving a problem related to Domain Name Servers (DNS) to his IT guy. "It's your job,

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

Interview with McAfee’s Doug Cooke

What are the key security issues facing Canadian businesses? Complexity is the top one, according to Doug Cooke director of sales engineering at McAfee. Mobile devices mean the number of endpoints are exploding,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2013 Jim Love

Small business forecast looks ‘cloudy’ with a chance of success

The cloud is big news for small businesses.  Empowered by the cloud, even the smallest business can be more competitive and more secure from the dangers of a volatile economy.  But the cloud

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

Sophos unveils security cloud platform with end-point protection

Canadian businesses are now able to subscribe to Oxford, U.K.-based Sophos Ltd.'s new Sophos Cloud platform, so long as they're comfortable with the service being delivered from a Europe or U.S.-based server, according

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

TribeHR staying in Waterloo after NetSuite acquisition

San Mateo, Calif.-based NetSuite Inc. has acquired Waterloo, Ont.-based human capital management (HCM) software firm TribeHR, the firms announced today. The merger will create the first complete cloud-based solution to include both an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Oracle Corp. buys content marketing firm Compendium

Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Oracle Corp. announced this morning it has completed the acquisition of cloud-based content marketing provider Compendium in a transaction for which the details have not been disclosed. The software as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

First ‘Extreme Makeover’ finalist: AGSI Inc.

When Alan Williams, the vice-president of IT for Angus GeoSolutions Inc., was tasked with building the network for his company's first branch office and securely connecting it back to headquarters, he turned to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson