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,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

At $249, Samsung’s newest Chromebook is a cloud-centric bargain

The flood of devices aiming to be lighter, smaller and cheaper continues. In a review for Computerworld,J.R. Raphael takes a closer look atSamsung's newest version of the Chromebook, which sells for just $249.The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ottawa’s jBilling snapped up by AppDirect

Cloud app store company AppDirect has acquired jBilling, an open source billing firm based in Ottawa. br>Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Related Story | FreshBooks launches its first iPhone appFounded

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

TitanFile secures documents, $1.1 million VC funding

A Halifax-based startup that assures its customers of a secure way to transfer sensitive documents has won $1.1 million in seed financing, it announced today. TitanFile Inc. received the financing from Innovacorp, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Telus acquires Quebec-based EMR provider

Telus Corp. has expanded its medical solutions portfolio by buying a Quebec-based provider of cloud-based electronic medical records (EMR) for doctors offices. The telco said Wednesday it has bought privately-held KinLogix Medical Inc.,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Fall deadlines loom for Canadian tech startups

It’s a busy Fall season for tech startups, with lots of options available out there to grow your business and gain resources – but with opportunity, comes deadlines. Here’s a few startup programs

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

The tablet office: are businesses ready for Windows 8?

Tablets and smartphones have made it possible for businesses to operate beyond the office life that exists between the hours of 9am and 5pm. So far, Apple has dominated the mobile market, especially

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 5th, 2012 Markus Latzel

Global public cloud market to hit $109 billion in 2012: Gartner

The cloud continues to grow.The market for public cloud computing services will grow by 19.6 percent to hit $109 billion this year, according to Gartner figuresdetailed in our source article from The Business

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Sophos Mobile Control released in cloud version

As employees are bringing smartphones to work more often and using them as productivity tools, many small and medium businesses are likely grappling with how to approach managing and securing all those new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

SecureKey teams up with Dell for private cloud expansion

Toronto's SecureKey Technologies has picked Dell to help build its private cloud-based authentication platform for mobile commerce and e-commerce businesses.Dell servers, switches, security and storage solutions will be used tobuild the cloud system

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

Evernote Business launching in December

Evernote Corp. is launching a business version of its popular notes-in-the-cloud software this December, it announced today.Evernote Business will see the introduction of a multi-user version of the Evernote application, which is a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

WebPal: Apple’s cloud problems

Apple services are often deemed to be at the top of the IT game, but their solid reputation has been shaken in the past week. The company has recently been focusing on providing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2012 Karim Kanji

OnLive woes show challenges of cloud startups

It was a long weekend for California-based cloud video games firm OnLive, and not the good kind. On Friday, an e-mail went out to all the employees at the firm were told they'd

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson