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 year, rarely have I had a discussion that didn’t include the topic of

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

Polar drops ‘Mobile’ from brand, shifts focus to native advertising

Toronto-based Polar Mobile is well known across Canada for its work developing mobile applications for big brand publishers. But after six years of working with more than 400 publishers, the company is doing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Adobe’s new subscription model attracting new SMB customers, company says

The wholesale move to subscription pricing that Adobe Systems Inc. announced at its Max conference in Los Angeles this week is winning the company new business from the smaller end of the market,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 9th, 2013 Francis Moran

Adobe abandons Creative Suite, goes all-SaaS with replacement Creative Cloud

Adobe Systems Inc. is going all-in on a software as a service (SaaS) business model for its suite of heavy-lifting creative tools, announcing today at its Max conference in Los Angeles that it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 7th, 2013 Francis Moran

Why a Toronto startup wants to reinvent online project management

After using a range of unintegrated offerings to run its own digital project management and development solutions business, Toronto’s Hardboot decided to write its own project management suite to help its staff manage

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

5 web tools to quickly create amazing presentations

Having a hard time trying to get people to focus on your presentations? Usually everyone uses Microsoft PowerPoint and it is still one of the most-used tools for slideshow presentations all over the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 12th, 2013 Wolston Lobo

Cloud-based offerings make ERP more agile: Report

Consulting firm Eval-Source has updated its ERP Cloud and SaaS Buyer’s Guide due to the explosion of offerings in the market. Managing director Keean Persaud said the guide has been reformatted to accommodate

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2013 Dave Webb

JOI offers Katipult as a white label crowdfunding platform

Calgary-based software development company JOI Media Inc. has announced the release of its Katipult crowdfunding platform for corporate and non-profit organizations. The company, which develops custom Web aaplications, originally created Katipult to host

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2013 Dave Webb