Spam exploit highlights dangers of free Web-based services

Economical and effective, free online services are especially appealing to budget conscious small and midsize businesses (SMBs) but they are also attracting the attention of spammers.An attempt this week to breach the e-mail

Published on: January 14th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

How to use software management tools to cut risk and cost

Keeping a handle on what software applications are running on the company network is never an easy task. As support duties and deployment assignments pile up, IT teams often have very little time

Published on: January 14th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian news consumers favour TV, print and radio over new media

Traditional media is alive and doing well in Canada despite the ever growing pervasiveness of online alternatives, according to a recent survey.Television, newspapers and the radio are the medium of choice - at

Published on: December 19th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Move to license Facebook platform favours small biz say Canadian marketing experts

The plan by Facebook to license its architectural platform to other social networking sites will boost the ability of SMBs to compete in the global market, according to Canadian online marketing specialists.The company

Published on: December 14th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Compliance demands hammering Canadian companies on all fronts

Canadian businesses are feeling extreme pressure to comply with ever increasing standards and regulations, according to security technology experts.Organizations want guidance on how to rationalize compliance management and recoup its associated costs, said

Published on: November 30th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

RFID helps small suppliers take on the big guys

Small Canadian companies can use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as an effective marketing tool to compete with bigger businesses on their own turf, according to a top executive of a global merchandising

Published on: November 29th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

3.3 millions Canadians will be their own boss in 2008

More Canadians are turning to a life of entrepreneurship, and part of the reason is because so many tools are now available to help them make that transition.An Ipsos-Reid poll conducted on behalf

Published on: November 19th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Vista in danger of being bypassed by businesses

It will be one year that Windows Vista has been available to businesses on Nov. 30, yet many companies still are waiting until the release of Vista's first service pack to upgrade. But

Published on: November 16th, 2007 Elizabeth Montalbano

CashView eases payment and invoice flow

Though small-business accounting apps like Intuit's extremely popular QuickBooks program automate your business bookkeeping, they don't eliminate the paper shuffling. You still need to route bills manually to authorized employees for payment approval,

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Richard Morochove

IBM purchase of Cognos brings turmoil and opportunity to BI mid-market space

Small and medium-sized businesses in the market for business intelligence (BI) software will benefit from IBM's US$5 billion offer to acquire Cognos Inc., according to industry analysts.Insiders predict there will be "initial turmoil"

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

YouTube sets up Canadian division

YouTube Tuesday launched a Canadian site which provides localized search features emphasizing video content produced here.By promoting content most relevant to Canadian viewers, YouTube.ca also provides an excellent opportunity for local businesses to

Published on: November 7th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

SMBs not immune to security threats: Panel

Three security gurus speaking at IBM's PartnerWorld 2006 conference said smaller businesses may actually be a more likely target than, say, IBM.The reason, said Howard Schmidt, president and CEO of R&H Security Consulting

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Neil Sutton