‘Moms with iPhones’ become mobile market research agents for hire

During this summer’s Canada Day long weekend, Ryan Sharp needed pictures of some beer coolers in Quebec convenience stores – so he turned to an army of iPhone-wielding shoppers to deliver the goods.By

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

The fine art of the business hustle

By Francis Moran For a pre-revenue startup that is bootstrapping its way to market, incurring the cost to travel to another city to attend an industry trade conference with an admission price of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2011 Francis Moran

Part I: BlueArc’s challenge to get past the low-hanging fruit

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Last month, BlueArc Corp., a 13-year-old maker of network storage systems based in California, was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems for a reported $600 million. BlueArc’s business was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 9th, 2011 Francis Moran

Meet CommentAir Technologies

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Siblings Katie and Luke Hrycak are in that category of entrepreneurs who could be called reluctant innovators. They found themselves in the midst of a problem they

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2011 Francis Moran

Part II: Dissecting the brain of the market pays off for BlueArc

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In a recent post, we introduced BlueArc, a maker of networked attached storage (NAS) systems for managing unstructured data in high-performance computing applications, and Ken Rosen, a corporate strategy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 27th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Back to school

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette A couple of moons ago, we talked about how “entrepreneur” is often a four-letter word on the university campus. Too many schools fail to appreciate how Web 2.0 has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 13th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Making the most of the juicy leftovers

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently, tech heavyweights from around the world lined up to bid for Nortel Network’s portfolio of more than 6,000 telecommunications and web-related patents. When the dust settled, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 30th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Opening up the ivory tower

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In the context of getting technology to market, “champion” can mean a lot of different things. Early in this series we defined it as individuals within established enterprises

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 23rd, 2011 Francis Moran

Facebook users worldwide protest site’s controversial privacy practices

You didn't actually read through the Facebook Terms of Use webpage when you signed up for a Facebook account, did you? By my count, it's more than 3,700 words of legal mumbo jumbo

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 19th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Free online tool helps you create effective marketing campaigns

The executive who just plunked down $50,000 for a new European sedan, the senior couple that spent $5,000 on a cross-country Canadian tour, the worker, stowing away $10,000 in an RRSP contribution yearly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

IT research spend – getting the best value for your analyst dollar

On the Web site of mega research firm Gartner Inc. lives a section titled IT Budget Optimization , which, among other things, offers for sale 20 research papers on strategies for cutting IT

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2008 Lisa DiCarlo