Eliminate business bottlenecks by going digital everywhere

Anthony Raso's Toronto-based car maintenance garage isn't a digital business – customers drive their cars into his shop, they get hoisted on a lift, and he fixes them – but that didn't stop

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

AVG snags Canadian CEO from Mozilla

Amsterdam-based security software vendor AVG Technologies N.V. has a new head honcho - Canadian Gary Kovacs will be the firm's new CEO and managing director, AVG announced July 30. Kovacs announced his decision

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Data loss is the super-villain of costly IT errors [infographic]

Apple Inc. is the latest big brand to face a potential customer data loss conundrum. But it's joining a long list of well-known brands that have suffered a similar or even worse fall

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Fashion Forward – realize your closet wealth

Fashion Forward is a startup taking part in the fourth cohort of Toronto-based accelerator Incubes and is offering free local online classifieds across Canada for used clothing. Most people are only wearing 60

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Webbys name Canada’s best-of-Web: McDonald’s campaign, the Biebs

Canadian marketing companies garnered a number of wins at the 17th annual Webby Awards this year, scoring nods for their work in advertising, public service and activism. The Webby Awards, which honour Internet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 1st, 2013 Candice So

Small firms raid online marketplace with startup-powered solutions

When Winnie Yip launched her Toronto home decoration and vintage goods shop Even & Odd in spring 2012, her target market was working people in their 30s and 40s. That group is likely

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 4th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Connecting health practitioners with patients online

The Web and mobile app stores are saturated with solutions that make buying plane tickets or booking sports facilities easy and convenient. When it comes to something as time sensitive and painful as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 10th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

What happens to cloud data when you die?

My guess is that, on average, we have at least 20 different online accounts.  At a minimum, this includes e-mail, social networking (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, MySpace, Flickr), entertainment (e.g. iTunes, Second

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Mountain Equipment Co-op takes Xtreme approach with mCommerce app

Outdoorsy types who shop at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) can do so from their iPhone this holiday season, thanks to the work of Toronto-based Xtreme Labs that helped develop the app. MEC has 16

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada Post delivers new online tools for e-tailers

Canada Post continues its push into the digital realm with the launch of some new e-commerce tools. The Canada Post Web Services tools are aimed at retailers and designedto be integrated into their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

‘Put away the cozy image of the little old lady knitting a sweater for the grandkids’

By Alexandra Reid  This is a story about a 70-year-old woman who wants nothing to do with social media but is doing it anyway, inspired by an article I read on ReadWriteWeb last

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 26th, 2012 Francis Moran

Wizard of Oz tickets for sale on Facebook

Toronto-based AudienceView Ticketing is working with Mirvish Productions to sell tickets to The Wizard of Oz over Facebook and will be announcing a full self-serve ticket platform for reserve seating and general admission

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner shouldn’t be in the business of keeping secrets

After some of the most-visited Canadian Web sites gave away our personal information without asking us, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is choosing to help keep the offending firms’ secret. Apparently the privacy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Google awards Canadian towns for small business tech savvy

Google is awarding several Canadian towns where small businesses have shown some technology zeal with eTown awards, the search giant announced today.The awards go to places where smaller shops have made use of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson