Tax cut needed for IP owners, CATA says

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) wants the government to cut taxes to income gained as a result of intellectual property ownership.By creating a “patent box” checkmark area on tax returns to indicate

Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

RIM gives India access to BlackBerry Messenger

Research In Motion has agreed to provide the Indian government with access to BlackBerry Messenger communications on a case-by-case basis, according to a spokesman for the company in India. The company will, however,

Published on: December 7th, 2010 John Ribeiro

How to decide if your business is ready for the iPhone

When the iPhone was first launched in June 2007, it was generally panned by IT managers and systems administrators. It didn't support any encryption of user data, could not have any enforced security

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Ryan Faas

Blackberry vs. iPhone — the business smartphone faceoff

The BlackBerry has been the smartphone of choice in the enterprise for some time, and for good reason. It mastered the most important business app, e-mail, and comes with all the controls IT

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Chuck Goldman and Brian Reed

Android not yet ready for business use

Businesses considering Android as a corporate handset standard should consider the decision carefully, because it may prove hard to justify later on. Recent reports that Google's handset operating system is gaining momentum are

Published on: December 28th, 2009 David Coursey

Business ethics – companies don’t always walk the talk

The IT staff at Texas Health Resources Inc. must deliver more than technical functionality. And it needs to deliver more than the business requirements: It also has to meet the organization's ethical standards.

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

ING Direct Canada chief uses Facebook, Twitter to engage customers

Want to engage more effectively with your customers and employees? How about participating in the social networks they use. It's a strategy that's working very well for Peter Aceto, president and CEO of

Published on: May 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Social DRRAG-net speeds up quake disaster relief

When an earthquake with 6.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck southwest Pakistan in late November, it destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least 80 people just before dawn – the Disaster

Published on: December 18th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Simple ways to create and effectively use podcasts

In the fast-paced 24/7 environment of E-Comm 911 Inc., the Vancouver region's emergency services call centre, it can be a challenge to keep their 400 employees in the corporate loop.But the centre has

Published on: April 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson