Caring drives better results in the age of the customer

The customer experience has increased in importance over the past few years with service-based business models proliferating like cloud computing. The purchasing power is now firmly in the hands of the customer as

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

3 predictions for B2B e-commerce in 2014

For any businesses doing commerce with other businesses, 2014 is the year to get fully engaged – at least, that’s according to Basware Corp., a company providing software to organizations that want to

Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Candice So

6 tech predictions for 2014 – apps, the cloud, and telecommuting

In 2013, we watched as Twitter went public, Netflix’s original series House of Cards won an Emmy, Tumblr was purchased for $1-billion and consumers overwhelmingly favoured smartphones and tablets over PCs. Here’s what

Published on: December 24th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

Adobe Creative Cloud: 2013’s Most Undervalued Business Tool for Startups

Since 1985, Adobe has been bringing the world innovative software solutions, including 17 generations of Adobe Illustrator. This year, they shook things up with Adobe Creative Cloud, and it has been a year

Published on: December 24th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Cloud Factory conference: beyond the buzz word

I recently spoke with the CEO of the Canadian Cloud Council, Robert Hart, to get his perspective on The Cloud Factory conference. Robert has a unique vantage point of cloud computing in Canada. On

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Brian Clendenin

Dell Ventures looking for opportunities in storage, big data

AUSTIN, TEX. -- Dell may make the computers used at many startups and growth stage companies, and it’s looking to play a more concrete role in their development too, with the launch of

Published on: December 16th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Why your data is safer in the cloud: Protecting your digital assets across borders

It’s a common misconception that storing your data in the cloud isn’t as secure as keeping it in-house, especially if the cloud service provider is outside your home country. While navigating the complex

Published on: December 13th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

How to assess marketing automation and social solutions

Businesses are looking at social technology as the holy grail of inbound marketing and lead generation. There are many facets to these technologies that offer significant opportunities to capitalize on Web site traffic

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Keean Persaud

Executive discussions are changing to include the cloud

Cloud computing is a disruptive force.  Having worked with many of western Canada’s CIOs and senior executives over the past number of years, rarely have I had a discussion that didn’t include the

Published on: November 21st, 2013 Brian Clendenin

Canadian SMBs quicker to adopt cloud, but future is still looking a little foggy

Cloud adoption in Canada may be ticking upwards among small businesses, but there may still be a host of barriers that is holding the industry back. In an IT World Canada survey of

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Candice So

Why the Canada-EU trade agreement means its time to implement e-invoicing

The upcoming trade agreement with the European Union (EU) promises to open up a whole new set of potential customers for Canadian companies that provide goods and services. But your electronic documentation system

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Hugh Chatfield

Cloud gives businesses an edge, IBM study finds

Businesses using cloud in a big way are outpacing their less cloud-savvy competitors, with those using cloud computing growing their revenue at almost double the rate compared to those who aren’t, according to

Published on: October 28th, 2013 Candice So

Three pointers for BYOD and cloud for SMBs

With the rise of industry buzzwords like ‘cloud’ and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend, it’s hard for small businesses to know where to turn to store their data and keep it

Published on: October 21st, 2013 Candice So

Attunity called ‘trend setter’ in Managed File Transfer solutions by analyst group

Info-Tech Research Group Inc., a London, Ont.-based IT consultant firm, has come out with its list of top winners in the Managed File Transfer (MFT) market, naming a host of businesses that have

Published on: September 16th, 2013 Candice So