Rise of CMO tech spending could lead to ‘shadow IT’ threat

With CMOs controlling more IT spending for organizations, so-called "shadow IT" is becoming a problem. The issue is that CMOs are implementing solutions without IT involvement and possibly exposing the organization. Putting the organization at

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Keean Persaud

How M2M rollout led to a big productivity boost for one Ontario manufacturer

When Ryan Bishop took on his new job as operations manager at Carleton Place, Ont.-based Rose Integration in the summer of 2010 he had a plan on how to keep tabs on the

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

Should you join the HR tribe?

TribeHR’s recent acquisition by NetSuite is a high commendation for the Waterloo based software company.  Providing an human resources management (HRM0 product that delivers more than the typical database of employee information, TribeHR

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Marylka Empey

Management is one of biggest roadblocks to IT security, Ponemon study says

There can be a whole slate of reasons why a small business doesn’t invest more in IT security: lack of people, money, time, etc. But here’s what may also be holding small businesses

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Candice So

Corporation 101 for tech pros: Seven mistakes tech companies make when incorporating

Many tech startup operators are aware that incorporating their business provides many advantages. However, very few are aware of the incorporating missteps and misconceptions that could cause them headaches down the road. Here

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporations 101 for tech pros: Who makes up a corporation? (Part 2)

Shareholders and ‘the one man corporation’ There are three types of people involved with a corporation: directors, officers, and shareholders. Each of these groups has its own responsibilities and powers within the corporation.

Published on: October 10th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Being compliant doesn’t mean being secure: study

Despite growing pressure on enterprises to comply with increasing government and industry security regulations, a majority of Canadian businesses believe falling into line doesn’t make an organization secure. “According to participants, complying with

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

Valve’s secret to HR success

Valve Corp. is well known for the phenomenal success of its games but its unorthodox management structure has largely remained a mystery – until now. After a copy of Valve's employee handbook was

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Cloud-based property management just a click away for landlords

The landlord and tenant dynamic has come to the cloud. Toronto company PropertyVista Software Inc. haslaunched a public betaversion of its cloud-based property management service for landlords. About 15 landlords are already giving

Published on: August 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

Best freeware alternatives for expensive business software

For too many people, the phrase “free software” conjures up images of pirated brand-name applications or poorly supported third-class programs. If that’s what you think of freeware, you’re missing an opportunity to save

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 David Murphy

Canadian bosses not sold on telework

Canadian workers are seeking flexible work arrangements, but their managers are not confident that working remotely leads to productivity, according to a recent survey. A majority of Canadian bosses believe employees are not

Published on: March 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Interview at least one woman for IT job: advocacy group

A not-for-profit group advocating there be more women working in information technology has just published a report that says recruiters for high-tech jobs should make sure there is at least one woman candidate

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

10 facts about new BlackBerry boss Thorsten Heins

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) yesterday appointed a brand new chief executive officer and president, Thorsten Heins. The move follows months of pressure from RIM shareholders and others to oust former RIM co-CEOs,

Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Al Sacco