For many Canadian businesses, security is a balance between risk and return

In a recently media release, we announced that based on the numbers, the main reason for the failure of companies to adequately protect customer data is a fear of productivity loss. The announcement

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Costs of IT downtime go beyond nuisance, expert warns

Recent headlines about IT infrastructure downtime have appeared in recent weeks, detailing the impact on several organizations in Canada. The prospect of suffering a similar fate is causing many businesses to consider what

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 9th, 2013 Jean-FrancoisFerland

5 reasons you’d be an absolute fool to launch a faulty product

Every day, business managers and IT execs risk their reputations by taking insecure systems and vulnerable applications to market Do you really need 5 reasons? I don't think so. But it serves to illustrate

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

IT-friendly businesses do better – but Canadians less confident about IT

Small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) who show more confidence in their IT departments are better at using IT to boost their business - yet Canada lags behind in its support of IT, says

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 21st, 2013 Candice So

Dos and don’ts of project management: part 1

In one of my previous blogs I talked about how to get a project approved. In this blog I'll talk about best practices in managing a project. You'll notice there is lots of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 5th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

The subsistence diet of government funding, with a sprinkle of VC

By Francis Moran  Former Canadian Olympic gold medalist and chef de mission Mark Tewksbury gave a keynote address at the National Angel Capital Organization‘s summit in Halifax in late October. In urging that Canadian business adopt

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

Kickstarter’s poor success rate shows crowdfunding risks

If Canada is going to support the crowdfunding model here, as the U.S. has decided to do with the passage of the JOBS act, then it must consider one important question: How likely are crowdfunded

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Crowdfunding complements ‘lean startup’ approach and reduces risk

When I describe crowdfunding to my friends that aren’t totally tuned in to the business scene in Canada, I usually get two immediate reactions. The first one is that it seems like a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup TO – Tactics for board game ‘Risk’ lead to startup success

How is your startup business managing risk and strategy? It's not easy, that's for sure. It's a dog eat dog world out there for every type of busineess, not just startups. Do you

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Data stored by organizations passes 2 zettabyte mark

Information stored by Canadian small businesses is expected to grow more than 2.5 times faster than data stored by their large enterprise counterparts, and they are paying more to manage it, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

A sober second look at crowdfunding risks

Even angel investors need a devil’s advocate, so here I am. There’s a lot of buzz about the push by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and other parties to get equity crowdfunding legalized

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Calgary business experts encourage risk-taking

Calgary's Small Business Summit on Wednesday focused on the essential building blocks for small businesses—from the smart risks you need to take, to the seeds entrepreneurs are planting to raise the next generation

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 26th, 2012 Martin Studzinski

Don’t blame Android – mobile fraudsters prey on the naive

Google is yanking a number of apps from the Android Market after discovering that they are fraudulent. Although such apps are more likely to be found with Android than on rival platforms, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Entrepreneurs must celebrate failure

Toronto the good does a bad job of encouraging risk-taking entrepreneurs, especially when they stumble.That was just one of the main conclusions to come out of Technicity, a diverse one-day summit that brought

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong