West coast skin care company leverages cloud to support U.S. expansion

Expanding into new markets is a challenge in and of itself, but when it’s a complex business and your financial management software can’t keep up, it’s time to make some changes. Vancouver-based Skoah

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 Gary Hilson

Dun & Bradstreet announces new online credit monitoring database

Before there was LinkedIn, there was Dun & Bradstreet. In the pre-social media age, companies that needed to verify their business contacts would rely on the Millburn, New Jersey-based commercial database firm, which

Published on: January 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Setting up a successful business model

A business model depicts how a company will create, deliver, and capture value, and is traditionally focused around a main goal of selling a service or product. Ultimately, businesses have a tendency to

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Robert Cordray

How VCs raise money and why you should care

How do VCs raise the money that they invest in your startup? Robert Antoniades gave a fascinating glimpse of the process as a guest of Startup Grind Toronto back in March. Antoniades is

Published on: May 5th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

Why IBM i Systems Security is No Longer an Absolute and What To Do About It

Remember the 400? If you're reading this, I'll bet you have at least a passing familiarity with IBM's midrange systems. On June 21, 1988, IBM introduced the Application System/400 (AS/400) and it changed

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Mastercard to launch wearable payments pilot with Bionym

Toronto-based Bionym has struck a deal with MasterCard and a number of banks to do a pilot project where Canadians will use the wearable wrist band as a contactless payment method. The Nymi

Published on: November 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Cloud tips from Canada’s tech CFOs

What does cloud technology mean for businesses today? How you answer that question depends very much on your perspective - and your position within your organization affects that perspective. Chief finance officers (CFOs)

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian CFOs looking to spend on IT, survey says

Canadian chief financial officers (CFOs) seem very optimistic about their futures – and what’s more, that optimism is translating into plans to spend more on IT, according to a new survey from American

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Candice So

New Toronto accelerator seeks ‘Bitcoin 2.0’

The Toronto-based Bitcoin Decentral building that's become the hub for everything related to cryptocurrency in Canada announced today a new accelerator program dedicated to startups working in the financial technology sector, with a

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Federal budget has ‘good solid items’ for small businesses, startups

With the federal budget for 2014 now in play, Canadian small businesses and startups are cautiously optimistic towards what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has promised for the fiscal year to come. Releasing the

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin fever: How Bitcoin lost battles but is winning the war

By Shawna-Kay Scarlett Bitcoins and virtual currencies alike have had their fair share of shine in the press, receiving raves for being the wave of future currency. On the converse, bitcoins and virtual

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Fueled

Venture capital and funding: Where are the women?

Where are the women in Canadian venture capital?  Angel investors, and for that matter, where are the women-owned technology startups? Some months ago at the Gaining Momentum: Women In Techology event, Ilse Treurnicht,

Published on: January 15th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

Mind the App: Mint

The below text is a transcript of what’s said in the above video. For full context, we recommend you play the video above.  Managing your budgets and finances is not an easy task

Published on: January 9th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

Rockstar advisory board: Strong governance model or a collection of entrepreneurial icons

It was best said to me recently when I asked a entrepreneur how many times had his advisory board met in one room and how much time he received from his lead "Rock

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Gerard Buckley