On-premise vs. Cloud – the market is shifting

On-premise vs. Cloud – the market is shifting

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I talk to VAR's/MSP's all day long. One of the things I am always shocked by is how many of them don't

POS, supply chain systems top Canadian retailers’ IT purchase choices for 2010

  Majority of Canadian retailers prefer sticking to the tried and true when it comes to software purchases, according to a recent survey of the industry. In a poll of 34-mid-to-large sized retailers, the

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Police vs. Activists in collection of G20 digital record

Weeks after Toronto played host to the G20 summit, the protests and intense police presence are still reverberating through social media. Pictures and videos of burning police cruisers and protester pinned to the

Published on: July 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Cisco Announces a Business Tablet: Let the Tablet Wars Begin

On June 29, 2010, Cisco unveiled the Cius, a mobile collaboration tablet (with a camera and video camera) targeted at business users. With Cius, there was limited hype, Twitter talk or product spec

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Krista Napier

Not yet too late for Ontario, BC SMBs to become HST compliant

  Despite a long government campaign to get taxpayers onboard with the HST which came into effect this July 1st, a majority of small businesses in Ontario and British Columbia are opposed to

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Selling energy back to the grid

Timing is everything for Ray Dawson. The driven 69-year-old serial entrepreneur recently rebuffed a comfortable retirement for the pleasures of clanking up rooftops in Sault Ste. Marie to install solar panels. The idea

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Magnetic fields have undeniable effect on the brain

Imagine this scenario in a doctor’s office of the future. You walk in to visit your family doctor and complain that you’re suffering from depression. Your doctor agrees, but instead of prescribing you

Published on: July 12th, 2010 Brian Jackson

World Cup-related scams

Buying a fake World Cup ticket isn't the only scam that awaits the unwary footie fan online. As the tournament in South Africa reaches its climax and excitement mounts in the lead up

Published on: July 8th, 2010 Paul Wood

Maximizer Entrepreneur and Team Editions target smaller SMBs

A few months ago I wrote about the the broadened Web access footprint and pared down total cost of ownership of Maximizer CRM 11 , a customer relations management tool aimed at small

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Clement, Moore play good cop, bad cop on copyright debate

The copyright reform debate has been controversial since Conservative MPs James Moore and Tony Clement launched last summer’s copyright consultations process. It’s often depicted as a divisive issue, pitting copyright owners and industry

Published on: June 25th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Targeted malware attacks increase around G8 and G20 summits

Most well-publicized events have accompanying spam runs, like the death of a famous person or large sporting events. Most of you will have seen a news-related e-mail at some point that turned out

Published on: June 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

G20 Summit: Business data security in the 'Zone'

WHAT’S YOUR RISK FACTOR?   The G20 Summit – truly the largest security event in Canada’s history – creates unprecedented challenges to the security of business information in the “zone.” Customer and employee records,

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Will YouTube kill the networks?

 When YouTube first came on the scene it was dismissed by mainstream communicators as one of those blips on the radar screen that would soon pass on.  How wrong can you be?  Today

Published on: June 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook Strengthens User Privacy Controls

In recent times, social networking giant Facebook has found itself in the spotlight again, and under the gun regarding its complex privacy settings. Last month Facebook responded to growing user discontent with the

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

The Toronto G8/G20 Summits:

 How Simple Security Communication Blunders Can Negatively Impact Public Opinion Apparently Toronto drew the short straw. It’s our turn to host the distinguished G8 and G20 summits this year and Canada is certainly

Published on: June 16th, 2010 Claudiu Popa