Can you BYOD to work? Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians believe they can

Fifty-nine per cent of Canadian employees believe they are allowed to use their own personal device for work, according to a joint study by Dell and Intel.That's only the workers' perception of BYOD

Published on: July 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Crowdfunding could fill void left by dip in IPO market: study

The number of tech firm IPOs fell last year as political and economic instability continued to rock public markets around the world, new Ernst & Young data show.There were 149 tech IPOs in

Published on: July 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook acquires talent from Vancouver’s Acrylic Software

The founder of Vancouver startup Acrylic Software “likes” Facebook Inc. so much that he's leaving Canada to work for the social media giant at its headquarters in San Francisco.In a blog posting, Dustin

Published on: July 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

The Canadian content in Say Media’s $27-million VC deal

There's Canadian content embedded into the $27-million venture capital deal announced by Say Media today. His name is Troy Young and until a few days ago, he was president ofthe San Francisco-based digital

Published on: July 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian entrepreneurs are the world’s most optimistic, eh?

Canadian entrepreneurs are the most optimistic in the world by a country mile, a new Ernst & Young report concludes.Sixty-one per cent of Canadian entrepreneurs said theyfeel confidentabout the economic direction of their

Published on: July 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian angel investments jumped 50 per cent in 2011: study

More angels are coming to the aid of Canadian startups these days.Angel investors made 134investments totaling $82.4 million in 2011, up from 90investments worth a combined $35.3 million in 2010, according to astudy

Published on: July 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Oh Canada: CIRA wants to keep more Canadian Web traffic on home soil

Canada's Web domain watchdog wants to see more Internet traffic hubs based right here on Canadian soil.There are only two Internet Exchange Points (IXP) based in Canada, onein Toronto and the other in

Published on: June 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Rogers, Bell, Telus hit with $19-billion class action suit

A $19-billion class action lawsuit against Canada's major cell phone carriers will go ahead after the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear an appeal by the companies on Thursday.The suit revolves around

Published on: June 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Coalition says new trade deal could trample Canadian Internet freedoms

Get set for another battle in the war over Internet access and privacy rights.If Canada officially signs on as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) trade alliance, it could put the squeeze on Internet

Published on: June 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Government incentives have almost no impact on creating startups: study

Just days after Ottawa asked for input on how to spend $400 million in new venture capital funding, a new study suggests government programs have almost no influence on entrepreneurs launching startups in

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Investors not always impressed by all aspects of bustling incubator scene

Canadian tech startups now have 106 incubators and accelerators to choose from but they shouldn't lose sight of what the programs are really designed for, a venture capital panel warned in Toronto on

Published on: June 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

More Canadian SMBs sharing files — and risk — through BYOD

File sharing is also risk sharing in the new bring-your-own-device SMB landscape, a Symantec Corp. study concludes.More than a fifth (22 per cent) of Canadian SMBs surveyed by thesecurity software vendor have no

Published on: June 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How SMBs can cut through the mobile commerce hype

Doug MacDonald has a warning about mobile commerce for Canada's small and medium sized businesses: don't believe the hype. There's so much information coming out each week about new mobilepayment, banking and e-commerce

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Video game consumption up 46 per cent – but revenue stalls

Canadian video game consumption continues to skyrocket but that hasn't necessarily translated into revenue, a new study finds.Canadians acquired more than 77.6 million games for various devicesduring the six months prior to February,

Published on: June 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff