‘Windows 8, Windows 7, what’s the difference?’ SMBs asking

The fate of Windows 8 being eagerly adopted among small to mid-sized businesses or ignored like it was named Vista may lie in the hands of employees who ask for the operating system

Published on: March 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 10 new smartphones for business

 

Published on: February 28th, 2013 Alex Davies

Canada’s mobile appetite forecast for rapid growth to 2017

If you think mobile devices are big now, just wait until five years from now.By 2017, the amount of mobile devices used by Canadians and the amount of time spent on those devices

Published on: February 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Incubes shifts focus to business-to-business startups

Welcome back to Incubes.You remember this downtown Toronto business incubator. We visited just last summer to meet the entrepreneurs creating Internet businesses here. But this downtown hub already has a new cohort of

Published on: January 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Vine – does Twitter’s new iPhone app hold any business value?

Many businesses have taken to the 140-character message broadcasting of Twitter for a litany of business purposes. Whether it's providing customer service, marketing a product or service, or diving deep into engagement and

Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Facebook boosts fundraising campaigns: study

Most people use Facebook to share cute pictures of their pets or complain about the weather, but it's becoming a more popular fundraising platform as well, according to one study.Peer-to-peer campaigns, or crowdfunding

Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Graph Search: Facebook and Microsoft team up to take on Google’s search dominance

Facebook drew attention to a big “mystery announcement” today and then used the event to announce a new front end to Bing. Graph Search will be the new empty field next to a

Published on: January 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Online business also risky business in Canada, law firm says

Has government laid down new red tape that is making it riskier to conduct business online? If you ask Toronto-based law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), the answer is yes – new

Published on: January 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Anti-spam law adds exceptions, delayed until 2014

The anti-spam legislation passed into law more than two years ago will not be coming into force until late in 2013 and possibly not until 2014, according to an Industry Canada official. It’s

Published on: December 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Small pediatric therapy clinic commits to full Windows 8 environment

When it comes to running a business that helps children with learning disabilities, and operates out of five locations scattered across south western Ontario, Steven Taylor finds coordination of staff and collaboration between

Published on: December 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Operationalizing privacy by design: From rhetoric to reality

Information management and its protection is imperative to any organization’s success, regardless of its size. Privacy breaches can have profound and long-term adverse consequences, including significant financial impact and damage to the reputation

Published on: December 4th, 2012 Ann Cavoukian

Businesses embracing cloud software: IDC

Cloud-based software offerings overcame recent high profile data breaches to grow 27 per cent in the Canadian market, according to an IDC Canada study.Revenues from cloud software, or software as a service (SaaS),

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Your Web site is a garbage dump, but you can clean it up

In the Disney movie Wall-E, a future Earth has been turned into a giant garbage dump, bursting with junk no one wants. That's what your Web site's content probably looks like, Brain Traffic

Published on: November 7th, 2012 Brian Jackson

How to successfully acquire a tech company

By Chak Reddy Technology is one of the traditionally hot sectors for M&A, driven primarily by rapid change in the industry. But when it comes to making a successful acquisition in the tech

Published on: November 6th, 2012 Debbie Stephenson