Major tech brands form coalition in response to PRISM leaks

In the wake of government surveillance programs leaked by National Securities Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, major tech industry firms are forming a coalition and calling on governments worldwide - starting with the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Acer launches $300 touch-enabled Chromebook

Acer Inc. has just launched another Chromebook, this time with a touchscreen and an appealing price point of around $320, or $300 in U.S. dollars. That’s less than a hundred dollars more than

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2013 Candice So

Daily mindset of great salespeople

Having been in technology sales for many years, I am often asked, by new and seasoned sales professionals alike, about how to create strong and lasting client relationships.  While many are hoping for

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

Canadian SMBs quicker to adopt cloud, but future is still looking a little foggy

Cloud adoption in Canada may be ticking upwards among small businesses, but there may still be a host of barriers that is holding the industry back. In an IT World Canada survey of

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

Samsung challenges Apple for Canada’s smartphone throne

A worldwide trend that has seen Samsung Electronics Co. take a dominant lead in the smartphone industry may now be taking effect in Canada, according to recent reports. On a worldwide scale, Samsung

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Why develop Windows Store apps? Some developers see appeal

As Microsoft Corp. launched its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets last month, it was featuring Windows Store apps in demonstrations given to media and intrigued customers. Whether it was a line

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

Google Helpouts offers live help from experts on demand

Anyone that is the go-to IT problem solver when friends or family run into a computer problem may now want to consider charging for that guided assistance by the minute on Google's new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson


Google’s Hummingbird and how voice search can impact SEO

So, Google has performed the biggest update to its search algorithm since 2001, Hummingbird. Early buzz is that it improved search results already. But here is the real kicker, it was implemented for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2013 Curtis Sheppard

Microsoft Office is still heavyweight in the workplace, Forrester survey finds

Microsoft Corp.'s Office 2013 is still the top choice among workplace productivity tools, although cloud-based email is steadily gaining some ground, according to a new study from technology and market research firm Forrester

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2013 Candice So

Five don’ts of writing press releases, with SEO in mind

When Google Inc. announced it was changing its policies on putting links into news releases back in August, the PR and marketing world collectively shuddered. Basically, any news release that has keywords listed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2013 Candice So

Highlights, soundbites, and Schmidt-bites from Gartner Symposium 2013

My Tuesday report from the Gartner Symposium conference (held in humid Orlando) is a bit late. I usually get my blog ready in the evening, but yesterday evening Gartner reserved one of the Disney theme

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

HP Chromebook 11 charges via USB

HP has unveiled the latest edition to its line of Chromebooks today with the Chromebook 11, an 11.6-inch ultra-portable laptop that is the first Chromebook to charge via a USB cable. The screen

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Gartner Symposium opens by heralding age of Chief Digital Officer

I'm at the Gartner Symposium conference in Orlando where it is raining as I write this. What is the Gartner Symposium? It is advertised as THE technology conference to attend for CIOs and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie