New cyber insurance provider for SMBs moves into Canada

Small and medium-sized Canadian businesses have a new choice for cyber insurance after a U.S. based company called Coalition decided to offer its service north of the border. Supported by re-insurer Swiss Re,

Published on: July 10th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Startup to Startup: A Conversation with Pamela Shainhouse

As the principal partner of Solutia SDO, Jackie Clark has had a front seat watching tech transform business in Canada and is proud to have managed the people behind the technology that’s transformed

Published on: July 2nd, 2020 Jackie Clark

New study says Canadian SMBs incur a potential productivity loss of $2 billion using older technology

A recent study commissioned by Microsoft and Intel reported that the cost of using a PC older than four years is more than buying a new one.  As per Statistics Canada, Canada is

Published on: October 11th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

GoDaddy brings together SMB resellers to discuss strategy for driving sales in 2019

Half of the small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in Canada do not exist online. Of those that are online, half  outsource the effort to create and maintain an online presence. "This is a huge opportunity.

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

ADP updates its Workforce Now HR tool with AI, greater mobility

Human resources software management company ADP Canada recently announced an update to its flagship tool for HR professionals, Workforce Now, bringing AI capabilities and a simplified system for managing employees in Canada and

Published on: March 5th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Hire, Google’s recruiting app for G Suite, launches in Canada

Google Hire, the search giant's employee recruitment tool that first launched in the U.S. in 2017, is now officially available in Canada and the U.K, the first countries outside the U.S. to get

Published on: February 12th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Google Ads focusing on small businesses in re-brand

Google is following suit with other online platforms, focusing on small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and attempting to make it easier to reach target audiences with its updated advertisement service. Google Canada recently announced

Published on: September 4th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto’s Digital Main Street program expanded across Ontario

The Ontario government is giving small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across the province a leg up in their digital transformation efforts. Last Friday the Ontario Business Improvement Area (BIA) Association announced that the

Published on: August 29th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify streamlining retail marketing and admin with Ping, secures payments with Fraud Protect

Shopify Inc. wants to make it easier for online retailers to market themselves and ensure their transactions are secure. To that end, among the numerous new and improved products announced Tuesday at the

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

‘Okay Google’ are the first two words to unlocking AI business advantage: IDC analyst

While the science-fiction version of artificial intelligence may be decades away, businesses right now in 2018 can still get excited about AI algorithms that can be used to make their practice more efficient

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Alex Radu

The government grant landscape is changing; how does IT fit in?

Over the last two years, the federal government has introduced many new incentives for research and development, mainly by way of grants or non-repayable contributions. In addition, certain existing government programs have been

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Brian Cookson

GoDaddy campaign looks to inspire, educate Canadians about bringing ideas to life

A regular guy named Taylor and his dog Madden want to help you move your furniture, and their website couldn’t be clearer about this. “Just a regular guy who can move your furniture

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Latest Shopify app update lets SMB owners use their phones to fulfill orders

Shopify customers can now use their smartphones to manage their business's shipping operations. On Wednesday the company revealed that it had added its Shopify Shipping features, along with the ability to create and

Published on: January 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Ottawa’s $100M procurement program ‘great,’ but only a first step – analyst

A new program that will see the federal government spend $100 million to procure technology from Canadian startups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is an excellent boost for Canada's technology sector, but

Published on: December 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood