Articles By Harmeet Singh

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

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Harmeet Singh

Mozilla hosts Girls Learning Code camp over March break

After months of brainstorming and planning, the idea for Girls Learning Code, a camp held during March Break to teach young women programming skills, became a reality last week. The camp, for girls

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Harmeet Singh

Last chance to enter ‘heroic’ business contest

1&1 Canada’s My Business Heroes contest, for which I'm a judge, wraps up today. This is the first time the company has launched the contest, where Canadians can nominate businesses they feel have

Published on: August 12th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

New LinkedIn head in Canada looking to continue momentum

LinkedIn Corp. has a new boss in Canada, the company announced June 16, as it celebrates its first year anniversary here. Brian Church, formerly LinkedIn’s Canadian director of hiring solutions, will now be

Published on: June 17th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Office 365 beta delivers simple user experience

Office 365, the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office, was released its public beta version earlier this year, and CEO Steve Ballmer will be commenting on the offering’s future and whether it will continue

Published on: June 16th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Cogeco Data Services launches new managed services

Cogeco Data Services has added three new managed services offerings to its portfolio aimed at medium to large businesses. The new Managed IP VPN (virtual private network) service allows customers to connect with

Published on: June 10th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Vancouver SMB switches to accounting program tailor-made for construction industry

If your business is spending a lot of time using accounting software built as a one-size-fits-all solution, it may be time to discriminate a little more. Tercera Construction, a small business based in

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Contingency plan helps Wind Mobile weather Blockbuster closures

After its retail partner Blockbuster Canada announced it would be closing many of its locations across Canada, you might expect that Wind Mobile would be in trouble. But fortunately for the wireless carrier,

Published on: May 31st, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Twitter marketing is not so scary for SMBs

Small and medium businesses fearing the plunge into Twitter marketing should probably welcome a radical idea from Twitter for Dummies co-author Laura Fitton-your number of followers actually doesn’t really matter all that much.“You

Published on: May 30th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Thin client PCs help Children’s Aid Society of Algoma cut IT repair cost

With small organizations increasingly looking for ways to save time and money on IT repairs and tasks, some organizations are moving toward using cloud computing and thin client PCs in their offices. The

Published on: May 20th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

How to sell like Skype: plan your exit strategy

For start-up owners putting their heart and soul into a company they’re passionate about, their exit strategy may seem too far off to even consider. But understanding the process early may not be

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Online services help you get paid right now

With many small businesses just trying to stay afloat following a deep economic recession, waiting around to get paid just shouldn't be an option, according to one financial software company.Intuit Canada, makers of

Published on: May 11th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Digitizing Canadiana: inside the National Film Board’s digital push

Film and history buffs accessing decades’ worth of Canadian content on their mobile devices can in part thank Atempo Inc., the data backup and storage company providing the archiving for Canada's National Film

Published on: May 9th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Iristel inks deal to offer more desktop VoIP phones

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider Iristel Inc. announced its partnership with Berlin-based company Snom Technology AG on April 28, adding one more company to its broad portfolio of partners.The deal allows

Published on: May 5th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

What Canada’s election results mean for SMBs

Targeting small businesses was an important strategy during this year's federal election campaign. Each party's platform had a section dedicated to making life a little easier for such a large group of Canadian

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Harmeet Singh