Articles By Michelle MacLeod

What hackers want today and how to foil them

While data breaches have multiplied, research suggests many Canadian businesses aren't fully equipped to deal with the heightened threat. Seventy per cent of businesses polled in a recent survey consider security a "Top

Published on: February 24th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Canadian ISPs, artist groups butt heads over new media funding proposal

A Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) proposal that more Canadian programming for the Web be funded by taxing ISP profits has sparked a heated debate – with ISPs and members of

Published on: February 20th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Eight strategies for an effective and satisfying job search

Being laid off can be a traumatic experience – for some as devastating as a divorce, or even the death of a loved one.Fears of being unable to financially support your family, anxieties

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Top tips and tools for successful innovation

In today's depressed economy, successful corporate innovation isn't an optional extra. It may be the one factor that keeps the lights on at your business, while competitors fall by the wayside. Walking the

Published on: February 17th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Hackers fail to show any love this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day you may want to think twice about opening any e-greeting cards adorned with cute puppies and vibrant red hearts or e-mail messages promoting hot new gifts for your sweetie. There

Published on: February 13th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Plastic Logic to launch e-Reader for business community


Published on: February 11th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Five tips on conducting an effective job search online

Searching and applying for jobs online is becoming increasingly popular among Canadian knowledge workers today. Businesses too have started to post positions – not just on the traditional online job boards – but

Published on: February 10th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Twitterers in 180 global cities unite to raise $500,000 for clean water

See related story and video: E-giving explosion: For many Canadians charity begins online The micro-blogging tool Twitter is often viewed as a one-way broadcasting tool for PR flaks to post press releases and

Published on: February 9th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Tech makeover works wonders at Saskatchewan school division

Lower operational costs, higher efficiency, and faster, more streamlined financial processes – the South East Cornerstone School Division gained all that and much more by consolidating its financial data within a central data

Published on: February 6th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

“Serious” video games liven up learning for Canadians

If you only thought of video games purely as fun, or a pastime, think again. There's a resurgence of interest in edutainment – use of interactive activities or games to make learning more

Published on: February 5th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Get your customers to do your marketing with Web 2.0

Today, with consumers shopping less but demanding more value from every dollar spent, the buzz around brand is understandable. Brand loyalty is crucial to improving sales – and customer satisfaction is the best

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Why you must mind your business (processes) and how to do it

As shrinking budgets lead to more lay-offs, Canadian firms across various sectors are becoming acutely conscious of how each employee's time, skills and outcomes affect the bottom line.This awareness, in turn, has sparked

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Experts disagree on budget’s ability to stimulate tech innovation, job growth in Canada

See related story: Federal budget falls short of tech industry hopesSignificant funds allocated to Canada's science and technology infrastructure in the 2009 budget could stimulate future job growth and innovation in the high-tech

Published on: January 29th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Top tips to win readers

Related story and video: How to get ahead in advertising – The Washington Post Way  In the publishing world today – with print ad revenues drying up – for a brand to survive

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Two Canadian cities among world’s seven most “intelligent” communities

Fredericton and Moncton – both located in New Brunswick – have been named among the world's top seven smart communities of 2009.The announcement was made by the The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) in

Published on: January 23rd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod