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#FollowFriday – Google+, Bitcoin, and leadership

For this week's edition of our #FollowFriday post, we've rounded up a list of three people we talked to while writing our stories. Whether...

SMB-targeted HP Relate uses ‘core engine’ of enterprise-geared Exstream

BOISE, ID. - Hewlett Packard Co. (HP) is making yet another play in the small business market, building an entry-level version of Exstream, its...

Satellite communications company migrates north to Ottawa

Satellite communications provider VT iDirect Inc. has come north, setting up a home base in Ottawa as its first Canadian office. A subsidiary of VT...

3 secrets of disaster response learned from Hurricane Sandy

Often the employees at a small to mid-size business feel they already have their hands full just running day to day operations. But what...

New hire Salim Teja wants to develop MaRS’ innovation ’tissue’

It's just his second day on the job as head of Toronto's MaRS information technology, communications and entertainment (ICE) sector, and Salim Teja feels...

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...

Developer’s detention spikes interest in Montreal’s Cryptocat

Online chat service working on encrypted communication that can't be intercepted by governments and corporations.

Top 3 unified communications vendors ranked by SMBs

A recent survey by technology analyst firm Gartner lists the top UC vendors that cater to the small and medium sized business sector.

Canadian SMBs save big with hosted VoIP services

Local businesses avoid the costly upfront cost and IT complexity of running their own PBX systems by turning to hosted Voice over IP solutions.

Bell Canada ranks first in cell phone complaints tally

A report by the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunication Services indicates that billing and contract disputes were primary sore points for cell phone users.

Three in four tweets ignored

As much as 71 per cent of the more than 1.2 billion posts on microblogging site Twitter over the past two months received neither reply nor retweet, according to social media analytics firm Sysomos.

15 amazing apps for planes, trains and automobiles

Get the sting out of getting from point A to point B with these 15 mobile applications designed to make life easier for the business traveller

Android phones still behind BlackBerry and iPhone

Nielsen's recent findings say 32 per cent of new smartphone owners between February and August favored Android phones but BlackBerry and iPhone still hold onto their top positions

Cisco targets SMBs with new Wi-Fi line, mobile VPN client

Cisco unveils new Wi-fi access point products with reduced price tags intended to drive deployments in the SMB space where customers mainly need basic Wi-Fi connectivity.

Developers itching to build apps for RIM PlayBook

RIM's murky stance on migrating BlackBerry apps to its new tablet doesn't faze would-be developers seeking a larger screen and more horsepower.

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