Finance Archives - Page 34

Five mistakes to avoid when seeking funds for your business

After the "love money" (provided by friends and family) is gone, start ups often turn to angel investors for their next round of financial backing.However, several small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners unwittingly

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Five definite investor turn-offs to avoid when seeking capital funding

After the “love money” (money provided by friends and family) is gone, many operators of start up companies often turn to angel investors for their next round of financial backing.

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Spectrum auction outcome – a “bonanza” for Canadian business

The entry of new players into the Canadian wireless arena is the banner news from Ottawa's recently concluded spectrum auction.But the next big fallout, industry watchers say, could be a massive business boost

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Don’t look to us for price breaks: Vendors to IT managers

Last week, around the time Toronto economist Peter Dungan stated that there's a recession in Canada now, SAP AG announced plans to shift all of its users to a new support plan that

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Tough e-mail archiving laws coming soon to Canada – and how to prepare

Multi-million dollar fines, criminal indictments, and exorbitant e-discovery costs… Canadian financial services firms – including securities dealers and portfolio managers – could incur these in the not to distant future if they violate

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Kieron Dowling

Canadian radio refuses to die

Despite the unceasing onslaught Web-based technology and predictions of being "subsumed" by new media, Canadian radio refuses to sign-off and die.Instead, local radio advertisers turned up the dial recently to announce that radio

Published on: June 13th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Using tech to find $1 trillion in dirty money worldwide

In many ways, the world has been a different place since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York – and financial regulators toughening up compliance standards to stop terrorists from accessing

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Race begins in Canada to cash in on mobile phone payments

Early in the race to get Canadians buying things with their mobile phones, MasterCard might be ahead by a nose, but Visa has unveiled a wiser partner choice, says an analyst. The two

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

ING DIRECT builds Rapport – offers free anti-phishing software

Consumers just don't feel very good about handing over their personal information to online banks, and that's a situation ING DIRECT hopes to change by offering a free anti-phishing software download, according to

Published on: June 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to get ahead in advertising – The Washington Post way

When The Washington Post Co. first selected 'SAP for Media' – in 2003 – to manage the entire ad sales cycle for its multiple brands the media conglomerate realized the risks involved. "SAP

Published on: May 16th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Credit cards “won’t be” dominant payment mode in few years

Retailer dismay over increasing transaction costs and several new emerging technologies could soon disrupt the dominance of credit cards as a payment mode, say e-commerce specialists. A report titled: Disruption of the Payment

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Financial group uses next-generation firewall as data security vault

Western & Southern Financial Group had what it considered defense in depth for its IP network but recognized that there were still ways that sensitive data might leave the network undetected, so it

Published on: May 9th, 2008 Tim Greene

Leading Canadian bank jettisons legacy systems to gain agility

Why would ATB Financial – the largest Alberta-based financial institution – in one fell swoop, rip out core banking systems it used for more than three decades?And then why would it replace these

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Federal budget betrays hands off approach to Canada’s IT sector

There isn't much in the recent Federal budget that Canadian IT professionals and companies can feel really excited about. In part, this is due to finance minister Jim Flaherty's decision to put $10

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian payday loan firm seeks to cash in on Microsoft BI tool

Spreadsheets can have huge limitations. National MoneyMart learned that lesson...the hard way.The Edmonton-based payday loan chain – which until now has sought to sift through and analyze several years of business data using

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano