The Internet of Taps? Rogers, Ericsson piloting “connected water” project for Ottawa

The Internet of Things (IoT) has already improved clothing, packaging, advertising, and agriculture - so why not utilities? Rogers Communications Inc. and Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson plan to answer that question by running

Published on: November 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Lazaridis Institute to help 10 Canadian tech startups scale up

Ten of Canada's most promising tech startups are getting a leg up as they seek to become the next Shopify Inc., thanks to Wilfred Laurier University's Lazaridis Institute, the school announced Thursday. The

Published on: October 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada lags behind other G20 nations in fostering digital platform innovation: Accenture

Platform-based businesses from Salesforce to Uber have become some of the world's biggest economic success stories in recent years, but Canada's government and business leaders have been slow to foster the type of

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Speed up the development of your company’s online hub with Salesforce Lightning Bolt

Enterprises and medium-sized businesses aiming to develop a personalized community hub for their users, partners, and employees just received a powerful new tool from customer relations management (CRM) giant Salesforce.com. Today the San

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Rogers partners with Google, Microsoft to launch app store for small businesses

Rogers Communications Inc. knows that many of today's small businesses rely on cloud-based apps such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Work to run their operations - and that they have

Published on: September 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What does it mean that OpenText topped PwC’s ‘fastest growing cloud’ list?

The cloud model of delivering software is gathering momentum and becoming the preferred way of doing business for many customers, a new report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows, and even traditional on-premises software companies

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

German firm’s new service will install a Wi-Fi hotspot at your business

Wi-Fi might be a fixture in homes, offices, and restaurant franchises across the country, but thus far ISP giants have yet to offer hotspot installation services for public-facing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Published on: August 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Tech decisions made by business leaders, IT departments increasingly in sync, Dell finds

A new survey commissioned by Dell Inc. indicates that IT managers and the C-suite might be stronger partners than previously believed. For example, according to the Dell State of IT Trends 2016 survey,

Published on: August 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New CenturyLink service adds marketing analytics to venue-based Wi-Fi

Canadians love their free Wi-Fi, and are willing to provide personal data in exchange for incentives - so why not combine the two? Location-Based Analytics, the new software as a service (SaaS) released

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft to give its enterprise apps a boost with Dynamics 365 and AppSource

Today's businesses rely on apps just as frequently as consumers; so why should consumers expect a simple, intuitive experience while employees are forced to stumble along? That was apparently the thinking behind Microsoft

Published on: July 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CenturyLink brings world markets to the fingertips of Canadian investment firms

Automated trading and interconnected markets have given Canada's investment firms a massive digital headache in recent years - and the Canadian arm of Monroe, La.-based IT firm CenturyLink, Inc. is offering a cure.

Published on: June 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What Vista’s acquisition of Marketo could mean for marketing automation

The May 31 announcement that private firm Vista Equity Partners would be purchasing engagement marketing software maker Marketo, Inc. for approximately $1.79 billion USD is bad news for enterprise customers in the short

Published on: June 1st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Bell brings enterprise-level UC to SMB market with Total Connect

Bell Canada is now delivering its unified communications service, Bell Total Connect, to small and medium-sized businesses in Ontario and Quebec, the telecommunications giant announced May 31. Previously available only to enterprises and

Published on: May 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

SaaS platform Visier crunches your HR numbers so you don’t have to

Any business with an HR department possesses an enormous amount of workforce data, and as the sector has matured, so too has the software designed to analyze that data - but it often

Published on: May 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood