Articles By Christine Wong

2012 will be ‘breakthrough year’ for cloud adoption

Will 2012 be the year that smaller businesses embrace the cloud in a bigger way? Depends on who you ask, of course. As we prepare to bid goodbye to2011, ITBusiness.ca turned to some

Published on: November 28th, 2011 Christine Wong

The weird and wonderful world of gathering customer insights

 by Christine Wong In this crazy, weird, wired world of 24/7 virtual connectivity, Pamela Bailey still makes face-to-face house calls to SMBs. Christine WongIn the most memorable one to date, she paid a

Published on: November 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Entrepreneurs must celebrate failure

Toronto the good does a bad job of encouraging risk-taking entrepreneurs, especially when they stumble.That was just one of the main conclusions to come out of Technicity, a diverse one-day summit that brought

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

QR codes come to real estate listings

You can already use your smartphone to buy coffee so why not use it to shop for a home?Vancouver startup Property Cloud Inc. has just unveiled its eponymousmobile service giving realtors the ability

Published on: November 14th, 2011 Christine Wong

SMBs actually hate social media

  by Christine Wong Time for a social media reality check, kids.   The myth: All companies are happily, constantly tweeting, posting and linking up a storm on social media, to their hearts’ delight

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Christine Wong

Strong social networks secret to startup funding, study finds

It really is all about who you know, at least if you're an Ontariostartup looking for money.A preliminary study on the role of contact networks in the success ofOntario startups has found that

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Christine Wong

Newly named ‘Digi Awards’ unveil nominees

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and National Film Board dominated the 2011 Digi Awards nominations announced in Toronto on Thursday night as the event enters its 11th year with a new name and new

Published on: November 4th, 2011 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

Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Christine Wong

Canadian entrepreneurs don’t fear risk – investors do

By Christine Wong Penny for your thoughts? Canada’s high tech startups would love to raise some pretty pennies for theirs. The fledgling firms are brimming with bright ideas, but can’t raise enough cash

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Small firms still struggle to solve social media puzzle

Social media analytics are some of the most powerful business tools ever developed, but many companies still aren't using them effectively, panelists told a Toronto digital media conference on Tuesday. Social media analytics

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Christine Wong

Canada’s tech firms growing even as VC shrinks

Canadian tech firms are doing more with a lot less.Canuck technology companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50list grew their revenues by an average of 5,020 per cent each this year-- the third

Published on: October 26th, 2011 Christine Wong

More hackers hijacking email, Facebook accounts

More hackers are hijacking email and Facebook accounts but almost a quarter of their victims are doing nothing to prevent falling prey again, a new global study says. The amount of spam sent

Published on: October 24th, 2011 Christine Wong

SMBs don’t have time, money for social media

Canadian small and medium sized business (SMB) owners are too busy and cash-strapped keeping the ship afloat to dive into social media as a business tool, according to a new survey by ITBusiness.ca

Published on: October 21st, 2011 Christine Wong

Cloud providers rapped for hyping cloud security

Providers shouldn't promote the cloud as infallible, but their customers shouldn't shirk all responsibility for protecting their own data once they enter the cloud either, a senior Microsoft Corp. security executive told the

Published on: October 20th, 2011 Christine Wong

iPad-style interfaces the future of computing, Gartner says

The impact of Apple Inc.'s iPad multitouch interface is so profoundthat it's poised to revolutionize consumer products and could even threaten Microsoft Corp.'s market position at the same time, a Gartner Inc. study

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Christine Wong