Use Microsoft’s SyncToy for free and simple backup solution

Most of us don't back up our files nearly often enough. I'm not sure I like living on the edge--after all, one wrong move with a coffee cup or one misstep at the

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Andrew Brandt

Dell’s new PowerEdge servers offer savings to small firms

By cutting the flab and offering only the essentials Dell Inc. has come up with a pair of penny-pinching, power-saving servers ideal for many small and medium-sized business operations.The Dell PowerEdge T110 II

Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

4 ways to keep you data centre cool in this scorching heat

Now that summer is in full swing, it's natural for IT shops to be concerned about keeping their data centres cool. But with limited budgets, keeping the data centre operating efficiently without blowing

Published on: July 22nd, 2011 Megan Santosus

Western Digital’s My Book Live brings network-attached storage to the masses

Western Digital's My Book series of consumer network-attached storage boxes has a new variant, the My Book Live. With new sharing features--including a file-sharing portal--and great performance, it brings the My Book line

Published on: November 15th, 2010 Jon Jacobi

Why government Open Data initiatives are a boon for business

An initiative to make public information residing in government databases more accessible to citizens is gaining ground and slowly unlocking business opportunities for many Canadian start-ups, according to adherents of the initiative. David

Published on: November 11th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to use CRM tools to crowd-source product strategy

In most product-driven firms, product planning is one of the highest leverage processes in the whole company. There's a huge difference in the profitability of a "hit" vs. a me-too product, and a

Published on: November 9th, 2010 David Taber

How to buy network-attached storage for your small business

Network-attached storage (NAS) can make your business easier to run and more efficient in multiple ways.NAS boxes started out as simple ethernet-connected file servers for workgroup storage and backup on a local network.

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Jon Jacobi

Cloud-based app secures Android phones

Lookout Mobile Securityhas created a paid client application that makes use of the vendor's cloud-based service to secure Android smartphones. Lookout Premium adds new features for greater privacy, remote lock, remote wipe, and

Published on: November 4th, 2010 John Cox

IT sales rebound but SMBs still under spending chill

Technology sales have rebounded from their depressed state last year but small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) have become adopted a new miserly attitude towards IT spending, says an IT analyst firm. Worldwide

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Carrot and stick approach eases BMO’s mobile BI adoption

More often than not organizations are bound to face some resistance towards any management initiative to automate business processes – especially if the move could create some “redundancies.” “You'll always get some push

Published on: August 30th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to safeguard your smartphone data

So you just lost your smartphone. It isn't the end of the world, but it sure feels like it. In addition to the specter of shelling out another couple hundred dollars to replace

Published on: August 11th, 2010 Robert S. Anthony

Western’s new 2TB external drive ideal for casual storage needs

Compact and light enough to easily fit in a backpack or briefcase, Western Digital's My Book Studio external hard drive is a cute little bugger. Designed to resemble a book, the 6.5-inch tall

Published on: August 9th, 2010 Lynn La

Web creator uses potato chips to explain benefits of ‘open linked data’

Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee resorted to using a bag of potato chips to explain the ease and benefits of using linked open data. During his presentation at the O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Expo,

Published on: May 28th, 2010 Joab Jackson

Information overload overwhelms nearly half of Canadian execs

Daily corporate correspondence, e-mail, voicemail, SMS messages, online video, business stats and graphs -- the typical Canadian executive is deluged by a sea of information, according to recent survey.Quite often this avalanche of

Published on: May 11th, 2010 Nestor Arellano