Free e-book delivers cloud advice to SMBs

As Microsoft might say: “to the cloud!”A new ebook Cloud-Powered: Small Business Innovation has been released for free by the Cloud Best Practices Network. The book features a number of CEOs of firms

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

How to successfully acquire a tech company

By Chak Reddy Technology is one of the traditionally hot sectors for M&A, driven primarily by rapid change in the industry. But when it comes to making a successful acquisition in the tech

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2012 Debbie Stephenson

Appclick Canada opens doors to new cloud apps store

A new app store offering Canadian small to mid-sized businesses more than 1,300 cloud-based apps has just come online, according to its creator.San Matero, Calif.-based SaaS Markets has launched Appclick Canada today. It’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Pitch perfect: Startups should focus on problems, not platforms

This is the ninth article in a continuing monthly series chronicling the growth path of Screach, a startup based in Newcastle upon Tyne in England’s North East. Screach is an interactive digital media platform that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2012 Francis Moran

Why I started learning code: a marketer’s perspective

By Alexandra Reid  If you’ve read any of our posts here, you will know that we’re heavily involved in the Canadian and international startup scenes, from Ottawa to Montreal all the way to B.C.’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 3rd, 2012 Francis Moran

Advantages of SaaS in the workplace

By Debbie Stephenson Software as a Service (SaaS) is a distribution model in which applications are hosted by a third party vendor over a network - typically online - and delivered “as a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 21st, 2012 Debbie Stephenson

Employee iPads could cause more Microsoft-related costs: analysts

If your business allows employees to bring their own iPads or other tablets to work, then it's possible you owe Microsoft more money for all your licence agreements. What seems counter-intuitive is still

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

10 tips for securing BYOD in your workplace

While tech-giddy employees are prone to fawn over every new iThing smuggled into the workplace – devices that are often used in violation of company policy -- IT security pros see something very

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 5th, 2012 Joe Dysart

CANARIE expands cloud-testing program for SMBs

Canada's ultra-highspeed network used by universities, colleges, and scientific research outfits across the country plans to use funding from Ottawa to expand its program for small businesses to test pre-commercial products on the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 9th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Steve Jobs’ ‘last dying breath’ echoes too loudly for Android

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 25 patents to Apple. Of those 25 there is one patent that may potentially have the largest impact on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2012 Monica Goyal

BitDefender, Avast come out on top in antivirus protection tests

BitDefender came out on top as the most effective antivirus product at blocking computer viruses and malware and Avast performed the best of free antivirus software in a set on independently conducted tests released this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

$30 million accelerator reveals first 8 startups

A new startup accelerator program in the Waterloo region is out of the gates. Communitech today announced the first round of budding companies it hopes will build themselves up into competitive players with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Minority of Canadian SMBs use accounting software, Intuit says

Fewer than half of Canadian small businesses use financial management software, according to a recent survey done for a software company that sells accounting solutions.Forty-three per cent per cent of the 960 SMB

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Small business spending more on IT, but not hiring new staff

For Canadian solution providers targeting the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market, reports of stable IT budgets and general health within that market should seem promising. But as the trend toward mobile technology

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 6th, 2012 Harmeet Singh