Chekkt aims to be a new Amazon or eBay for B2B buyers

For B2B buyers on the hunt for a software solution, combing through technical manuals and wading through vendor websites can be tedious work – and for small businesses and startups, it’s often just

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Shopify’s ‘gangbusters’ growth draws international ecommerce developers

What was originally created  as a way to sell snowboards on the Internet is quickly becoming the go-to e-commerce solution for small merchants worldwide. As Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. passes the 100,000 merchant mark, the

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

9 questions to ask any SaaS vendor before making a purchase

SaaS is not just the smack teens talk to their parents. Jokes aside, as most know, SaaS is an acronym for “Software as a Service.” It’s defined as: “A cloud-computing approach to providing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2014 Chris Thierry

Jump to the cloud with IBM, literally

[Sponsored] The IT heroes of mid-size organizations may often feel like they're jumping through hoops as they work to find the best technology platform for their business to run on. IBM Corp. wants

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

IBM puts customer engagement products under one roof

TAMPA -- IBM Corp. has no shortage of software for helping organizations with what is broadly called customer engagement – everything from analytics to price optimization – and separate channels for selling them.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Vancouver marketing team recruits advocate ‘A-team’ to drive referrals

When James Thomas, the chief marketing officer at Vancouver-based Allocadia Software Inc. has a problem... and no one else can help... he can turn to... if he can find them... his A-team! Except

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

IBM Connect: social features added to HR suite, email

IBM Corp. is hosting its annual social media themed conference in Orlando and staying true to the spirit of that event, made two announcements yesterday about new product updates that will integrate further

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

10 Bold Predictions for Crowdfunding in 2014

1. Alternative Financing is not a trend. Venture capital is being democratized. More and more entrepreneurs will build crowdfunding into their funding cycle to tap supporters. The market validation, feedback and community building

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Bret Conkin

IT administrators are shadow IT’s worst culprits

We've all been warned about the dangers of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon - employees are using their personal devices for work, and with those personal devices come their own apps for storage and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2013 Candice So

Executive discussions are changing to include the cloud

Cloud computing is a disruptive force.  Having worked with many of western Canada’s CIOs and senior executives over the past number of years, rarely have I had a discussion that didn’t include the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2013 Brian Clendenin

LiveQoS acquires Openera, hopes to launch cloud business

Ottawa-based mobile quality of experience company LiveQoS Inc. has acquired Openera Inc., also hailing from Ottawa, for an undisclosed sum. In an announcement on Tuesday, LiveQoS said it would be acquiring Openera to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Adobe Creative Cloud allows for faster upgrades, more access

With the rollout of Adobe Systems Inc.'s Creative Cloud over the past few months, small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and consumers have had more access to creative editing tools than ever. In May,

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

CA Technologies launches free IT monitoring tool for SMBs

CA Technologies Inc. has launched a new freemium tool today for small businesses trying to get a handle on their IT services, based on their premium CA Nimsoft Monitor solution. Branded as CA

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2013 Candice So

QuickBooks Online gets new look and more features

QuickBooks Online, the financial accounting software as a service used by more than 300,000  users, has been completely redesigned to include other business management features and be easier to use overall, according to

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