Microsoft launches Office 365 with rates tailored to small business

After stumbling twice with offering productivity applications as a service, Microsoft Corp. is finally giving what those who dream of in a cloud service have always wanted: a full-featured Office 365. The company

Published on: February 27th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Former Radian6 employees join ‘relationship capital’ mining startup

Several former Radian6 employees are now part of a new social startup based in New Brunswick, that promises to unlock more sales opportunities by mining a business' own employees. Described as a “relationship

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

IBM launches lineup of new SMB servers for big data

IBM Corp. is releasing eight new servers in its Power Systems lineups that are targeted at small to mid-sized businesses looking to tap into big data applications and cloud storage technology, the firm

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

HP Chromebook coming to Canada

Canadians are used to our friendly neighbours to the south getting their hands on tech toys well before they migrate north, and Google's Chromebook is no exception. Though Americans could use the Samsung-built

Published on: February 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

FreshBooks wins iPhone award, hires VC investor

Toronto-based Web accounting software firm FreshBooks nabbed an award for its iPhone app this week.The Interaction Design Association (IXDA) award was pinned to the app released in August 2012. The app was designed

Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

What happens to cloud data when you die?

My guess is that, on average, we have at least 20 different online accounts.  At a minimum, this includes e-mail, social networking (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, MySpace, Flickr), entertainment (e.g. iTunes, Second

Published on: January 4th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Microsoft Office coming to iPad despite alternatives

When Microsoft Corp. brings Office to Apple’s mobile devices, will you switch to it from the productivity suite you’re already using? Blogger Eric Eckel is looking forward to Microsoft Office being released on

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Big data startup gets big seed funding

A big data startup in Kanata, Ont. outside of Ottawa has secured a big seed financing round. According to a report from Canadian Private Equity, Openera Inc. has raised $250,000 in seed financing

Published on: December 10th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Businesses embracing cloud software: IDC

Cloud-based software offerings overcame recent high profile data breaches to grow 27 per cent in the Canadian market, according to an IDC Canada study.Revenues from cloud software, or software as a service (SaaS),

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Upverter makes electrical design social

It seems like almost every niche community is getting its own social networking site lately, and now electrical engineers or DIY soldering-iron wielding enthusiasts can count themselves among that crowd. Related Story |

Published on: November 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Free e-book delivers cloud advice to SMBs

As Microsoft might say: “to the cloud!”A new ebook Cloud-Powered: Small Business Innovation has been released for free by the Cloud Best Practices Network. The book features a number of CEOs of firms

Published on: November 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Appclick Canada opens doors to new cloud apps store

A new app store offering Canadian small to mid-sized businesses more than 1,300 cloud-based apps has just come online, according to its creator.San Matero, Calif.-based SaaS Markets has launched Appclick Canada today. It’s

Published on: November 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Big data a ‘Holy Grail’ of opportunity for startups in cloud era

It's the inaugural Extreme Startups demo day at Berkeley Church in downtown Toronto and its CEO Jeff Lawrence's turn to evangelize his startup to the congregation – and much like a Sunday sermon,

Published on: November 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

SmartDraw visual data tool adds cloud and mobile access

SmartDraw has introduced the 2013 version of its flagship product and it gives users greater ability to create, use and share visual graphics from anywhere. SmartDraw 2013 creates illustrated graphics, diagrams, and othervisuals

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong