Rogers to support IoT networks, oil and gas, food industries with new services

Rogers Communications Inc. has reorganized its subscription-based Internet of Things (IoT) networking services, and is now augmenting them with offerings for the oil and gas and food industries, the company announced recently. The

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Customer intelligence firm Vision Critical spins off research consulting division

Vancouver-based customer intelligence software firm Vision Critical is spinning off its North American research and consulting division and selling it to international customer intelligence services firm Maru Group, the companies announced today. Operating

Published on: February 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New venture capital fund hopes to make Toronto the next Silicon Valley

A new Toronto-based venture capital fund co-founded by a Canadian tech veteran is aiming to change at least a corner of Canada’s startup landscape. Launched on Jan. 13 by former Rypple co-founder David

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Security in the Cloud: A whole new toolbox

Is cloud computing inherently secure? Depends on how you look at it. It sounds like a facile answer to the question, but security in the cloud really comes down to your approach to

Published on: December 21st, 2015 Ryan Patrick

SalesforceIQ and Desk.com integration unifies customer sales and service information

Cloud-based customer relationship tool SalesforceIQ connects your customer information and your email account, providing useful information when sending sales-related emails. This week, SalesforceIQ announced new integration with Desk.com that adds customer support into the mix. The new integration essentially brakes down the barrier between

Published on: November 18th, 2015 David Hamilton

Cloud goes mainstream in Canada: Exploding 10 cloud computing myths

While Canadian businesses tend to be late adopters when it comes to new technologies, there is a consensus that cloud computing is poised to go mainstream in Canada – but business will need

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

What cloud is in your forecast?

The Weather Company bases its forecasts on input from a network of more than a billion sensors –  some of them weather stations owned by the company, some of them owned by the

Published on: June 4th, 2015 Dave Webb

Microsoft starts talking about ‘Windows as a Service’ for Windows 10

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a passing reference to Windows as a "service" during the opening keynote at Build, but it was fleeting and easy to miss. The references he

Published on: May 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Oplii brings cloud power to Alberta’s oil fields

The price of oil might be at recessionary levels, but that hasn't stopped one Calgary-based cloud software startup from targeting oil and gas producers as a client base. Oplii is a new operations

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Letting your employees do this one thing might make them happier and more productive

Free lunches, lunchtime yoga, and beer at work – as great as these perks are, alone, a company culture they do not make. But what can boost employee satisfaction is the use of

Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Candice So

What Telus’ new cloud-based tools can do for small businesses

Telus Corp. is launching two new cloud services for businesses headquartered in Canada – one is a suite of collaboration tools for employees, and the other is a contact centre for customer service

Published on: November 17th, 2014 Candice So

Banks and financial services eyeing the cloud, SAP and Ovum research says

The cloud isn’t just reserved for startups and other tech businesses – banks and financial services companies are looking to tap into it, too. That’s the conclusion of a survey released this week

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Candice So

How productive are your employees? VoloMetrix can give you the numbers

Half of the average person’s work week, or 20 hours of their 40-hour week, is spent sending emails and going to meetings – and that jumps even higher when it comes to senior

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Candice So

Symantec to pull Norton products together into one cloud-based suite

Symantec Corp. is going to be revamping its Norton product line this week, replacing its line of security products with one cloud-based suite. On Wednesday, Symantec announced it was going to be pulling

Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Candice So