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Spreadsheet the icing on small bakery’s cupcake

Spreadsheet the icing on small bakery’s cupcake

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Technology doesn’t always have to be complicated in order to help a business save some time or money. Sometimes it can be

New and exciting models of learning in New Brunswick

To date we have advised readers of New Brunswick’s efforts to shift our public education system to a 21st Century learning model. We have explored the nature of 21st Century competencies and how

Published on: March 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Business is booming in Canada’s riskiest online city

Location, location, location. If homeowners and businesses were to take a cue from the Norton Top 10 Riskiest Online Canadian Cities Report, Burlington might well be ghost town in a couple of months.

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Mobile payment needs more than an iPhone Bump to get going

I’d like to apologize to Darrell MacMichael of PayPal Canada for costing him all of $8 while we were filming a demo of his company’s new Send Money Version 2.0 application for the

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Pharmaceuticals drive February spam

Spam continued to be the scourge of inboxes around the world in February, when the spam rate surged to 89.4 per cent, an increase of 5.5 per cent over the previous month. As

Published on: March 18th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

How smart do you need to be to use a smart phone?

- By Dominira Saul In today’s fast paced and mobile world often our customers, vendors and collaborators expect 24-hour availability and instant responsiveness.  Business people are expected to be able to respond to

Published on: March 16th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

School district boosts Web strategy with open source software

Juggling daily classroom duties and other responsibilities make it very difficult for school staff and students to maintain and update school websites. This was the case with School District 16 in eastern New

Published on: March 10th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

iPad will rewrite Canadian wireless pricing – cheap AT&T-like rates must come here, too

By Carmi Levy, independent technology analyst and journalist The clock is now ticking. Apple’s iPad hits U.S. retailers April 3rd and migrates north of the border sometime before the end of the month.

Published on: March 9th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

1:1 computer model for students gains international approval

“The world is finally accepting the inevitability of the 1:1 computer model in the classroom.” Bruce Dixon, a globally renowned learning visionary, made this pronouncement at a conference in Vienna, Austria on February

Published on: March 5th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Throne speech reveals plan for biometric passports for “every Canadian”

It was just one brief sentence in a wide-ranging throne speech, but it’s cause enough for some healthy concern. The Government of Canada has once again promised to take a look at issuing

Published on: March 3rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Saying it with mirrors

It isn't your bathroom variety mirror.  Mirror Image is a digital display, enclosed in a stainless steel bezel, housing a sensor system. Mirror Image displays a brand image or video, but when a

Published on: March 1st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian outsourcing spend to hit $15B

Technologies such as cloud computing and economic trends such as the recent global recession are pushing more Canadian companies to take a dip in the offshore outsourcing scene. Already estimated as around $5.5

Published on: March 1st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Onus on tech firms to build responsible privacy controls: a guest blog from MaRS

In my last blog entry, I wrote about Privacy by Design: The Gold Standard – my annual event that focuses on the implementation of new technologies and business practices that can deliver tangible

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

Sun shines on offshore IT services in Manila

Call centres – the term seems inextricable from the idea of offshore IT services in the Philippines.  Indeed even when I talk to fellow Filipinos both here and back home the conversation almost

Published on: February 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Turn your old Commodore VIC-20 into a Twitter machine

Twitter's popularity has accelerated so quickly in recent months that the 140-character messages seem to be everywhere. You can tweet from your computer with a myriad of apps, or from any cell phone

Published on: February 18th, 2010 Brian Jackson