10 ways to keep your job in a volatile workplace

Despite talk of an economic recovery on the horizon, countless lost jobs won't be replaced and IT organizations are still weighing layoffs as a way to cut operations budgets. Recent survey data from

Published on: September 9th, 2009 Denise Dubie

5 free or cheap Google apps for SMB success

If you're a small or mid-sized business (SMB) operator seeking a low-cost yet effective way to optimize your Web site, publicize your products, and track your site's performance -- the answer may be

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Six smart and cost-effective ways to train employees

Christina Hanger is chief operating officer at Worksoft Inc., a small, entrepreneurial software company in Addison, Texas. She has never had a big training budget, yet she acknowledges that a highly skilled technical

Published on: August 12th, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

“IT lite” the name of the game as recession chokes tech spending

San Antonio-based CPS Energy, the largest municipality-owned gas and electric company in the country, needed to get a better grip on its budget and its budgeting process. Since CPS Energy was an enterprise

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Julia King

Powerful online tools for one-stop money management

Using the Web to manage your money used to mean logging into a plethora of banks and other institutions to check balances and maybe pay bills. Now various next-generation Web services are building

Published on: March 9th, 2009 Yardena Arar

Calgary firm routs spyware, raises efficiency with smart security spending

Today, at a time when IT managers are being called upon to do more with less, security spending is coming under greater scrutiny. That's to be expected. And yet it's now – when

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

How to keep innovation and morale up in a down economy

Money issues now require much more of CIO Diana Melick's attention than they did in the past. The faltering economy has her forecasting costs and slashing budgets just like her peers, but Melick

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

What hackers want today and how to foil them

While data breaches have multiplied, research suggests many Canadian businesses aren't fully equipped to deal with the heightened threat. Seventy per cent of businesses polled in a recent survey consider security a "Top

Published on: February 24th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Tips on saving crucial projects from the scrap heap

There was a joke at the height of the Cold War: What should you do in the event of nuclear missile attack? Take shelter, duck and cover, then kiss your butt goodbye. If

Published on: February 24th, 2009 Tam Harbert

How to effectively slash your IT security budget

In the current economic climate of uncertainty and tight IT budgets, often the mistake is to assume a more tactical, rather than strategic, approach to securing the ever-increasing volume of data travelling through

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Kathleen Lau

Five ways to stay innovative – and secure – in a down economy

In the current economic downturn, many companies are cutting costs and security expenses are frequently part of the equation when considering where to save or spend money. New research released Monday by RSA,

Published on: February 11th, 2009 Joan Goodchild

Downloads for Hard Economic Times

The economy has headed south, and everyone could use some help with their finances. Don't despair, though, because we've collected 12 of the best downloads for weathering the downturn. Whether you want to

Published on: February 1st, 2009 Preston Gralla

Federal budget falls short of tech industry hopes

See related story: Canadian tech industry seeks bailout package in Federal budget The Conservative government's $40 billion investment in Canada's struggling economy is a step in the right direction, but won't create the

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Michelle Macleod and Joaquim P. Menezes

13 powerful productivity-boosting iPhone apps

These iPhone applications help extend your business desktop to the phone. Some sync contacts, calendars, and documents; others provide direct access to your PC or Mac; and a few conquer notes and memos

Published on: January 8th, 2009 Mike Heck