How Parllay is using ‘relevance’ to bridge the gap between doing marketing and making sales

If there’s one thing social media marketers can learn from search engine marketers, it’s this: Relevance. So says Tarek Najm, CEO of Parllay Inc., a new startup based in Kirkland, Wash. Najm spent

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2014 Candice So

2015 predictions: Windows 10 will be released, for a price

The state of Windows 10 as it currently stands is a technical preview that is somewhat amorphous as Microsoft Corp. issues new updates and fixes to the current build. The difference is that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson


If you’re a Microsoft Dynamics CRM user, Cortana could be your newest assistant

Microsoft Corp. is releasing a slew of updates to its Dynamics line of products, with its latest releases aimed at making the tools more attractive for business employees in marketing, sales, and service.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Top 10 business smartphones: Nokia Lumia 830

The new Nokia Lumia 830 is the latest Windows Phone to come to Canada and has been dubbed by Microsoft Corp. as its ‘affordable flagship.’ It is the first device to ship with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2014 Alex Davies

Microsoft Lync to become Skype for Business

Microsoft Corp. plans to release the next version of its Lync software in the first half of next year, but will be rebranding it as Skype for Business, according to a blog post

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Office mobile not free for business after all

Yesterday Microsoft Corp. released news it was changing its approach to its Office mobile strategy, saying it was "bringing Office to everyone" and would allow full-featured free versions on Android and iOS platforms.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Office soon to be free for iOS and Android users

Microsoft Corp. has reversed course on its Office mobile strategy, making full-featured versions of its famous productivity software free for Android and iOS instead of requiring a paid subscription, the New York Times

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 preview could get touch interface before year’s end

Developers and other keen early adopters have been testing the Windows 10 preview for a few weeks now, but without the benefit of touch interaction. According to an article by Mary Jo Foley

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 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)

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

How one woman answered Nadella on asking for a raise

Now the media frenzy has somewhat subsided over Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, let me try to put it all in perspective. I

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 20th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Over 8,000 women in technology sharing and learning

Greetings from the Anita Borge Institute's Grace Hopper Conference, also known as Celebration of Women in Computing. For all those who are too young to remember who Grace Hopper was, she was an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Salesforce.com launches Wave, the ‘analytics cloud’

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com opened its annual Dreamforce conference on Monday by announcing a new product that capitalizes on the analytics software acquisitions it’s made in the past 14 months. Wave is Salesforce’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Gartner shares golden rule of ‘digital humanism’

Yes, it's time for the annual Gartner Symposium for 8,500 senior IT executives, including over 3,000 CIOs. The symposium, an annual event that takes place at the Orlando Disney hotels, is in one

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie