Costs of IT downtime go beyond nuisance, expert warns

Recent headlines about IT infrastructure downtime have appeared in recent weeks, detailing the impact on several organizations in Canada. The prospect of suffering a similar fate is causing many businesses to consider what

Published on: August 9th, 2013 ESG-UQAM BTM Competition Team

Data loss is the super-villain of costly IT errors [infographic]

Apple Inc. is the latest big brand to face a potential customer data loss conundrum. But it's joining a long list of well-known brands that have suffered a similar or even worse fall

Published on: July 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

IT-friendly businesses do better – but Canadians less confident about IT

Small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) who show more confidence in their IT departments are better at using IT to boost their business - yet Canada lags behind in its support of IT, says

Published on: June 21st, 2013 Candice So

Dos and don’ts of project management: part 2

In my previous blog on project management, I talked about project planning. In this blog I will be talking about managing risks and dependencies. In order to deliver a project on time, it

Published on: April 15th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

2013 is ‘make or break’ year for BYOD policies, report warns

The trend of employees bringing their own technology to work will grow exponentially next year – whether businesses actively manage it or not, according to an IT analyst firm. Two-thirds of businesses already

Published on: October 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

How to cut your operating budget with a smart tech strategy

Most people expect that running a small business means heading to the bank, hat in hand, asking for a five- or six-figure loan just so they can get through the month. Thanks to

Published on: April 29th, 2011 Christopher Null

Ten “low pain, high gain” ways Canadian firms can cut IT costs

For Canadian firms seeking to cut costs in these difficult times, re-negotiating vendor outsourcing contracts can be one of the best places to start, says an industry analyst. "It's the highest gain, lowest

Published on: April 13th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

IT managers “underestimate” software-as-a-service costs

IT managers should not assume that software as a service (SaaS) is cheaper than on-premises software, according to Gartner Inc.The analyst firm said that there has been a "great deal of hype" around

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Leo King and Patrick Thibodeau

Picking the perfect printer for your needs

No matter how digital our lives become, printers remain essential in any office and convenient at home for schoolwork, maps, fliers, and photos. No matter which kind of printer you're looking for, here's

Published on: October 17th, 2008 PC World staff

Cut your tech costs with seven easy steps

Technology costs can easily eat away any budget--a few software upgrades and new systems here, another IT person to manage your network there--and before you know it, you've completely eroded your profits. Whether

Published on: October 16th, 2008 Alexandra Krasne

Lean, mean, results-driven teams – the changing face of IT

One thing's certain. IT departments that suffered through the last downturn have learned their lesson. Today, they're still lean and mean relative to their companies' other departments. So if the ax falls, it's

Published on: May 30th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Microsoft subscripion license model lowers costs for small businesses

Microsoft is offering a new subscription model to small businesses that will allow them to use the company's software for less cost than the currently available licensing model. The plan, called Open Value

Published on: February 12th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano