Why does your start-up exist?

I work within a stone's throw of Ryerson's Digital Media Zone. As a result, I have had the chance to visit some start-ups there and even become friends with a few of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2013 Karim Kanji

DIY doesn’t a great brand make for small businesses

It looks like most small business owners have a DIY attitude when it comes to brand building. A new American Express Small Business Services survey says 36 per cent of business owners are

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

Ignoring social channels will be considered rude by 2014, Gartner says

In two years, will ignoring a tweet be seen as rude by your customers as ignoring a phone call would be today?That’s what the Egham, U.K. division of consultancy firm Gartner Inc. is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook acquires talent from Vancouver’s Acrylic Software

The founder of Vancouver startup Acrylic Software “likes” Facebook Inc. so much that he's leaving Canada to work for the social media giant at its headquarters in San Francisco.In a blog posting, Dustin

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

New Symantec releases take aim at BYOD Android threats

Symantec is aiming its security crosshairs at Android.The company just released a new set of products designed to protectusers of the popular mobile operating system from threats exacerbatedby the bring your own device

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Okta enables cloud-based single sign-on for Xerox Canada

As companies sort out their cloud strategies, some are finding cloud-based single sign on (SSO) can be a high-tech "perk" for customers.Canadian package-delivery service Purolator Inc., had that in mind when it made

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Ellen Messmer

New iOS accessories could be music to your ears

In this week's roundup of new-or newly announced-iOS accessories, we've got a heavy emphasis on music making. Akai Pro: DJs have always been big fans of Appleproducts, including the iPad. Akai Pro's new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 26th, 2012 Joel Mathis

Top features you need on your next laptop

If you're looking to replace a laptop or desktop that's several years old, you're in for a treat. The intervening years have seen great advances in laptop features. Here's what you should look

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2011 Melanie Pinola

Self-wiping hard drive from Toshiba boosts security

Toshiba has come up with a type of self-encrypting hard drive (SED) that can automatically wipe data if it is removed from a paired computer by an attacker.Available in capacities up to 640GB,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Retailers look to ‘social shopping’ trend to woo customers

Hanging out at the mall with your friends is no longer as social as your shopping experience can get. Consumers are increasingly opting for online shopping, using mobile phones and perusing social media

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 3rd, 2011 Harmeet Singh

3 amazing Excel 2011 tricks

Microsoft Excel 2011 is packed with new features, but three areas in particular are worth taking some time to learn.1. Themes and Cell Styles spruce up your spreadsheetsBetter-looking spreadsheets mean a better chance

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2011 Rob Griffiths

3D printers now affordable for SMBs, consumers

Every week seems to bring a new story about a cool new 3D printer hack or another discussion (like this Innovators @ Google talk from two of the guys behind the Makerbot 3D

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2010 David Daw

Video Rewind: David Suzuki gets fired up about green IT

David Suzuki is a name synonymous with environmentalism and sustainability for Canadians. So it's no surprise that he's turned his attention to the IT industry during the last couple of years.It's been estimated

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Powermat drops bulk for wireless iPhone 4 charging

When wireless charging systems for smartphones and other gadgets first came on the scene a couple of years ago, they were cool in concept but rather clumsy in practice. The idea was that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 2010 Valerie Potter