SMB 2.0: using technology strategically, not tactically

There are two types of small businesses in Canada – those that spend on IT in a reactionary way to meet operational needs, and those that plan out strategically what business solutions they'll

Published on: December 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Amazon extends EC2 cloud with Oracle CRM and ERP

Amazon has brought a fleet of major PeopleSoft and JD Edward applications to its Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) service, following a promise in September to do so.The new services are certified by Oracle.

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Keir Thomas

Amazon taking cut from sale of public domain e-books

Amazon's self-publishing platform has the Internet's largest bookseller in hot water again. This time it's for taking free books from Project Gutenberg and collecting cash for them at the online store for its

Published on: December 2nd, 2010 IDG News Service

E-book piracy different from music, movies

By Keir Thomas While browsing a social news site the other day, I came across a link to an e-book search engine. Sadly, alongside the many free e-books available, such as those from

Published on: December 1st, 2010 IDG News Service

Sell your used tech gadgets and make serious cash

Like a new car that plummets in value once you drive it off the dealer's lot, electronics are worthless the moment you slip them out of the box. The bad news is, there's

Published on: August 23rd, 2010 Elsa Wenzel

Amazon’s new Kindle deserves a close look by businesses

Amazon is aggressively defending its position in the e-reader market by unveiling a redesigned Kindle 2 for a mere $139. As Amazon and Barnes and Noble battle for e-reader supremacy, it's time for

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Canada’s e-reader gets tough U.S. reception

Toronto-based Kobo Inc.'s e-reader is now out south of the border... but it already seems like nobody cares. The few availalbe reviews say that the Kobo is competent but little more, which paints

Published on: June 29th, 2010 Brennon Slattery

Google, VMware, Amazon, Skytap – what Cloud vendor’s service reigns supreme?

When putting your systems in the cloud, a few options are available depending on exactly what you want to put there and for how long. Although each vendor offers essentially the same service-a

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Jarina D'Auria,

Tweet your way to tech savings for work and play

Everybody loves a bargain, and some people can spend hours hunting for deals on sites like eBay, Overstock.com and Amazon. But did you know some sale makers are migrating to Twitter? United Airlines

Published on: June 2nd, 2009 Ian Paul

Google guru offers free tool to supercharge your Web site, boost traffic

Nowadays, even regular Web surfers know some of the things to do when designing a Web site for fast performance. Cut the number of requests to the Web server. Shrink JPEG sizes. Enlist

Published on: May 15th, 2009 Eric Lai

12 great ways to bring Web video to your living room TV

Panasonic TH-50PZ850U Plasma TV With Viera Cast • Web content: Picasa Web Albums, YouTube • Network connection: Ethernet • Price: $1800 (no hard drive) An appealing idea underlies the Viera Cast Internet features

Published on: March 24th, 2009 Harry McCracken

Blockbuster using smart technology to boost business, woo new customers

Action! Adventure! Thrills! Spills! The high-stakes drama of fixing the money-losing Blockbuster movie rental company has it all, except a happy ending yet. Can the duo of CEO Jim Keyes and CIO Keith

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Kim Nash

Fabulous e-book sites for those who don’t have Kindle 2

Note: Amazon's Kindle reader is not available in Canada at this time. Amazon.com Inc.'s new Kindle 2, which shipped yesterday, has created a huge public splash -- and not undeservedly. The $359 device

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Barbara Krasnoff

Six reasons why e-book sales will go through the roof this year

At what temperature do electronic books catch fire? We're going to find out sometime this year. E-book sales are about to ignite. On Monday, Amazon.com unveiled a new version of its Kindle reader.

Published on: February 12th, 2009 Mike Elgan