Avoid IT project cost overruns with responsible Board oversight

Everyone has read about the failure of large, multi-million dollar IT projects. Yet no one considers that it might just happen to their own business. Typically, the need for these projects is linked

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

85% of marketers feel more demand to show ROI, survey says

It’s hard out there, when you’re a marketer. Aside from trying to craft the right messages that will appeal to the right audience at the right time, marketers also need to prove their

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Candice So

Microsoft Dynamics Marketing: What it looks like

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Global IT spending by SMBs up 15 per cent in first quarter

Small and medium-sized businesses are spending more money on IT, including adopting tablets, cloud services and virtualization to a greater extent, according to Spiceworks' State of SMB IT survey. IT budgets at companies with

Published on: May 8th, 2012

IT investment not priority for Canadian small business

Technology investments are at the bottom of the list of priorities for Canadian small businesses, according to a survey recently released by Sage Software Inc.The survey commissioned by the accounting and management software

Published on: September 30th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Cloud, analytics, CRM hot ticket items for Canadian SMBs: IBM

As companies regain spending confidence, cloud computing technology, customer relations management (CRM) products and analytics tools are fast becoming hot ticket items for Canadian businesses, according to a recent survey released by IBM.The

Published on: January 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Simple steps to smart SMB IT investment

According to a recent report from Forrester Research, IT spending in the United States is expected to ramp up in the second half of the year with an estimated 19 per cent increase

Published on: September 15th, 2010 Matt Troka

Get tough with your tech vendors

Planning a purchase from a major IT vendor? In this still-tough economy, negotiating pros recommend being aggressive and creative, as well as analyzing your requirements first so that you don't buy more than

Published on: September 8th, 2010 Robert Scheier

One in three Canadians eager to start their own business

Despite a financial downturn that's lasted nearly two years, Canadians are still eager to set up their own business, a recent cross-country survey reveals.One in three Canadians are interested in striking out on

Published on: May 6th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Canadian organizations see huge spike in data breaches

There's been a huge spike in the number of data breaches and their cost to companies across Canada.Breaches cost an average of $834,149 per organization, according to recent country-wide poll.The joint survey, released

Published on: October 1st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Layoffs and budget cuts ruining many IT projects

Recession-related IT budget slashing and layoffs are taking their toll on IT project success rates, according to the results of the latest CHAOS Summary 2009 report from The Standish Group. The Boston, Mass.-based

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Seven smart ways to control IT costs in these difficult times

It's official: IT budgets, once so resilient in the face of three years of worsening economic news, aren't immune to the downturn after all.IT spending is expected to grow just 2.6 per cent

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 Eric Lai