What you need to know – to say yes or no – to cloud computing

Millions of people use cloud computing every day to send emails, host and share files, and sync their digital lives. But that’s just the beginning. Cloud computing is also penetrating the walls of

Published on: September 11th, 2012 Debbie Stephenson

Cloud computing network to help small firms win government bids

A new network is looking to help small cloud computing providers win government contracts with an online marketplace and accelerator centres in Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver.The Canada Cloud Network announced today its Cloud

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Photo sharing added to SkyDrive

Microsoft has made several tweaks to its online cloud storage service, SkyDrive, one of which now allows users to access the Photo application in Windows 8 and fetch images stored on any PC

Published on: May 31st, 2012 Lucas Mearian

PlateSpin survives serial acquisition

Toronto virtualization management and recovery systems developer PlateSpin Ltd. was at the top of its game when its orbit caught the eye of networking pioneer Novell. Founded in 2003, PlateSpin specialized in tools

Published on: May 31st, 2012 Nestor Arellano

ITBusiness.ca’s bloggers

A remarkable collection of thought leaders in the Canadian tech community provide their unique take on small business and technology trends and issues for the ITBusiness.ca’s blog page. Here’s a rundown of our

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Customers irked by Quickbooks Online outage

Intuit's Quickbooks Online service suffered an outage this week that left "a small subset" of customers unable to access their data, but the company says the problems with the on-demand accounting software have

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Sharing in the cloud: Generic vs. specialized

There has been a lot of buzz around the new entrant into the cloud-based document sharing space with the recent announcement of Google Drive. But not all cloud-based document sharing is the same.

Published on: May 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Save your business from inefficiency with RescueTime

Here's a question most of us can probably answer, at least approximately: How many hours do you spend in front of your computer every week? But here's a trickier one: How much of

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Erez Zukerman

Mobile access, flexibility trumps cost for cloud-watching SMBs

Mobile and flexible working, not cost, are the main reasons for small and medium sized businesses moving to the cloud, according to YouGov research.Lower cost is no longer the major reason for adopting

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Antony Savvas

Wozniak spills beans on why Steve Jobs loved secrecy

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has set off on his Woz Live tour across Australia and New Zealand, revealing why Steve Jobs liked secrecy, why he thinks computers should be able to interact with

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Ashleigh Allsopp

New Web site helps boost foreign tech talent supply

Tech industry associations and politicians are looking to temporary foreign workers to bridge a tech talent gap which some studies place at around 106,000.Bureaucratic red tape, however, has slowed down to a trickle

Published on: May 14th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Startup news round-up: May 14, 2012

You only have until May 15 to apply with INCubes which is building its wryly-called No [Idea] Team. The Toronto-based tech startup incubator is actually building a startup team “from scratch”. Click here

Published on: May 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Kinect-powered workplace monitor wins tech contest

A system that uses the Microsoft Kinect video game sensor to monitor workplace lighting and ventilation conditions paves the way for a team of George Brown College students to a technology design competition

Published on: May 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canada’s startup services scene getting crowded

by Christine Wong Startup Grind is the newest entry on Canada’s red hot tech startup scene. The U.S.-based organization, which already has branches in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Tx., San Francisco, Tempe,

Published on: May 11th, 2012 Christine Wong