Articles By Howard Solomon

CRTC to expand home broadband performance tests

Small businesses and home office workers may get solid figures on the real Internet speeds they can expect from providers if the federal telecom regulator gets its way. The Canadian Radio Television and

Published on: November 13th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Toronto firm to build on HP’s software defined networking platform

NEW YORK--One of the biggest boosters of the nascent software-defined networking technology is the head of a Canadian company that doesn’t make switches or servers. “It’s the largest fundamental change in the network

Published on: October 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

The end of Windows XP: Some still haven’t got the message

An official of a local government in Canada with thousands of desktop PCs recently got a shock, according to an industry analyst: Those end-of-support-for-Windows-XP stories should be taken seriously. Wes Miller, a research

Published on: September 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry misses forecasts on critical Q1 earnings report

BlackBerry's second quarter of financial results since launching its new BlackBerry 10-based smartphones onto the world market has come to a close, and results are missing some analysts' expectations. The company said Friday

Published on: June 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Oanda makes forex trading mobile

Employees taking furtive glances at smartphones during office hours could be checking sports scores, Hollywood gossip or how sales are going on eBay. Or, they could be doing some foreign exchange trading through

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Urgency without disruption – app solves problem for event planning

As the director of operations at an Ottawa hotel, Nyle Kelly wasn't satisfied when his customer's staff planner would leave their booked meeting and place a call on a cell phone or find

Published on: February 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Microsoft launches Office 365 with rates tailored to small business

After stumbling twice with offering productivity applications as a service, Microsoft Corp. is finally giving what those who dream of in a cloud service have always wanted: a full-featured Office 365. The company

Published on: February 27th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Phones closer to replacing wallets as major carriers adopt SecureKey

Subscribers to Canada’s three biggest cell phone companies are a step closer to getting a secure system on handsets for e-commerce and other transactions that require assured authentication. That’s as a result of

Published on: February 20th, 2013 Howard Solomon

RIM’s big day: Meet the BlackBerry Z10. Is it enough?

A new company name, two new handsets.Research In Motion is gone, the company now calls itself BlackBerry.That's how the Waterloo-Ont., based smart phone firm is going out into the world as of today

Published on: January 30th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Sirius Conseils takes controlling interest in Abak Software

A Montreal firm that specializes in project and IT management has taken control of a software company that makes time and expense management solutions. Sirius Conseils said Tuesday it now has a majority

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Telus acquires Quebec-based EMR provider

Telus Corp. has expanded its medical solutions portfolio by buying a Quebec-based provider of cloud-based electronic medical records (EMR) for doctors offices. The telco said Wednesday it has bought privately-held KinLogix Medical Inc.,

Published on: October 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

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

Published on: August 9th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Alberta Enterprise seeks new CEO

Alberta Enterprise Corp., the venture capital arm of the Alberta government, is looking for a new CEO. In a posting on its Web site, the agency said it is looking for a person

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 Howard Solomon

Avaya more than doubles number of users supported by IP Office

In a sign of the importance of the small and medium business market, Avaya Inc. has increased the number of users supported by its IP Office unified communications suite and added new central

Published on: July 17th, 2012 Howard Solomon

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

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon