PlateSpin survives serial acquisition

Toronto virtualization management and recovery systems developer PlateSpin Ltd. was at the top of its game when its orbit caught the eye of networking pioneer Novell. Founded in 2003, PlateSpin specialized in tools

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 31st, 2012 Nestor Arellano

RentingWell automates property management

Ottawa-based app studio Sliced Bread has baked up a Web-based platform for the property management space.RentingWell, which currently undergoing beta testing, has been described by only tech magazine Techvibes.com as a FreshBooks for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Sharing in the cloud: Generic vs. specialized

There has been a lot of buzz around the new entrant into the cloud-based document sharing space with the recent announcement of Google Drive. But not all cloud-based document sharing is the same.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Save your business from inefficiency with RescueTime

Here's a question most of us can probably answer, at least approximately: How many hours do you spend in front of your computer every week? But here's a trickier one: How much of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2012 Erez Zukerman

Mobile access, flexibility trumps cost for cloud-watching SMBs

Mobile and flexible working, not cost, are the main reasons for small and medium sized businesses moving to the cloud, according to YouGov research.Lower cost is no longer the major reason for adopting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2012 Antony Savvas

4 cool tools for building your Facebook storefront

As giant retailers such as Gamestop, JC Penney, and Nordstrom opened--and quickly shuttered--Facebook storefronts over the past six months, many analysts declared Facebook's e-commerce effort to be a failure. People come to Facebook

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 11th, 2012 Angela West

Canonical focuses on cloud deployment with Linux upgrade

Canonical Ltd., is focusing on cloud deployments with an upgrade to its Ubuntu Linux distribution unveiled on Thursday.Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (Long Term Solution) will feature the Essex release of the OpenStack cloud

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

Adobe’s Creative Cloud brings the cloud to creatives

Alongside the launch Monday of its Creative Suite 6, Adobe also unveiled a new cloud-based subscription service called Creative Cloud.The new service does not only involve purchasing software, but also enables users to

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

4 new IT outsourcing models

In the traditional IT outsourcing deal, the vendor provides a service managing servers, developing applications, monitoring networks and the customer pays for it, whether at a fixed price, on a time-and-materials basis or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2012 Stephanie Overby

Get your CloudOn

For some reason, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of cloud-based Windows 7 and Microsoft Office offerings, including scarily bad services such as OnLive Desktop. OnLive Desktop was a media darling

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

tuCloud challenges Microsoft’s OnLive service

Less than a week after Microsoft put its foot down on OnLive's virtual desktop solution for allegedly violating its licensing standards, tuCloud capitalized by releasing its own product, taking a few jabs at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 16th, 2012 Colin Neagle

Collaborate in a free wiki with Wikispaces

There is probably at least one field of knowledge in which you are an expert. Maybe it's an area of technology, or perhaps you're the go-to person when it comes to hiking in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 8th, 2012 Erez Zukerman

A movie by Microsoft?

The questions and raised eyebrows were all around when we received the invitation from public relations firm High Road Communications for the first Canadian screening of a movie produced by Microsoft Corp. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft woos startups with free software, business advice

Jun Kim, the young co-founder of a Korean software house, was recently approached by a representative from Amazon Web Services LLC., who offered him a $200 credit to develop on its Web Services

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 2nd, 2012 Jay Alabaster