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

Salesforce.com promises to keep Rypple and Radian6 in Canada

Salesforce.com swept through Toronto on Wednesday for its cloud-based social enterprise roadshow, delivering a message aimed squarely at Canadian ears: the acquisitions it's made north of the border are here to stay. Salesforce.com

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

Acquisitions: Dell to buy Wyse, Ericsson completes BelAir deal

In today's acquisition news, LM Ericsson has completed its deal to purchase Ottawa's BelAir Networks and Dell has signed an agreement to buy Wyse Technology.BelAir's Ottawa employees will retain their jobs now that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 2nd, 2012

Financial sector not investing enough in cybersecurity: PwC study

Too few organisations in the financial services sector are investing in the response mechanisms needed to cope with cybercrime incidents, a PwC survey has found.This is despite cybercrime now being a major cause

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2012 John E. Dunn

How Blue Man Group stayed mum on stage but got social at work

Six months ago, Blue Man Group had successfully performed before 17 million people around the world over two decades – but still couldn't find a way for its own 500 staff to share

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 21st, 2011 Christine Wong

Hiring demand starts to percolate across Canada

Some glimmers of hope are appearing in the Canadian job market. The June Labour Force survey from Statistics Canada surprised analysts with its relatively optimistic picture of Canada's labour market. Although unemployment edged

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2009 Lynn Greiner

Rework vendor contracts to save money in tough times

Saving money is of paramount importance for CIOs in today's economy, and renegotiating contracts with IT vendors may be one of the best ways to chop expenses. Convincing vendors to lower prices when

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

AMD lays off 500 staff as financial troubles continue

"We can confirm a worldwide reduction of 500 positions across various departments, levels and locations," AMD spokesman Mike Silverman said in an e-mail. Most of the affected employees were notified on Wednesday, he

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2008 Sumner Lemon

How to stop your best employees from walking away

Do you think a soft economy lessens your need to engage your staff? Think again. Your most valuable asset-and single biggest investment-is walking out the door. Your greatest competitive differentiator-your talent-is seeping out

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 28th, 2008 Michael Gregoire

How to draw out the best in smart employees

It's a management axiom that the smarter the employees are, the harder they are to manage. Employees with a high degree of left-brain intelligence, which is common among IT professionals, can be demanding,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 21st, 2008 Mary Brandel