Beware of cloud ‘open-washing’ says Red Hat

Open source software company Red Hat Inc., believes that companies like VMware Inc., and Microsoft Corp., are skewing the definition of open cloud by claiming that their virtualization products are open when in

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

Startup news Round-up: March 30, 2012

TribeHR Corp., a Waterloo, Ont-based cloud computing company was named "one to watch" by AlwaysOn for 2012. TribeHR develops social media-based human resources management software. The tools are used by small and medium

Published on: March 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to pick a server for your small business

So, your business has grown large enough that you need your first server. Congratulations! Acquiring a server is a big decision, so some trepidation is understandable. This guide will explain the basic principles

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Michael Brown

Okta enables cloud-based single sign-on for Xerox Canada

As companies sort out their cloud strategies, some are finding cloud-based single sign on (SSO) can be a high-tech "perk" for customers.Canadian package-delivery service Purolator Inc., had that in mind when it made

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Ellen Messmer

tuCloud challenges Microsoft’s OnLive service

Less than a week after Microsoft put its foot down on OnLive's virtual desktop solution for allegedly violating its licensing standards, tuCloud capitalized by releasing its own product, taking a few jabs at

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Colin Neagle

Five inspiring startups from CEBIT 2012

HANNOVER, Germany – When you're surrounded by more than 4,000 other companies at the world's biggest IT trade show, it's not easy for the innovative startups to stand out. One solution? Let prospective

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Shane Schick

A movie by Microsoft?

The questions and raised eyebrows were all around when we received the invitation from public relations firm High Road Communications for the first Canadian screening of a movie produced by Microsoft Corp. The

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Pinterest basics

By now you've probably heard of Pinterest. If not, it's only a matter of time. In a mere two months or so, the social network has gone from little-known beta startup to hottest

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Rick Broida

Microsoft woos startups with free software, business advice

Jun Kim, the young co-founder of a Korean software house, was recently approached by a representative from Amazon Web Services LLC., who offered him a $200 credit to develop on its Web Services

Published on: March 2nd, 2012 Jay Alabaster

How community clouds can help your business

When Mathew Lodge, senior director of cloud services for VMware, looks out over the cloud landscape and envisions how it will continue to evolve, he sees community clouds playing a big role. And

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Brandon Butler

Ceridian for Small Business provides big services

Is your small business properly set-up to comply with Bill 168, the legislation on workplace violence and harassment?  If you're not sure, perhaps you should consult your online payroll service provider. That's right,

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

How to hit a home run with your PaaS rollout

Any corporate application developer hoping to make the journey to the cloud with the help of a platform as a service (PaaS) implementation is wise to listen to those who have already ventured

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Christine Burns

5 reasons why you should host your own e-mail

E-mail is still an important means of communication in business. In recent years, an increasing number of businesses are outsourcing their e-mail to web-based services like Google Apps for Business. In a tight

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Joseph Fieber

Web site reunites Montreal couple with their long lost photos

When Montreal residents Shoshana and her husband Dez visited the New York City area in 2008 and lost a tiny 512MB SD card from their Canon PowerShot camera, they were heartbroken. Some 140

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Zohra Ashpari