Former TransGlobe CEO helms new online property management startup

Toronto-based startup PropertyVista Software Inc. is getting set to launch its cloud-based property management software Aug. 20, the firm announced this week.Designed to assist property managers with anywhere from one to 100,000 rental

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Small business spending more on IT, but not hiring new staff

For Canadian solution providers targeting the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market, reports of stable IT budgets and general health within that market should seem promising. But as the trend toward mobile technology

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 6th, 2012 Harmeet Singh

Facebook is ‘toast,’ cloud model is ‘dead’: Forrester CEO

Apple and Google will dominate the emerging digital economy while Facebook 'is toast,' claimed George Colony, CEO of Forrester, in the opening key note of the analyst group's European forum in Paris.Colony's provocative

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2012 Mike Simons

More Canadian SMBs sharing files — and risk — through BYOD

File sharing is also risk sharing in the new bring-your-own-device SMB landscape, a Symantec Corp. study concludes.More than a fifth (22 per cent) of Canadian SMBs surveyed by thesecurity software vendor have no

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

The future of IT isn’t in the cloud: Forrester

Cloud computing is not the future of IT and commoditisation is, says analyst house Forrester, although the two support each other.Forrester says that as a result of commoditisation and modernisation,IT portfolios will evolve

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2012 Antony Savvas

Global IT spending by SMBs up 15 per cent in first quarter

Small and medium-sized businesses are spending more money on IT, including adopting tablets, cloud services and virtualization to a greater extent, according to Spiceworks' State of SMB IT survey. IT budgets at companies with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2012

Calgary business experts encourage risk-taking

Calgary's Small Business Summit on Wednesday focused on the essential building blocks for small businesses—from the smart risks you need to take, to the seeds entrepreneurs are planting to raise the next generation

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 26th, 2012 Martin Studzinski

Google Drive launches (finally) with 5GB of free storage

According to an announcement made on its French blog site, Google has launched its GDrive, offering users 5GB of free space - an increase of 4GB over what it had been offering users

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 24th, 2012 Lucas Mearian

Telus enters enterprise cloud game

Telus has launched its first cloud offering aimed at the enterprise market but isn't confining it to any specific size of business customer.Telus says its new AgilIT VirtualPrivate Cloud is tailored forbusinesses of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Just how much cloud storage can you get for free?

The cloud isn't just getting personal. Luckily for consumers, it's also getting cheaper. Heck, a lot of it is now absolutely free.Cloud storage is becoming so ubiquitous and so cheap that Gartner Inc.researchers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Intuit Canada launches QuickBooks Online

Businesses scrambling to get their books in order ahead of the end-of-the month deadline for filing taxes now have one more option for help with the launch of QuickBooks Online.Intuit Canada has launched

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Dell buys Clerity Solutions in its second acquisition this week

Dell said Tuesday it has purchased application modernization vendor Clerity Solutions, in its second enterprise software-related acquisition news this week.On Monday, Dell announced it has agreed tobuy Wyse Technology, makerof software and hardware

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

How Canada’s SMB cloud providers are changing the global landscape

Toronto-based Rypple became a poster child for Canadian cloud success stories when Salesforce.com announced plans to buy the firm last December.Although the financial value of the Rypple acquisition deal wasn'tdisclosed, it proved that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Toronto firm awarded world’s first RaaS patent

Joshua Geist's brand new lucky number is a long one: 8,135,838.That's the U.S. Patent and Trademark number assigned to the recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) technology developed byGeist's Toronto company,Geminare – the first RaaS patent ever

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 20th, 2012 Christine Wong