Building a new health tech innovation ecosphere collaboratively in York Region

A very different kind of four hour kickoff event took place on January 15th in Newmarket, Ontario, hosted by the Southlake Regional Health Centre community hospital. The “Healthcare Ecosphere” event could be a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2013 Jonathon Shore

SME customer analytics startup closes $1.5M financing round

A Toronto-based start-up that helps small and medium-sized businesses build predictive customer models to prioritize sales leads and identify high value customers has closed a $1.5 million financing round led by the BDC

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Soft-landing program leads to hard contracts for Weever Apps

When Steve McBride landed in New York City this summer, the streets were sweltering but his schedule was decidedly cool. Despite months of attempting to book meetings via email, the VP Business Development

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Putting Ottawa’s puzzle together

By Leo Valiquette In early May, I blogged about the need for everyone in the National Capital Region involved with getting technology to market to check their baggage at the door and work together for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 15th, 2012 Francis Moran

RIM flubbed on helping small firms cope with employee devices: analysts

Research in Motion has already missed the SMB sweet spot created by the BYOD trend and new CEO Thorsten Heins will have to play catch up to recover, some analysts say.In his first

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

SMBs with no e-waste plan are throwing money out the window, study says

Most SMBs in Ontario are dumping their electronic castoffs instead of recycling them – and wasting valuable opportunities to save time and money for their businesses in doing so, a new survey says.A

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Christine Wong

Cisco to offer free TelePresence client?

Cisco Systems is taking several steps to extend its TelePresencevideoconferencing technology beyond enterprise meeting rooms,introducing two endpoints and a free client application for ad hocparticipants to download. To mark the fifth anniversary of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 27th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

How small business can get the most out of PayPal

In the last 13 years, PayPal has expanded far beyond its initial growth spurt on auction Web sites.According to its second-quarter results, theonline payment service busted through the $1 billion-earnings mark andis processing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 29th, 2011 Angela West

Privacy Commissioners launch free assessment tool for businesses

Several of Canada’s top privacy watch dogs have teamed up to release a free security and privacy assessment tool it hopes will help prevent breaches of personal information.The in-depth questionnaire is a joint

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 4th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Small Ontario firm gains sizeable benefits with SAP rollout

When Ray Corbeil was hired by a 150-employee gold mining business in Northern Ontario to select and deploy enterprise resource planning software, he didn't expect to consider SAP.The director of cost management and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 26th, 2010 Brian Jackson

United Van Lines Canada gets moving on IT health check

If you had strolled into United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd.’s headquarters a few months ago, you would have seen a row of executive offices near one end of the building. At the extreme

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 21st, 2009 Shane Schick

How IT helped two small Canadian firms achieve huge business success

While an uncertain economy is likely to impede the overall growth of Canadian small businesses over the 12–18 months, firms that adapt quickly and creatively to market changes will survive – and even

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 14th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Robots could bring big benefits to small Canadian businesses

While Canadian small and mid-sized manufacturers don't make much use of robotics, a European Union project may change all that.Dubbed SMErobot – the project aims at introducing prototype robots into the lower-scale manufacturing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson

It’s a SME world after all

I've always regarded ITAC strictly as a vendor association representing the interests of its various members and lobbying -when necessary - on their behalf. While that assessment is accurate, it is not complete.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Patricia MacInnis