Netgear offers ideal firewall for small shops

Netgear, despite its consumer roots, has been making network equipment for small and midsized businesses for years. The ProSafe FVS336G, though awkwardly named, is the result of that experience: it's easy to install,

Published on: August 24th, 2010 James E. Gaskin

A review of Rogers’ new Chatr discount wireless plan

The wireless market in Canada is heating up with some competitive cell phone plans. Top mobile service provider Rogers recently decided to fight wireless newcomers in their own game by introducing its own

Published on: August 23rd, 2010 Yale Holder

Carriers must stop letting down wireless dealers

With the recent entry of small wireless service providers, dealers have emerged as key differentiators for incumbent mobile carriers. But a recent survey by analyst firm IDC Canada, indicates that there's widespread dissatisfaction

Published on: August 12th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Safe@Office 1000N provides easy network protection for SMBs

It's hard to miss a Check Point appliance, because they all have bright orange boxes and bright yellow front panels. The 1000N is no exception, and the small metal box with the gaudy

Published on: August 10th, 2010 James E. Gaskin

5 important things to know about Canadian cell phone plans

 The Canadian cell phone industry is confusing and difficult to understand. When comparing plans you have to deal with calling circle plans, specified evenings and weekend minutes, “anytime” minutes – it’s all so

Published on: August 5th, 2010 Yale Holder

How to get the best wireless phone plan for your business

The battle for wireless customers in Canada has been sizzling hot this summer with new entrants such Wind Mobile enticing cell phone users with anything from hot deals to hotdogs. Meanwhile, incumbent Rogers

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

iPhone 4 launch hype hi-jacked by clever entrepreneurs

Apple Inc. won't be the only one cashing in on today's iPhone 4 launch in Canada, as crafty entrepreneurs and charitable do-gooders piggy back on the marketing frenzy.The iPhone 4 is on sale

Published on: July 30th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Should your business be on eBay?

Lately a lot’s being said about businesses needing to stake their claim on the social media arena. But does your business need to have presence on an online auction site such as eBay

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Hackers’ new ‘double-whammy’ attack threatens SMBs

The good news is that traditional techniques used by cyber criminals to cover their tracks are becoming less effective.The bad news – security researchers have recently discovered the emergence of combined attacks that

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Virtualization brings benefits to businesses of all sizes

If there's one technology that can greatly improve computing environments of any size, it's virtualization. By using a single physical server to run many virtual servers, you can decrease operational costs and get

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Paul Venezia

Businesses still fail to grasp social media

Companies are doing a poor job of using social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, to engage their customers and employees. In fact, 70 per cent of consumers want to interact with businesses

Published on: July 22nd, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

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

New Brunswick is ‘spam capital’ of Canada

New Brunswick's dramatic coastal scenery and legendary hospitality appear to have attracted highly unwelcome visitors of late.Cyber criminals have turned New Brunswick into the spam capital of the country, according to a report

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Social media in, cloud computing out for Canadian retailers

A majority of Canadian retailers are embracing social media technologies but giving cloud computing the cold shoulder, according to a recent survey looking into the tech buying patterns of local sellers.All of the

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano