ITBusiness.ca’s bloggers

A remarkable collection of thought leaders in the Canadian tech community provide their unique take on small business and technology trends and issues for the ITBusiness.ca’s blog page. Here’s a rundown of our

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Lessons learned from dealing with an angry Internet mob

If you've checked out the blogosphere and/or mainstream media recently, you're probably aware of the Cooks Source scandal. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, here's a quick recap for you:

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Read these 10 blogs to become a social media expert

Keeping tabs on the evolving world of social media isn't easy. Facebook, as we've seen, has endured several privacy fiascos and consequent criticisms. LinkedIn has made impressive progress in making the site more

Published on: July 12th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

7 awesome ways to transform your Web site without spending a dime

Are you looking to add sizzle to your Web site, boost traffic to it, or amplify the buzz on the site ... but lack the budget, expertise or tools to get it done.The

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Twitter types – good, bad and over-the-top Twits

The diversity of Tweeple on Twitter is, of course, what makes it so damn compelling and addictive: There's always somebody, somewhere offering 140-characters' worth of communication. Most of us can be classified into

Published on: March 11th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

50 choice blogs for the latest on iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices

There's quite a collection of good and colorful blogs that track iPhones, Android devices, BlackBerries and other smartphones and no shortage of overlapping coverage among them (How many different "scoops" on the Android-powered

Published on: February 5th, 2010 Bob Brown

Disasters, politics and social media trends

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Published on: February 5th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Government librarians tap social media to keep clients up to date

Far from the stereotypical image of a stodgy old librarian shushing those who rustle book pages too loudly, librarians in Ontario's Public Service are embracing new media to keep clients up to date.Whether

Published on: September 28th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Ballmer’s Mac gibes make Apple lovers livid

It can't be easy having nearly every word you say in public quoted and scrutinized. But such is the life of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Redmond's oft-ridiculed head honcho has been known to

Published on: April 16th, 2009

How free services can speed your small firm to big time success

Getting a new small business off the ground can be a daunting task, with thousands of dollars owed to lenders and landlords, and quite often little or no revenue to finance investments, hire

Published on: April 6th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Royal Bank uses student blogs to give down-to-earth financial advice

If you're looking to pinch those pennies as tightly as possible in these days of recession, try brewing your own cup of Joe instead of making that daily trip to Starbucks for the

Published on: February 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

The Web’s 11 worst blogs

Love 'em or hate 'em, blogs are everywhere you look these days. From Britney to your boss's bratty nephew, it seems everyone has something to say--and no one's shy about sharing. Let's face

Published on: November 19th, 2008 JR Raphael

Four fantastic ways to build Web cred on $100 a month

Word of mouth makes the best salesperson, according to all the sales manuals. Are you ready to take advantage of electronic word of mouth? That's what I believe social media has become, at

Published on: October 7th, 2008 James E. Gaskin

Vast majority of Canadian firms dig social media but corporate adoption still very shallow

A majority of Canadian companies believe failure to incorporate social networking technology into their business practices would mean a significant loss of market share. However, uncertainty over new technology and security concerns, according

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Nestor Arellano