Should you join the HR tribe?

TribeHR’s recent acquisition by NetSuite is a high commendation for the Waterloo based software company.  Providing an human resources management (HRM0 product that delivers more than the typical database of employee information, TribeHR

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Marylka Empey

How to assess marketing automation and social solutions

Businesses are looking at social technology as the holy grail of inbound marketing and lead generation. There are many facets to these technologies that offer significant opportunities to capitalize on Web site traffic

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Keean Persaud

3 disruptive technologies Bluecat Networks wants you to know about

Before Richard Hyatt became the CTO and co-founder of Bluecat Networks alongside his brother Michael, he dismissed solving a problem related to Domain Name Servers (DNS) to his IT guy. "It's your job,

Published on: November 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Inbound marketing: how to fix your leaky bucket

Entrepreneur and self-proclaimed "conversion optimization" junkie Peep Laja should know that inbound marketing is best driven by experiments. After all, even his name is an experiment, he tells the crowd at Toronto's Mesh

Published on: November 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

TribeHR staying in Waterloo after NetSuite acquisition

San Mateo, Calif.-based NetSuite Inc. has acquired Waterloo, Ont.-based human capital management (HCM) software firm TribeHR, the firms announced today. The merger will create the first complete cloud-based solution to include both an

Published on: October 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Marketo rolls out automated email system for marketers

Marketers have yet another way to email their customers through Marketo Inc.’s latest tool, Dialog Edition. The best part? Dialog Edition sends emails automatically on their behalf. Yesterday, Calif-.based Marketo announced it’d be

Published on: October 18th, 2013 Candice So

Gartner Symposium opens by heralding age of Chief Digital Officer

I'm at the Gartner Symposium conference in Orlando where it is raining as I write this. What is the Gartner Symposium? It is advertised as THE technology conference to attend for CIOs and

Published on: October 8th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Small business spending more on IT, but not hiring new staff

For Canadian solution providers targeting the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market, reports of stable IT budgets and general health within that market should seem promising. But as the trend toward mobile technology

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Harmeet Singh

Canadian SMBs want more automation, less face time with banks

Although just over half of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses say they’re satisfied with the services provided by their financial institution, they’re a lot less happy with face-to-face encounters at their local bank,

Published on: May 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Small mainframe software Automan disrupting big rivals

A small Canadian company is helping cash-strapped schools, hospitals, and public institutions keep their big iron humming. Owning and operating a mainframe has never been cheap. Forget the initial cost of buying one:

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Brian Bloom

SMBs can’t afford to have IT as bad as Service Canada’s EI system

By Shane Schick Mistakes tend to cost time, money or both. When a small mistake means unemployed Canadians face a month’s wait for income they need to live, however, the burden of error

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Shane Shick

How to set-up Google+ automation

Let's take a look at what this automating Google+ thing is all about.If you're as lazy as I am, you'll be thrilled to learn that once created, these automations -- called "recipes" --

Published on: October 12th, 2011 Mike Elgan

McDonald’s automation a sign of declining service sector employment

News this week that McDonald’s restaurants in Europe will be replacing acne-faced teenagers with glass-plated touch screens for order-taking might make you wonder if the fast food chain is committed to its “service

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Small firms building smart grid solutions

The smart grid – an enhanced electricity delivery system that promises to improve reliability, reduce costs and facilitate the use of alternative energy sources – is in its infancy. But Canadian companies are

Published on: February 9th, 2011 Grant Buckler